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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Perhaps: Gerd certainly may be related to hiccups but probably not snoring. A large hiatal hernia can certainly cause hiccups but again would not be related to ... Read More
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Stomach: A hiatal hernia is the protrusion (or herniation) of the upper part of the stomach into the chest through a weakness in the diaphragm (muscle that hel ... Read More
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Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
A hiatal hernia?: I'm guessing you are referring to a hiatal hernia. You will likely benefit from a diagram here (calling Dr. Google). There's a large muscle called the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
21 years experience General Surgery
Acid Reflux: Bad heartburn, fullness/pain in upper abdomen/chest (worse after eating), regurgitation of bitter fluid (especially when lying flat or bending over), ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
I doubt it: Usually hiatal hernia are small and they can cause pain mainly from the feeling of heart burn as stomach acid is regurgitated in to the esophagus . A ... Read More
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Foregut operation: A hiatal hernia is when the natural opening in the diaphragm enlarges to allow the stomach to migrate into the chest. If a large part of the stomach i ... Read More
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Hiatal hernia: Is a defect in the diagphragm, which separates the chest from the abdominal cavities. Most are the sliding type, which does not require surgery most ... 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Can be: If performed in the right person for the right condition and right reason. Reports indicate many people still need antacid or other acid reducing med ... 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Risk with new device: Surgery, inherently has risk. The risk/benefit analysis where you compare your risk without surgery to the risk of your procedure/surgeon combination ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Bad Option: The purpose of a hernia belt is to prevent intestine from getting incarcerated ("stuck") within the hernia. The umbilicus is a very difficult if not i ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
No: A hiatal hernia affects the upper portion of the stomach responsible for keep stomach acid contained. There should be no visible signs of a hiatal her ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
May not be due to it: If you do not have reflux you may noted surgery , most of the hiatus hernias are sliding type no fear of strangulation except paraoesophagheal type wh ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
It can: Large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias, can cause chest pain, and the feeling there is a balloon inside that needs to burst. They can a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
29 years experience Bariatrics
Not likely: Hiatal hernias cause heartburn and regurgitation and other swallowing issues but not constipation.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic so ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Shouldn't : While i suppose its possible of there was a very large hiatal hernia (paraesophageal type), it is still unlikely.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
49 years experience General Surgery
Not usually: The diastasis recti is a separation of the rectus muscles of the abdomen as they move laterally (away from the midline). This causes a large buldge i ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Possible: not itself. But it can cause GERD which can cause SOB and coughing.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: A hiatal hernia is the stomach protruding into the chest cavity, which can affect one's breathing.
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A male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
It may...: The bowel sliding into hernia sac may at times become incarcerated with no hope to slide back to abdominal cavity; this condition definitely causes bo ... Read More
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