Para Esophageal Hernia
Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:43 PM
I've been kind of quiet lately....lots going on health and otherwise.
Had colonoscopy and endoscopy last week. Biopsy results not in yet, but I expect them to be fine. Bacterial overgrowth is suspect. However, the endoscopy showed a Para esophageal hernia. This is different from a hiatial hernia (which I also have). I'm also scheduled to have a manomotry (sp) next week as well as a breath test (to check for the bacterial overgrowth) the following week.
I am wondering if anyone has heard of or has had a para esophageal hernia. If so, would you mind sharing your experience with me? Thanks!
Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:23 AM
Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:26 AM
Yes, you have been quiet. Great to hear from you as always. Sam provided a great link that should help you. We also have a small section on Hiatal Hernia on our reflux page. You might find some information there as well. There are two types of hiatal hernias - sliding and paraesophageal. Apparently, paraesophageal is more problematic than the sliding type. So sorry that you have to deal with both.
There was a discussion a while back on hiatal hernia that you might find interesting. Apparently, a lot of us have them and it's pretty common with SSc. I have one, but I don't know if it's sliding or paraesophageal. I do know that it is one of the main reason that I can not lay completely flat and can not overeat. Stomach contents can come up too easily into the esophagus. Other than that, I really don't know it's there. Just another of those nagging symptoms that might require some minor lifestyle changes.
Please let us know the results of your biopsy.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:14 PM
Thanks so much for the links; I really appreciate it. Guess where I'm off to right now....yep to the links. No, not the golf kind. I never could hit the ball off the tee, even pre-sclero!