I have a hiatal hernia which bothers me quite a bit and has for a few years now. Basically the pain I have generates on the rightside below the ribs. I have gotten control of my belching and acid reflux by taking what's called slippery elm (natural bark) made in liquid form. This has helped tremendously, however, the pain that I mentioned above sometimes is more evident when I'm sitting or lay down. At times it
generates to the right side of my shoulder blade, like gas trapped is the way I describe it....which is probably what it is. I believe my hiatal hernia has grown and wondered if it's this uncomfortable if surgery would be a good option or if anyone experiences this as well.