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Old 09-24-2003, 06:32 AM   #1
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Hi ..Im about to undergo a second fundoplication proceedure after 7 years since the last one. Following a dramatic re occurence of symptoms this year Ive been told this is what I need. Im keen to hear from anyone who has had a fundoplication or even better had it repeated..Im want to know about pros and cons of this kind of surgery are

 
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Hi lee. I've only had one fundo done in 2001, so can't really answer your question about repeat fundo. What happened that it needs to be redone? I thought the surgery was supposed to last for good - but I know sometimes things can slip. Is that what happened to you? Did your wrap slip or did you just start having GERD symptoms again? How did the doctor determine that you needed the surgery again?

My doc does a pretty tight wrap so I'm hoping it will last. Let me know how you come out.

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Old 09-24-2003, 07:45 AM   #3
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well I started having symptoms like heavy indegestion..somtimes vomiting after food, acidity of course and feelings of nausea discomfort. This came and went..I had almost 4 months of it at the start of the year where I was feeling really awful...almost like my upper digestive system just wasn't working...then it went away for a few months then came back..Ive had an endoscopy, barium meal etc..but the telling test was a pull through pressure test and a 24 hour acid moniter...all of this told the specialist that it had either come undone or slipped ..apparently it does happen in some cases...I am worried about repeat surgery though

 
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Wow - you could actually vomit after your fundo? I've gotten sick to my stomach twice since the procedure, and had the dry heaves only, some pretty bad. I just hope I didn't pull my wrap loose from it. So far no signs of return reflux.

I wish you well - I hope someone responds to your post regarding repeat surgery.

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Old 09-25-2003, 01:13 AM   #5
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Ive been told that vomiting or dry heaving is the most likley thing to work the wrap undone...Obviously no one wants to vomit if they can help it but from time to time its fairly likely..I had two bouts of food posining over the last 18 months and vomited severly from that...Think about the actuall force and strain you put your stomach through when you do this..I have a feeling that was contributory to it becoming loose/undone..

 
Old 09-25-2003, 05:55 AM   #6
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Katie,

I have a large hiatal hernia and acid reflux. What happens if you can't vomit? I know if pigeons eat alka seltzer their heads blow off!

fly

 
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Hi fly. All I can say is from my experience; I just had the dry heaves. I may end up with the wrap coming undone - who knows? Some people have been able to vomit after their fundo, but I'm not one of them. So I just had to suffer with dry heaves and hope that it would eventually stop.

Next time, I'll go to ER, and get something to basically knock me out. I knew my problem wasn't food poisoning though (just 1 too many alcoholic drinks one night), so knew the problem would pass within a few hours too.

I think not being able to vomit has been the biggest downfall of this procedure, but on the positive side, I no longer have reflux, and no longer take PPIs.

Katie G

 
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