Welcome to the Healing Well
The answer is YES! You will certainly get an occasional gas bloat issue in which the gas will go through the "back door" escape hatch, but with time things will certainly get better.
This surgery takes a full six months for most of the healing, and a year for the rest. I found improvements into the second year as well. Many people continue with some of the "quirks" past the year mark, only to discover that they've disappeared at some point without them even noticing it!
Like you, I could burp from the beginning, but there are still those rare times when bloat gets ahead of my wrap's ability to let the gas out. The way the wrap works, is that the fuller the stomach gets, the tighter the wrap becomes.
Have you ever considered Splenda as the culprit? If you do much, "Does Splenda cause gas?" Google searching, you'll find many, many responses with a resounding YES! It's certainly an easy thing to eliminate for a few weeks to see if it helps.
If you're not having swallowing issues, I don't see why you'd want an endoscopy this early after your surgery. Why mess with a healing wrap? Just a thought...
Glad you've joined the forum! Hang in there...it DOES get better!Happy healing,
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
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