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As a result of a CT scan I have been diagnosed thus "There

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As a result of a CT scan I have been diagnosed thus "There is a large hiatus hernia containing almost the entire upside down stomach within the posterior mediastinum"

Will this require surgery to correct the condition ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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this sounds like a huge hiatal hernia.

Dr. David :

most likely this will need surgery to fix.

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however, at your age, surgery can have risks.

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are you obese? obesity can increase intra-abdominal pressure which can push the stomach up into the chest.

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hello?

Customer:

I am 5ft 9in and weigh 11st 7lb and generally fit

Dr. David :

I see.

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then, hopefully you can have surgery to fix your hiatal hernia.

Dr. David :

do you have an appointment to see a surgeon yet?

Customer:

I am due to go on a cycling holiday in France in 10 days. Should I cancel this? No I have an appointment with my GP on Fri

Dr. David :

it would probably be best to cancel it

Dr. David :

it is up to you if you still want to go.

Dr. David :

you probably won't be able to eat very much given your bad hiatal hernia and bad acid reflux.

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so I'm not sure how much fun you will have on the cycle holiday.

Customer:

Thank you for the advice

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you are welcome

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best of luck to you

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