can a hiatal hernia cause diarrhea

Can a small Hiatal hernia cause stuck food / loose stools and GERD? I had to go to ER becuase chicken was stuck, said I had hernia and inflammation.

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery
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Yes and no


Inflammation at the transition zone between esophagus and stomach can result in luminal narrowing and impede food transit. Yes, food may get stuck here. Even a small hiatal hernia can contribute to reflux injury hence be partially responsible for causing the food to stick. Most small hiatal hernias dont need surgical correction. Loose BM - not generally associated with reflux problem.
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Dr. Terry L. Simpson
General Surgery
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Yes


Hiatal hernia and GRRD go together. Food stuck because the acid caused inflammation. You need to get this fixed

The past year EVERYTIME I eat doesn't matter what it is I get severe indigestion & diarrhea straight after, I have a hiatus hernia is this the cause?

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Dr. J. Roth
General Surgery
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Unlikely


Your symptoms are not likely from a hiatal hernia. Typical HHS symptoms are heartburn and regurgitation. Indigestion could be a sign of dyspepsia or ulcers. A thorough evaluation is needed to help determine the cause of your symptoms.
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Infant Health

Do's And Don'ts

Don't tape a coin over your baby's umbilical hernia. It does not hasten spontaneous resolution.

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Pediatric Surgery
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Can a hiatal hernia cause nausea?

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Dr. Farbod Farmand
Internal Medicine
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Unlikely


Hiatal hernias do not usually cause symptoms. In some cases, though, hiatal hernias cause stomach acid to leak into the esophagus. This is called acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux, and it can cause symptoms, including: ●Burning in the chest, known as heartburn ●Burning in the throat or an acid taste in the throat ●Stomach or chest pain ●Trouble swallowing ●A raspy voice or a sore throat
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Can a hiatal hernia cause constipation?

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Not likely


Hiatal hernias cause heartburn and regurgitation and other swallowing issues but not constipation
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Infant Health

Interesting Fact

Taping a coin over your baby's bellybutton does not hasten resolution of an umbilical hernia.

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Pediatric Surgery
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Can a hiatal hernia cause mid to upper back pain?

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Dr. Michael A. Zadeh
General Surgery
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No


Most people usually don't have symptoms from hiatal hernias. When symptoms are present they are usually those of heartburn or reflux.
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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery
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Yes


Typically only if it is large. Usually need an upper GI study or endoscopy to check it out.
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How can a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath?

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Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery
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If you have a large abdominal content protuding thru the opening of the diaphram this may redue the capacity of the lung to expand causing shortness of breath.
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Can a hiatal hernia cause refered right shoulder pain?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Not normally


A hiatal hernia can caused referred pain to the left shoulder rarely but not normally to the right shoulder. One way it could cause some referred pain would be if the hiatal hernia is causing so much irritation to your diaphragm that its spasming on the right, which could lend itself to some referred pain, but this is not very common. I hope this helps!
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Can a hiatal hernia cause constant shortness of breath?

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Dr. Creighton B. Wright
General Surgery
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Unlikely


Some can get quite large or para esophageal and compress some lung, but I would seek another explanation. Smoking Inhalation High altitude Heart disease anemia Etc
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Can a hiatal hernia cause uou to throw up in your mouth?

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Dr. Peter M. Denk
General Surgery
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Possibly


A hiatal hernia is what happens when the opening of the diaphragm that allows the esophagus to pass through from the chest to the abdomen is too large and allows the top part of the stomach to slide up into the chest. It distorts the shape of the natural anti-reflux valve and causes reflux, GERD, trouble swallowing, and even regurgitation like you are describing. It should be fixed with surgery.
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Yes


A hiatal hernia can make symptoms of gastric reflux worse and sometimes cause you to regurgitate (throw up in your mouth).
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Dr. Michael sawyer
General Surgery
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Yes


Reflux of gastric acid and contents secondary to a hiatal hernia can occasionally reach all the way up to the top of the throat and mouth, even into the sinuses. This regurgitation of gastric contents is one of the more distressing symptoms associated with hiatal hernia / gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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