Patient Comments: Hiatal Hernia - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your hiatal hernia?

Comment from: goingcrazy, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 06

I am at my wits end. I am absolutely miserable. I had my gallbladder removed seven months ago, in which the doctors told me that my pain that I am experiencing will go away, but it has not. Seven months later, I have been diagnosed with a "small" hiatal hernia. Because of my gallbladder removal, I have done the low fat diets, antacids, etc. I am in pain constantly regardless of what I eat, how much, how little, and even hurt when I don't eat. Something has to be done. Serious pain going on here

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Comment from: johno, 45-54 (Patient) Published: August 17

I had major surgery in 2011 for Hartman's reversal and as the months have gone by the pain in my chest gets worse i have always had a gastric stomach, and always took nizatidine tabs, but in hospital they changed them to esomeprazole, but I have an ileostomy and these tabs are making it loose. I thought maybe it is not a gastric stomach may be it is a hiatus hernia.

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Comment from: oldticker, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 07

I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation several years ago and recently read a report showing a connection between hiatal hernias and atrial fibrillation symptoms.

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Comment from: majorgator2, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 05

I feel a tingling sensation on the left side of my stomach that sometimes turns into a spasm. One morning I had a severe stomach ache and twice I have had what I thought was the stomach virus but maybe was due to the hernia because once I vomited several times I was fine. I just feel bloated any time I eat and my stomach burns.

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Comment from: Avi, (Patient) Published: September 21

Not sure how long I have been having this hiatal hernia, but this was diagnosed only eight months ago when I had severe abdominal pain, mostly below my ribs on the left. I had to go to the emergency room in the hospital where I was treated with an injection. I started feeling better after a few hours. Recently, I had similar pain, and again, I got treated with an injection. Sometimes the pain is so severe, I feel as if I am having heart problems, but I know that's not the case because my ECG came back normal.

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Comment from: Angie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 21

I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and the pain is so unbearable! I have tight cramping right under my sternum that goes around to the lower pelvic area and lower back. I am being bounced from my family doctor to a gastro specialist and then back to my family doctor, then to my pain doctor and now to a gynecologist! I'm just looking for some kind of pain relief!

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Comment from: connect, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 08

I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. When lying on my back I have a huge lump that appears just where the esophagus would meet the stomach. Lately every time I swallow I get a sharp pain in that same area.

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Comment from: cindy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

Ive been on Nexium for about 9 years. After the removal of my gallbladder. I now have been diagnosed with hiatal hernia...bloating is unbearabl, I can't even wear a bra...I've now been put on a different drug and am hoping to have the symptoms alleviated.

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Comment from: 65-74 (Patient) Published: June 10

I have tried taking two Alka Seltzer when in the midst of a painful attack and in about 30 minutes the pain subsides. I have tried this on three occasions and it has worked each time.

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