Surgery Caused Chronic Acid Reflux

by Jill
(United States)

I had an appendectomy last summer. My appendix hadn't ruptured yet, but was very enlarged and had pushed my appendix up nearer to my stomach.

Because of the size and location, they had to remove it from the left side rather than the right side.

Ever since that time, I have had acid reflux daily. My doctor was not concerned and said as long as I'm not vomiting blood, to just treat it with over the counter meds.

So I've been taking a Zantac every morning and eating Tums many times a day.

I don't see any end in sight as it's already been 6 months. And there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes I get it for seemingly no reason at all. Other times I'll get it after drinking milk or water.

I don't have insurance so I cannot afford to go to a gastroenterologist. So until then, I guess I'll just have to tough it out.

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