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can hiatal hernia cause coughing

A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
An antacid: will help the cough caused by reflux associated with hiatal hernia. It will have no effect on a cough tic.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Symptom treatment : A Hiatal Hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm muscle into the chest cavity where the lungs and heart are ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
19 years experience General Surgery
No: Chronic cough will not cause a hernia but it will worsen it. From your question, it seems that your son have multiple pulmonary problems that he was b ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: Discomfort under the left rib cage may come from hiatal hernia but may also be due to other things such as gas entrapment in the upper left colon or e ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Chronic cough, as in smokers or those with longstanding lung disease, famously places a person at additional risk for hernia.
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 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually: Hiatal hernias are usually without any symptoms. When they do cause symptoms, it is usually heartburn or gerd, gastroesophageal reflux disease. Someti ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
It can: Large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias, can cause chest pain, and the feeling there is a balloon inside that needs to burst. They can a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
I doubt it: Usually hiatal hernia are small and they can cause pain mainly from the feeling of heart burn as stomach acid is regurgitated in to the esophagus . A ... Read More
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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Possible: not itself. But it can cause GERD which can cause SOB and coughing.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Hiatal hernia is a mechanical reason for shortness of breath. Depending on how big it is and how much of a mechanical disruption is there surgery may ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Halitosis: No.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Shouldn't : While i suppose its possible of there was a very large hiatal hernia (paraesophageal type), it is still unlikely.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes: A hiatal hernia and gerd can cause chest pain and palpitations. A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and ... Read More
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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 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: A hiatal hernia is the stomach protruding into the chest cavity, which can affect one's breathing.
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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 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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
20 years experience General Surgery
Not likely : Hiatal hernia usually causes acid reflux and indigestion. It may be associated with asthma like symptoms in the mornings, sore throat and inability to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
No: If they say so, that,s absurd advice. Yes they can cause heartburn ,nausea and esophageal and gastric pain.

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