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Hernia below sternum

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Incisional: You are describing an incisional hernia either at the end of the sternal scar or at one of the cheat tube sites. Should be alright to exercise lightly... Read More
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
See a doctor: Tissue, including intestine, can get stuck in the hernia. This can be painful. The blood supply of the stuck tissue can also be compromised, which can... Read More

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Esophagus: I am thinking this is more likely due to a spasm in the esophagus than a hernia. If they are disturbing then I would see your MD who may recommend a g... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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ForAGuyIt'sA'His'nia: "Sliding"means it's not stuck in one place and so it moves with positional changes and stomach action. So if by"treat" you mean getting it back into n... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Hernia or lipoma: It is possible to palpate a hernia. Another possibility is that it might be something else, like a lipoma (a benign fat growth). If it starts causing ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Discomfort: Possibilities include inflammation of stomach lining(gastritis), peptic ulcer, abdominal or hiatal hernia. Avoid alcohol, caffeine,nicotine, aspirin,m... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
SOUND LIKE IT: THE WATER SPLASHING SOUND IS THE SOUND OF FLUID IN YOUR STOMACH THAT PART OF IT HAD HERNIATED UP TO YOUR CHEST yes it is a hiatal hernia avoid tight c... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Its possible: Recurrent hernias do occur. The bulge is suggestive of hernia. Okay to check in with your doc for exam and ultrasound and/or ct scan to make diagnosis... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Probably not, but...: Your depicted scenario may not suggest concerning colon or hernia. But, it's a good idea to watch, collect, and record the detailed feature and degree... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 18 years experience
Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia may cause pain there, however heart disease, gallbladder disease and stomach may also cause issues. You should seek the help of a prim... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 50 years experience
Yes: This is referred pain. This is especially true if the omentum (fatty apron inside you abdomen) protrudes thru the hernia opening.

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