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Doctor insights on: Hiatal Hernia And Pain Right Rib After Eating

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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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Can a hiatal hernia cause nausea after eating?

Can a hiatal hernia cause nausea after eating?

Nausea: Nausea is a non specific symptom with multiple causes, dehydration, bad gallbladder, hernia, and yes hiatal hernia. Nausea after eating is one of the bad gallbladder symptoms. Okay to get evaluated by your regular doc, ask for imaging, gallbladder ultrasound. In the meantime stay on a low fat diet and increase your oral hydration. Be well. ...Read more

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On 8/21, had open repair of recurrent hiatal hernia. A week ago started having extreme pain a half hour after eating. Getting progressively worse. ?

On 8/21, had open repair of recurrent hiatal hernia. A week ago started having extreme pain a half hour after eating. Getting progressively worse. ?

Get consult: There are a number of reasons that you can develop pain after eating following repair of a hiatal hernia. These include: slippage of the repair (wrap dislocation), esophageal stricture (wrap too tight), recurrent reflux (wrap breakdown). In order to determine which the cause and treatment will be, you should see a consultant that specializes in esophageal disorders for further testing. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath after eating?

Please tell me, could a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath after eating?

Yes: A hiatal hernia is when the intra-abdominal contents of the upper abdomen protrude into the mediastinum or chest. If the contents are large enough, it can press on adjacent organs, ie heart and lungs, and create difficulties breathing or increasing activities. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia, but even after i take an antacid, my stomach still hurts after eating. What should I do?

I've been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia, but even after i take an antacid, my stomach still hurts after eating. What should I do?

Many Options: If you are only taking an antacid, you might just need a stronger medication like an h2 blocker (tagamet, pepcid, etc) to control the acid. You may even need to shut the acid production off with a ppi (prevacid, prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc). You should also talk with your dr about other causes such as ulcers or gall bladder issues. ...Read more

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I get full only after eating small amt thn hungry in few hrs.Abd ct. W/wo oral & IV contrast.Hiatal hernia.Gp says poss. Gastroparesis. Other ideas?

I get full only after eating small amt thn hungry in few hrs.Abd ct. W/wo oral & IV contrast.Hiatal hernia.Gp says poss. Gastroparesis. Other ideas?

Possible gastritis: While the ct rules out bad things, there may be gastritis or inflammation of the stomach lining. This could be made worse by a bacterial infection (h pylori). I would recommend an egd or upper endoscopy to biopsy and visualize stomach. Your acid reflux suggests this possibility. Treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a hiatal hernia. Does it cause knots in the upper stomach under the ribs?

I have a hiatal hernia. Does it cause knots in the upper stomach under the ribs?

Might feel like knot: Your hiatal hernia might feel like a knot under your ribs due to pressure. Keep a diary of your symptoms, knot, pressure, acid in your throat and mouth. Add to your diary when and what you ate, to see how eating affects your symptoms. Your diary will help your doc decide your best therapy. Most hiatal hernias are small and manageable with diet, medical therapy and scope/egd. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind middle of ribs. Lost 30 lbs Was diagnosed with gastritis and hiatal hernia. GBEF came back 7% they suggest removal of GB. Thoughts?

Sharp pain behind middle of ribs. Lost 30 lbs Was diagnosed with gastritis and hiatal hernia. GBEF came back 7% they suggest removal of GB. Thoughts?

Better follow doc: Sounds like you better take the advice of your doctor. You know there are not many details here but a 30 pound weight loss is concerning ...Read more

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