Hiatal Hernia “bulge"

Posted by linniestar @linniestar, Jun 4, 2019

My dr. confirmed I do have a hiatal hernia. That was about 4 or 5 yrs. ago. It’s an ongoing issue that I continue to deal with, but I’ve found that my belly (just below my breast) is getting larger. Could that be the result of growth on my hernia? I am, of course, going to make a follow up appt. for my hernia, but wondered if anyone found that their belly area grew in size due to a hiatal hernia? Your thoughts please.

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@linniestar ,

I had a paraesophageal (sliding) hiatal hernia. I expanded between ribcages. .. very noticeable… but did not enlarge outward. The hernia pulled my stomach into my chest. More of my story at my blog. Maybe one day I will get back to blogging. https://zarogasnook.blogspot.com/2015/08/a-long-time-passing.html .

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Yes, mine did too and was wondering the same thing! I have not talked to my dr about it yet so would love to see what you find out.

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I have a sliding hiatal hernia. It mostly moves into the diaphragm area and makes me feel very short of breath at times.

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Hi @linniestar,

I wanted to follow up and ask how you are doing – are you able to share whether the hernia is responsible for your concern about belly growth?

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Any direction would be appreciated. I had an endoscopy and several other digestive tests, hida scan, gastric empty study ultrasound. They found a 2cm hiatal hernia and slow empty on the empty study ( I forget the medical term used.
There is a spot that bulges out just under the sternum, when I bend over or push on something hard. The diagnosis of costochondritis was made……was told to not bend over and use lidocaine.

I just feel like we are missing something. I've attached a photo and it may be hard to see.

The buldge goes back in after about a minute when it happens. Its definitely not comfortable. I just cant see this being the end result…have to live with this the rest of my life, so if anyone has any experience with this or any direction to go, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much!

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@michellesmithlmt

Any direction would be appreciated. I had an endoscopy and several other digestive tests, hida scan, gastric empty study ultrasound. They found a 2cm hiatal hernia and slow empty on the empty study ( I forget the medical term used.
There is a spot that bulges out just under the sternum, when I bend over or push on something hard. The diagnosis of costochondritis was made……was told to not bend over and use lidocaine.

I just feel like we are missing something. I've attached a photo and it may be hard to see.

The buldge goes back in after about a minute when it happens. Its definitely not comfortable. I just cant see this being the end result…have to live with this the rest of my life, so if anyone has any experience with this or any direction to go, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much!

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Yes, I have had a hiatal hernia, almost a year ago, had a nissen fundo done, everything was fine for the first three weeks of recovery, then it went south, and I ended up with something almost exactly like you described above, same area, from my diagrams and such, reducable, but a palpable lump or bump, and still trying to figure it out, can't see it on CT's or ultrasound, might need a MRI to see it, but it's still there, and yes, your signs/symptoms, when it comes on, very uncomfortable, I believe that it pinches the vagus nerve, anxiety and other problems…such and such, but just did a google search and found your description, glad to hear I'm not alone…what is it, I don't know, but my best guess is that the hiatal hernia is back, sliding or rolling or possibly a pouch or diverticula on the large bowel…still unknown, probably another surgeon go in and figure it out and try to fix it…best of luck to you

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@michellesmithlmt

Any direction would be appreciated. I had an endoscopy and several other digestive tests, hida scan, gastric empty study ultrasound. They found a 2cm hiatal hernia and slow empty on the empty study ( I forget the medical term used.
There is a spot that bulges out just under the sternum, when I bend over or push on something hard. The diagnosis of costochondritis was made……was told to not bend over and use lidocaine.

I just feel like we are missing something. I've attached a photo and it may be hard to see.

The buldge goes back in after about a minute when it happens. Its definitely not comfortable. I just cant see this being the end result…have to live with this the rest of my life, so if anyone has any experience with this or any direction to go, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much!

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thank you, now I know that I am not alone…or psychotic? LOL ;o)

Lewis

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there is a very medical, but good video, on you tube, this is not medical advice, IHC on parasophogeal hernias, and how hiatal, sliding, can become them…operating techniques, etc.

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@michellesmithlmt

Any direction would be appreciated. I had an endoscopy and several other digestive tests, hida scan, gastric empty study ultrasound. They found a 2cm hiatal hernia and slow empty on the empty study ( I forget the medical term used.
There is a spot that bulges out just under the sternum, when I bend over or push on something hard. The diagnosis of costochondritis was made……was told to not bend over and use lidocaine.

I just feel like we are missing something. I've attached a photo and it may be hard to see.

The buldge goes back in after about a minute when it happens. Its definitely not comfortable. I just cant see this being the end result…have to live with this the rest of my life, so if anyone has any experience with this or any direction to go, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much!

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I was diagnosed with a 7cm hiatal hernia behind my heart. I have had it for a long time, never really gave me any trouble. I hope they can figure this out for you

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