I had the TIF procedure to repair a small HH, and help with heartburn that has persisted for 10 plus years. I had the surgery in June, and it is now December. Since mid-November I have had some return of heartburn, severe irritation in my throat, and a pain in my diaphragm area, and near my spine in the center of my upper back. In September, I had an endoscopy to observe the success of the surgery. Everything was in place, and no signs of Barrett's Esophagus. However, with this new pain developing I am worried this has happened or something is wrong. I had an esophagram last week, and will meet with my doctor at the end of this week to see the results. I do know the HH has not reoccurred. Anyone have similar issues to this in the months following a TIF? I am not currently on any meds for this and would like to avoid them since PPIs did nothing good for me in the ten years prior to the TIF. I am only 25 now, and would like to get all of this solved. It has taken so much of my youth from me.
Also, the bloating is horrendous following this procedure. I am eating small amounts, while avoiding caffeine, carbonated drinks, and super acidic things. I have had some wine but did not have much trouble with it. Am I eating too fast? I do like decaf tea, and I do drink from straws some. Should I be taking enzymes or anything to prevent this bloating?
Update: I went in for my appointment to see what is going on. Apparently, I have a couple of bleeding ulcers. That explains some of the issues I am having. I will have an EGD next week, and know more.
Post Edited (Shopk17!) : 12/8/2017 2:45:39 PM (GMT-7)