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Aortic Hernia Symptoms
I was diagnosed 3 years ago with an aortic hernia, now I am having sharp stabbing pains in my ribs and chest, should I go to the hospital?
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more
My chest xray has shown a "tortuos aorta'. No one seems concerned about it but me.I'm 66 - and have a hiatel hernia. Could the two be related?
Not related: You have a hiatal hernia. You have a tortuous aorta. The two are not related. The aorta has turns in it that are being commented or described by the radiologist. Ask you doctor, the person who ordered the study, to tell you why they ordered the ct scan. Then ask them what was found. So long as the aorta is not enlarged (dilated or aneurysmal) then it is normal.Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Someone with a aorta aneurysm and a hernia what limitations should they have as far as the amount of weight they can lift?
Can a mild tortuous descending thoracic aorta be caused by a 5cm hiatal hernia? Should this be a concern when having surgery for the hernia?
No, and no: The two issues are completely separate. I have seen dozens of occasions where the aorta is tortuous or not in the usual position in relation to the diaphragm during these types of hernia repairs. Make sure to see a general or thoracic surgeon with substantial experience in laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair for a consultation. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic (produce no symptoms) or cause slight to severe pain, or just present as a bulge (especially at the groin). Some may get strangulated causing decrease in blood flow to that organ (usually bowel) and severe pain, nausea, vomiting, redness around skin may ensue. Nearly all hernias have this potential.Symptoms may also depend on the location of the hernia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually none: HIatla hernias can be associated with heartburn and regurgitation. Only large hernias, also known as paraesophageal hernias, are asociated with significant problems eating, early satiety, vomiting,and chest pain/pressure. When symtpomatic, these larger hernias should generally be repaired by a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the symptoms of a hernia- can it be painful? Can it be caused by light to medium lifting?
Can cause pain: Hernias of the abdominal wall can cause pain and/or discomfort. They are usually associated with a bulge under the skin that gets larger with coughing, and smaller when you lay down. Best way to tell is by an exam from your primary care provider. Sometimes, imaging studies are necessary. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for hiatal hernias to become serious? Do any particular symptoms show when this happens?
Hiatal hernia: Hiatal hernias do not go away with time. They either stay the same in size or get larger. You only need surgery if you have gerd/ heartburn that isn't controlled with medication. Also, if you have barrett's esophagus, that is an indication for surgery as well since that is a precancerous condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After gastric bypass: This is also known as an internal hernia, and occurs after surgery on the stomach, typically a gastric bypass. It occurs in the space between the colon, and the small intestine, and can cause severe pain due to blockage of the blood supply of the small intestine which can twist when herniated through the space. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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