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Schatzki Ring Hiatal Hernia
Schatzki ring hiatal hernia gerd-sphinter don't work had dialation x'3 in 6mth period last one was yesterday on meds am i candidate for fundilplcation
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
Have GERD hiatal hernia had dialation xs 3 in 6month been on several meds only help awhile also have schatzki ring would i benefit the fundoloplicatio?
Maybe: Need a more complete picture of symptoms, size of hiatal hernia, and general medical condition. The ring has nothing to do with hernia or GERD. After anatomic & physiologic testing, you may be a candidate for an endoscopic procedure such as Stretta, or a surgical fundoplication. Gastric bypass is even an option in obese patients also considering weight loss surgery. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have just been told I have a sliding hiatus hernia, Schatzki b-ring and oesophageal dysmobility. can you please explain this?
Muscle spasm: Hiatal hernia can cause spasm secondary to reflux and later enough scar tissue from the burning of the acid or enough spasm in the muscle of the esophagus can cause the ring which is a structure that might need to be dilated. The motility problem either secondary to the reflux or could be related to stress or some other etiology . It can cause problem swallowing . No surgery for that . Good luck ...Read more
I have GERD hiatal hernia schatzki ring have had diation x3 in 6 mnth period what kinda surgery would help tired of all the pain?
Schatzki ring: Dilation of your esophagus every 2 months times 3, and your symptoms persist, is concerning. You need more diagnostic testing, and a surgery consult in order to determine what option will be best for you. Barrett's changes, esophageal manometry, a contrast swallow study should be considered. Okay to ask your GI doc for a referral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: These types of hernias won't fix themselves, but really are not dangerous or need treatment. They are fixed during operations performed for reflux disease, But otherwise just left alone. They can get larger over the years, but there's no specific activities or diet to avoid to prevent this. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
X-RAY, Endoscopy,etc: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter the abdominal cavity. This commonly leads to the stomach "yo-yo-ing" up into the chest, which may cause gerd (reflux). This can be seen by ct scan and by upper endoscopy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scope vs X-ray: There are multiple ways to make this diagnosis, but the most common ways are upper endoscopy (a camera inserted into your mouth and stomach) or some type of x-ray. Often you will drink a dye and have an "esophagram" test. Ct scans can often show large hiatal hernias as well, but may not show a small one. Talk to your doctor to see what's best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown: The hiatus is the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to go from the chest to the abdominal cavity. A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this opening thru which the stomach can slip up into the chest. This is found in 15% of people & rarely causes symptoms. It is unclear if this develops before birth and/or develops in response to elevated abdominal pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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