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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
Sliding stomach: A hiatal hernia is not uncommon. The simplest type occurs when the stomach slides up and down across the diaphragm into the chest cavity (thoracic spa ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
Hernia in diaphragm: A hiatal hernia is a hernia in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a muscle separating your chest from your abdomen. There is a natural hole where your es ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Hole in diaphragm: The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest- from the abdominal cavity. Many structures have to go thru the diaphragm in order to enter into ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Stretched diaphragm : There is normally a hole in the diaphragm through which passes the esophagus. The diaphragm separates the abdominal and chest cavities, and the chest ... Read More
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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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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Maybe, depend....: Pulmonary function may be affected leading to dyspnea if hiatal hernia is large enough to impair lung expansion at inspiration, especially in someone ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Roth
Dr. J. Roth answered
27 years experience General Surgery
No: Hiatal hernias don't resolve. Fortunately, most do not cause symptoms or problems. They often enlarge with time, but not always.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
X-RAY, Endoscopy,etc: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter the abdominal cavity. This commonly leads to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
C Gastroenterologist: If you are like most people, you are using "hiatal hernia" to mean gastroesophageal reflux disease(gerd). Proven rx include dietary changes, avoidance ... Read More
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