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I was prescribed lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain. I have hiatal hernia, the heartburn is bad, ?

I was prescribed lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain. I have hiatal hernia, the heartburn is bad, ?

Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) bad idea: Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) should not be use for hiatal hernia pain. If you have a big hiatal hernia you may be masking pain from an ulcer or low blood flow to the stomach. If you have just heartburn then once or twice a day Nexium (esomeprazole) is an excellent choice. An endoscopy should be done to check for ulcers or infection with a bacteria called h. Pylori. All else fails then surgery is a good choice. ...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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Small hiatal hernia. Ive had bad heartburn and chest pain. Uper abdominal pain adds well. I'm misserable. What could be going on? Im in a lot of pain.

Small hiatal hernia. Ive had bad heartburn and chest pain. Uper abdominal pain adds well. I'm misserable. What could be going on? Im in a lot of pain.

Pain: If the pain is really bad go immediately to the nearest emergency room. If it not too bad call your doctor for advice. Don't be surprised or mad if you are referred to the ER. ...Read more

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What does a hiatal hernia have to do with heartburn?

What does a hiatal hernia have to do with heartburn?

Increased reflux : A hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm and enters the chest. The negative pressure in the chest during the inspiratory part of breathing increases acid reflux into the esophagus and worsens the symptoms of heartburn. ...Read more

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I have small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms or heartburn. What are the chances it will get bigger and give me symptoms ? Ty

I have small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms or heartburn. What are the chances it will get bigger and give me symptoms ? Ty

Hiatal Hernia: Hiatal hernia will slowly stretch and may give you symptoms. It may run in families. If your parents have GERD, then you may develop GERD. No need to do anything until you have symptoms. Hiatal hernias are easily fixed. ...Read more

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I've got a hiatal hernia 8cm+ and i get indigestion and heartburn every day now I've started bringing up food soon as i eat. What can I do?

I've got a hiatal hernia 8cm+ and i get indigestion and heartburn every day now I've started bringing up food soon as i eat. What can I do?

Fix it : Sounds like escalating symptoms from a paraesophageal hernia. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair for a consultation. 22 is unusual for this however, so make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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Hi can a small sliding hiatal hernia get bigger and worse with time? Anything to avoid for it not to get bigger? No heartburn,GERD anything yet. Help

Hi can a small sliding hiatal hernia get bigger and worse with time? Anything to avoid for it not to get bigger?
No heartburn,GERD anything yet. Help

Lot's of people...: ...have hiatal hernias, whether detected by x-ray or endoscopy. Most are sliding type & appear intermittently, requiring no intervention especially when small. Pls call your doctor & ask him/her your question to get a most accurate response re: hernia size as well its reducibility. Some hiatal hernias, like large paraesophageal ones, carry potentially great concern, but yours is symptom-free. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for heartburn/hiatal hernia?

Can you tell me about laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for heartburn/hiatal hernia?

Yes: For hiatal hernia, the stomach is brought back into the abdomen and the defect of the crus muscles around the esophagus are brought together and possible mesh reinforcement. For just reflux without the hernia, the stomach is wrapped around itself called a fundoplication. Best part is the symptoms are gone almost immediately. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about laparoscopic anti reflux surgery for heartburn and or hiatal hernia?

Can you tell me about laparoscopic anti reflux surgery for heartburn and or hiatal hernia?

Laparoscopy: In general terms, the operation uses 5 small incisions, takes 2-4 hours depending on a variety if factors, is associated with a 1-2 night stay in the hospital, and a 1-2 week recovery period regarding postop pain. There is usually difficulty swallowing for 3-6 weeks afterward as well. Preop tests will determine if its right for you, and there will be occasional reflux afterward, but markedly improved. ...Read more

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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