I have a hernia in my stomach and I have found that I am having serious bouts of heart burn. Are both conditions related?

Maybe. There are however many people with gerd and no hiatal hernia, and many with large hiatal hernias and no gerd. Treatment is the same unless the hernia is large (paraesophageal) - lifestyle changes, medications, endoscopic or surgical procedures. Hope this helps!
Yes, You could probably have a hiatal hernia that permits acid to regurgitate in the esophagus. U need to se and gastro-entomologist as chronic acid reflux is not healthy for the esophagus, your voice box as well as your lungs. See the dr. Asap!

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I have a hiatal hernia I have been having bad heart burn all day I feel like the acid from my stomach is at the beginning of my throat not going down?

Relux workup. Gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) disease is caused from numerous factors. Some to consider: alcohol and tobacco use, diet, anatomy (hiatal hernia), obesity, and medications. Work up with endocsopy, ph (acid test) probe, xrays (upper gi), and possible manometry (pressure tests) are necessary. Treatment begins with medication and lifestyle changes. Read more...
GERD. You have described gerd well. Work with your GI doctor to get long term relief of your symptoms. Read more...

Is heart burn & globus sensation a sign of a hital hernia? Or more likely acid reflux.

Not really . While it could be a symptom of GERD, other conditions exist that would present in similar fashion. Emperic trials of acid suppressant -few weeks and close follow up- advised. If symptoms still- an imaging modality is needed, i.e. Barium swallow, endoscopy with manometry, CT with Oral contrast of neck/chest and abdomen etc. Increase in the size of left atrium may cause globus sensation too. See Doc. Read more...
GERD. Heart burn & globus sensation can be in both Hiatal Hernia and Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disorder(GERD) Other symptoms of Hiatal Hernia are- bloated feeling after eating, belching, difficulty swallowing, chest or abdominal pain, vomiting blood or passing black stools or shortness of breath. See Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis, discuss endoscopy; have Treatment. See Psychiatrist for stress. Read more...

I have hiatal hernia 4cm an grade reflux A! some dr says get surgery some not because I never have heart burn! I am confused what to do! Please help me!

Benefit vs. risk. How'd you even know that you have a HH & then get so much info? Did you ever have symptoms like heartburn, nausea, vomiting, stomach bleeding / ulcers? While 4 cm is a generous size, if you're not having symptoms, then weigh any (future) benefit of surgery with the risks of surgery (anesthesia, bleeding, infection, complications) which go up with age. Talk to the doc who knows you best. Good luck! Read more...

Can GI doctors do test for hiatal hernia and how do I tell them I would like that checked. Heart burn with nausea right upper abdo. Pain dizziness

Yes. If you are having reflux symptoms, hiatal hernia is a common finding. It can sometimes be detected on an UGI or can be seen if an EGD/upper endoscopy is deemed necessary. How do you tell them - just tell them your concerns, your symptoms, and that you think you have a hiatal hernia and would like to be checked for that. Very simple. Just be honest. Read more...
Talk to your GI. Talk to your GI doctor and give your symptoms in detail. If s/he finds an indication to check for hiatal hernia,it will be recommended. HH does cause heartburn.The right upper abdominal pain and dizziness should not be caused by a hiatal hernia. Best wishes. Read more...

I have had pain in my abdomen today & stringy dark stools also over the last couple of months quite a lot of acid heart burn?

See a doc. Sound potentially a little concerning, though likely nothing worrisome but need to be sure it's not a partial colon obstruction, with bleeding see a doctor, have you stoll tested for blood, lab test to assure you are not anemic and if indicated may need a colonoscopy good luck and give me a follow up ..... Read more...

I have mild IBS and an hour ago I ate a large dinner and ate it too fast and my stomach is cramping and a little heart burn, how do I get better?

Have patience. As uncomfortable as this may feel right now, it should improve in short order, and may just be related to the ingestion of that meal as opposed to the IBS history. Give it a little time, and you should be fine. If, however, you start to throw up or have diarrhea, then you may want to see a local doctor. Read more...