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Are There Different Types Of Hiatal Hernias
Yes: A hiatal hernia can involve the lower esophagus and stomach herniating into the chest through the esophageal hiatus. A different type is a paraesohageal hernia, where the the gastro-esophageal junction is normally positioned but part of the stomach or other intestine herniates into the chest next to the esophagus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I know there are different types of hiatal hernias. Can any of them stop you from carrying a baby full term or create infertility?
Hernia : No, there are none that you need to worry about ...Read more
Location: A hiatal hernia occurs in the diaphragm, so that abdominal organs end up in the chest (usually just part of the stomach). An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin. The treatments are different, although both can be approached without a long traditional incision (laparoscopic surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On my gastroscopy i found out i had (translated) "hernia in the cardia" is that the same thing as hiatal hernia but a different word?
What type of pain can I expect with the large hematoma pressing against my surgical incision from the hiatal .Hernia repair ?
Hard 2 Answer: It is often very difficult to sort out incisional pain from pain secondary to the operation performed. Was your operation laparoscopic or open?...How long ago?...How big of a hematoma?...Was mesh used? The best person to answer this question is your surgeon. I assume that he/she is keeping a close eye on your situation. In general, severe pain mandates close follow-up. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can fibromyalgia or lupus make me feel pain differently? I have a small hiatal hernia i wake with intense pain in this area. Dxgasrtopsrisis&ibs also.
Generally No: If your hiatal hernia is causing pain, then generally the fibromyalgia doesn't heighten this pain at all. The pains may overlap but the intense pain is usually associated with other pathology and the dull aching pain may be associated with the firbromyalgia. Again this is just all supposition, i would suggest being evaluated by a specialist to see if there is any truth to this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gurgling tummy, nausea,hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT ok?
Not OK!: You report a number of medical concerns and complaints so you must, as soon as possible, make an appointment to see your primary doctor. Much of your complaints can be carefully controlled. ...Read more
Today I have pulling pain around the top of my belly button. I have been bending over typing a lot and yesterday I did lift a heavy printer. I have had a repaired hernia below my belly button. There are no lumps?
Hiatal hernia: Is a defect in the diagphragm, which separates the chest from the abdominal cavities. Most are the sliding type, which does not require surgery most of the time. But some are paraesophageal type, which require surgery in order to prevent strangulation, a devastating complication. Consult a surgeon for specific advice about your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diaphragm: The diaphragm is the dome-shaped muscle that separates the abdominal from the chest cavity. All people have a hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes; this is called the hiatus of the diaphragm. This hole can become enlarged, allowing the esophagus and stomach to yo-yo up into the chest, causing reflux (gerd). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enlarged opening: A hiatal hernia occurs when the normal opening in the diaphragm that allows the esophagus to pass through stretches out and allows the stomach to herniate in to the chest. While genetics, trauma, and obesity can be contributing dactors, it is generally not possible to determine why some people develop them and others don't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: There are certain risks for hernia recurrence, including increased intra-abdominal pressure (e.g. Obesity, heavy weight lifting, constipation, chronic cough), poor tissue healing (e.g. Diabetes, malnutrition, being on steroids) and poor technique during previous repair. If you try to remove as many of the risk factors as you can, you will optimize your chances of not having a recurrence. ...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
Stretched diaphragm : There is normally a hole in the diaphragm through which passes the esophagus. The diaphragm separates the abdominal and chest cavities, and the chest cavity is like a vacuum. When the normal opening stretches out and becomes large enough, the stomach gets "sucked" into the chest slowly. Why some get this and others don't is largely a mystery. ...Read more
Unknown: The hiatus is the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to go from the chest to the abdominal cavity. A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this opening thru which the stomach can slip up into the chest. This is found in 15% of people & rarely causes symptoms. It is unclear if this develops before birth and/or develops in response to elevated abdominal pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hole in diaphragm: The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest- from the abdominal cavity. Many structures have to go thru the diaphragm in order to enter into the abdominal cavity, including the esophagus, the aorta, and the vena cava. The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes. This can enlarge, allowing the stomach to "yo-yo" up into the chest: this is called a hiatal hernia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers