A 52-year-old male asked:
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on recent barium meal exam radiologist saw small sliding hiatal hernia would it normaly be treated ?although i'm slim, in evening my stomach is large.

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Dr. John Ouderkirk
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Hiatal hernia: A small hiatal hernia would likely NOT need surgical repair, unless it became "stuck" or causing lots of symptoms. Usually a small hiatal hernia is not symptomatic and seen incidentally when looking for other diagnoses.
Answered on Nov 16, 2018
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