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Hiatal Hernia Pain Relief
I was diagnosed with erosive gastritis, GERD, and hiatal hernia. I have terrible stomach pain. Why is Ativan the only thing that gives me any relief?
Stress: because everything you described could be caused by stress. Ativan is a good stress relief medication, that why you feel better with it, as you know it is not enough, with it you need to take all the medication that have been prescribed to you to allow the digestive system to heal. find a way to relax, like yoga, or meditation. your stomach is a mirror of your mood. fix your mood. good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is it possible to feel a hiatal hernia "pop"back into place?Get severe cramping for days stretching helps little until "pop" feeling then temp relief.
I don't think so: Hiatal hernias slide, not pop. Perhaps you have some displaced costal cartilage, which is normally present between the ribs and the sternum ("breast bone"). Hiatal hernias are very common and are usually assymptomatic, although heartburn and sometimes regurgitation may occur. Sometimes very large hernias of the stomach into the chest cavity may cause pressure and discomfort deep in the chest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Just yes, not much else.Get a more detailed answer ›
See a doctor: How do you know that the pain you are feeling is related to a hiatal hernia? A hiatal hernia is usually not painful unless it is so large that most of the stomach is in the chest. See a doctor for evaluation to identify the source & treatment options for your pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely surgery : A sliding hiatal hernia is not unusual at all. In a young person like you it is somewhat unlikely to be the cause of pain. It depends also on how large the hiatal hernia is. Recommend you see a surgeon who is well familiar with this type of surgery to get a more definitive opinion. Ultimately try to not eat too close to goin to bed and chew your food well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful spasms and twisting pain directly under left ribcage on bending. I have a hiatal hernia..any relation?
It can: Large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias, can cause chest pain, and the feeling there is a balloon inside that needs to burst. They can also cause difficulty eating, weight loss, and anemia, and sometimes heartburn and vomiting. Small hiatal hernias do not cause pain. An upper GI contrast study can tell the difference. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Do mixed/rolling hiatal hernia come and go like sliding hernias or do they stay up the diaphragm? Diag. hh, pain everyday/nothing helps
Yes they do: Both have similar mechanisms. Sounds like time for a Lap Nissen ...Read more
Hiatal hernia: Hiatal hernia can be quite painful and you must see your doctor about this. Hiatal hernia should not cause chest pain and you must also bring this to your doctor. Don't wait too long to see your doctor. If he/she cannot fit you in soon please go to the Emergency Department. ...Read more
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
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