Lap Nissen Post-Surgical Questions

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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 4/4/2011 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my lap nissen procedure in September, 2010.  It is now more than than six months since the procedure and I have two issues needing resolution.  1. I have a new nickname called Sir Fartsalot, how do I get this under control? 2. I get an upset stomach and occasional diarrhea, how do I get this under control?
Any help is greatly appreciated.  My doctor had me take Mirilax for a week but it did not help.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 4/4/2011 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome SF, I'm Madam Toots! :))
There is a bad side effect from having a tighter LES. Instead of the air going up it goes down. :S
It does lessen as time progresses, but it's always there. I find I get worse when I'm consitipated.

Maybe you need more bulk in your diet to help the upset stomach.

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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 4/5/2011 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
We all seem to experience some type of bowel problems after this type of surgery. For three months after my surgery, i had the runs very bad. It has been 7 months since my surgery and i still have bowel problems of gas, bloating and still, not a FIRM stool. Diet is to be of control for this like Joy said above in fiber and other bulk foods. For me, nothing has worked due to a botched surgery. We are not all the same, so what might work well on one person, might not work on another. Watch what you eat - see about PPIs from your doctor to control acids inside the stomach. Madam Toots, has been in touch with a lot of people and knows what she is talking about. Good luck Bob

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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 4/6/2011 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks very much for your input(s) folks. Went back to the doctor yesterday to discuss.  I'm now trying a prescription called Amitiza 8 mcg dose.  Will keep you informed.  He also wants me to consume 5 small meals daily instead of the current 2.
Thanks again!
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