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Endoscopy Hiatal Hernia
Had endoscopy. Hiatal hernia found along with 8mm nodule. Doc wanted me to do ultrasound but his biopsy came in, was negative. Do I need the ultrasoun?
Probably...: There are multiple layers to the GI tract, but endoscopic biopsies may not be deep enough to reach a nodule that originates below the surface (e.g. sub-mucosal). Especially if there is clinical concern as to the size, extent, appearance of your nodule, then you are well advised to proceed with the follow-up testing your doctor recommends. ...Read more
Had endoscopy Fri, hiatal hernia & 2 minor errosions. Biopsies 2 check 4 Barrett's. I'm on Prevacid (lansoprazole) 30 mg, constant acid since endo. What do I do?
Be patient: I know it is tough but give your doctor time to get all the results and then call you back for your understanding and subsequent treatment. ...Read more
Pain in right middle back by spine, 1 inch below shoulder blade. Swallowing food or drink seems to irritate it. Endoscopy only hiatal hernia. Ideas?
Could be esophagus: You could have an esophageal motility disorder such as spasm that is causing symptoms. It is also possible to have gallbladder problems, that sounds a bit less likely. The hiatal hernia should only be a problem if it is large. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was just diagnosed by endoscopy with hiatal hernia, GERD, and erosive gastritis. Would any of these cause pain in the left side waist/flank area?
Doctor found a 8mm nodule in distalesophagus, took biopsy and came back fine. Waited months going for ultrasound endoscopy. Cancer? Have hiatal hernia
Had a normal endoscopy with slight hiatal hernia. So why does my stomach burn and feel irritated for a day after drinking alcohol?
What's d best way to find, i'm having a hiatal hernia?Endoscopy normal.Freq belching, acid reflux, sensation behind breast bone, bloating, breathing prob.
Yes it can: An upper endoscopy, or EGD, is one of two ways to find a hiatal hernia. The other way is a xray with swallowed contrast fluid, a barium swallow or upper GI study. The xray is easier to do but the endoscopy gives a very detailed look at the stomach and is less likely to miss a hiatal hernia--when performed by an experienced physician. The procedure usually takes about 10 minutes to perform. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer