A 20-year-old female asked:

Ive had a 2cm hitial hernia for 2 years, i'm 96 pounds and everytime i eat it feels like food gets stuck. medicine doesn't help. is surgery an option?

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Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 11 years experience
One option: Alexis, surgery is an option, however you must weigh the risks and potential complications of undergoing surgery before proceeding. A 2cm hiatal hernia can certainly cause problems with eating, you certainly need to rule out other GI issues before having an operation that is irreversible. Continue working with your GI doctor, or ask for a referral to an esophageal specialist first to be sure.
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