Reflux confirmed after fundoplication. Any advice?

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Burningrand
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   Posted 9/2/2014 5:18 AM (GMT -6)   
So I've been to the ENT twice in the last month (once at the start and second just a few days ago)

The first time she went down she found a granulome in the vocal cords, which was affecting my singing, and a bit of cobblestoning on the lining of the larynx. We assumed that this was likely damaged caused prior to the operation.

However, when she checked a few days ago, the granulome was gone, but the cobblestoning was worse.

Until now, I have had constant 'peppermint in the throat' symptoms since the operation 2 months ago, however this pointed to the healing process which I assume is still on-going.

So to my main questions, after the operation, would diet still be linked to reflux?? Is it normal to get bad reflux soon after the operation if good habits are not kept to?

I ask this because of these factors:
- I was naughty and got drunk in red wine twice in the last two months, since I had never been drunk for 6 years.
- I have been eating late at night. Chips, pizza, chocolate and dairy milk
- my bed was only on a 1-2 inch recline at nights

And most importantly!
- my stomach still feels like there is a 'barrier' at the LES. I.e I don't burp easily (unless I force it, which i don't do), it hurts to swallow potato/rice too quickly and I get hiccups when my stomach wants to leak during the day. So this tells me that there is still an in tact wrap down there stopping reflux...

I would be so happy to know it's just a diet thing, and not a return of a hiatus hernia. I don't want to take meds anymore and I want to sing again.

Thanks for all the help!

Post Edited (Burningrand) : 9/2/2014 5:23:34 AM (GMT-6)


Baza
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   Posted 9/2/2014 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Burningrand,sorry to hear your having problems after your surgery.
Are you sure your symptoms are to reflux.I think you would need a Ph test to sure of acid reflux.
What is your surgeon saying about your symtoms? Barry

Burningrand
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   Posted 9/2/2014 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Barry
The ENT confirmed that cobblestoning is ongoing reflux issues, and I am getting slightly tender throats in the mornings.

I have not spoken to the original bariatric surgeon about this - I will likely do this if the new diet doesn't work. Mostly trying to work out if diet can still have an impact on reflux after surgery.

ninjakiller1
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   Posted 9/2/2014 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Burningrand said...



I ask this because of these factors:
- I was naughty and got drunk in red wine twice in the last two months, since I had never been drunk for 6 years.
- I have been eating late at night. Chips, pizza, chocolate and dairy milk
- my bed was only on a 1-2 inch recline at nights


Hi Burningrand,

You do know of your health style that needs to be changed. Specially Chips and Chocolate and Fizzy drinks, that has to be completely removed in your life. Eat healthy food. Wine should be alright

Burningrand
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   Posted 9/2/2014 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok so can I be doubly sure that a bad diet even after surgery will cause reflux?

I'm asking because I'd prefer not to have to go back for a structural check.

Baza
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   Posted 9/2/2014 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,ive had surgery myself and I can eat and drink anything I like except alcohol.Though I cannot eat as much as before due to smaller stomach.
Im wondering if foods could be still not going through your esophagus properly and sitting at the wrap site.This can cause symtoms very similar to reflux but its not actually acidic reflux from your stomach.Ive suffered from this in the past.Im only suggesting this as your only two months after your op. Barry

alex manole
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   Posted 9/2/2014 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
My friend i got same trouble and barium showed small reflux but i feel darn thing kickng my throat and today i still felt the taste of food after eating a small bowl of legume soup ,its bad as i have lpr and hoped that would be a cure
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