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    Severe abdominal pain with nausea and vomitting
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    awink1973 posted:
    My partner had a Nissen Fundoplication in Nov 2009 to treat Barrett's Esophogeous. Around March 2010 severe bouts of nausea with dry heaves began. We ended up in the ER. She was told it was because she was constipated and was given a laxative and sent home. Ever since then the bouts of nausea have gotten worse and now she is vomitting which she shouldn't be able to do because of the Nissen. She is always constipated and takes a lot of milk of magnesia to stay regular. Along with the nausea and vomitting she has severe abdominal pain in her upper abdomen. It is so severe that she won't even let me touch it. We have been to the doctor many times and they are not doing anything about it. I think she might have chronic pancreatitis, with bouts happening a couple times a week. She has had a upper and lower GI and they said they didn't find anything. What should we do to get the doctors to listen?
     
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    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hello awink1973,

    I am so sorry she has been suffering these symptoms for so long. Has she a gastrointestinal specialist?

    A food, symptom and treatment journal (similar to this one ) may be helpful in showing the doctors the frequency and severity of her symptoms.


    These resources may also be helpful -
    Constipation
    Barrett's Esophagus May Be Less Risky Than Thought



    She deserves to feel good, sometimes second and third opinions are necessary to figure out what is going on.


    Please keep us posted,
    Elizabeth


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