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can a small sliding hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath. i have no gerd or any sort of heartburn. thanks. ?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Not likely: that a small hiatal hernia can cause breathing problems. Have your doctor investigate other causes of your symptoms.

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