In addition to forceful vomiting at feedings, symptoms of pyloric stenosis include blood in the vomit, constant hunger, dehydration and constipation. While rare, the condition does require diagnosis and treatment from a doctor. Symptoms of newborn acid reflux usually first show up between weeks 2 and 4. They tend to peak around 4 months and begin to subside around 7 months, when baby begins to sit upright and take more solid foods.
I had a swallow test that revealed a sliding hiatal hernia, this led to an EGD which I had today. The doctor said for me to continue with Nexium morning and noon and add Zantac at night for two weeks. If no improvement then laparoscopic surgery taking the diaphragm muscle over the hernia thus narrowing the esophagus tract.
I have burping and coughing and I neither drink nor smoke. I have lost some weight and my appetite is low. My wife, 43 years old, was just diagnosed with hiatal hernia. She cannot keep any food or drink down. She had an upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and we are currently waiting for the biopsy and blood results to determine the appropriate treatment.
Signs and symptoms of GER or GERD in infants and children are overlap. Infants and children with GER have obvious reflux of breastmilk and/or formula following feeding. Usually, such infants do not appear to be in distress by such episodes. Normally at around six months of age the esophagus begins to grow in length so that at about one year old the stomach has come down to its normal position under the diaphragm, and the digestive tract slowly begins to function normally. In a few cases the stomach mouth remains above the diaphragm and these children experience the same difficulties as an adult with a hiatal hernia.
I’ve been on Nexium 40 mg for two years and still get heartburn even when I drink water at times. I am seeing the specialist Thursday for results on biopsies taken. It drives me crazy and also I don’t want to keep taking tablets all the time. I wonder if anyone else has iron issues with their hernia. I’m going for my third iron infusion next week.
When to See a Gastroenterologist for GERD
I am three weeks out from hiatal hernia repair. I did not have any of the normal symptoms, but had serious breathing problems. The first doctor who did an endoscopy said I had a 7 cm hiatal hernia (HH), but that it was not the cause of my breathing problems. My cardiologist said my heart was fine as did the pulmonary doctor say that my lungs were fine.
Acid reflux is treated with over-the-counter or prescription medications, depending upon the severity of the symptoms. Other causes are less common and should be thoroughly evaluated by an ENT specialist. An excess in thin, clear secretions can be from viral infections, allergies, spicy foods, temperature changes, pregnancy and some medications (birth control pills, blood pressure medications). Increased thick secretions can occur from low humidity in the winter, a decrease in fluid intake (dehydration), bacterial sinus infections, or from some medications (antihistamines). Swallowing problems or acid reflux can give patients similar symptoms of nasal/throat drainage or phlegm.
The stomach, which has slid up into the chest, pushes on other organs like the lungs and heart and can cause pain in the chest. This pain can sometimes be so severe that it is misinterpreted as a heart attack. With a hiatal hernia a part of the stomach lies in the chest cavity instead, see the left hand illustration.
A strong headache in the second or third trimester may be a sign of preeclampsia or high blood pressure during pregnancy. Preeclampsia is an uncommon condition affecting about five to ten percent of pregnancies. Headaches that are a result of preeclampsia are consistent, persistent, and throbbing. Mamas with preeclampsia may also have complaints of blurry vision or seeing spots, weight gain (more than one pound per day), pain in the upper right abdomen, and hands and face getting swollen. If you get a headache that is out of the norm or youâ€™re experiencing any of these symptoms, you should call your doctor or midwife right away.
The most common symptoms noted in a baby with pyloric stenosis is forceful, projectile vomiting. This kind of vomiting is different from a “wet burp” that a baby may have at the end of a feeding.
What natural or home remedies treat GER in infants?
Lying on your back at night while you sleep can cause nonallergic rhinitis, as can obstructive sleep apnea or acid reflux. Heartburn – also called acid indigestion – is abdominal pain or a burning sensation that radiates up into the chest along the course of the esophagus that can last for a few minutes to several hours. Acid reflux does not only affect adults. Infants with acid reflux may refuse to eat or may be unable to gain weight.
Therefore itâ€™s good to start treatment as soon as possible. If you wait too long before treating the problem there is a risk that the musculature will weaken further, which will mean that it will take a longer time to build it up again.