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have a 5cm hiatus hernia
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have a 5cm hiatus hernia
I have a kidney problem and have to take antibiotics  nitrofourantoin when i have serious infection have to take 50mg four times a day i am also on HRT primique not long just been diagnoise with a 5cm hiatus hernia had no symptons just this almight pain and was rush to the hospital after that was put on nexum and rinitadine doctor say's there's no need for surgury but if it happens again to go to the A+E worried as i cant get them to give straight answer's how serious can this get
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A hiatal hernia is typically more annoying than serious.  The pain usually comes from the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach not staying closed properly and allowing stomach acid to reflux into the esophagus which isn't designed for acid...hence the pain.  It can usually be controlled with diet (small meals) and meds (proton pump inhibitors).  Depending on where the hernia is, it's possible that it can push on the heart.   But see if the Nexium or Prilosec helps with the pain.  It can take a couple of weeks to improve.
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