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Hiatus Hernia Symptoms Belching
Maybe: First line therapy would be acid blocking medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors. If those do not work surgery to correct the hernia may be needed. Given that you are young, i'd consider surgery sooner than later as we are just learning some of the long term issues with chronic anti acid medication. One example is increased osteoporosis due to decreased calcium absorption. ...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 chronic excess throat clearing, excess burping, no heartburn. Gastroscopy showed sliding hiatus hernia, is Laryngopharyngeal reflux likely?
LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx. It is possible you may have this. See an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
I have no acid reflux symptoms except for I can burp nonstop. Recently I've noticed a sensation of shortness of breath. Hiatal hernia??
GERD: The belching and substernal symptoms with shortness of breath are findings seen in many cases of reflex esophagitis and hiatal hernia. Inflammation of lower esophagus is frequently associated with shortness of breath due to substernal extension of the inflammation. Omeprazole is used to treat these symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux. ...Read more
I can feel water splashing just below sternum when lying down. Also have belching when getting up and constant gurgling. Is it a hiatal hernia?
SOUND LIKE IT:
THE WATER SPLASHING SOUND IS THE SOUND OF FLUID IN YOUR STOMACH THAT PART OF IT HAD HERNIATED UP TO YOUR CHEST
yes it is a hiatal hernia
avoid tight cloths
avoid late meal and snaks
/sleep with your head up 30-40 degree
eat multiple small meals
avoid coffee, chocolate, peppermint
take medication like prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole)
see a doctor for proper treatment ...Read more
Have a belching problem doctor wants me on a non wheat and no foods with milk help its a delma don't know what product I can eat migh be hiatal hernia?
Good point: There are many causes for belching. A no wheat no milk diet can be an unnecessary inconvenience unless you are intolerant of gluten and lactose. Have tests been done to rule out other causes? If you have reflux esophagitis, sometimes called a hiatal hernia, there are more effective eats to solve your problem. Discuss this with your doctor, please, and good luck! ...Read more
I have a hiatal hernia and take omeprazole. I am having awful chest and back pain/pressure with fullness and belching. Should I call my pcp?
YES: You should definitely notify your doctor of these symptoms. One form of hiatal hernia allows the stomach to enter the chest alongside the esophagus (paraesophageal.) some patient so afflicted may twist their stomach and lead to serious consequences. So, please, notify your doctor. In the meantime, eat smaller meals, avoid carbonation, and don't recline soon after eating. ...Read more
Can diverticulitis cause headache nausea and belching. I have these a lot. Have diverticulosis, ulcers, hiatal hernia. Gallblader was 33% on hida scan.
Nausea & belching: More likely come from ulcers & hiatal hernia than from diverticulosis. Ejection fraction on hida scan varies according to source: some give 30-35%; others give 35-75%. R u being treated for the ulcers & probable reflux from hiatal hernia? If not, see doc for rx: h2 blockers like zantac (ranitidine) or better, proton pump inhibitors like prilosec/prevacid/protonix; dos may also rx 1 of those + 2 antibiotics. ...Read more
Have nausea/ belching after eating fried chicken nuggets and fried foods. Hida scan was 33%. Could it be gallbladder? Also have ulcers, hiatal hernia.
What's d best way to find, I'm having a hiatal hernia? Endoscopy normal. Freq belching, acid reflux, sensation behind breast bone, bloating, breathing prob.
Localized burning pain in stomach (just on small area), belching, feels like food coming back up my throat. This happens after I eat. Ulcer, hiatal hernia?
Have hiatal hernia. Had pain below ribcage (front) & in my back & burping after heavy lifting last night. Feeling fine now. Anything to watch for?
Yes: You need to make sure that your stomach didn't go into your chest. See your doctor. ...Read more
I have esophagitis and hiatal hernia. I have a irritating burping problem that happens after I eat. Usually a short burp. How do I cure it? Thank you
Medication: If you have known esophagitis and a hiatal hernia then likely you are already are on a medication like Protonix or Nexium (esomeprazole). If not, this kind of medication, known as a proton pump inhibitor, can be helpful. Eating more slowly and smaller, more frequent meals may help the burping after eating. If symptoms can be controlled with medication many times surgery for the hiatal hernia is not necessary ...Read more
Chest is itchy inside, burping all the time, I have a hiatal hernia woulf acid cause itchy skin or chest, and what can I do to prevent acid?
Which procedure would allow me vomit and burp regarding a hiatal hernia surgery with wrap? Tourpet or a dor? I am afraid of a complete 360
Is the most tested and the Gold standard
It not the Procedure but the ONE who performs the procedure that counts
Mecca = USc Demester Group ...Read more
I have a hiatal hernia and in addition to upper abdominal pain, burning, burping, etc my lower abdomen is very bloated. Is that common with a hernia?
Not likely HHrelated: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more
44 fem anxty/panic hiatal hernia center chest pain in betw breast reflux burping EKG chest X-ray labs all good. 40mg Prilosec worried about cause?
The hiatal hernia: This type of hernia causes the reflux. If you're happy with your symptom control on the prilosec, it's ok to continue, but that drug causes oseoporosis, pneumonia, and gastric polyps. As young as you are, I recommend you consider having the hiatal hernia repaired by a surgeon, which ends your reflux for good. Also, if you have "asthma", this may be the reflux and an operation can cure that too. ...Read more
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 more
None: A small sliding hiatal hernia cannot be attributed to any symptoms. Not even reflux, as many people without a hernia have reflux, and many people with hernias do not have reflux. If the hernia enlarges, it could cause difficulty eating, intermittent chest pain and pressure, and ulcers with/without anemia. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Do I need to control diet with a small hiatus hernia if no symptoms at all are present? 23yo 124lbs. Ty
No but: No but use common sense when you are eating, specially the spicy and the greasy food. ...Read more
What are the chances of my small hiatus hernia growing in the future. No symptoms at the moment. 23yo and worried.?
Very low: Small hiatal hernias are very common, not dangerous, and usually don't grow to be large hiatal hernias, which are also known as paraesophageal hernias. Don't worry about this one however. Enjoy life! I hope this helps. ...Read more
I feel my angina is getting worse (seem to get pain more quickly on exertion). I also have a hiatus hernia. So one symptom could be masking the other.
Don't ignore angina: Unstable angina is very treatable. Contact cardiologist stat. ...Read more
Got an small hiatus hernia. 24yo no symptoms at all. Will are the chances of it growing with age. I have stopped all heavy lifting and watch my diet.?
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 more
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 more
What to do if I have a hiatus hernia and read this case report could this happen to me if had similar symptoms?
Depends: Case reports are just that. Don't take everything you read literally. Most people with hiatal hernias have little to no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, pain, nausea, vomitting, bleeding, etc., see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
I have a small hiatus hernia with no symptoms at all. I quit heavy lifting at the gym completely. Will my hernia grow? 25yo 60kg
Unlikely: Hiatal hernias are often incidental findings and don't usually require monitoring. It would be unlikely it would grow. ...Read more