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My husband was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia taking nexium, (esomeprazole) but he is losing weight, loss of appetite, and sleeps a lot could this be more then a herni?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Talk with your doc

Great question.
When belly pain or any changes in our digestion are also associated with losing weight, it increases our level of our concern. If we feel bad, eat less, we will often lose weight. *but* it's important to check out other things too and make sure it's not the more worrisome things. Good for you!

In brief: Talk with your doc

Great question.
When belly pain or any changes in our digestion are also associated with losing weight, it increases our level of our concern. If we feel bad, eat less, we will often lose weight. *but* it's important to check out other things too and make sure it's not the more worrisome things. Good for you!
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sick at Ft. Bragg

Get him to his doctor at his outlying primary care clinic or at womack army medical center..
..He needs to have an upper endoscopy and a thorough work up. Ask for them to rule out sleep apnea as well! good luck from former active duty family physician at joel health clinic. If you happen to be assigned to joel clinic ask for ms. Peoples and tell her dr. Mitchell sent you.

In brief: Sick at Ft. Bragg

Get him to his doctor at his outlying primary care clinic or at womack army medical center..
..He needs to have an upper endoscopy and a thorough work up. Ask for them to rule out sleep apnea as well! good luck from former active duty family physician at joel health clinic. If you happen to be assigned to joel clinic ask for ms. Peoples and tell her dr. Mitchell sent you.
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Dr. Scott Mitchell
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Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Anemia can cause these problems which may be secondary to occult bleeding.
He should get stool occult blood and if positive should get a upper and lower endoscopy.

In brief: Maybe

Anemia can cause these problems which may be secondary to occult bleeding.
He should get stool occult blood and if positive should get a upper and lower endoscopy.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Dr. Emil Shakov
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery

In brief: Paraesophageal

Large hiatal hernias, also known as a paraesophageal hernia, can cause the symptoms.
These types of hernias can also cause anemia from a occult bleeding from something known as cameron's erosions. These hernias are usually diagnosed with upper G.I. Contrast study and endoscopy.

In brief: Paraesophageal

Large hiatal hernias, also known as a paraesophageal hernia, can cause the symptoms.
These types of hernias can also cause anemia from a occult bleeding from something known as cameron's erosions. These hernias are usually diagnosed with upper G.I. Contrast study and endoscopy.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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