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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

Light: Eat light, non-greasy foods after any surgery until the effects of anesthesia wear off. 24-72 hours. If you are taking narcotics for pain you will want to continue this with increased fiber and fluids to avoid constipation. Once off of the pain mess you may resume your normal healthy diet. ...Read more

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Have a belching problem doctor wants me on a non wheat and no foods with milk help its a delma don't know what product I can eat migh be hiatal hernia?

Have a belching problem doctor wants me on a non wheat and no foods with milk help its a delma don't know what product I can eat migh be hiatal hernia?

Good point: There are many causes for belching. A no wheat no milk diet can be an unnecessary inconvenience unless you are intolerant of gluten and lactose. Have tests been done to rule out other causes? If you have reflux esophagitis, sometimes called a hiatal hernia, there are more effective eats to solve your problem. Discuss this with your doctor, please, and good luck! ...Read more

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Everything I eat = nausea. Have hiatal hernia. Had diarrhea, dehydrated, got IV fluids. Stomach hurts after eating. Took 1000mg Tums. Still pain. :(?

Everything I eat = nausea. Have hiatal hernia. Had diarrhea, dehydrated, got IV fluids. Stomach hurts after eating. Took 1000mg Tums. Still pain. :(?

Gastroenteritis: Following a viral intestinal tract infection with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, it isn't unusual to develop a type of irritable bowel pattern with cramping and abdominal bloating. Post eating abdominal distress may indicate some residual gastritis. Avoid harsh roughage,caffeine and spicy foods. Take mylanta after meals. See your MD if significant abdominal discomfort persists. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat popcorn if you have a hernia?

Is it ok to eat popcorn if you have a hernia?

Probably: Unless you have a condition called diverticulitus, popcorn should not be any different than other foods assuming your hernia is stable. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Which foods do doctors think are best to eat it you have a hiatal hernia?

Whatever works: Generally, only large hiatal hernias called paraesophageal hernias cause problems eating. It is usually a problem with all solid food however, so if you find something that works, stick with it. Surgical repair is the only option for a resolution. Small hiatal hernias do not have any special dietary requirements, and usually do not require an operation. ...Read more

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Everytime i eat i get upper chest pain..I do have a small hernia...Is that causing the chest pain.

Everytime i eat i get upper chest pain..I do have a small hernia...Is that causing the chest pain.

Unlikely: Large hiatal hernias would be likely to cause this. These are also known as paraesophageal hernias. Small hiatal hernias are usually not of much consequence, but could get larger over the years. Also, spasm of the esophagus could cause the pain. This is diagnosed with manometry where a small tube goes through the nose and into the stomach. ...Read more

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Can Hiatal Hernia resolve on own? if I lose weight (5'3) and 150 lbs, and if I eat better? I cant stand the pressure it gives me .

Can Hiatal Hernia resolve on own? if I lose weight (5'3) and 150 lbs, and if I eat better? I cant stand the pressure it gives me .

The hernia: is actually a defect through which a portion of your stomach protrudes through an opening in your diaphragm causing heartburn or gastric distress. I agree that weight loss is a smart idea to relieve symptoms and the use of acid inhibitors like Pepcid, (famotidine) Zegerid or Prilosec will help. ...Read more

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Had hernia mesh repair 7days ago. Anytime i stand,walk,eat,use bathroom(#2) i get these charliehorse type of pain above/around the site. The entire a?

Had hernia mesh repair 7days ago. Anytime i stand,walk,eat,use bathroom(#2) i get these charliehorse  type of pain above/around the site. The entire a?

Hernia repair.: I would expect that you would still have pain one week out from a hernia repair. If the pain is worsening, if you see any signs of infection, or if the pain does not gradually improve over the next few weeks, I would speak with your surgeon. You should be slowly improving at this point. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi i had a very large diaphrmatic hernia repair , and a nissen wrap. I've had problems since , i eat very small meals , instant pain , large swelli?

Hi  i had a  very large diaphrmatic hernia repair , and a nissen wrap. I've had problems since , i  eat very small 
meals , instant pain , large swelli?

Recent surgery?: If your surgery was recent ( within the past month), you will gradually improve over the next few weeks. If it has been a while, you need to be checked promptly to made sure there is no slippage/ reherniation, mesh erosion, or other complication. ...Read more

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Should I eat more lighter meals rather less heavy meals to lessen my hiatal hernia symptoms?

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Should I eat more lighter meals rather less heavy meals to lessen my hiatal hernia symptoms?

Yes: Eating smaller, more frequent meals can improve your hiatal hernia symptoms. Keep a food diary to make sure you don't overeat. Also try to eat only at meals, and avoid empty calories in snacks. Lastly, try to avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can significantly worsen reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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If I eat something that bothers my GERD in moderation, will it make my hiatal hernia bigger?

If I eat something that bothers my GERD in moderation, will it make my hiatal hernia bigger?

Not necessarily: The hiatal hernia would be made worse by increasing your intraabdominal pressure--from activities like heavy lifting. Things that bother GERD increase the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus. The two are not necessarily related. ...Read more

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Can I eat something that might bother my GERD symptoms in moderation? Will it make my hiatal hernia larger?

Can I eat something that might bother my GERD symptoms in moderation? Will it make my hiatal hernia larger?

It's up to you: There are no hard and fast rules. Eating something that gives you symptoms of gerd is your choice. If you want to avoid the symotoms then don't eat it. It certainly will not affect your hiatal hernia size. ...Read more

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What foods can you eat if you have both an Ovarian Cyst, hernia and two spotings on the kidney and bm area organ?

What foods can you eat if you have both an Ovarian Cyst, hernia and two spotings on the kidney and bm area organ?

Healthy foods: I don't know of any foods that would affect an ovarian cyst. But definitely it seems that a lot of your health issues come from abdomen area. Make sure to eat a lot of fiber. I'm likely kale salads right now. Blueberries are another super food that's in season now. But fiber to keep your intestines regular is #1. Also stay well hydrated with water in these summer months. ...Read more