I had endoscopy done and had a question.

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mirandadawn
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   Posted 4/7/2010 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
They found a hiatal hernia... but they didn't say where and they took few samples said be within few days.

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   Posted 4/8/2010 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
A HH is usually positioned right above the diaphragm.
My surgeon said a lot of people are born with a HH. They only bother us when they become enlarged.

Joy

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   Posted 4/8/2010 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah kind of scared though because I think mine might be in my throat and might what if it would get enlarge or something die or something. I will know more whenever go to the doctor . He also took pieces stuff and sent them away see find anything else.

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   Posted 4/8/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Sampling is normal in any EGD test. Just a precaution.

HH are rarely in the upper throat area, those are know as sliding HH.

I had an aunt who's HH was almost as big as her stomach. She had bad heartburn, but she didn't die from it.

Don't worry it will make you feel worse. Listen to some Zen music, it will relax you.

Joy

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   Posted 4/8/2010 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes--look up information here or on Net about Hernias. Sliding are most common. Almost 1 in 3 people have them. Most don't cause any problems--but for many they can enlarge (slide) and contribute to LES dis-function which in turn leads to GERD problems. I have one, medium size. Usually start causing problems when you carry extra weigh, have extra stress and anxiety, wear tight clothing, you strain (like heavy weigh lifting), bad posture if you are seated at a desk all day, etc. etc. They can also enlarge from a fall or other injury as a result of an accident or sport.

Although there is no cure for HH other than a surgery (like Nissen Fundo and related)--and even that might be temporary... I have discovered a number of ways to relieve HH induced GERD. There are tricks that can help you manipulate and move your hernia down. I didn't think that they would ever work, but boy was I ever surprised. Look for "massage and hiatal hernia" on google and youtube. On YouTube there is a Chiro that goes into great detail on self-massage techniques. Otherwise you can look up a Chiro or Physical Therapist skilled in direct muscle manipulation.

One "trick" that seems to work well for me is drinking a full bottle of warm water first thing in the morning. Warm water seems to help my stomach to relax a bit. Anyways you then stand on your tippy toes and drop to your feet sharply or jump down from a step or two (what I do). The jolt and the weight of the water seems to help your HH drop. Anyways--I know it sounds weird but that and the massages seem to working for me greatly over the past 2 weeks. All things being equal, I have started to reduce my medicine.

Note I am NOT a doctor, just offering up my personal experiences. Good Luck! MM turn

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   Posted 4/9/2010 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Relax first and primary wait for the test results and then work with your doctor to find a way to heal. Stressing on this will only make things work. You have come to a place where there is alot of experience understanding and in some cases answers. Try eating smaller meals and avoid anything spicy. A nice warm cup of chamomile tea can go a long way in not only easing the GERD but also the stress.
 
Keep talking to us
 
 
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mirandadawn
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   Posted 4/9/2010 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
thing that scares me the most is that my teeth been breaking off and declaying and my teeth thinks its from acid. But my gasterogist said if it is nothing he can about it cuz on best medicine which is nexium . I hated it because just spend 5 thousand or more getting them fix by getting all broke ones fill in look normal and tons of root canals. Just scare cuz I don't have tons of money keep spending on getting them fix and had get 6 jaw teeth cut out to...Just wish find something causing it and prevent happening again. Thanks for the help..

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   Posted 4/9/2010 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
your acid reflux could be eating your teeth's enamel.

I'd change doctors and ask about the surgery.

joy

mirandadawn
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   Posted 4/9/2010 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I ask about that and they said not 100% or guarnette fix it or whatever

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   Posted 4/9/2010 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Have you had any surgery lately?  Some people's teeth get injured in surgery.
 
Kitt
 
 

mirandadawn
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   Posted 4/9/2010 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
no I haven't

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   Posted 4/10/2010 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering what this surgery was that you posted on 4/09/2010 ?




Mirandadawn said...

Other day I had surgery and my man notice whenever looking at heart moniter on the screen that my heart miss a beat or something and everynow and then jumps out of my chest and feels like going in circles and then hold on my chest cuz it scares me and I don't know what it could be. cuz I already have mitral value prolapse

mirandadawn
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   Posted 4/10/2010 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
endoscopy but sometimes i call it a surgery whenever my man say it isn't . but before the produre that it started doing that been doing that for few months...
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