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Diet For Diverticulitis Hiatal Hernia
Gurgling tummy, nausea, hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT ok?
You report a number of medical concerns and complaints so you must, as soon as possible, make an appointment to see your primary doctor.
Much of your complaints can be carefully controlled. ...Read more
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3 years ago an Endoscopy results showed that I have a Hiatal Hernia, Gastric Mucosal Erythema, Diverticulosis, a few Gastric Polyps should I be worrie?
Physician told me to put on as much weight as I can asap; have hiatal hernia, diverticulosis, acid reflux & IBS - and constipation. What foods are ok?
Unusual advice: Ask again, and/ or consider a second opinion. ...Read more
Light pain 3-inches right of belly button, nausea shoulder blade pain. Hiatel hernia. Could it be gallbladder? Prior cdiff, diverticulitis a year ago.
Could be gallbladder: Many things are in the upper abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, large intestine, abdominal muscles, etc... An exam by a primary care doctor can help figure things out. Pain in the right upper abdomen, plus symptoms that occur after eating, can be due to gallstones or other gall bladder disease. A doctor can evaluate for gall bladder problems. ...Read more
Chewing food slowly:
If you have fod allergies, I would consider a "food diary" and note if certain foods cause your symptoms (bloating, reflux of sour liquids, foods that stick and then cause exces saliva). You might experience pain with swallowing.
I would chew your food well and to slow down. Enjoy the food and try to not talk too much while eating. ...Read more
None for hernia: A hiatal hernia is an anatomic abnormality where the opening in the diaphragm stretches out larger than normal, an the stomach physically gets sucked up in to the chest. Only the large ones are potentially dangerous. There is a lot of information about diets for gerd on the web, and at your primary care doctors office. ...Read more
Internal: A hiatal hernia is an internal condition where the upper portion of the stomach pushes through a weakness in the diaphragm muscle, and pushes up into the chest cavity. There are 2 main types of these hiatal hernias. Diagnose by x-ray or endoscopy. Medications to treat heartburn symptoms or surgical repair of the hernia can be treatment options. ...Read more
As tolerated: It's unclear why you would have a tif procedure and a hiatal hernia repair instead of the standard fundoplication and hernia repair, but either way, your diet should be as tolerated. If the food or beverage are difficult to swallow, or make gerd symtoms worse, avoid that in the future. ...Read more
I am 40 just had a baby 5 months ago have a hiatal hernia and really bad acid reflux what would be a good diet to lose work?
Reflux diet: Typical foods that are known to lower the pressure in the valve between the esophagus and stomach causing more reflux are citrus, caffeine, chocolate, red sauce, an red wine/alcohol. Weight loss is more of a calorie intake issue. Hiatal hernia is no problem unless it is large. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Find out why this is: Work w/ an integrative doctor to find out why your body is responding like this. Try an elimination diet for a month, add back foods one at a time, one per week, keep a food and symptom diary. Many people are intolerant of gluten and dairy or something else and can feel much better when they identify what foods and stressors trigger attacks. Dgl (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) can help gasrtitis. ...Read more
I have a hiatal hernia. If I don't stick to a diet since I have bad acid reflux what will happen? Will I have to see my GI every year for a check up?
Check up: You should check up yearly. Your doctor will monitor your progress. If you have good control then perhaps no changes will be needed. As you age having a doctor who knows you well and can offer good advice is priceless. They can save you an operation or recommend an operation and save your life. That is what they try to do every day. ...Read more
If I get hiatal hernia repair and also want gastric sleeve surgery... does insurance ever let you forego the 6 months of dr-supervised diet?
Drs have done 4 endoscopies, I don't have hiatal hernia, if I don't take Nexium (esomeprazole) daily I feel horrible, I diet, what's wrong? Are there any surgerys to fix acid reflux?
Not normal.: C.difficile enterocolitis is a possibility. Often peri-operative antibiotics adversely affect the bacterial content of the colon resulting in an overgrowth of a bug called clostridium difficile. This causes inflammationc of the colon lining with resultant severe diarrhea. Stool culture is needed to make confirm the diagnosis. But if diagnostic tests are positive, vancomycin and/or Flagyl is used. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with hiatal hernia, diffuse erosive gastritis, and h pylori infection. Are there other remedies aside fron the meds and diet?
Meds are better:
The conditions you describe are serious. Diet and over the counter meds may help some. However, the prescription medications - antibiotics and acid lowering mediations are safe and effective. They will help you and have very low side effects. Serious complications can occur from what you have. I'd recommend seeing a doctor again and do take the medications.
Feel better. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more
I am 34 and have a hiatal hernia. I drink alcohol occasionally. I watch my diet and exercise gas and bloating have increased. Why? Soothing remedies?
See your doctor: Increased gas and bloating are symptoms of malabsorption, generally. This can be multifactorial, i.e. Related to diet, stomach, gallbladder or pancreatic disease, or a host of other issues. Sometimes over the counter products containing mylicon can be of some help, but I would recommend a thorough evaluation with your primary doctor and perhaps upper endoscopy (egd). ...Read more
I have hiatal hernia/gerd (good diet +nexium 40mg).Was cleared by 2 cardiologists (ecg, echo...), but every night I get tight chest/breathing diff. Why?
Lower right back/butt/frontal pain...worsening. Ruled out diverticulitis, pancreatitis, appendix, kidney stones. Have fatty hernia is stable. Help?
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more
Recent diverticulitis, ^ sed rate & ana, had mr a of hip poss. Tear. Told I have ing hernia concern about marble sz nodule in groin all left hip?
Unrelated: Too many issues that are probably unrelated and you really haven't asked a question. ...Read more
Doctors r/o inguinal hernia, diverticulitis, and testicular torsion. Observed epididymitis. Cause severe pain in LL Abd. When sneezing/coughing?
Referred pain: The testicle and closely attached structures (epididymis) form in the abdomen very early in life and then migrate later to outside of the body. This means that the nerve supply originates in the abdominal area -and you are experiencing this firsthand. Hopefully the treatment for epididymitis will lead to resolution. Has anything been confirmed? Good to see doc to make sure you're on track to heal. ...Read more
Can diverticulitis cause headache nausea and belching. I have these a lot. Have diverticulosis, ulcers, hiatal hernia. Gallblader was 33% on hida scan.
Nausea & belching: More likely come from ulcers & hiatal hernia than from diverticulosis. Ejection fraction on hida scan varies according to source: some give 30-35%; others give 35-75%. R u being treated for the ulcers & probable reflux from hiatal hernia? If not, see doc for rx: h2 blockers like zantac (ranitidine) or better, proton pump inhibitors like prilosec/prevacid/protonix; dos may also rx 1 of those + 2 antibiotics. ...Read more
Laparoscopic Surgery: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. A hiatal hernia may lead to gerd by virtue of the stomach yo-yo-ing up thru the hiatus into the chest. Surgical repair involves three key steps: return the stomach to the abdominal cavity, tighten the hole in the diaphragm, and create a new valve to rx reflux. ...Read more
X-RAY, Endoscopy, etc: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter the abdominal cavity. This commonly leads to the stomach "yo-yo-ing" up into the chest, which may cause gerd (reflux). This can be seen by ct scan and by upper endoscopy. ...Read more
Scope vs X-ray: There are multiple ways to make this diagnosis, but the most common ways are upper endoscopy (a camera inserted into your mouth and stomach) or some type of x-ray. Often you will drink a dye and have an "esophagram" test. Ct scans can often show large hiatal hernias as well, but may not show a small one. Talk to your doctor to see what's best for you. ...Read more
Complex: Hiatal hernia is a spectrum of disease from mild with no symptoms, to a severe, life threatening condition. Large hernias are also called paraesophageal, and can be associated with progressive symptoms of difficulty swallowing, sensation of food sticking in the lower chest, vomiting, chest pain/pressure, anemia, and weight loss. Consider a consult w/ an experienced laparoscopic surgeon if present. ...Read more