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- Jan 15, 2011
iv had one since I was a freshman in highschool. never had it repaired and its never seemed to bother me much. I did have a herniated navel fixed though. in less its bothering you itl prob be ok
My pops has dealt with this for as long as I can remember. He’s had multiple surgeries. Shoot me a pm - I will see Dad tomorrow and find out more info. I feel for you man. I know that is miserable. After I got out of the hospital I was having a hard time eating. When I would eat it felt like food wouldn’t go all the way down. Pop said that was one of the symptoms he would get and I know at least one of his surgeries were to alleviate this. But he dealt with a slew of other issues because of HH.
Anyone have any knowledge of this or ever had surgery for it?
Here's a pic of mine. Considered moderately large. I attribute it to many years of powerlifting, specifically deadlifting. GI doc who ordered the barium swallow says they're not uncommon in strength athletes. Pantoprazole/daily and not eating after 9pm keeps my reflux under control. I put bricks under the head of my bed posts and do my best to sleep on my left side.
GI surgeon said there are various surgical fixes but only a 50-75% success rate. Told me they're doing a procedure in Japan where they implant magnets around/above the herniated esophageal sphincter. Biggest longterm concern with Hiatal Hernia is espohageal errosion due to acid reflux and esophageal cancer.
Are you belching loudly all day? I had to cover my mouth for an entire plane ride last week so the person next to me didn't think something was seriously wrong.
No belching. Just this kinda chronic dry cough and frequent upper resp infections. I'd wake up at night coughing so bad like I had battery acid in my lungs! Many get severe heartburn...I'm not one of them.
The GI surgeon warned that continuing to train heavy was a contraindication to a successfull long term repair. My deadlift is sub #650 at around 198 lbs...I love training too much to stop powerlifting all together so I opted out thinking I'd get it done in 5-10 years.
Simethicone will help with your gas.
I don't have any of these symptoms actually. No gas or coughing at all. Just belching non stop and feeling like something is trapped in my throat. To be fair, I'm only assuming it's a hiatal hernia based on google skills and other's experiences online. I will read up on that enzyme product. Regular digestive enzymes have done nothing helpful.
I'd get an endoscopic exam like Maldorf did just to be on the safe side. Feeling like somethings stuck in your throat at least warrants seeing a GI doc.