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I am currently pre-op. I've been on this site for a while, and have noticed that a lot of people have had to have hernia repair. Just wondering, how common is this? Did you know you had a hernia before going in to surgery? Or did you pretty much wake up from anesthesia and the doc was like of yeah by the way...kind of thing?

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I knew before surgery. He did a scope and found it several weeks before surgery. From what he said it is very common. Best of luck

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I woke up after surgery to find out I had a hernia. I have since had my gall bladder out and the same hernia repaired again. 1 1/2 yrs out from that repair it’s back again and I’m having a lot of issues with it. Just about every time I eat my stomach swells up like I’m 3 months pregnant and I usually have to take about 10 gas-x pills to get any relief.

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I found out about the hernia from the swallow study, I had it repaired and have not had an issues. Maybe it depends on the type of hernia. Mine was a hiatal hernia. I can breath deeper now, it was putting pressure on my diaphragm. I am glad my Doctor fixed it.

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My surgeon repaired a diaphragmatic hernia and an incisional hernia during my sleeve. I didn't know I had either one. It hasn't made my recovery any different from what I see people going through on here. I would have never known if he hadn't told me.

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Thanks for sharing that Lisa K, if I need any of that done and I probably will I trust my surgeon will do a good job of it.😛

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Mine was nasty....a big portion of my stomach was sliding up and living in my chest cavity! Not great for breathing! Prolly popped it open in one of my many horse riding accidents when I went flying off and hit the ground with a resounding thud. Or, it might just be genetic. No way of knowing, really. Maybe I strained to poop too hard? (sadly this actually can be a cause of hiatal hernia)

My money's on horse crashes.

Fixed now and am very glad it is:)

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I found out about my hernia a few weeks before surgery when I had a pre-surgery scope done. For years I thought I had a bad case of GERD but turns out the internal hernia was causing it so I'm hopeful for no more heartburn now.

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I’m having my surgery on July 30th because of my hernia. My entire stomach is in my chest. It’s miserable. Dr recommended the sleeve or bypass in addition to hernia repair to make sure my stomach doesn’t break through again.

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