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I recently had nissen fundoplication. When I drink ice water, I feel more bloated than not drinking anything when I eat. Is this normal?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine

In brief: Check with surgeon

This can be normal - a nissen tightens up the emptying of the stomach, and eating/drinking anything cold can cause the muscles of the stomach to tense even more, creating a bloated feeling.
But you should always let your surgeon know about any discomforts or unusual symptoms after surgery, so they can ensure that you continue to heal well.

In brief: Check with surgeon

This can be normal - a nissen tightens up the emptying of the stomach, and eating/drinking anything cold can cause the muscles of the stomach to tense even more, creating a bloated feeling.
But you should always let your surgeon know about any discomforts or unusual symptoms after surgery, so they can ensure that you continue to heal well.
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