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Author Topic: I have a hiatail herrina with a b-ring  (Read 1768 times)

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Offline denb45

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I have a hiatail herrina with a b-ring
« on: January 28, 2013, 01:35:27 PM »
Well I did a (EGD) Upper Endoscospy this late Fall, so , here are the results and what they found, I have a (hiatal hernia) with a b-ring  :(

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/178393-overview

this occurs when a portion of the stomach prolapses through the diaphragmatic esophageal hiatus....so now we know why It's hard for me to swallow and why I have all of this acid-reflux (GERD)   :-[

so this Friday @ 7AM they want to do another (EGD) with dialation, where they will insert a balloon and pop the hernia back in place  ???

I'm hoping that this procedure will help alleviate some of my prolonged gut problems, (GERD) and swallowing problems I now have....

wish me luck  :-[  The only risk to this is perforation, but I here it's kinda null and hardly ever happens at all   :(
« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 01:37:31 PM by denb45 »
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Offline mitch777

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Re: I have a hiatail herrina with a b-ring
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 01:42:07 PM »
denb,
doesn't sound like a good time to me but if the can fix it, it might make a world of difference.
also nice to get a diagnosis.
best of luck!
m.
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline aztecan

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Re: I have a hiatail herrina with a b-ring
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 09:26:23 PM »
Hey Dennis,

Doesn't sound like fun, but I hope it solves the problem.

Positive energy heading your way.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: I have a hiatail herrina with a b-ring
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 09:31:08 PM »
Hi Den and welcome back . Im wishing you the best with the procedure your having , take care and let us know how you are doing .

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I have a hiatail herrina with a b-ring
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 07:43:54 AM »

Good to hear from you Dennis.  Ed and I are wishing you the best this coming Friday.


Good luck to you, let us know how everything goes.

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
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Offline LongTimeSurvivor

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Re: I have a hiatail herrina with a b-ring
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 09:26:17 PM »
Hope everything goes smoothly. Was wondering where you were!
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: I have a hiatail herrina with a b-ring
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 10:20:19 AM »
Hi Dennis

I hope the procedure goes well, and that this helps you with your GERD problems!

HUGS,

Alan   :-*
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Offline denb45

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Re: I have a hiatail herrina with a b-ring
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013, 01:17:52 PM »
OK,  I'm still kinda foggy from the Fentanyl 100 mcg and the Versed 7 mgs, and today things are starting to get a little clear, I still don't recall much of yesterday day, and Bob tells me I was very outta of it most of the day............anywho, I'll try not to get to medical here, but here is what happened during the procedure......

Summary: A hiatus hernia was found in the esophagus, and when they attempted to widen the b-ring w/ 18 mm, 19 mm and then a 20 mm ballon, it just passed thur the opening , so the b-ring was then broken w/ biopies and sent out to the lab  :-\

so it looks like they couldn't solve the problem w/ the EGD and dilation, however I'm scheduled  for Barium Swallow (Esophagography, Esophagogram) w/ radiology, I sure hope they can get to the bottom of all this..............onward & upward I guess ::)
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Re: I have a hiatail herrina with a b-ring
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013, 01:22:04 PM »
Best of luck and thanks for the update . Hope they fix you up soon buddy .

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Re: I have a hiatail herrina with a b-ring
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2013, 07:36:57 PM »
Thinking of you Dennis, I'm sure you will be fine.

Aroha
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Re: I have a hiatail herrina with a b-ring
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2013, 06:41:59 AM »
I had too many witty comments about throat salves and such but instead I choose to send you positive energy. ;D  Missed ya BigD.
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Offline denb45

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Re: I have a hiatail herrina with a b-ring
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 11:02:23 PM »
Well , Thanks for all of the well wishes  ;) It means a lot coming from you all.

HUGS

DEN  :D
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