Re: "Burping/Growling" noise - hiatal hernia?
Thanks for your reply. I went to the GI doc a couple of weeks ago and she sort of blew off this symptom. I pressed her a bit because she ignored it the first time I mentioned it. When I asked again, she said "It's probably just gas." I'm not satisfied with that answer, but I don't have another answer at this point. I had blood work done to rule out problems with my pancreas and spleen, and it all came back normal, so she does feel fairly sure that the left upper quadrant issues I'm having are from the hiatal hernia. Just yesterday I did some cardio and afterward suffered from really bothersome gurgling/belching in that spot for about 30 minutes afterward. Like you, I've also noticed it happening when I drink water. I've also developed really bad reflux with a sore throat and inflamed taste buds on the back of my tongue, so I'm guessing this is a sign the hernia has gotten bigger. Prescription meds aren't working for me (I think they're making it worse), so I don't know what the solution is.