Re: Hiatal hernia
My name is Lori and I have your exact problems! I first was told I had reflux
after my first endoscopy at age 32 with just burning sensations. Then I went to get the incision less surgery to repair the reflux problem and had a second endoscopy. The doctor said that he saw a Hiatal Hernia and if medications didn't help then I should get laparoscopic surgery. At that time my stomach had a piercing pain and my throat was on fire as well as a lump feeling in my throat! I made the appointment to have the surgery but, everything just stopped. I met a general surgeon where I worked and he said that I should have a second opinion before I had surgery. He told me that it is very rare to have the pain that I was experiencing. He said that it could be a gallstone. So, I had a second endoscopy and was told that everything was great! No, Hiatal Hernia, no erosion of the esophagus, no cancer , no acid, no reflux, no gallstones after the ultrasound and that maybe it was IBS. I later saw a wellness doctor that tested me for H. Pylori and was positive. I took antibiotics 2 weeks and all the pain went away. I retested negative 4 months later. I was so, happy. Now here it is 6 months later and it all started over Again! I have the lump in my throat, the burning in my throat and now 2 days ago the stomach pain started again. I've decided to have one my test done to see the hiatal hernia and to have the laparoscopic surgery. It is so intense. Sitting at the computer hunched over makes it worse. Lying down is much better. I to have lost 12 lbs. this past week in a half. from just eating soup. I'm fraid to eat more solid foods as they seem to make me choke a little and feel like they stick in my throat. I've heard that weight gain can cause a hiatal hernia and I started early menopause at age 37 and went from 110 lbs. to 138 lbs in 6 years because of it. Now im down to 128 lbs. Because I can't eat a lot of noramal foods. I read an blog about a women who had the laparoscopic surgery and it even shows her scars, which were five incisions about 5mm long, so tiny. And they looked so, good. I did have a surgeon say that surgery is the last opinion but, scar tissue can sometimes be more painful than a hernia. I cannot live like this so, im making an appointment to go through the laparoscopic surgery this week. I hope all is well with you.
Last edited by mod85; 08-03-2014 at 05:02 PM.