Posted By Darlene on September 08, 1998 at 08:49:37:
For the past two months, I have had pain in my upper stomach area where my diaphram meets my stomach. This is a strange pain....sometimes it's better when i eat food. I can usually feel it throbbing like something is inflamed. I've had the barium swallow test and it revealed a small hiatal hernia. My doctor tells me that there are usually no symptoms associated with small hiatal hernias. Sometimes the area across my upper stomach and diaphram is sore. I am taking prilosec to control the stomach acid. Could this pain that gets better when i eat be associated with a hiatal hernia? Could the area inside where the hernia is be inflammed? If it is inflammed, what could i do to reduce the inflammation and feel better? My appetite hasn't been affected. Your help would be appreciated.
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