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I am 8 years post-op. I have lost over 200 lbs. I have had no issues with my surgery until approximately 6 weeks ago. Now on a daily basis I am throwing up about 80% of what I eat. PCP can not find anything wrong. Ive done blood work, cat scans etc. There is no pain just horrible nausea & throwing up. Can anyone give me an idea as to what the issue may be? Thank you for reading.

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You need to see a gastroenterologist. That could be a stricture or scar tissue build up. Can you reach out to your bariatric surgeon first? They probably know who to send you to. Your pcp is not the right person to see.

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yes - sounds like you might need to see a specialist. They'll probably do a scope to see what's up.

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Pre-surgery I had sleep apnea and Acid Reflux but had no idea what they were. I kept going to my PCP and she kept referring me to specialists like ENT and ordering all kinds of tests. Perhaps I wasn't explaining my symptoms correctly but I was so frustrated. Finally, I used my own common sense and asked for a referral to a gastroenterologist. I cried when he told me that he could fix my problem which was GERD. I won't go into the whole history of GERD surgery and diagnosis for sleep apnea because my point is that a lot of time can be wasted not going to the specialist to begin with. I understand about necessary referrals but sometimes you just have to ask for what you want or need. In other words, sometimes you have to take the bull by the horns. Through this situation, I have learned that often I am just looking for validation. We know our bodies and we know when something is off, waiting for someone to tell us it is off can make things worse. Anxiety can make your symptoms worse so the sooner the better I would think. I applaud you for reaching out.

All this being said, my dentist correctly diagnosed my sleep apnea. LOL

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On 8/22/2020 at 6:14 AM, Addicted said:

Pre-surgery I had sleep apnea and Acid Reflux but had no idea what they were. I kept going to my PCP and she kept referring me to specialists like ENT and ordering all kinds of tests. Perhaps I wasn't explaining my symptoms correctly but I was so frustrated. Finally, I used my own common sense and asked for a referral to a gastroenterologist. I cried when he told me that he could fix my problem which was GERD. I won't go into the whole history of GERD surgery and diagnosis for sleep apnea because my point is that a lot of time can be wasted not going to the specialist to begin with. I understand about necessary referrals but sometimes you just have to ask for what you want or need. In other words, sometimes you have to take the bull by the horns. Through this situation, I have learned that often I am just looking for validation. We know our bodies and we know when something is off, waiting for someone to tell us it is off can make things worse. Anxiety can make your symptoms worse so the sooner the better I would think. I applaud you for reaching out.

All this being said, my dentist correctly diagnosed my sleep apnea. LOL

Dentist are trained to recognize that because they make special mouth pieces that you can wear instead of use cpap ☺️

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Thank you for all of your advice. I have been diagnosed with an ulcer. But now I am fighting the insurance company because they will not pay for the meds I need. So I am not really sure what I will be doing just yet.

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