Ulcerated wrap..pls help

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Artistlily
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   Posted 8/7/2013 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Desperate for comments. I had the half wrap in March after a year of pneumonia etc due to gastric juice in lungs. It was a fantastic success until eight weeks ago when I got the croaky voice back, then a bad cough, then heartburn. Today I had a gastroscope and Bravo. I won't get results til Monday but the surgeon said INSIDE my stomach was full of ulcers and sores and he'd never seen anything like it. Although I have had the occasional ulcer over the last twenty years I've had NOTHING like this. There was even a big ulcer ON the wrap. He said the wrap was a bit loose but still in place and my oesophagus looked ok. But how can it when I am croaky again? Any comments pls I am desperate. I am female in my fifties. Thank you.

opnwhl4
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   Posted 8/7/2013 1:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Artistlily

Welcome to Healing Well.

It's possible your wrap is failing and being it's a 180 or 270 degree wrap vs a 360 it will be looser. This could be causing LPR and the acid vapor may be effecting your vocal chords.

As for an ulcer on the wrap, that can happen as it is made by wrapping the top of the stomach around the esophagus. The big question is what is causing the ulcers? They could be from a bacteria over growth or an infection of some sort. hopefully they have an answer for you on that during your follow up.
I would get a hold of your surgeon and let them know what is going on. Also ask for your test results to be sent there also.

Take care,
Bill
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Artistlily
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   Posted 8/7/2013 1:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Bill. Yes, we have made it crystal clear to the surgeon that we want the results the minute they are downloaded from the Bravo. Do you think, based on what we know, I will need a re-wrap? I would be ok with that if it got rid of this agony.
Lil

opnwhl4
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   Posted 8/7/2013 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Lil-

If it were me, I would be looking at having a redo. Now remember I have already had 2 redoes and am very happy with my wrap and won't be without one unless something very drastic happens.
Having my incorrectly done wrap redone correctly has been a huge benefit for me. I no longer have to worry about meds or any specific diets.

If you don't get any answers don't be afraid to get a 2nd or 3rd opinion.

Take care,
Bill
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