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Jan 25, 2007
gervictim93
Surgery?
I am a 13 year old girl with GER and I have been on around 12 different medications for it and I have had one scoping session but. I was wondering if there was anyone who had or has a child who has had any type of surgery to fix their GER or something like it? Please if you have any advice or any thing that may help, please add to this topic. Thank you ever so much!!
Jan 27, 2007
jan gambino burns
Jan Gambino, M.Ed
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Surgery Information
Hello! Some kids need to have surgery for reflux but not too many. Most of the time, doctors treat the reflux with medications and special diets first. If that doesn't work, they might try other treatments before thinking about surgery. I wonder if the doctor has said you might need surgery? Let me know.Jan
Mar 21, 2007
bs_523
Surgery
My son is also 13 and was diagnosed yesterday with very severe acid reflux. He had an upper GI on Monday and yesterday I was informed that the sphyncter at the base of his esophagus is not working at all. They set me up an appointment with a surgeon. After reading your posts, I'm wondering if we should even be seeing a surgeon at this point? Gervictim93, I don't know if this will help you at all, but they told me yesterday that for the surgery they will put a rubberband type instrument around the base of my son's esophagus, which will allow food/drink in, but not back up. From what I gathered, it's not that bad of a surgery (as far as recovery goes). Good luck with your treatment, hope you find relief soon.
Mar 21, 2007
bs_523
Question for gervictim93
Hi. I was wondering if you might be able to help me a little. As I posted before, my 13 year old son was just diagnosed with GER. I was curious as to how it affects you. When my son has his 'spells' it's quite scary. He can't stand/sit still, he hollars or makes weird noises, then he stops breathing, and eventually stomach acid/food, etc seem to pour out. Any information you feel comfortable sharing would be much appreciated. I'm just wondering if it affects other people his age the same way. If you don't feel comfortable talking about your symptoms, it's perfectly okay. And again, I wish you well.
Mar 21, 2007
gervictim93
To bs_523
My case is not as bad as your son's. So sorry if I'm not much of help. But anyways my symptoms are: sharp chest pains that make me short on breath and I normally start gasping for air. When I do have bad acid it normally comes up to the back of my throat but once in awhile it will make me "spit" it out. I don't know if this will totally help you but if your son has problems with acid while sleeping, it does help to prop up the bed, or even just a few pillows. Well I hope everything goes good with your son and his procedures. Feel free to ask me anymore questions.
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