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Hiatus hernia surgery 5 years after sleeve surgery



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Hey all! So just to give you a bit of background, I was sleeved in 2016 and about just under a year ago I started getting horrible heartburn that at one point made me vomit, saw my surgeon and a small hiatus hernia was found. 3 weeks ago on July 12th, I had the surgery to repair this hernia and I’m starting to regret this decision. Recovery has been rough, I have diarrhoea every day which comes on urgently and food is actually coming out the way it went in so it’s not digesting properly. I feel nauseous but can’t throw up or even belch, and about a week ago my heart burn has returned. I’m trying to google to find out if this is a normal part of recovery for hiatus hernia surgery but am not finding much info. Has anyone experienced anything like this if they have had hiatus hernia surgery after being sleeved? I’m getting worried. And yes I’ve contacted my dr multiple times, the last time he said for me to progress to solid foods to see if it helps with the diarrhoea and to just give it time, but it’s not just the diarrhoea it’s how sick it’s making me feel. I’ve given up dairy, I’m not sure what else to do?

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