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Are there different types of hiatal hernias?

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 more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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Is a hitial hernia dangerous to one's health? Many times I have difficulty taking a deep breath and it can cause anexity sometimes for me. I was told over 30 years ago that i had this type of hernia but it seems to have flared up symtoms. I do not have ac

Is a hitial hernia dangerous to one's health? Many times I have difficulty taking a deep breath and it can cause anexity sometimes for me. I was told over 30 years ago that i had this type of hernia but it seems to have flared up symtoms. I do not have ac

I : I do not know that your breathing symptoms are from a hiatal hernia. Acid reflux is a common symptom of a hiatal hernia. Aspiration of stomach contents into the lungs, more often when lying down sleeping, can cause breathing or asthma-like feelings. Many people have small hiatal hernias that do jot cause problems. Rarely very large hiatal hernias can cause sudden illness from twisting internally, or can rarely bleed or cause anemia. It sounds like you need to seee your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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How are hiatal and inguinal hernia different?

How are hiatal and inguinal hernia different?

Like head and toe: Hiatal hernia is internal hernia there is opening in the diaphragm that separate the chest from abdomen called hiatus if it become too large the stomach will slide up and caused reflux of acid inguinal hernia is a weakness in the groin that could become large enough to accommodate intestine large or small in it could be dangerous that why it needs surgery hiatal hernia could be treated medically. ...Read more

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Can having a hital hernia and GERD cause panick type feelings?

Can having a hital hernia and GERD cause panick type feelings?

Yes it can: If there is sufficient reflux, the irritation to the esophagus or actual aspiration of stomach contents can lead to a feeling of choking. You should avoid eating late at night and make sure that you avoid acidic foods and alcohol, and sleep with you head elevated on a couple of pillows. See a surgeon if the symptoms persist, for definitive repair. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Believe so: The gastric cardia is the very upper part of the stomach just below the esophagus. As such, it is commonly involved in hiatal hernias. Therefore, I think that is exactly what your doctor was describing. ...Read more

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What type of pain can I expect with the large hematoma pressing against my surgical incision from the hiatal .Hernia repair ?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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What are different types of hernia in abdomen? Would a CT with oral contrast of abdomen/pelvic show a hernia? Any kind.

What are different types of hernia in abdomen? Would a CT with oral contrast of abdomen/pelvic show a hernia? Any kind.

Physical Exam Best: The most common hernias of the abdominal wall include the groin/inguinal region, the umbilicus, and the upper-middle abdomen. Hernias may also develop anywhere one has had an incision from prior surgery. The best way to demonstrate a hernia is by physical examination. If unclear, a ct may be helpful but it can miss hernias and, in the groin especially, may not differentiate a hernia from fat. ...Read more

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Gurgling tummy, nausea,hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT ok?

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