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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
PUlmonary embolism: You had an operation on your stomach. It was operated on and taken down. If you are short of breath and obese a pulmonary embolism should be conside... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Yes you can: Acid reflux (gerd) is a common condition, and often associated with a hiatal hernia. Lifestyle modifications are recommended, including reduction of ... Read More
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: You can do all of your normal activities with a small hiatal hernia without fear of making it worse. It can enlarge over time, but this usually takes ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
Possible: if a person lose weight and end up with less abdominal pressure that will push the stomach up in the chest ,the sliding part of the fiatal hernia will... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Sure: Yoga and running should be helping if anything. If your yoga routine contains upside down postures and you notice worsening of your symptoms followin... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
See below: Complex but not rare constellation of problems. Barrett esophagus most important - severe esophageal damage due to reflux. If no dysplasia on biopsies... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Gastroenterologist: You don't mention a gastroenterologist. I think one should be treating you. A gastroscopy would allow careful examination of the esophagus and stomac... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
IBS?: What you are describing could be irritable bowel syndrome, which can be either constipation-dominant or diarrhea-dominant. In ibs, the bowel is irrita... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
I don't think that lying on your abdomen or on your back with an empty stomach would worsen your hiatal hernia. These positions shouldn't pose an st... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
The hernia: is actually a defect through which a portion of your stomach protrudes through an opening in your diaphragm causing heartburn or gastric distress. I a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Laparoscopic Surgery: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. A hiatal herni... Read More
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