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I'm 5 mths post op, Is it normal to burp all the time after a tummy tuck?

I had my tummy tuck June 21, 2013 with muscle repair. I have had a lot of burping since the surgery. Almost continuosly all day except when I sleep. Is this normal? And if so will it end soon? Very annoying and embarrassing.

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I'm 5 mths post op, Is it normal to burp all the time after a tummy tuck?

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I would not consider this normal. One possible explanation is that if you have a "hiatus hernia" the excess pressure within the abdominal cavity could cause this symptom. See your primary doc for evaluation.

All the best.


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