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Have hiatus hernia. Stomach feels hard, painful. Ideas?

I am 50 years old, have a hiatus hernia (with few problems). Over the last 18 months, although my diet has not changed (it has been checked and I am not overeating), my weight has gone up from 11.5 stone to 15 st. My arms, legs, etc do not look fat - but I look 9 months pregnant. My stomach is quite hard, is painful like I am carrying a baby. I cannot do half the things I used to. I can only lie on my sides at night and it is a chore to turn over several times a night to get comfortable. Any ideas please? - Desperate
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Dear mister. This is typical for hiatus hernia. Your stomach gets bloated, your intestines too,also vagal nerve is irritated and gastric acid is irritating your stomach. Your weight is risk factor as well.
You need to avoid food which aggravate symptoms especially alcohol, coffee and fast food; need to take antiacid medicines and do gastroscopy to evaluate size of hernia and neccesarity for surgical treatment. Hiatus hernia wont regress spontaneously. It it usually easier to sleep on your left side and with raised upper body.

Wish you good health.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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