endoscopy after effects

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Worker Bee
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   Posted 8/10/2011 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
 
I used to post under the name Maxevie but moved email address so re-registered as Simon1.  I wanted to get in touch with you all again for some reassurance after an endoscopy I had yesterday.  I last got in touch via this forum after feeling like my wrap may have been disrupted (Nissen fundo in Oct 2010).  I had the PPH ambulatory and manometry tests that showed all was ok, though still felt like I was having symptoms so insisted my surgeon do an endoscopy (he didn't want to as felt the other test results were negative).  The endoscopy was yesterday and I'm feeling quite sore today.  Quite a sore throat (which I can understand though was hoping to avooid as I suffer from laryngeal papillomas that can be aggravated by trauma/bruising to the throat tissue) and also a fairly constant twitching/spasming at the wrap site.  The surgeon put the camera through the wrap and insufflated my stomach to check how the wrap looked when the stoomach was full of air, I guess to replicate it being full of food.  The results were good ie wrap not disrupted and closing when stomach full.
 
However, I am now very worried about this constant twitching at the wrap site as it is not abating.  Have I somehow damaged the wrap or caused some kind of permanent nerve situation that means it's going to intermittently twitch endlessly?  It's almost like a purrrrrrrr - not painful but very distracting and a little uncomfortable.  I used to get these very rarely since the fundo procedure last year, but since yesterday have it almost constantly.  I also have a sore esophagus and wrap which I am hoping will subside with time.  Has anyone else had this twitch/spasm?  I have read about esophageal spasm whereby the entire esophagus can close up, but this is different and has only started after the endoscopy.  The surgeon was 100% confident of no stetching or damage to the wrap during the procedure. 
 
 
I also gagged quite a bit during the scope but the surgeon assured me that would not damage the wrap as it was not a full heaving situation.  But the little voice in my head tells me otherwise.... 
 
I'm wishing I hadn't had the scope done but I didn't feel like I had a choice as the PH tests aren't 100 reliable and I still feel reflux symptoms.  I'd love to hear from other post fundo patients who experienced and overcame similar issues as a result of an endoscopy as I am in a bit of a panic.
 
Thanks in advannce to you all,
Simon1

couchtater
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   Posted 8/10/2011 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
You probably irritated the vegus nerve and it's causing the twitching.
Joy

dencha
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   Posted 8/10/2011 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Simon1,

I agree. Try not to worry...just relax and let your esophagus/wrap heal and get back to normal after the invasion of the scope. It makes sense that it would happen after being disturbed.

Let us know how it goes.
Denise

stkitt
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   Posted 8/10/2011 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Joy so try not to overthink you situation and take a deep breath and wait for thinks to return to  your normal.  Turst in your Dr.
 
I wish you well.
 
Kitt
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   Posted 8/10/2011 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL. Denise, we posted at the same time.  :)
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Worker Bee
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   Posted 8/11/2011 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks to you all for coming back to me.  Wrap and throat are still sore today and the twitching continues.  I pray it will pass with time.  Trying to tell myself that lots of nissen fundo patients have endoscopies and that they are all fine afterwards with no long tersm consequences.  If there were risks, the doctors wouldn't do them or would only do them in emergency situations, right?

dencha
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   Posted 8/11/2011 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Simon1,

When I had my first endoscopy after my wrap I was very worried that my wrap would be injured. I was assured that it would be fine, and it was. If you had some of the twitching/spasming before the endoscopy, it makes sense that it might be increased afterward. Each of us has our own little quirks--we're all unique in the way that we respond/adjust to our new wraps. It has not been a full year since you were wrapped, and it takes that long for complete healing.

Try to relax and hang in there. Allow the healing to occur.
We're with you!
Denise

PS...Kitt, as they say "Great minds..." turn

Worker Bee
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   Posted 8/11/2011 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks Denise. did your surgeon "test" the efficacy of your wrap? I thought mine would just take a look at it whereas he put the camera right through it, inflated the stomach etc. In some ways I am glad he did, but on the other hand I just wish he'd done as little as possible. I've normally been ok about my heallth, but there is something about the stomach that has turned me into a neurotic wreck...
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