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Severe Reflux in 13 yearold?

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  • Posted By: anna.email_address
  • March 21, 2008
  • 05:55 AM

Hello.
My thirteen yearold daughter has had health problems all her life. It took untill she was 3 years old for doctors to figure out that only half of her spincter had grown ( sphincter is what connects stomach to esophogus). Because of this she had severe acid reflux. When she was 4 she had a fundoplication. That operation worked like a miracle. She finally started to eat and began to thrive.

Last year she had ongoing intestinal problems, and then finally being diagnosed with viral disease which later caused appendicitis. She is all better now thankfully.

About 4 months ago she had a checkup endoscopy with her surgeon and he said that her esophogus was inflamed, covered with mucus and was very scarred. She has been on omeoprole ever since. The only problem is that the omeoprol isnt helping. Everytime she eats something acidy ( salsa for example) she is doubled up with severe nausea. She shakes uncontrolablly and looks so sick. She tells me that when she wakes up in the morning her chest really hurts to breath. And whenever she eats she can feel food getting stuck in her esophogus. She honestly goes through about 8 glasses of water every dinner. She has a white tongue. After dinner she always feels presure in her upper abdomen and bloating. She has recently told me that she often gets pain in her upper right abdomen after eating sometimes.

I've booked her into her gstroenterologist but it is such a long wait as he is in alaska at the moment. Does anyone know what could be causing her symptoms? Her doctor has said it is possible she will need another fundoplication. Im really worried. Could this be more then reflux. Please give me some ideas!
Im sorry this was so long, but I just thought I should give the whole story and symptoms.

Thanks in advance for the help.
Anna

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