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A 19-year-old male asked about a 20-year-old male:

can you get a hernia from drinking alcohol?

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Dr. Kenton Zehr
General Surgery 32 years experience
Not per se: One cannot get a hernia from drinking alcohol. But passing out under the influence increases the risk for aspiration of stomach contents into the trachea and lungs. The cough associated with aspiration can be so vigorous as to cause hernias and in extreme cases a rupture of the esophagus.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Does drinking alcohol increase the dangers if you have an incisional hernia?

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Dr. Robert Douglas Yajko
General Surgery 52 years experience
No: If you fall from a stupor it might increase your chances.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can drinking alcohol cause irritation when you have a hiatus hernia?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: Yes it can. Try to cut back on your alcohol intake. It can cause a gastritis and with an underlying hiatal hernia it could be worse.

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