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is there a need to worry about a 3cm hiatal hernia

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: most hiatal hernias and umbilical hernias do not cause any symptoms. There are some types of hiatal hernias that can cause symptoms and may require t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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LOWER LEFT: SSIDE, PROBABLY NOT ASSOCIATED WITH BOTH HERNIAS.- UMBILICAL HERNIA IF LARGEB CAN E EASILY REPAIRED. HIATUS HERNIA MAY BE ASOCIATED WITH GERD(MEDS HE ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hiatal hernia: My opinion is that you should listen to your doctor and don't worry!
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Dr. Allen Meglin
34 years experience Interventional Radiology
Get endoscopy: A Hiatal Hernia by itself is of little consequence. The Problem arises when the HH prevents the lower esophagus to work normally in preventing reflux ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcus Free
26 years experience General Surgery
Not a hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia would be located deep within the upper abdominal cavity, behind the lower end of the sternum or breastbone. The hole or defect that th ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Hiatal hernia: Large hiatal hernias may very well be associated with gerd, but patients can have hiatal hernias without reflux symptoms. Just get treated for reflux ... Read More
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A 29-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 38-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 31-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 34-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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