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Hiatel hernia symtons

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Not usually: Though the reflux associated with some hernias will often feel like it is difficult to breathe. Weight on the other hand can cause breathing problems... Read More
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Maybe: Large hiatal hernias can cause shortness of breath, but this is unusual in somebody that is 47. These are also known as paraesophageal hernias, and ca... Read More

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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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
It might: It may give you acid/indigestion that may feel exactly like a heart attack. But if you are at risk otherwise, better safe than sorry and get yourself ... Read More
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Could be: Large hiatal hernias frequently mimick heart attacks, but so can reflux symptoms and esophageal spasms or other types of motility disorders. First of ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
See doctor: This kind of unintentional weight loss should be evaluated by a physician who is able to get a comprehensive history and physical exam on you. If you ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Shoemaker
General Practice 41 years experience
Reflux: Yes, the symptoms of hiatal hernia are made worse by lying flat because stomach contents may flow into the esophagus in this position, burning the del... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Medicine first: After being tests for h. Pylori bacteria, i would suggest a week week course of ex ppi( proton pump inhubitor) i.e. Nexium, (esomeprazole) omperazole,... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
Not related: You have a hiatal hernia. You have a tortuous aorta. The two are not related. The aorta has turns in it that are being commented or described by th... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Birth defect: Most people with hiatal hernias are born with them. Being overweight/obese may make the hernia worse; reflux may lead to mild cough or shortness of b... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Black Stool?: if your stool is black, that could indicate blood. Do you take Iron? See you doctor to evaluate further.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Give it time : Think about it this way: before the operation, you had terrible problems with reflux. Now, after a major operation, you are having some readjustment i... Read More
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