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The past year everytime i eat doesn't matter what it is i get severe indigestion & diarrhea straight after, I have a hiatus hernia is this the cause?

The past year everytime i eat doesn't matter what it is i get severe indigestion & diarrhea straight after, I have a hiatus hernia is this the cause?

Unlikely: Your symptoms are not likely from a hiatal hernia. Typical hhs symptoms are heartburn and regurgitation. Indigestion could be a sign of dyspepsia or ulcers. A thorough evaluation is needed to help determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Just had a gastroscopy and got diagnosed with a large hiatus hernia.. What should I do? I get severe indigestion everyday & heartburn.

Just had a gastroscopy and got diagnosed with a large  hiatus hernia.. What should I do? I get severe indigestion everyday & heartburn.

SORRY, I RAN: Out of characters.! large hiatal hernias sometimes require surgical repair, depending on how severe your symptoms are despite appropriate treatment, and also these suckers can sometimes twist in your chest and cause an acute esophageal/gastric obstruction. Please keep in touch with your doctor, particularly if any treatment use is not producing 100% symptom resolution. ...Read more

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I have a small hiatus hernia. No gerd or heartburn at all. Shud I be worried ? Scared to go gym and do weights as it could worsen it ? Thanks

I have a small hiatus hernia. No gerd or heartburn at all. Shud I be worried ? Scared to go gym and do weights as it could worsen it ? Thanks

Hiatal hernia: A small asymptomatic hiatal hernia is of no clinical significance at all. You do not need to limit your workouts in any way. If you start having symptoms of acid reflux, try antacids. If they do not work, then see your doctor, Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed small hiatus hernia. Not even a bit of heartburn, gerd ect. Will my HH grow if I lift weights at gym ? 23yo slim 134lbs. Thank you

Diagnosed small hiatus hernia. Not even a bit of heartburn, gerd ect. Will my HH grow if I lift weights at gym ? 23yo slim 134lbs. Thank you

Possibly: This article will help clarify the problem. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiatal-hernia/basics/causes/con-20030640 ...Read more

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Do small hiatus hernia (2cm) usually grow larger? No heartburn, no gerd at all.

Do small hiatus hernia (2cm) usually grow larger? No heartburn, no gerd at all.

Do HH grow?: hello~ yes over a long period of they tend to get larger depending on whether they are "sliders" or "rollers" the latter tending to enlarge earlier. thanks ...Read more

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I hv sliding hiatus hernia with gerd, esophagitis la grade b, duodanitis.I don't have any symptom now like heartburn etc.Does it mean, medication NT rqr?

I hv sliding hiatus hernia with gerd, esophagitis la grade b, duodanitis.I don't have any symptom now like heartburn etc.Does it mean, medication NT rqr?

Stay on meds: I would use anti-acid producing medication until you know the damage to your esophagus heals. This means another endoscopy. If the esophagitis comes back after healing and stopping meds, may need to consider an anti-reflux procedure which could be done endoscopically or surgically. Hope this helps, and you have a merry christmas! ...Read more

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Small hiatus hernia. No GERD, heartburn. What are the chances of this gettin bigger with time and give me symptoms ? Anything to do to prevent HH? Ty

Small hiatus hernia. No GERD, heartburn. What are the chances of this gettin bigger with time and give me symptoms ? Anything to do to prevent HH? Ty

May not be a problem: Many people have hiatal hernias without ever having problems. Anything that increases your intraabdominal pressure a lot, such as doing strenuous activity or coughing a lot, or obesity, can cause the hernia to get bigger. Decreasing those activities will reduce your risk of symptoms. Once you have the hernia, you can't prevent it. It won't resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with a small hiatus hernia. I have no GERD or heartburn. Thank you. ?

Can I drink alcohol with a small hiatus hernia. I have no GERD or heartburn. Thank you. ?

Small amounts.: You may drink alcohol with a small hiatal hernia but in small amounts so you don't get reflux. Also, long-term, safe alcohol consumption in males is best kept to less than 4-6 drinks a week and not all at once! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with small hiatus hernia. No reflux or heartburn. Will playing sports like cricket,football, make it bigger. I don't lift heavy weights. Ty ?

Diagnosed with small hiatus hernia. No reflux or heartburn. Will playing sports like cricket,football, make it bigger. I don't lift heavy weights. Ty ?

Stay with sport: It may get larger with time, but most likely not until your 70. Furthermore, activity won't influence that. I would forget about that diagnosis, and love your life normally, and without restriction. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have chronic excess throat clearing,excess burping,no heartburn. Gastroscopy showed sliding hiatus hernia, is Laryngopharyngeal reflux likely ?

I have chronic excess throat clearing,excess burping,no heartburn. Gastroscopy showed sliding hiatus hernia, is Laryngopharyngeal  reflux likely ?

LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx. It is possible you may have this. See an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more