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A 34-year-old male asked:

Can severe bloating cause hernia in upper abdomen?

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Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 years experience
No.: While severe abdominal distention could most certainly aggravate the SYMPTOMS of a hiatal hernia or even a ventral abdominal wall hernia, it does not CAUSE herniation.

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A 18-year-old male asked:

What causes bloating in upper abdomen?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Bloating is usually caused by swallowed air or foods that produce gas.

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Last updated Feb 6, 2019

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