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Hi,Everyone

I haven’t posted on here before always been lurking though. I have gained a lot of knowledge from the community pre and post surgery. Recently I developed really bad heartburn and reflux(GERD). It’s almost 3 yrs since my surgery everything has been great but this brought me to my knees . It sent me to the ER. The DR put me carafate and bland diet I called my surgeon and he referred me to GI Dr., appt coming up. I was wondering if anyone here has experienced this. I’m a little scared and anxious about what’s going on. My pre-op endoscopy showed no evidence of GERD. Any info would be very helpful

Thanks

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It may not be related to your surgery at all. Could be a stomach ulcer, over production of stomach acid, gall problems, or a hiatal hernia causing the reflux or reflux-like symptoms.

Do you get a bad taste in your mouth, burning in the back of your throat &/or bad hiccups or belching? (Reflux, hernia, excess acid) Do you get cutting pains across your tummy? (Excess acid, ulcer, gall issues)

Hope they find the cause & a solution for you soon.

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2 hours ago, Joekel88 said:

Hi,Everyone

I haven’t posted on here before always been lurking though. I have gained a lot of knowledge from the community pre and post surgery. Recently I developed really bad heartburn and reflux(GERD). It’s almost 3 yrs since my surgery everything has been great but this brought me to my knees . It sent me to the ER. The DR put me carafate and bland diet I called my surgeon and he referred me to GI Dr., appt coming up. I was wondering if anyone here has experienced this. I’m a little scared and anxious about what’s going on. My pre-op endoscopy showed no evidence of GERD. Any info would be very helpful

Thanks

GERD after VSG is a possible outcome, but it doesn’t effect everyone. Don’t be alarmed, your team will know what to do.

Once it’s confirmed to be GERD and not something else (like diet, etc) your team may suggest using PPI’s again and dietary changes.

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Thanks everyone for the advice. My anxiety goes through the roof with health issues! I have been trying to relax. The carafate seems to be helping and bland diet too.
Again thanks for the advice.
I will try not to be such a stranger on the forum!

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GERD is a possible complication of VSG, but like others have said, there could be something else causing it, too - like an ulcer or hiatal hernia. If it's GERD, it can usually be managed medically. In severe cases, converting a bypass will often cure it.

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