Digestive Health

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Posted by: | 2017/04/29

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Hiatus hernia repair swallowing problem

I had a hiatus hernia repair 5days ago. Now i started having serious swallowing problem even with water. Im on liqud diet bt still feel like it gets stuck and i have a shoulder pain

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Posted by: Adrian | 2017/05/02

Hi Hang in there! had the lap nissen 5 weeks ago... I had the same experience... The shoulder pain lasted about a week (Dr attributes this to the Co2 used during laparoscopic operations as well as the awkward position you may have been placed in during the operation. I had severe hiccups every time i drank for the first 3 weeks and much better now! Stick with the liquid diet as long as you can - when you get to solids eat soft sloppy food (I still can't eat bread or chicken breast) The painful and difficult swallowing suddenly resolved for me about a month after the operation. I have never felt so good in all my life as i do now! Good Luck! Don't panic and try eat small quantities, chew well and have a glass of water nearby!

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