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I got sleeve Oct 15/20, and developed GERD almost immediately after. I have trouble swallowing things now too - my surgeon thinks its because of the GERD and acid and irritating my esophagus. At 1 month post-op, I had a barium swallow done, and the report indicated esophageal dysmotility and "tertiary contractions".

My surgeon is sending me for an esophageal motility test (esophageal manometry) next week. He wants to convert me to bypass at the 6 month mark because of this.

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Thank you for the reply! I’m sorry to hear you’ve gone through that.
I had my sleeve 9 weeks ago and on recent barium swallow they’ve seen the esophageal dysmotility. I also had a hernia repair at the time of the sleeve. I’ve had the chest pain/ stuck feeling on eating and drinking most things. I talk to the surgeon this afternoon so wondering what he’ll say 🙈

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29 minutes ago, sleeveinthecity said:

Thank you for the reply! I’m sorry to hear you’ve gone through that.
I had my sleeve 9 weeks ago and on recent barium swallow they’ve seen the esophageal dysmotility. I also had a hernia repair at the time of the sleeve. I’ve had the chest pain/ stuck feeling on eating and drinking most things. I talk to the surgeon this afternoon so wondering what he’ll say 🙈

Yup sounds exactly like me too! I also had a hiatal hernia discovered during surgery and then repaired.

Barium swallow isn’t diagnostic for dysmotility - ask if he’ll send you for an esophageal manometry test.

Have you also been having GERD/acid reflux/food regurgitation?

I also struggle with things feeling stuck. I have been not able to drink much Water so I have fainted several times in my 4 months since surgery :(

good luck with your appointment - let me know how it goes for you !

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Oh ok Thanku for the info! I haven’t had any GERD or reflux amazingly and I have the feeling like I’d like to regurge but I haven’t. Mainly the chest pain and stuck feeling and a quite bit of gurgling noises with eating and drinking for a good hour and a half after meals. I’ve been forcing myself to eat and drink but it has been unpleasant :(
Sorry to hear you’ve been so unwell! I hope things get better soon for you!

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10 hours ago, sleeveinthecity said:

Oh ok Thanku for the info! I haven’t had any GERD or reflux amazingly and I have the feeling like I’d like to regurge but I haven’t. Mainly the chest pain and stuck feeling and a quite bit of gurgling noises with eating and drinking for a good hour and a half after meals. I’ve been forcing myself to eat and drink but it has been unpleasant :(
Sorry to hear you’ve been so unwell! I hope things get better soon for you!

How did your appointment go? Wishing you well!!

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He wants to monitor it for six months in the hope that perhaps the symptoms will improve some and then if not we will do an endoscopy and he will try a balloon dilatation and he said if that all doesn’t work bypass is the only sure fix. He said to take an hour for meals and go really slow. I’m really not keen on having to go to bypass so we shall see hey. Thanks so much for asking!

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5 minutes ago, sleeveinthecity said:

He wants to monitor it for six months in the hope that perhaps the symptoms will improve some and then if not we will do an endoscopy and he will try a balloon dilatation and he said if that all doesn’t work bypass is the only sure fix. He said to take an hour for meals and go really slow. I’m really not keen on having to go to bypass so we shall see hey. Thanks so much for asking!

Exact same case as me. Monitor until 6 months, but only real solution is convert to bypass. An hour for meals sounds INSANE, doesn't it? I hope your dysmotility can go away on it's own.

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Yes sure does!
Bit of a long story but the reason I’m not keen for bypass is I’m wanting to do one last round of IVF and I will have a limited window for that. I’ll just see how we go I guess. Thank you! I hope things work for you too :)

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9 minutes ago, sleeveinthecity said:

Yes sure does!
Bit of a long story but the reason I’m not keen for bypass is I’m wanting to do one last round of IVF and I will have a limited window for that. I’ll just see how we go I guess. Thank you! I hope things work for you too :)

GIRL - I'm in the same boat!!! I am almost 32, and never pregnant. I want to get pregnant as soon as possible, but if I have the RNY then our fertility doc still wants to wait 18mo after surgery. SO frustrating.

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Argh yes it sure is! I hope it hurries for you!!
I’m 40 this year and hubby and I have been trying for almost 19 years. We have a couple of frozen embryos left so were hoping to go and use them when I’m able to. such a balancing act isn’t it!

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