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   Posted 3/10/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear All,
I am five days post nissen funduplication. This was a redo operation as the first one failed and I guess was a failure from the beggining.....
I am having very very severe hiccups that last for more than an hour and these hiccups hurt and I feel that alll my internal organs are moving and a great pressure. I am also feeling a mild heartburn. My doctor told me that the hiccups are normal for the first six weeks and that it is normal to have a slight heartburn for even the first 3 to 6 months. I dont trust all doctors 100% smilewinkgrin because of my previous experience in the first operation; he told me that everything was normal however this was not true.
Please send me if any body encountered this and if any body has any advise for the hiccup.
Thank you guys

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   Posted 3/10/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   


Welcome to HealingWell.  I am glad you found us and I have not had the procedure so I cannot answer you question.

I know other members will be along and post to you.



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   Posted 3/10/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the same thing after surgery. Actually, I still get them quite bad if I try to eat to much.


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   Posted 3/12/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I got them in the begining frequently, but I rarely get them now. I had my surgery the end of December 2008

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   Posted 3/12/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Did anyone get anything that felt like heartburn during recovery?

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   Posted 3/15/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
ya but not that much it is not comparable to the one prior the surgery. It is like heart burn but not the heartburn. Scientifically speaking, your old esophogitus will still be there but will heal by time. Of course if the surgery was successfull. This what the Dr. told me

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   Posted 3/15/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Actually, I'm beginning to understand that. The "heartburn" sensation is more likely to happen when there's nothing in my stomach. It's just a burning sensation at the wrap area. It's the severity of it...not at all like it used to be, but still comes on kind of suddenly, so it puts that fear/thought into my head. I'm going to be tapering the 5mg today. Once that's out of my system, my GI tract will have a better chance of healing.

When I wake up in the morning, I get more discomfort in the wrap area. A little Maalox coats and makes it feel better.

I definitely haven't had any of those old reflux episodes. I think I'm understanding better what is happening here.
Thanks for the response.
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