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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had a reduction of a large type III hiatal hernia Dec. 1st.
I judge it to be successful.
But I had a film on my teeth, very dry mouth, eyes, labia.
There was no growth of yeast.
This hasn't resolved.
Altho there's no reflux, I wake with a dull ache in my chest every day. Mucous is coming up - not sure if from lungs. I think it's from esophagus.
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi - did you read my question?
Doctor :   yes i did
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please?
User :   I'm 59 and Female
User :   what's your education
Doctor :   do you have anyother medical problem ?
User :   none
Doctor :   i am a General Physician
User :   thanks
Doctor :   how long these symptoms have been on now
User :   since 12/01/2010
User :   that's also the date of surgery
User :   where are you
Doctor :   did you under went any tests ?
Doctor :   i am based in Bangalore India
User :   good - I have only had a mouth swab for yeast and a urine culture
User :   but I've been to a dentist and he says what's going on is very serious
Doctor :   and both tests were negative ?
User :   yes
User :   also it doesn't look like yeast
Doctor :   any fever ?
User :   no
Doctor :   are you on any medications?
User :   no
User :   pre surgery showed segment of barretts. Very severe esophageal symptoms started after fosamax symptoms
User :   I'm very sensitive to meds
User :   I was taking PPI's, and tums but don't have to anymore
Doctor :   ok well post surgery procedure of hiatal hernia a large number of patients do complain of a reflux as the MOST COMMON complication
Doctor :   did PPI provided any relief ?
User :   I'm very familiar with reflux. This isn't reflux. Pre-surgery PPI's were becoming less and less effective. That's Nexum. Tried Achiphex and Dexilant but I felt very sick. I'm not willing to start them again. It's not reflux.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you do need a diagnostic test then so that we can pinpoint the problem
User :   what do you suggest
Doctor :   a CT is must
User :   Thank you. Anything else?
Doctor :   that will give us a clear picture of whats happening
Doctor :   my advice would be to see a gastroentrologist
Doctor :   and not a dentist for this
User :   OK - I'll end the chat now. I appreciate your advice. I'm making an app't. The surgeon said go to my primary care. My primary care said to go to the dentist. I'm highly educated in science and knew this isn't right.
Doctor :   your most welcome
User :   will I be able to save this chat
Doctor :   yes a gastro is the RIGHT person for you
User :   Bye
Doctor :   yes it will be there in your account
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good bye
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