I'm 30 and just had the Nissen done on 1/9.
I had a hiatal hernia and had issues swallowing, moderate heart burn, and some chest pain. My surgeon was very experienced and recomended that I have the surgery now due because:
1. the hernia
2. tests showed me les wasn't working
3. due to 1 and 2 chances are the problems would have worsened over the years.
The surgery seems to have mostly gone well. I don't feel any reflux and I am swallowing better.
I am still experiencing issues with chest pain. It is mostly a dull pain that comes and goes and is focused on my left side. Sometimes it can give me a short sharp blast of pain. This is driving me crazy, I've been to the ER and they did an EKG and found no problems.
My surgeon says that the pain is "normal" and should go away in time. I don't find this to be a satisfactory answer because the pain is limiting my life. When I hurt I am just not myself. He has recomened that I see a gastro specialist.
My pcp seems to think the pain is stress related. I actually dumped him because of this. I wouldn't be stressed if I was not in pain.
Can anyone offer some insight as to what is going on or what I should do?