Anyone had a Mallory-Weiss tear of the Esophogus

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   Posted 4/16/2012 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   

I am 10 months post op and doing well almost back to normal but have had a setback.

Last week I had an episode of dry retching brought on by an intense migraine and since then have had a sharp pain in the centre of the stomach under my breastbone. I comes & goes in waves, is worse when I eat or drink & I feel nausea with it.

I spoke to my GP who said it sounded like a Mallory-Weiss tear from the pressure of the stomach while dry retching which has caused a small tear in the mucosa layer on the inside of the esophogus. She has put me back on PPI's and a soft bland diet for 2 or 3 weeks until it heals.

Anyone else heard of this or had it happen to them.

Hope everyone is doing well....


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   Posted 4/16/2012 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never hear of it but I would ask for liquid Carafate for sure!
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