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does hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath

A 24-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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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Asthma-like symptoms: Some people with hiatal hernias may develop gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), which usually causes heartburn. With severe gerd, stomach acid ca ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
Rarely: If a hiatal hernia is very large, it may cause shortness of breath by impinging on the lungs. If the stomach gets caught in the chest through the hern ... Read More
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A 49-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 40-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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Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Hiatal hernia: Yes, if you have a large hiatal hernia and a good portion of your stomach has moved into your chest, that can affect your breathing.
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Small hiatal hernias usually cause problems related to reflux disease if they cause anything at all. Large hiatal hernias, also known as Paraesophagea ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: A hiatal hernia is when the intra-abdominal contents of the upper abdomen protrude into the mediastinum or chest. If the contents are large enough, i ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: that a small hiatal hernia can cause breathing problems. Have your doctor investigate other causes of your symptoms.
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A 28-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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes: hiatal hernia is a common mimicker for heart disease. However heart disease is the most dangerous etiology for chest pain so need to have that checke ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Possible: In general a hiatal hernia would not cause these symptoms but if you have a large hiatal hernia and you are refluxing from it and aspirating chronical ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Waxes and wanes: It can get worse but it can also get better. There are periods of remission and relapse. Most people don't need surgery. Intense medical management an ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
GERD: The belching and substernal symptoms with shortness of breath are findings seen in many cases of reflex esophagitis and hiatal hernia. Inflammation ... Read More

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