I had a Nissen Fundoplication last year for severe acid reflux. I have had chronic diarrhea since the surgery. My Gastroenterologist told me that it sounds like dumping syndrome. I would have diarrhea just within 15-20 minutes or so after eating a normal sized meal. He prescribed Bentyl and I have only been taking it for a few days, and don't take it every day. Since this works, would it be best to assume I have IBS or could this still be dumping syndrome. Just wondering if anyone knew this answer.. I never had abdominal cramping, just severe urgency, and stomach gurgling, and sudden urge to have a BM. Since this medication, I go only 1 or 2 times a day not even related to meals. thanks
i have ibs and after my galbladder surgery i have dumping syndrome but i would go as soon as i got finished eating anything !but after a year it had improved !that was 2000 and until 2001 when i ate anything i had better be right by a rest room cause if not there's gonna be a problem!!
hope you get the help you are seeking ! God bless !
in 1975 I had lots of my stomach removed and surgery on the bowel for some time after that I would get up and have to go to the bathroom as you say within about 10-15 minutes, since I had surgery I was seen at the university by GI surgeons and all GI people they gave me medication for about a year which after about 2 years things subsided, but the doctors told me at the time I was having what is known as dumping syndrome, If memory serves me correctly they said it can happen by also vomiting shortly (15 minutes after a meal) I think I was placed on Bentyl , take good care and best wishes
I, too had the Nissen Fundoplication Surgery. Since I take bentyl once before each meal I have been having less urgency. In my own opinion, since having I.B.S. my gastroenterologist put me on Align. This helped me so much.
Hope your mind is at ease.
I have never heard of some of these things, but my husband has had the same problem for years! No doctor has suggested anything like dumpinng syndrome, IBS, or taking a med for it. I read up on all of it & would be my suggestion that if the medicine is working ,take it & don't worry about it. In the future try going without it for a few days, & I'm sure you will know if it's till working or not. I will suggest my hubby talk to doctor about this Bentyl
good luck to you...
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