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A 31-year-old female asked:

How can a hiatal hernia be diagnosed? can a endoscopy detect it?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Lot's of people...: ...have hiatal hernias, whether detected either by x-ray or endoscopy. Most are sliding type & appear intermittently, requiring no intervention especially when small. Please call your doctor & ask him/her your question to get a most accurate response re: hernia size as well its reducibility. Some hiatal hernias, like large paraesophageal ones, carry potentially great concern.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How is a hiatal hernia diagnosed?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
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 the stomach "yo-yo-ing" up into the chest, which may cause gerd (reflux). This can be seen by ct scan and by upper endoscopy.
Orlando, FL
A 25-year-old male asked:

Can a endoscopy determine if some has a hiatal hernia??

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Usually yes.: But sometimes you need esophagram. Consult gi specialist in any case.

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