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Para esophageals Hernia return ?

last year I found out I had a large hiatal hernia(a para-esophageal hiatal hernia of the stomach) and it was causing a lot of pain, so I had it operated on in Oct. Than about April this year I started to get the symptoms back again, and felt like I was being pinched where my stomach was to the point where I felt like throwing up, every time I ate. I changed my diet after the operation to contain fiber etc. So they did a CT on me 2 weeks ago and found that the hiatal hernia has returned? When the operation was done they removed 1/3 of my stomach and used a mesh? to fix it. Is it possible that the mesh came loose? I am on medicaid so had the CT done through Charity care Free Clinic and they just called my and told me this. I have not seen a Gastro Doc yet the clinic has to make the appointment. Any answers would be appreciated? Thanks
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replied August 24th, 2009
Based upon your description, it sounds like the mesh repair has failed, and you now have a recurrence of your previous hiatal hernia.

If you have a recurrent para-esophageal hernia, and particularly if it is symptomatic, then you may need to have it repaired, once again, unfortunately.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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