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A 22-year-old female asked:

If you have an ulcer of hernia in your stomach would that cause you to gain weight?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 27 years experience
Unclear: It is not clear what you mean by an "ulcer of hernia in your stomach". People with peptic ulcer disease tend to lose weight, as their symptoms are exacerbated by meals.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
No: If you have ulcers in your stomach due to a hiatal hernia, you may need to have it surgically repaired by a general or thoracic surgeon experienced in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair.
Last updated Nov 2, 2015


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