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Hitial Hernia And Celiac Disease

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Hi All-

At the same time I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I was also diagnosed with a hitial hernia. Does anyone else on the board have hitial hernia? My doctor told me that I shouldnt feel anything, but i do feel a sharp pain every once in a while right under my rib cage. Im wondering if that is a common symptom. Especially since my doctor told me I shouldnt feel anything.

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I have one and it doesn't seem to give me any problems at all.

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me too. plus most of my team of middle-aged women also have one, all of us with no noticeable problems.

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Do you have symptoms of GERD along with the hernia? Could those be causing the pain issues? Well prior to my Celiac diagnosis I was found to have a medium-sized sliding hiatus hernia. It was causing me all sorts of problems with GERD because my esophageal sphincter couldn't close properly and PPIs did not solve the problem of pain and damage from the acid to my esophagus. I ended up having to have surgery to repair it (procedure is called nissan fundoplication) and it solved my GERD issues and repaired the hernia. The recovery from the surgery (it was keyhole so "minimally invasive") was MUCH tougher than I had expected so if it is suggested as an option to you make sure you are prepared for several weeks of recovery time.

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I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and treated for GERD, in the midst of which I was diagnosed celiac.

PPIs never helped me, and while I still struggle with acid reflux, taking probiotics and supplementing my stomach acid has vastly improved my condition.

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I have one and it causes me a significant amount of GERD issues. I can often feel discomfort right over that area.

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I have one too. I don't know if it's from Celiac..or bearing down during child birth, or some other cause? It seems like they find them while doing CT scans for other complaints fairly often? On occasion mine spasms and pushes outwards. Once I masage and push on it, it goes back where it belongs.

I've read that they can contribute to GERD.

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I was diagnosed with a small hiatal hernia. Mine only bothers me if I eat foods I'm allergic too. While I was pregnant it really bothered me. What I feel is my stomach up in my chest or diaphragm. It's very uncomfortable. ALOT of people have mentioned jumping up and down on a trampoline but I've never tried that. I go to the chiropractors and she adjusts it. I also get heart palpitations which some people say can be from the pressure of the hernia.

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Or from the pressure of the bloating on the heart and lungs. :rolleyes:

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