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Size of Hiatal Hernia
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Size of Hiatal Hernia
I have known for over two years that I had a hiatal hernia but found out after another endoscopy/dilitation yesterday that the hernia is 1 to 1 1/2 inches.  My doctor didn't say whether that was small, large, etc. so I'm just curious if anyone can answer that for me.  I'm assuming it's small because I don't have to follow up with him for 30 days and he didn't indicate any concerns to my husband.

Thanks in advance!
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I have a hiatus hernia as well, but it's 3 cm. Do you have any symptoms?  I have had chronic reflux for a year, which I know have relatively controlled, meaning it's not getting worse, but it's there every day, every hour.

What about you?

Andy
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Mine is 5cm. I take 80ml of Prelosec plus 40mg Pepcid. But I still have chest pains and heartburn. I try to eat only what I all-ready know doesn
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Andy,

My symptoms are stomach pain (high, below the sternum), diffculty swallowing, and chest pain.  I don't really get bad heartburn.

On Friday, 12/20, my esophagus was dilated due to a stricture and I was told the size of the hernia (which I wasn't told three years ago after the endoscopy).  The nurse told me yesterday that it was average size.  

Jodi
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The important thing is if you can control the reflux with meds or if you need the Nissan Fundo to control the reflux.I had what my surgeaon considered a small hernia but developed Barretts esophogas which is a serious condition anyway. I do not recall that the issue of size even came up,but the stomach acid did.You know the old saying "size doesnt matter" Best of luck.
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The important thing is if you can control the reflux with meds or if you need the Nissan Fundo to control the reflux.I had what my surgeaon considered a small hernia but developed Barretts esophogas which is a serious condition anyway. I do not recall that the issue of size even came up,but the stomach acid did.You know the old saying "size doesnt matter" Best of luck.
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A related discussion, tight band under rib cage was started.
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Has anyone had an open hital hernia repair I'm sacred I was told I need one my throat is very sore burns and have bad inflammation in the esophagus  I need advise I alread had the surgery once 10 years ago I need one again but this time I have to have the open cut one
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