I had a Nissan Fundoplication in '04 to repair a medium hiatal hernia that turned out to be a large hernia. I've been having massive epigastric chest pain, over the past 1 and 1/2 years. GI doc thought that my stomach was flipping causing the severe chest pain and expected tests to show a paraesophegeal hernia. I have has so many frightening episodes of this chest pain that I have lost count, but 6 this month already. They come more frequently now and I feel nausea, SOB, and feel faint. They last about 10 - 15 minutes and then just go away until the next time. It's very scary. Also a lot of belching, troubles swallowing food and fluids. I am also anemic.
A recent endoscopy report indicated gastritis, a small hiatal hernia, a paraesophageal hernia and an unidentifiable mass of fatty tissue. With another doc interpreting the results the report was amended to say findings were not consistant with a paraesophageal hernia. A week or two later a barium swallow showed a medium hiatal hernia and when I swallowed a tracking tablet, it settled down in a pocket (?) and didn't go into the stomach.
I am going to be consulting with a surgeon as soon as they schedule an appt for me, but would appreciate talking with someone who has had similar issues and repair surgeries for hiatal hernias of various types.
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