A failed Nissen?

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I had Nissen Fundoplication 10th December 2015. When i was working out in august, i could hear something pop and then days after i could feel like acid coming more up through the wrap. My surgeon said it was no big deal and i could still work out and it might go away within months. So i resumed my workout with low intensity and i could feel my wrap like never before.

One day i was eating and then i got pain around the wrap area. The day after i got a strong heartburn and now the acid even came more up the following days.

Wednesday, i had my endoscopy done, and one of the doctors said it seemed fine, but he will talk with the surgeon. 

I actually talked with a man, who said that despite of an endoscopy, 24 hour acid test and a barium test that showed nothing. It actually turned out, that when the surgeons opened him up, the wrap was actually come undone.

Is it possible, that the wrap has failed, despite of no results from tests? Until i could hear the pop back i august, the surgery was fine and i had no reflux issues at all.

Kind regards,

Benjamin Hosseini-Mehr


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    No idea what the pop could have been. If the wrap had come loose, it shouldn't have made a noise.

    My fundoplication wrap loosened a few years ago following 5 hours of violent retching due to norovirus. I was sure the internal gymanstics would have put immense strain on it. But the symptoms didn't come back in an immediate rush - just gradually. But the endoscopy clearly showed it was now loose and I had revision surgery to repair it.

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      My symptoms have become worse and worse over the last couple of weeks. It is like just more and more acid comes through and eventually up
    • Posted

      i got the pop during the work out and since then the reflux became worse and worse.

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