Gastroenterology Community
Hiatal Hernia Bleeding
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Hiatal Hernia Bleeding

I am a 36 y/o female who has a history of GERD.  In April 2008, I was admitted to the hospital due to coughing, not vomitting, coughing up blood.  The blood was bright red.  This happened after I ate dinner and loaded my lamb chop with black pepper.  It was not determined what was wrong with me at the time, although everything they focused on was respiratory.  On Friday after not eating for about 8 hours I suddenly felt very nauseous and dranks some carbonated soda and about 10 minutes later I again started coughing up blood, again, not vomitting, coughing up blood.  After going to the ER and being admitted to the hospital, again the focus was on my lungs.  I did get them to do and endoscophy which showed a hiatal hernia, but no bleeding(the bleeding started that Friday and stopped a few hours that Friday and the endoscopy was done that Monday).  My question, CAN a HIATAL HERNIA cause you to cough up bright red blood.  Also, I have an appointment with my Gastro doctor on Tuesday, I was wondering if there are any further tests that can determine how bad the hernia is.  

I am consulting with a pulmonologists so that part is covered, my concern here is the history of very bad stomach problems that I have had over the years being responsible for the bleeding. They are talking about removal of a lung, advice is needed.  
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
CalGal
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Morecambe
Weybridge, United Kingdom
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
cnoevl21
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
1530171_tn?1362547225
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34