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Can a small hiatal hernia cause a feeling of a band of pressure across the top of my stomach and can anxiety cause fatigue? recently diagnosed with barrett's, and small hiatal hernia, while experiencing ibs-like symptoms, i.e., diarrhea, loose stool upon

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
A : A small hiatal hernia can possibly cause a band-like pressure in the upper abdominal region, but is unlikely to do so. You're symptoms are complex in nature and close followup with an expert gastroenterologist is your best course of action. Your symptoms of fatigue and anxiety may have many causes and you will be best served by having an attentive primary care physician to help you identify the root cause(s) of your symptoms.
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
No: Hernia will not give ibs. Or a band like feeling.

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