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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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I'm taking hydroxycut caffeine free but I have gastritis and hiatal hernia will that make it worst?

I'm taking hydroxycut caffeine free but I have gastritis and hiatal hernia will that make it worst?

You will lose weight: HydroxyCut is guaranteed to help you lose weight! Yup, you'll lose a bunch of weight right out of your wallet!!! Don't waste your money on this junk that does nothing ate best and at worst could harm you if you have other medical conditions. If this worked, every physician in the world would be pushing it, the fact that we don't should tell you something!!! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ferrous sulfate or multivitamins (containing some acid like ascorbic) if you have erosive gastritis and hiatal hernia?

Is it safe to take ferrous sulfate or multivitamins (containing some acid like ascorbic) if you have erosive gastritis and hiatal hernia?

Generally yes: Over the counter vitamins and mineral supplement are generally safe. Gastric acid is necessary, but can become problematic if excessive amounts or ulcers develop. Okay to ask your health care team for advice. Stop using them if your develop symptoms. Be well. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Ibs, gastritis, and hiatal hernia. I have had ct, and EGD. It is uncomfortable to lay on my stomach is this okay? Just nervous Thanks

Diagnosed with Ibs, gastritis, and hiatal hernia. I have had ct, and EGD. 
It is uncomfortable to lay on my stomach is this okay? Just nervous 
Thanks

Should be: These issues could make it a bit uncomfortable to lay on your stomach but you should not be experiencing much pain. would discuss with your GI doctor further the exact nature of your disomfort to be sure it is not something else ...Read more

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I am stil having problems with gastritis, hiatal hernia went from 4 to 5, does that me it is growing?Been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) since sept 2013 and no change,

I am stil having problems with gastritis, hiatal hernia went from 4 to 5, does that me it is growing?Been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) since sept 2013 and no change,

Variable: Hiatal hernias are not malignant and spread- or "grow" in that sense. They do enlarge or expand as tissue stretch. Scarring and strictures can occur so gastroenterology evaluation and egd can help clarify. Reflux treatment is important as well as elevation of head and head of bed when lying down, small meals nothing late or right before bedtime, and medication. ...Read more

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Been taking prescribed meds for diffuse erosive gastritis, h pylori & hiatal hernia for a month but it doesn't seem to help. Anything else i can do?

Been taking prescribed meds for diffuse erosive gastritis, h pylori & hiatal hernia for a month but it doesn't seem to help. Anything else i can do?

Need doc: Assuming these diagnoses were made with appropriate imaging and are correct, then you need to inform the treating doctor. "plan b" may be in order. Were you instructed to modify certain life style issues such as drinking alcohol and smoking and you didn't? The medications need help from the patient. Monitor your stool for black tarry stools which are a sign of bleeding in esophagus and/or stomach. ...Read more

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Endoscopy found some gastritis and small hiatal hernia. Did not mention gerd, Gp said I have reflux, would report say acid or bile reflux if so?

Endoscopy found some gastritis and small hiatal hernia.  Did not mention gerd,  Gp said I have reflux,  would report say acid or bile reflux if so?

Not necessary: The gastritis esophagitis can come from the reflux of acid or bile. The pylorus should keep bile distal. The esophageal sphincter should keep acid out of esophagus in general. BUT these can fail. The PCP knows your symptoms and adds the endoscopy to the facts and will try to guide your treatment. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux, gastritis, hiatal hernia, IBS and had my gall bladder removed a year ago. I have right upper abdominal pain what is causing this?

I have acid reflux, gastritis, hiatal hernia, IBS and had my gall bladder removed a year ago. I have right upper abdominal pain what is causing this?

Gastritis? Ulcer Ds?: Ruq pain is possible from an irritated, inflamed stomach such as ulcer disease can cause or gastritis from something like h pylori infection. To get a true answer, see your doctor, fill in the full details about the pain and determine the best tests to work out the details. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

The term gastritis is used to denote inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress ...Read more