Dumping Syndrome 15 years after Nissen Fundoplication

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   Posted 3/25/2014 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
First of all, I am new here. Ok. Here is what is going on. about 15 years ago I had a Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. With the exception of the usual side effects, I haven't had any major complications. I have other health issues as well. They are as follows.

HIV+ (I take Atripla, Gabapentin, Metoprolol, Hydroxyzine)
Over the past 2 years, I have been diagnosed and treated surgically for High Grade Anal Dysplasia (AIN III).
It required 4 surgeries to completely clear of AIN III for the time being.

The crux of my question is there a long term relationship to the Nissen Fundoplication and Dumping Syndrome? Could the multiple surgeries for AIN III contributed to the Dumping Syndrome. The medications I take, I have been taking them for the past 10-12 years with no issues.

My Infectious Disease Doctor feels that Nissen Fundoplication failure is possibly causing the Dumping Syndrome. Has anyone experienced this?
Hakuna Matata

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   Posted 3/25/2014 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to Healing Well and the Wrapped Club.

Dumping is a fairly common side effect of a nissen, but it usually occurs during the recovery period and gets better with time. As it seems this is fairly new issue it may be due to the surgeries or a med reaction.

I do still get dumping once in a while though if I skip meals or have to fast, but I also have an issue with bile induced D.

Take care,
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   Posted 3/25/2014 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Bill,
Not too sure what is going on. The symptoms I have fit to a T Dumping Syndrome. Usually within an hour after eating, I have to go and it isn't something I can wait to do. I have go or risk an accident. I guess it is back to the drawing board to find the cause.
Hakuna Matata

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   Posted 3/26/2014 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bruce,

Welcome to the Healing Well yeah yeah yeah Wrapped Club! yeah yeah yeah Sorry you're having problems. When I read your post, I thought of two things:

1. As Bill said, dumping usually resolves within the first year or so after surgery.

2. I immediately thought of how it is possible that it could restart if your wrap was beginning to fail, as it could put pressure on the vagus nerve, or just plain irritate the wrap. I found that if my wrap got irritated during recovery, I had some dumping.

It would be very unusual for dumping to start up for no reason after 15 years, I'm afraid. Bill has had two redos, so if it's something in your future, be sure to pick his brain about it. He's a pro!

Again, sorry you're struggling with all those issues! I hope you feel better, and get things healed and improved soon!

Best wishes!

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