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   Posted 9/18/2013 4:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Is it possible for a hernia to be missed on an endoscopy and can the Manometry test pick up on there being a hernia ?


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   Posted 9/18/2013 5:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Maria,

I have a 3cm hernia which they could not find on endoscopy but did find it on the barium swallow - I think the barium swallow is the better test. A manometry will only show the hernia if it is in an up position at the time you have the test so is not as reliable as the barium swallow.
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   Posted 9/18/2013 5:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, GC1pink

Thanks for your reply. That's really useful to know. I've had an endoscopy and a Manometry test but nothing showed up. I also had a CT scan. Maybe I need a barium swallow as I do feel that as my symptoms started out of the blue then there must have been something that triggered them.
I was reading someone else's thread who said her symptoms started out of the blue and 5 years later it was found that she had a hernia.


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   Posted 9/18/2013 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Maria, I hope you can get a proper diagnosis soon! I know what it if feels like to be searching for your own answers. I did that for years, too. It's difficult, we think we might be crazy sometimes when doctors tell us apparently there is not a physical problem causing the symptoms we experience.

I have had a hiatal hernia for many, many years - it always showed up on endoscopy and chest ct scans. I wonder if you have one of those sliding types that go up and back again. Also, many people have hiatal hernias that never experience any type of issues related to it.

I have another comment, though. Many times, adults that normally eat all types of foods are fine, then they start experiencing trouble that gets worse over time. It turns out they have gained an intolerance to a certain type of food. For me, it is corn - all forms of it, high fructose corn syrup is my enemy. For others it might be dairy products. For some it might be gluten.

While you are advocating for yourself with getting a proper diagnosis, you could try an elimination type diet. I don't have a link to one, but possibly someone else on this site could help with that.

Good luck! Take care and keep pushing for the proper diagnosis.

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   Posted 9/18/2013 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for your reply. I was thinking that if I had a hernia then it would be the sliding type. Just thought that as my symptoms came on very suddenly with a lot of abdominal pain that then turned into acid reflux then something caused it. Just wanted to know if the hernia could possibly be missed on the endoscopy and ct scan.

How do people go about getting sliding hernias diagnosed or is entirely hit and miss ?


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   Posted 9/18/2013 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Great link to learn about dx a hernia..........
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