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For those that had a hiatal hernia, Did you know before surgery or was it found out during surgery? Ive been curious on it because for the last year or so i have had center chest pain (very top of my stomach) and wondering if that could be it. Shall see if the surgeon finds anything in 9 days. thats one thing i forgot to ask about. as for this pre op diet... Day 6 is almost done and the hunger has subsided and its getting easier.

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Mine was discovered during surgery, and was a very large hernia, so I'd been living with it for a long time. It explains a lot: the reflux, the discomfort I'd feel after eating a big meal right under the ribs, etc.

That said, pain in that region could also be gallstones (though that's typically a little over to your right side), or an ulcer. I've had all three.

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Mine was discovered during the routine pre-op tests. I knew something was there because I had acid reflux and other hernias before. They were surprised the hernia was all the way up to my larynx. I think the recovery took longer because of the repair, the surgery was 7 hours due to it with the RNY. No regrets now that I can lie down flat to sleep, and sing again!

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For those that had a hiatal hernia, Did you know before surgery or was it found out during surgery? Ive been curious on it because for the last year or so i have had center chest pain (very top of my stomach) and wondering if that could be it. Shall see if the surgeon finds anything in 9 days. thats one thing i forgot to ask about. as for this pre op diet... Day 6 is almost done and the hunger has subsided and its getting easier.

Hi!
I'm also getting a hiatus hernia repair and gastric bypass at the same time, I've had my hernia for several years and I've not had that pain as you described rather I've had a lot of acid reflux if I had anything to eat a couple of hours before bedtime, even water! and it will rush up with acid burning my oesophagus so badly, I would be sitting up all night, awake! As soon as my inner organs whent into sleep mode the acid would rush up its teribble! I only take small sips of Water when I go to bed to avoid the acid reflux trigger, hopefully with this surgery that'll all go away, my surgery is due on the 27th of April, scared but excited and enthusiastic at the same time [emoji4] well hopefully most of my problems will have gone when I lose the weight [emoji1696][emoji1696][emoji120][emoji120][emoji120]

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Mine was discovered during the routine pre-op tests. I knew something was there because I had acid reflux and other hernias before. They were surprised the hernia was all the way up to my larynx. I think the recovery took longer because of the repair, the surgery was 7 hours due to it with the RNY. No regrets now that I can lie down flat to sleep, and sing again!
Omg that is so good to hear I can't wait till they fix mine mine is pretty bad as well and it will be the same time as the gastric bypass I was told the operation lasts about 3 to 5 hours fingers crossed all goes[emoji4][emoji1696][emoji120]

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Hiya, I had a hernia repair done at yhe same time as my sleeve. My surgeon thought i might have and just put a stitch in while he was in there.

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On 4/12/2022 at 6:10 PM, Kia kaha said:

Hiya, I had a hernia repair done at yhe same time as my sleeve. My surgeon thought i might have and just put a stitch in while he was in there.

How is he going to put the stitch I don't get it and whereabouts

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13 hours ago, Merill said:

How is he going to put the stitch I don't get it and whereabouts

The hiatal hernia was where the oesophagus passes through the diaphram, your stomach is supposed to be below your diaphram (google will explain it better). I have had my op, when the surgeon was in there he spotted a hernia, a ‘bit of a gap’ he said, and put a stitch in the gap to repair the hernia before he did the sleeve. Weirdly I have photos taken during the procedure that show the stitch near the top of my newly sleeved, stapled stomach.

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