So I've been posting the last few months about pain, nausea, vomiting, and such. They did finally do the CT scan- it was clear. So the surgeon decided that I didn't need surgery to look for a hernia- not even exploratory surgery. He decided NOW I needed to have an endoscopy done of my stomach to look for ulcers. When I had the GI scope done (where they make you drink barium and follow it down through your digestive tract with the xray machines and such) they did note "narrowing of the stomach". The surgeon said he didn't think that would cause any of my symptoms and dismissed it. I had my endoscopy yesterday and it was clear but he said he stretched out my stomach where it was narrowing and that I would need to go in several more times to have it done again because it would not stay stretched.
Anyone dealt with this? I have to admit it was easier to eat and digesting food did not hurt yesterday after the procedure. The bloating, gas, and crazy diarrhea have also lessened/subsided. That's some pretty quick results. I haven't been able to find a whole lot of information on stomach narrowing (which also seems to be called pyloric stenosis) in adults. Seems to be a common condition in infants but rare occurrence in adults. So I really have no information to go on as far as how effective this whole stomach stretching is. Not to mention how it will affect my DS. I am relieved to have some, well, relief from the pain but I didn't even get asked if I wanted my stomach stretched and have literally no information on what the pros and cons are. And he wants to do this several more times so I am concerned.
Any thoughts, information, or suggestions would be appreciated.
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