Can a Tummy Tuck Give Rise to Heartburn?
- Asked by 5686anon
- 3 years ago
I am 4 weeks post op and have started experiencing severe heartburn after meals. I feel like I have continuous cramping like feeling in the center of my chest that typically goes away after eating tums or a glass of milk.
Post Tummy Tuck heart burn
Yes, a tummy tuck cause you to have heartburn. The tightening causes the organs to compress the stomach, and if you have a hiatus hernia problem, it may be unmasked. Stress from surgery may also cause you to get gastric irritation or even an ulcer. I would get on antacids and talk to your doctor.
Heartburn (dyspepsia) after tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
I would first discuss this with your primary care physician to exclude the possibility of a more serious underlying disease such as cardiac or pulmonary causes. Other than this the increased intraabdominal pressure from the muscle plication or medication side effects could be responsible. Smaller more frequent meals could ease the discomfort.
Web reference: http://www.bodysculptor.com/body-surgery-chicago/tummy-tuck/
Tummy Tuck can worsen a Pre-Existing Heartburn
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