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I have terrible heartburn and always constipated i drink lots

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Posted on Sun, 10 Feb 2019
Question: I have terrible heartburn and always constipated i drink lots of fluids but no results without laxatives I had a Cat Scan done they say I have pethica and Iam scheldue for a Endoscopy next mo. What can it be and what can I do for the pain?
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Answered by Dr. Anders Mark Christensen (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It can be a hiatal hernia

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mahurley,

I do not know what pethica is, but you could have a hiatal hernia, where your stomach herniates into your thorax. Completely benign. If medicine does not work, I suggest you stay away from alcohol, tobacco, smoked and spicy foods, avoid late meals and sleep with your head rest elevated.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have further questions.
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Follow up: Dr. Anders Mark Christensen (22 minutes later)
Yes they told me I have a Hernia. The Dr told me Pethica {misspelled} They are red spots on my Cat Scan. Why do I need a endoscopy?
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Answered by Dr. Anders Mark Christensen (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Possibly to assess if you have inflammation

Detailed Answer:
Hi again Mahurley2000,

The endoscopy is possibly to examine if you have inflammation in your esophagus, as this may guide treatment. It will also allow for a better determination of the hernia, so that the right treatment course can be planned.

Hope this helps, feel free to contact me again if you have any questions.
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I have terrible heartburn and always constipated i drink lots

Brief Answer: It can be a hiatal hernia Detailed Answer: Hi Mahurley, I do not know what pethica is, but you could have a hiatal hernia, where your stomach herniates into your thorax. Completely benign. If medicine does not work, I suggest you stay away from alcohol, tobacco, smoked and spicy foods, avoid late meals and sleep with your head rest elevated. Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have further questions.