Patient Comments: Hiatal Hernia - Type

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Please describe your experience with sliding hiatal hernia. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Heather, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I had this operation 18 months ago and no longer have the symptoms associated with a hiatal hernia and GERD but instead I have swapped them for severe bloating and debilitating flatulence to the extent that my social life is now nonexistent. I have become lactose and gluten intolerant which may not be related but occurred during the early recovery stages and remain to this day. I wish I had not had the operation as my pre-surgery symptoms were far easier to live with than those I have now.

Comment from: Deon, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 25

I had similar hiatal hernia symptoms with shortness of breath and chest pain. My chest felt tight and I also had pain just on the left off my nipple, sometimes on the right side but more on the left, and also sore throat. I have been given pantoprazole and Ranclav 40 mg. He also said I have GERD and I tested positive for Helicobacter pylori. I am still feeling awful.

Comment from: Erica Ruth , 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 24

I have had a sliding hiatal hernia for many years. For the first 10 years I had no real symptoms unless I moved heavy items and I got heartburn. I had an endoscopy and a 2 cm hernia was found. Last 5 years or so I have suffered daily nausea, never actually vomiting, and now and again a cough. The nausea gets me down big time! I am trying apple cider vinegar with the mother, diluted a lot with warm water. It seems to be helping. I also take omeprazole and cyclizine.

Comment from: Jane, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 30

My sliding hiatal hernia caused bleeding Cameron lesions which in turn caused severe anemia. The need for repair was undeniable. I had resigned myself to sweeping lifestyle changes due to fundoplication surgery when I discovered that a nearby doctor did Linx magnetic sphincter surgery. I'm at day 5, have no GERD, no pain or vomiting and am on a full regular diet! I ate half a chicken sandwich for lunch! Now, I am looking forward to a real life without the complications of the large hiatal hernia.

Comment from: Adhyfa , 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 03

I have been suffering with acid reflux and heartburns last 4 to 5 years. I had been prescribed antacids like Omiz, etc., and have been taking them since long every day sometimes 1 and at times 2 a day. If I stop consuming them for more than just 3 days, horrible reflux, heartburn, nausea and severe headaches commence and I am forced to return back to taking antacids. I have been having difficulty swallowing, and chest pain since past few months (almost thought I had a cardiac arrest last month but diagnosed severe inflammation probably due to the hiatal hernia). I had an endoscopy done last month and was diagnosed with hiatal hernia (a small one though). Though reviews on post Nissen fundoplication surgery are quiet disheartening, my surgeon suggests, since the hernia is still small the percentage of success is very high. I am scheduled for the surgery on 7th April 2018. Wish me best of luck!

Comment from: Kumaran, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 14

One week back I had surgery for a large hiatal hernia. Again heartburn and throat irritation are coming back.

Comment from: ciara, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I have a sliding hiatal hernia and reflux esophagitis grade 1. I'm planning on going to a chiropractor. I have awful anxiety and panic attacks as this is just new to me.

Comment from: Momlawyer, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 25

I had surgery for sliding hiatal hernia 6 months ago. Prior to the surgery I had none of the normal symptoms. Rather mine was discovered during a bout of pneumonia. I now have such bad acid reflux that I can't exercise, burp when I pass gas and when I have a bowel movement. I assume it was done too loosely and I will have to have it redone. This was not told to me as a possibility, before the surgery.

Comment from: Neicey, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 30

I was diagnosed with a small hernia after endoscopy. I had pain in upper quadrant under ribcage. The doctor prescribed a medicine and it works great. Just a little drowsiness until you get used to it.

Comment from: Shirley, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 14

I have had a hiatal hernia for years. Recently I got an endoscopy. My gastroenterologist told me the hole had gotten bigger and that the only alternative would be to have surgery. My primary doctor told me I have a sliding hiatal hernia and also said surgery is the only thing that helps.

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Comment from: leda, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 28

I am not sure if I have sliding hiatal hernia but every time I eat I have heartburn or I hurt between my breasts and my stomach feels overfilled no matter how much I eat, no matter what I eat too.

Comment from: retired, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 11

I have GERD and am always coughing up a white liquid type of foam, and of course when I get an infection the white foam turns to green. The coughing is once in a while, not always.

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