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Can a sliding hiatal hernia ever get well by itself?

Can a sliding hiatal hernia ever get well by itself?

Not really: These types of hernias won't fix themselves, but really are not dangerous or need treatment. They are fixed during operations performed for reflux disease, But otherwise just left alone. They can get larger over the years, but there's no specific activities or diet to avoid to prevent this. Hope this helps! ...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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I have sliding hiatal hernia and sometimes have pain there should I have to get surgery for it ?

I have sliding hiatal hernia and sometimes have pain there should I have to get surgery for it ?

Not likely surgery : A sliding hiatal hernia is not unusual at all. In a young person like you it is somewhat unlikely to be the cause of pain. It depends also on how large the hiatal hernia is. Recommend you see a surgeon who is well familiar with this type of surgery to get a more definitive opinion. Ultimately try to not eat too close to goin to bed and chew your food well. ...Read more

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Hi can a small sliding hiatal hernia get bigger and worse with time? Anything to avoid for it not to get bigger? No heartburn,GERD anything yet. Help

Hi can a small sliding hiatal hernia get bigger and worse with time? Anything to avoid for it not to get bigger?
No heartburn,GERD anything yet. Help

Lot's of people...: ...have hiatal hernias, whether detected by x-ray or endoscopy. Most are sliding type & appear intermittently, requiring no intervention especially when small. Pls call your doctor & ask him/her your question to get a most accurate response re: hernia size as well its reducibility. Some hiatal hernias, like large paraesophageal ones, carry potentially great concern, but yours is symptom-free. ...Read more

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I have a good size hiatal hernia, with peptic ulcers. Can this cause me to get chills an body aches only at night almost every night.

I have a good size hiatal hernia, with peptic ulcers. Can this cause me to get chills an body aches only at night almost every night.

Doubtful: The hiatal hernia and the peptic ulcers are unlikely to give you night chills and aches. Are you being treated medically for your ulcers? If not then you could certainly have complications from them, but they would not present as you have described. Best to see your doc. ...Read more

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I have hiatal hernia/gerd(good diet +nexium 40mg).Was cleared by 2 cardiologists(ecg, echo...), but every night i get tight chest/breathing diff.Why?

I have hiatal hernia/gerd(good diet +nexium 40mg).Was cleared by 2 cardiologists(ecg, echo...), but every night i get tight chest/breathing diff.Why?

Hernia ?: It could be the hernia if it is a large one and slides into the chest specially when laying down or eating a large meal. Hard to tell without seeing the studies done. Mention this to your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sliding hiatal hernia in a 15 year old?

Consult your doc: Medical management with PPI and antacids help. Diet management helps too. Consider a Gastro referral and opinion regarding surgery if very symptomatic in spite of medical management. ...Read more

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I have a sliding hiatal hernia (from Ehler's Danlos) and have been nauseated all day. If it doesn't go away by tomorrow can I wait until Monday?

I have a sliding hiatal hernia (from Ehler's Danlos) and have been nauseated all day. If it doesn't go away by tomorrow can I wait until Monday?

Hydrate: try to keep liquids down. If you can't drink, you should seek medical attention to receive hydration. You may need to have this repaired if it causes obstruction frequently. Try to stand and stretch to reduce the stomach back into the abdominal cavity. If you can keep enough liquids down, it can wait unt Monday. ...Read more

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Could hiatal hernia get smaller?

Could hiatal hernia get smaller?

No: Hiatal hernias don't resolve. Fortunately, most do not cause symptoms or problems. They often enlarge with time, but not always. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to get my appetite back from having a hiatal hernia. Its been 2 weeks?

Is there anything i can do to get my appetite back from having a hiatal hernia. Its been 2 weeks?

Surgery?: do you mean you had a hiatal hernia surgery and you want your appetite back.or it have been two weeks since you discover you have a hiatal hernia and you have been taking the treatment and you are wondering when are you going to get your appetite back.either way IUD you had surgery it take three months before you feel good and eat right. If you did not have surgery it is not normal see your DOC, ...Read more