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Incisions for inguinal hernia below the naval, pain in the are when constipated, enlarged prostate. Are these reasons for GERD?

i have GERD . the gi specialist doesn t know the cause after running the tests. His best guess is a weak LES. i read somewhere that the pyloric sphycter can sometimes clamp up leading to a buildup of stomach acid and gas that can cause GERD. I had a double inguinal hernia when i was two years old and the surgeon made two incisions a two inches below my navel. I m now 31 and have an incisional hernia where the two incisions are. Over the years I ve always had pain near the incisions whenever I was constipated. I also have chronic non bacterial prostatitis whch has led to an enlarged prostate . Can all this pressure near the pylorus be causing it to clamp up and be causing my GERD? Thankyou for your help.
Asked On : Mon, 30 Jul 2012
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Hello. Thanks for using this forum. I suppose in your case, firstly the incisional henia which is causing pain should be surgical corrected, as later on as the age progresses and the muscles become more lax, this can present with further complications. As far as GERD is concerned, weak LES is one of the major causes. However a delayed passage from the pyloric sphincter can also present with the same. However i would not be of the opinion that the incisional hernia along with the enlarged prostate is causing pressure on the pyloric sphincter to be causing GERD. The best treatment for this is proton pump blockers along with dietary changes as best advised by your GI specialist. Regards.
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