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HELP!!! Hiatal Hernia--just discovered!!

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Old 08-26-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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HELP!!! Hiatal Hernia--just discovered!!

My husband had a CT scan for kidney stones. The radiologist's report stated that my husband has a small hiatal hernia but there is thickening and/or immflamation near it. He recommended a visual scope to rule out malignancy. When my husband saw this he freaked out. Possible malignancy???? He hasn't had any symptoms or problems. Has anyone else had a simular story? What was the outcome?

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Old 08-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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Re: HELP!!! Hiatal Hernia--just discovered!!

Hiatal hernias are very common. Unlike other types of hernias, they don't necessarily require surgical treatment unless they produce troublesome symptoms.

The inflammation is most probably a sign of heartburn or acid damage, which may be the result of the hernia. Malignancy is pretty unlikely, especially since he doesn't have symptoms such as trouble swallowing.

Get the scope, but don't worry. I really doubt anything serious will be found.

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