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a new name for Hiatal Hernia?

  1. 0 Just a short question. I am a nurse(rn) and an NP(although I just inactivated my GNP licence-no jobs in NY). Anyway, my husband has a hiatal hernia,but his MD says it isn't called that anymore. I did an online search, but all I come up with is H.H. My husand says the doc said pre-gastric something. (this is also the same md that, when my husband asked about sexual problems he said "I least you are having sex...."). I digress. Anyone hear of another name for H.H. or is this doc full of it?
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  3. Visit  SoldierNurse22 profile page
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    Never heard of that...I did a search myself and all it turned up was Hiatus Hernia vs. Hiatal.
  4. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
    #2 1
    My next question after "they don't call it that anymore" would have been "Well, what DO they call it?". But be that as it may....I work in a busy practice and see a good number of hiatal hernias. Not called by any other name, either.
  5. Visit  Marshall1 profile page
    #3 2
    I think I'd find another doctor..
  6. Visit  Sunflowerinsc profile page
    #4 0
    Maybe he was talking about gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD, goes along with hiatal hernia.
  7. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    #5 0
    pericardial diaphragmatic herniaParaesophageal Hiatal Hernia
    are the only 2 I could come up with
  8. Visit  afjgnp profile page
    #6 1
    pericardial diaphragmatic herniaParaesophageal ! Yes that is it! When did they come up with that? Isn't just a fancy name for Hiatal Hernia? Thank you so much!
  9. Visit  jadelpn profile page
    #7 0
    Well, at least is wasn't "you know that thing....that makes my throat burn....that hurts......you know, that stomach thing....."

    (and I betcha thought this was pertaining to the "sexual problems" part at first.... )

    Most people don't even call it a hiatal hernia. Heck, some don't even call it a hernia.

    "Thanks Doc, but whatever you wanna call it, what are you gonna do about it????"
  10. Visit  deadrn profile page
    #8 2
    I just read an article about a woman whose doctor, in telling her she had lordosis, refered to it as booty butt or something like that.

    Sorry, lame first post, I started typing then forgot what the term was the doctor used. Anyway I think she plans to sue.
    Last edit by deadrn on Jul 24, '13 : Reason: lame first post
  11. Visit  DedHedRN profile page
    #9 1
    Quote from deadrn
    I just read an article about a woman whose doctor, in telling her she had lordosis, refered to it as booty butt or something like that.

    Sorry, lame first post, I started typing then forgot what the term was the doctor used. Anyway I think she plans to sue.
    I think I just woke up my neighbors I was laughing so hard.
  12. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from afjgnp
    pericardial diaphragmatic herniaParaesophageal ! Yes that is it! When did they come up with that? Isn't just a fancy name for Hiatal Hernia? Thank you so much!
    A severe one and yes....
  13. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
    #11 1
    Quote from jadelpn

    Most people don't even call it a hiatal hernia. Heck, some don't even call it a hernia.
    Most every patient that comes into our GI facility knows if they have a hiatal hernia, and they DO call it that. Except that they usually mispronounce it and say "I have a hayshul hernia" or the MOST common version, "hiatus hernia". Ah, if only it WOULD take a hiatus, lol....
  14. Visit  jadelpn profile page
    #12 0
    I think I have self-diagnosed myself with booty butt.......

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