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11.5 weeks in now, I have a stricture and we all know I do. Do is reluctant to dilate it because they are confident it will subside on its on and dilating it can stretch things too much. Ok, that's fine. My question is, has anyone had this and you get into a routing of good days and then it goes back to being a struggle? Last week was hell, then Monday, everything cleared up, I was able to drink anything and eat, still not to 2 oz of meat or anything but I kept things down. Last night, back to hell, threw up my Premier Protein this morning and feel like I am back to square one again, not even Water staying down. I deeply regret this surgery!

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I had two strictures and they dilated them both times. I don't know that they'll "repair" themselves if you just let them go, but who knows - I'm no expert on this.

if you're not able to keep even Water down, though, I'd call the surgeon's office back. People can go without food for a few days, but not fluids.

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I agree. I had a severe stricture that required 6 dilations! Took months to resolve. I don't think they can resolve on their own. Don't regret your surgery, this is just a small setback! If you can't keep Water diwn you could fet dehydrated, so press your surgeon to do something. Good luck!!

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I’m hesitant to do a third dilation, I stick to softer easier foods. Water and thin shakes are an issue for other reasons for me. My gastroenterologist did a dilation upper endoscopy before a colonoscopy I think the prep made me sick, he ended up tearing my esophagus I’ve not seen either dr since I was upset. Both follow up aren’t for a while either. I’m not trying to scare you they said a hiccup caused the tear. I don’t think a stricture gets better on its own though. Many people have dilation and do fine. Also depends on the size of the stricture.

im wondering if you might be allergic to something in Premier Protein. It made me sick from the added iodine. Water, well that issue is a neurological problem for me.

don’t regret the surgery just talk to your surgeon about the problem, pay attention to how you eat and drink and work on your mental approach to all of it. It’s a hard road but we take it because we have run out of other options to get us where we need to go.

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Yes agree with @Darktowerdream! Try switching things up! Vary the temp of your Water, try ice chips and popsicles. See if you can get liquids to stay down. Vary the thickness of your Protein Drinks, the type of Protein, the temperature. I love thinning them down with decaff coffee or tea. To this day, room temp or warm liquids go down much easier and quicker for me than cold ones. You def have an ER trip if you can't get the Clear Liquids to stay down.

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