• After Whipple Surgery I find my over active stomach issues usually settle down in the afternoons. Anyone else have this experience?

    Asked by Blue on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    After Whipple Surgery I find my over active stomach issues usually settle down in the afternoons. Anyone else have this experience?

    What do Whipple people who've had Whipple surgery manage over active stomach issues?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • joyce's Avatar
      joyce

      That's interesting because my husband is just the opposite. His stomach does betterr through the day and then at night it is worse. His digestive problems started more as a result of the radiation rather than right after the whipple. We thought it might be because he's been eating all day and his stomach is working to digest all the food. Maybe in your case your stomach does better when it's had food in it??

      over 4 years ago
    • JMS's Avatar
      JMS

      Blue - I'm not entirely clear on what you mean by over-active stomach issues, but I do recall having some rather noisy gurgling (which continues even now, after 12 months). I also had rather active bowels and this can cause some intestinal pain - and this too still continues. But, I have gotten used to the changes and figure with all of our digestive organs cut and re-routed, we're bound to experience a range of new feelings and sensations. In my case, these types of issues were further aggravated by chemo and radiation treatments. Don't know if you're scheduled for follow-on treatments such as these, but I certainly found the radiation to be the most problematic and long-lasting in terms of side-effects. I'd be glad to respond to any additional questions you might have. JMS

      over 4 years ago
    • joyce's Avatar
      joyce

      In terms of problems from the radiation, my husband was diagnosed with radiation enteritis, which is basically his insides are burned from the radiation. I read up on it and found that hyperbaric chamber therapy helps in many cases. He went through six weeks of daily hyperbaric chamber therapy, which was covered by insurance. Now we're waiting to see if it helps. . .

      over 4 years ago

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