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I had RNY in 2002 and have been doing fine until the last several months.  Many times, not always, after eating, I have excessive belching, which is embarrassing.  Sometimes I have nausea with it and spit up some.  The belching typically last a couple of hours.  I have logged my eating habits, etc., and cannot determine when I might belch.  Is it the food?  Or, is there something going wrong after all this time?

Glenda

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Hi Glenda:

I'd be surprised if it was the food if your eating habits have not changed considerably.  It could have something to do with your surgery--even if its been 10+ years.  The fact that your having nausea and a bit of reflex makes me think it could be related to your surgery.  Since you have such a great log, why not shoot your surgeon an email and get his/her opinion?  My guess is they might want you to do a barium swallow or something similar to see what's going on.  S/he also might suggest that you try something like Prilosec or Nexium for a month or so to see if that resolves the issue before ordering a diagnostic test.  

Sorry I can't be of more help.  Hope you figure this out soon. :)

Karla

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Karla K.

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I'm very familiar with the four main types of bariatric surgery: Lap-Band/Adjustable Gastric Band, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y, and Duodenal Switch. I'm familiar with the Mini-Gastric Bypass and Revisions as well. I'm also beginning my seventh year post-op as a successful bariatric patient--so I can answer questions regarding pre-op, post-op honeymoon, and maintenance phases. I'm less familiar with the nuances of plastic surgery following bariatric surgery--but I do know a bit.

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Have been an avid researcher of the science of obesity and bariatric surgery for over ten years now. My professional career used to involve medical device research.

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Master's in Business Administration.

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