Esophageal hernia

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What is esophageal hernia?

An esophageal hernia is the protrusion of tissue through the wall of the esophagus (the tube that connects the throat to the stomach).

Common symptoms reported by people with esophageal hernia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with esophageal hernia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with esophageal hernia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with esophageal hernia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
swelling of extremities
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with esophageal hernia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has esophageal hernia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 0
50s 2
60s 0
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 2

These charts show data from esophageal hernia patients who have completed their condition history
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