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I think my vagus nerve as been damaged post fundoplication

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i think my vagus nerve as been damaged post fundoplication how can i check that the nerves ok or not
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

why do you think this?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Because i have constant fuzzy feeling in my head after i eat. Fluctuating blood sugar levels but never been diabetic and gastroparesis
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

Interesting.

do you get dizzy if you stand up too fast?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
i do
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

There is no actual way to test the vagus nerve but you have all the signs and symptoms

You could be on to something here

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
is it not possible to have a mamometry to check acid in stomach and if theres no acid its been damaged
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

Yes, that is possible

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

it is a PH probe though. Not manometry

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
There is 2 nerves a posterior and anterior. My surgeon said he located the anterior but didn't see the posterior nerve so he doesn't know if it was damaged or not. If the posterior was damaged would the anterior nerve still produce acid do you know
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

Yes, it should

they are redundant.

So the anterior should still produce acid

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
what does the posterior nerve do then. Will the fuzzy head ever go
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

It is overlap.

the body has a lot of overlap systems in case one fails.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok so does that mean i will get better. If so how long does this take
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

Yes, it should heal

nerves can take 1-2 years to heal fully

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok thanks. And the ph probe test can tell me if the posterior nerve is ok. Or will I generate anothe one in a few years
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

You should generate another one in a few years

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
what would cause brain fog after food. Will that get better too
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

that could be a sugar disruption

that should get better too.

Yes

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