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
Does it sound like I have IBS or dumping syndrome?
Question posted by purplelcr on 17 May 2011
Last updated on 8 July 2011
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...
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.
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 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 !
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