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can a hiatal hernia cause constipation

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
29 years experience Bariatrics
Not likely: Hiatal hernias cause heartburn and regurgitation and other swallowing issues but not constipation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Not related, must be something else.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
You : You should research low or no cost clinics in your area. Also call your local county hospital for assistance. You could very well have a hiatal herni ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: In addition to focusing on the care for SIBO, don't forget working on oral hygiene with regular visit to dentist to mak sure of no tooth-related disor ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
GERD symptoms: Symptoms of gerd can include epigastric pain, regurgitation, bloating after meals and nausea. Hiatal hernia is often seen with gerd, but patients may ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Nausea: Nausea is a non specific symptom with multiple causes, dehydration, bad gallbladder, hernia, and yes hiatal hernia. Nausea after eating is one of the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
NO: A 'sports hernia' is a misnomer. It usually refers to pain at the public tubercle from tearing of the rectus sheath off the tubercle. This won't lead ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"Yo-Yo" stomach.: One mechanism that prevents reflux of food or acid from the stomach up the esophagus is the fact that the pressure within the abdominal cavity is high ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not commonly: Unless the hernia is very large and contains portions of intestines at risk of incarceration, usually an average size small hernia would not cause a c ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, diarrhea is more of a physiological issue, not caused by an anatomical problem like hernia.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Unlikely: A hiatal hernia may cause this but not typically a femoral hernia unless it is strangulated with obstruction.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Very unlikely: If the hernia is small and reducible (you can push it back in) it is unlikely to cause problems. If the hernia ever causes you pain or you cannot push ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Not really: However, you should watch out for symptoms of bowel obstruction, which a hernia can cause by trapping bowel. If food is moving through without vomitin ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Essentially No: Unless the hernia is so large that nearly all the stomach is in the chest and a gastric volvulous occurs (rare) needing emergency surgery. Heartburn ; ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
No: They are two different conditions although you may have both.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
49 years experience General Surgery
Inreased Pressure: If you have a large abdominal content protuding thru the opening of the diaphram this may redue the capacity of the lung to expand causing shortness o ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Increased Pressure: In belly. Holding your breath and lifting something heavy, increasing the pressure in your abdomen. Or a chronic cough.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Unknown: The hiatus is the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to go from the chest to the abdominal cavity. A hiatal hernia i ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
No: A hernia cannot cause cancer.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: If the hernia becomes incarcerate the loop of bowel is trapped in the hernia and may be twisted as is its blood supply. This usually requires emergent ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Salvatore Biazzo
27 years experience Family Medicine
Inguinal hernia: Inguinal hernias usually do not cause problems with your stomach emptying. A hiatal hernia, however can possibly cause stomach emptying problems.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
unlikely: Most of the times hernia (s ) will not cause any symptoms except occasional pain , but when it gets incarcerated is an emergency , will have severe pa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Very unlikely to cause these symptoms.

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