A 24-year-old female asked:
can gi doctors do test for hiatal hernia and how do i tell them i would like that checked. heart burn with nausea right upper abdo. pain dizziness
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: If you are having reflux symptoms, hiatal hernia is a common finding. It can sometimes be detected on an UGI or can be seen if an EGD/upper endoscopy is deemed necessary. How do you tell them - just tell them your concerns, your symptoms, and that you think you have a hiatal hernia and would like to be checked for that. Very simple. Just be honest.
Answered on Mar 20, 2018
Dr. Michael Michaels answered
52 years experience Urology
Talk to your GI: Talk to your GI doctor and give your symptoms in detail. If s/he finds an indication to check for hiatal hernia,it will be recommended. HH does cause heartburn.The right upper abdominal pain and dizziness should not be caused by a hiatal hernia. Best wishes.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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