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Hiatus Hernia Recovery Time
Variable: Usually, a laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair is combined with an anti-reflux procedure known as a nissen fundoplication. Patients are typically back to most normal activities in about two weeks. There is also usually some difficulty swallowing for 3-6 weeks. In the end, the goal is to be better than you are now, so ask your surgeon what the odds are or improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a tortuous esophagus, twisted stomach, hiatus hernia. Surgery is required. what type of surgeon should I research and prognosis for recovery?
Foregut Specialist: Sounds like you have a paraesophageal hernia, typically associated with difficulty swallowing, chest pain/pressure, anemia, and sometimes GERD. This is a difficult operation most surgeons don't do. Look for one with extensive experience. Usually a general surgeon, but some thoracic surgeons do this laparoscopically, which is the best way to go. Hope this helps ...Read more
Sir I am literally happy about hearing this answer from your side, pl accept my gratitude.Pl do also comment about hiatus hernia which I have been suffering from some time , I always feel something touching below left ribs some sort of softball.I have tak
Hiatal hernia: Large hiatal hernia can cause your symptoms, and can be dangerous if left untreated, although the overall risk is low. Diagnosis is usually made with a upper GI contrast study where you drink liquid barium and x-rays are taken. See your doctor to help order this and possibly other tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just had surgery for a.10x8 hematoma due to an earlier hiatal hernia what can I expect.Regarding pain and recovery time?
I have been diagnosed with a 4cm hiatus hernia and dysphagia but why does my left side under my ribs hurt so much all the time?
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
I have stomach cramps and i burp all the time and bring up acid, i thought it was my hiatus hernia but now i'm not sure.?
I have hiatus hernia. Have been taking 40mg omprazole but recently have been vomiting occasionally. What is best time of day to take omperazole? Should I take 20 before breakfast/ 20 before dinner? Can I supplement with ranitidine before bed?
Yes: Probably the best time to take omeprazole is 30 minutes before the meal .. stop all carbonated beverages and never drink coffee or tea on an empty stomach .Try to maintain hYdration.. also , when was your last upper endoscopy. Yes , you can take Zantac or it's generic before bedtime.. ...Read more
Stomach: A hiatal hernia is the protrusion (or herniation) of the upper part of the stomach into the chest through a weakness in the diaphragm (muscle that helps you breathe), where the esophagus (tube from the mouth to the stomach) has to pass through. Risk factors include: older age, obesity, straining, and hereditary factors. Treatment depends on the size and type of hiatal hernia, as well as symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Typically, small hiatal hernias do not cause symptoms, or may be a contributing factor to heartburn or regurgitation. Large hiatal hernias (paraesophageal) can cause chest pain and pressure, difficulty swallowing, anemia due to bleeding ulcers, and weight loss due to avoidance of food. See your doctor to find out more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acid Reflux: Bad heartburn, fullness/pain in upper abdomen/chest (worse after eating), regurgitation of bitter fluid (especially when lying flat or bending over), sometimes difficulty breathing, frequent pneumonias, asthma attacks. Severity of symptoms depends on how large the hernia is. Most hiatal hernias are small and cause mild heartburn or no symptoms at all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Differences: Ulcers tend to cause pain in the upper stomach and is often described as burning,gnawing,or hunger-like,and sometimes can be crampy or vague.You can also have discomfort after eating with increased belching,early satiety,upper abdominal fullness,nausea,and sometimes vomiting.Type I hiatal hernia pain feels like reflux/heartburn.Larger hernias can cause nausea, retching, and fullness after eating ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A few: Usually chest pain and pressure, associated with the inability to eat, and / or vomiting. The vomiting is frequently in the form wretching without liquid or good coming up, or "dry heaves". Could also be vomiting blood. This represents an emergency, life threatening situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Typically, only large hiatal hernias cause symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, chest pain, feeling full quickly, and fatigue due to anemia from ulcers. Diagnosis can be made with an upper GI contrast study. Treatment is surgical repair, best done by a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proper diagnosis: A hiatal hernia simply means the stomach is a bit higher above the diaphragm than what is expected. It does not cause symptoms in and of itself. Reflux of stomach acid into the foodpipe (esophageal reflux) can cause heartburn in which case use of weight loss, antacids and elevation of the torso in the bed is advised. Only after these fail should a drug such as Omeprazole be considered. ...Read more
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