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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Depends: On the size ; type of hiatal hernia. Most commonly medications are used to decrease acid in the stomach, avoid eating late at night or several hours b ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Several: Reduce reflux: elevate head of bed. Small meals and not late into evening before sleep. No smoking control weight then antacids, blockers etc.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
24 years experience General Surgery
Not sure about ur Q: I am not clear on what u r asking. Did have surgery? If so, some chest pain is expected in first few wks. There are other possibilities, however and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
36 years experience General Surgery
Surgical repair: Significant regurgitation or frank vomiting due to a hiatal hernia usually does not respond well to acid reducing drugs or other medications. These ki ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Unpredictable: You may have it now. You may get it in one or twenty years. You will probably never get it
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
36 years experience General Surgery
See below: Complex but not rare constellation of problems. Barrett esophagus most important - severe esophageal damage due to reflux. If no dysplasia on biopsies ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
20 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Hiatal hernia is an anatomical defect in the diaphragm and surgery is the only means to fix it. To alleviate the symptoms associated with hiatal herni ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation&Hernia: Mild Gatritis means there is mild inflammation in the stomach.It is easy to treat with acid suppression therapy like Prilosec or ranitidine and as aci ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Best treatment: The best long term treatment for you is to change your lifestyle. Eat healthy and exercise regularly the surgery is not the best and the ppi were neve ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on symptoms: We typically recommend repair of inguinal and umbillical hernias if the patient is fit for operation. A hiatal hernia is a different matter, and depen ... Read More

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