Excessive stomach pain

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Hi guys please can anyone give me some help and advice. I had an endoscopy which showed a small hiatus hernia and acid reflux for which i am taking Omeprazole, Ranitidine and Sucralfate all of which do help with the acid reflux and heartburn but i get alot of pain in the middle of my chest which is worst if im sitting. I can eat any size meal and either walk around or lay down and be virtually pain free but as soon as i sit in an easy chair if feels like something is pushing upwards and after a while the pain spreads throughout my stomach and wont go until the next day. Do you think this could be the hiatus hernia or something else as i am at the end of my tether trying to analyse every pain i get. Im only 45 and cant spend the rest of my life walking around or laying down particularly as i have endemetriosis on my womb and bowel so standing causes other pain. On top of this i think i am wheat intollerant as i was getting other pains deep in my abdomen which have eased since cutting out all wheat products. A recent colonoscopy, ulteasound and ct scan all showed nothing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated x

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    If you've had the endoscopy then I'd imagine you'll get the opportunity to discuss the results with your consultantat the hospital. That's what happened to me and we decided on an op because I was regurgitating food. My hernia was 4cm, not the smallest nor the biggest.

    If you don't have that problem, you should at least discuss your symptoms with your consultant and get him/her to explain why you'reexperiencing what you are.. Certainly soundy like it may be the hernia

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      Did you have the op David and if you did has it helped. My doctor keeps giving me all these tests but isnt saying what he thinks is my problem. They told me my hiatus hernia was only 3mm so i think they think its too small to be causing the problem and he keeps insisting it cant be the acid because of the amount of medication im on. Im sure he thinks im imagining the pain. Thank you for your help
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      I think you need to see a consultant who is the expert in his/her field.

      That will at least reassure you a bit even if he/she agrees with your GP.

      But even if he/she agrees that the hernia is not the cause, they will at least be able to explore further options with you. I think think you need to insist on seeing the specialist. I'm surprised that this isn't the person who interpretated your results.

      Yes I had the hernia repair 5 months ago and it has been a complete success. I have no symptoms of acid or regurgitation and I can now eat late at night without fear of bringing up stuff in my sleep.

      Are you based in the uk?

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      Priorto being offered the op Ihad two things

      1. The endoscopy

      2. An x-ray (this is where you stand and swallow a marshmallow laced with a compound that shows the swallowing and progression down the gullet into the stomach

      I was offered pills that cause your stomach to discharge the food quicker but really these were a form of laxitive and not something I was comfortable with long term.

      I wish I'd had this op 3 years ago as it barely affects my lifestyle now in any significant way.

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      Thank you David. I really hope this is something they decide to do for me as I can't imagine the next 40 years or so being like this x
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      It is a specialist I'm seeing and have already had endoscopy, ultrasound, ct and colonoscopy but I have to travel 55 miles to see him as couldn't see a specialist in my area for 5 months so he communicates results via letter rather than seeing me to save me the journey. I'm waiting for him to get back to me at the moment with full results of colonoscopy so hopefully I will see him soon and can discuss it with him. 

      Yes I am based in UK x

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      Good Nicola you need to discuss options/possibilities in person with a specialist if your not happy. 55 miles is not far if you need help or reassurance.

      Let us know what happens and keep your chin up in the meantime

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    Nicola I have found that your hiatus hernia does gice refferal pain. You could try eating smaller meals to reduce the load on it. You can give your gastric system a rest by drinking lots of green juice. I have found this does let your bidy repair itself.
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    Thank you for your reply. What do you mean by green juice. I tried aloe vera juice and that just set off the acid reflux more. Ive tried smaller meals, sometimes just a drink of water will bring on the pain
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