Still burping after Nissen

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/9/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone!
I am still burping 1 month post surgery. Is this normal? I was supposed to have a full wrap and all I read about is the inability to burp. I don't seem to have a problem. I am seeing the surgeon on Thursday but thought I would ask to get some temporary piece of mind.

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   Posted 11/9/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
If it's not a tight wrap you can burp.

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   Posted 11/9/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Liser,
I was told by my surgeon that I wouldn't be able to burp after the surgery. I actually started burping a bit right away. The resident and another surgeon from the same office said that I may burp, so I wasn't too worried when it started. In the beginning, before my wrap had settled in, I even got some "heartburn" sensations, since the wrap was swollen and not fitting quite right. That resolved over time.

I definitely understand your worry. I worried, too! My surgeon was surprised that I could burp--I can't actually make myself burp, but my stomach burps itself. If my stomach is very full, it is less likely to burp itself and I get more bloating. You should be thankful you can burp, because without those burps you can get pretty bloated and it's uncomfortable (Gas-X works great for me).

So I don't think you need to worry one bit. From what I've read online, people who can burp have fewer discomforts and problems with the wrap than people who can't.
Be sure to post any questions you might have...we're here for you! We've been there (I had the surgery last February)!
Take care and good luck at your appointment with the surgeon!

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/9/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Denise.
I am happy to hear that.
about when were you getting the heartburn sensations?
I was fine for the first two weeks but the heartburn sensations started around week 3.
I am so thankful for this board. I am constantly worrying that this surgery has failed and I would not want that after everything I have been through, not to mention the cost.

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