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5 weeks ago my stomach regurgitated into my esophagus. Since

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5 weeks ago my stomach regurgitated into my esophagus. Since that time, my stomach has not been right. i have no heartburn or burning. But everytime I eat, there's a knot at the top of my stomach and much discomfort which is relieved if I can force a burp. I tried pepcid ac but that doesn't help. I'm afraid to eat much and am losing weight which is ok.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing Internal Medicine Physician. Excellent service is my goal.
Thanks for this question
You probably have a large hiatal hernia that causing this problem.
This is where the stomach herniated up through the diaphragm into the chest cavity
You might need a surgical fix.
I would contact your primary doctor and get a barium swallow done (upper GI). This will show the problem
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
is there any treatment other than surgery
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

No, there isn't. I'm sorry