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What is easy and economical method of diagnosing hiatus hernia? Does GERD means high possibility of hiatus hernia.

What is easy and economical method of diagnosing hiatus hernia? Does  GERD means high possibility of hiatus hernia.

Upper GI: Probably the least invasive and most economical method to diagnose a hernia is an upper gi. In this test, you drink contrast material and x-rays are taken as it goes down your esophagus into your stomach. A hiatal hernia can be seen. Most people with a hiatal hernia have reflux but the majority of people with reflux do not have a hernia. ...Read more

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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 have sliding hiatus hernia with GERD grade c diffuse gastritis, rut positive?

I have sliding hiatus hernia with GERD  grade c diffuse gastritis, rut positive?

Anti-acid therapy: Sounds like you need some antacid therapy to start. This should help both the gerd symptoms and the gastritis. Make sure to ask if you have H. Pylori infection as a cause of the gastritis. This needs to be treated with antibiotics as well. Forget about the hiatal hernia unless it becomes very large. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a small hiatus hernia. No gerd or heartburn at all. Shud I be worried ? Scared to go gym and do weights as it could worsen it ? Thanks

I have a small hiatus hernia. No gerd or heartburn at all. Shud I be worried ? Scared to go gym and do weights as it could worsen it ? Thanks

Hiatal hernia: A small asymptomatic hiatal hernia is of no clinical significance at all. You do not need to limit your workouts in any way. If you start having symptoms of acid reflux, try antacids. If they do not work, then see your doctor, Good luck. ...Read more

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Is It ok to have 1-2 shots of whiskey a month while on daily lansoprazole for hiatus hernia and GERD?

Is It ok to have 1-2 shots of whiskey a month while on daily lansoprazole for hiatus hernia and GERD?

It is ok: limited alcohol use will probably be ok. as long as it is not worsening your GERD symptoms. At your age you may want to consider GERD surgery as a long term cure for this problem ...Read more

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Hi doc, I have diagnosed hiatus hernia with gerd, esophgitis la grade b and duodanitis. Is it curable by lifestyle modification? Or surgery is rqrd?

Hi doc, I have diagnosed hiatus hernia with gerd, esophgitis la grade b and duodanitis. Is it curable by lifestyle modification? Or surgery is rqrd?

Not likely: Duodenitis will not be affected by your hiatal hernia and you should start a acid-reducing medication and rule-out h. Pylori. The esophagitis will not be cured by lifestyle modification as this is an anatomical problem with the stomach sliding or fixed in the chest space which causes the reflux. Surgery is the only way to fix this. ...Read more

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Small hiatus hernia. No GERD, heartburn. What are the chances of this gettin bigger with time and give me symptoms ? Anything to do to prevent HH? Ty

May not be a problem: Many people have hiatal hernias without ever having problems. Anything that increases your intraabdominal pressure a lot, such as doing strenuous activity or coughing a lot, or obesity, can cause the hernia to get bigger. Decreasing those activities will reduce your risk of symptoms. Once you have the hernia, you can't prevent it. It won't resolve on its own. ...Read more

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I hv sliding hiatus hernia with gerd, esophagitis la grade b, duodanitis.I don't have any symptom now like heartburn etc.Does it mean, medication NT rqr?

I hv sliding hiatus hernia with gerd, esophagitis la grade b, duodanitis.I don't have any symptom now like heartburn etc.Does it mean, medication NT rqr?

Stay on meds: I would use anti-acid producing medication until you know the damage to your esophagus heals. This means another endoscopy. If the esophagitis comes back after healing and stopping meds, may need to consider an anti-reflux procedure which could be done endoscopically or surgically. Hope this helps, and you have a merry christmas! ...Read more

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Can hiatus hernia or GERD give you chest-pain arm, neck as well as jaw pains?

Can hiatus hernia or GERD give you chest-pain arm, neck as well as jaw pains?

Hiatal hernia: And gerd can cause heartburn, often mistaken for chest pain of cardiac origin. But it does not cause neck, jaw, or arm pain. So it is entirely possible that you have two origins of your pain, esophagus and heart. You need to see a doctor to make sure you are not going to have a heart attack. ...Read more

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I have hiatus hernia and GERD could this cause nasal congestion and head preesure feeling ?

I have hiatus hernia and GERD could this cause nasal congestion and head preesure feeling ?

Doubtful: Head and neck symptoms are not likely to have any relation to stomach and esophagus issues noted. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more