Will they repair my Hiatus Hernia?

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Bcolt
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   Posted 11/10/2012 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 19. I have had GERD since I was a kid. I throw up on a daily basis, get really bad heartburn, which makes me feel like crying most of the time. When I was younger I never understood why I threw up so much and why everyone thought it was so weird. It took me years to convince a doctor to even explore what was wrong.

I have had an endoscopy, which diagnosed my hernia, I had a PH monitor stomach test, which showed about 250 something reflux episodes,50 something of which were on the high scale, an Esophageal manometry and as of 2 days ago a Barium Swallow.

During my Barium Swallow, I only refluxed once.

I have a meeting with my doctor in 2 weeks to discuss whether I can get surgery or not.
Do you think they will repair my hernia based on those results?

I am somewhat concerned about the effects of such regular reflux, such as Barretts Esophagus etc.

couchtater
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   Posted 11/10/2012 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like they should. You sound like you need it.
Joy
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opnwhl4
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   Posted 11/11/2012 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Bcolt-

Welcome to Healing Well.

If you get the surgery, they will fix the HH too. It is a big part of making the wrap work right.

Take care,
Bill
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#3 on 8/24/11

Bcolt
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   Posted 11/12/2012 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, But if you had a Nissen Fundoplication, did your doctor suggest it or did you have to convince him?
What are the chances they will give it to me?

couchtater
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   Posted 11/12/2012 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
if you need it they will fix it at the same time
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

opnwhl4
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   Posted 11/12/2012 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
It is basically part of the nissen. If the HH isn't brought into normal the nissen won't work correctly.

Bill
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#3 on 8/24/11
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