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Been diagnosed with hiatal hernia. Had choking episode accompanied with vomiting. Should I worry?

I have been diagnosed in the past year with a hiatal hernia , last night I had a choking episode with a bit of vomit but it got under control and I was able to sleep... today I stupidly had a large lunch but this has been almost 8 hours ago and the past 3 hours I have had a lot of pressure in my chest . I can tell its from my stomach because my burps are not quick and easy like normal....the pressure is making me panic a bit....I have taken an zantac 3 hours ago...any way to get more relief or should I have this looked at tonight?
Asked On : Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

This will take some time to resolve.Meanwhile don't bend or lie down.Try to sleep in semi-upright position. This will avoid any aspiration.

Don't drink or eat anything now.

If symptoms continue then it might be due to aspiration, which has already occurred.For this you will need to see your doctor.

Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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