11 weeks post-op, endoscopy tomorrow - can it ruin my wrap?

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   Posted 1/18/2012 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!
 
Having a check up tomorrow ínvolving an endoscopy. I am 11 weeks post op and I am a bit worried that this could do damage to my wrap? Is it possible? That the wrap will stretch or something.
 
Having the check up because of my (earlier) throat issues, my surgeon wants to make sure everything is okey. Having a barium swallow next week as well.
Still on PPIs even though I feel a lot better, just incase... At least until I know whats up with everything.
 
Hope someone can help!

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   Posted 1/18/2012 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
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As long as the doctor doing the EGD is aware you have the wrap and is careful all should be good. I have had many EGDs after my nissens. The scope itself will not stretch the wrap, they would have to do a dilation for that to happen. I wouldn't let them dilate it.

Take care,
Bill
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#3 on 8/24/11

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   Posted 1/18/2012 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your anwer Bill!
Really helps alot, eaze my mind. Good to hear that the endoscopy itself dosen´t cause a stretch. I will not let them dialate. A surgeon´s doing the endoscopy (not the one that did my op, just to get a second opinion) so I will hope for the best.

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   Posted 1/18/2012 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
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Since you are having a surgeon who I am assuming does these surgeries, you are in good hands. Hoping for a great outcome with your scope.

take care,
Bill
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   Posted 1/19/2012 4:27 AM (GMT -6)   
An update:
 
Went to have the endoscopy, spoke with the surgeon before the whole procedure and ended up not having one!
He thought it was too early for an endoscopy and that my earlier problems with my throat was a totally natural part of recovery. He said that he has done so many of these surgeries, and this is what to expect at 11 weeks (and before). I am welcome back if I need one, but for know he think I can wait.
 
Having a barium swallow on tuesday, and I´ll guess that will reveal if everything is okey. I am also going to ask my (other) surgeon for a PH-test, maybe they can perform one in a couple of months.
 
In one way I feel relieved, I HATE endoscopys and on top of that I felt nervous about the swelling and being so early in recovery. Maybe something could be damaged by putting, what I like to think, a garden hose down my esophagus? Plus all the retching during the procedure. And this surgeon is one of the best bariatric ones in Sweden, so it´s okey. Hope he knows what he´s doing.
 
I have also read about dysphagia and not beeing able to burp, and all of the symptoms of that are the same as the one I experience(d). Going to post some links on this later, knowing that there are others on this forum having issues with their throats.
Mine has been sore throat, phlegm, feeling of something stuck and so on. ALL that has lessen gradually, and in the last two weeks it has almost disapperd. BUT it has been a hard two months of constant issues with my throat. So there is hope all of you! I think that my problem can be that things are a bit tight... can not burp by choice and hardly at all, so I´ll guess things are tight... A nurse at the clinic said that the symptoms of tightness (swelling) could cause similar pain as the one above.
 
So, I will update on the barium swallow and the meeting with my surgeon in next week.
 
Thanks for your answers Bill!

Post Edited (Non) : 1/19/2012 3:33:55 AM (GMT-7)

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