Excessive burping after Toupet (partial) nissen fundoplication laproscopic surgery

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   Posted 11/8/2017 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello - my mother had the partial wrap procedure about 2 weeks ago. She is 79 years old. She was doing really good right after surgery. Eating the soft diet and in good spirits. Now, 2 weeks post surgery she has stopped eating. She burps excessively when she tries to eat. Says she is full after two bites of food. She also regurgitates a weird frothy slim out of her throat when eating food. The surgeon ok'd her going onto a regular diet but I am wondering if we should put her back on the soft diet for longer period. I am glad she is able to burp. But it is excessive and causing her discomfort and fullness. Any ideas why she is producing so much gas now and how to stop the burping and full feeling.

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   Posted 11/8/2017 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Since your mom is so early into her recovery, I would try some anti-gas medication (simethicone), as that can really make you feel horrible. She's probably getting a full feeling from the build-up of gas (which is common), post-surgery. I suggest that she goes back to the soft food for a little while, there was no way that I was ready for a regular diet at 2 weeks - but every surgeon is different. It seems things started to change for her when she tried to advance her diet.


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   Posted 11/8/2017 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Sharon. I already told my dad to start up the soft diet again and he picked up some GasX and Beano this morning. Not sure which one would work best. I just think he is feeding her too much and too fast. So hopefully she will get some relief starting the softer diet again. And I instructed him to do 5-6 small meals throughout the day instead of trying to get 3 big meals into her. Also limit liquids at meal time so she doesn't fill up on liquids. Thanks for your comment.
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