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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
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
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
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 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 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
Yes: Yes just breathe well and try not to hold your breath while straining ...Read more
Absolutely: Breathe as you've been instructed. Stay fit and trim. ...Read more
Hiatal hernia: The amount of symptoms present from a hiatal hernia is much more important than its size. Although it is possible to get bigger, it is not important unless the symptoms are getting worse. The primary treatment for a hiatal hernia is medication for acid reflux. Surgery is not recommended unless symptoms are not controllable. There is no need to recheck a hiatal hernia's size. ...Read more
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
Yes: Due to a congenital deformity.Get a more detailed answer ›
Female, 67, good health, no smoking or alcohol, can a small hiatal hernia grown or enlarge? Thank you
Very slightly: People with hiatal hernias usually have some gastroesophageal reflux (gerd). Gerd is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. That said, nearly half of the us population has gerd and esophageal cancer although slowly increasing, remains a very rare cancer. If you have reflux you should be followed by a primary care or gastroenterologist, but it is still very unlikely that you will develop cancer. ...Read more
As tolerated: It's unclear why you would have a tif procedure and a hiatal hernia repair instead of the standard fundoplication and hernia repair, but either way, your diet should be as tolerated. If the food or beverage are difficult to swallow, or make gerd symtoms worse, avoid that in the future. ...Read more
I am 40 just had a baby 5 months ago have a hiatal hernia and really bad acid reflux what would be a good diet to lose work?
Reflux diet: Typical foods that are known to lower the pressure in the valve between the esophagus and stomach causing more reflux are citrus, caffeine, chocolate, red sauce, an red wine/alcohol. Weight loss is more of a calorie intake issue. Hiatal hernia is no problem unless it is large. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Do mixed/rolling hiatal hernia come and go like sliding hernias or do they stay up the diaphragm? Diag. Hh, pain everyday/nothing helps
Yes they do:
Both have similar mechanisms.
Sounds like time for a Lap Nissen ...Read more
I believe that I have a hiatal hernia due to the symptoms I have, what can I do to get rid of it? Also, can I do regular exercise i.E. Gym work.
Not likely: Your gastric symptoms should be treated by medications to reduce acid in the stomach. Only severe hiatal hernia symptoms need surgical repair. Most of them can be managed by lifestyle changes (weight loss, cessation of tobacco and alcohol, regular exercise etc). Gym should be fine. Hopefully you have had an upper endoscopy and xray studies to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Can Small sliding Hiatal Hernia rlly be reversed by exercises shown over the net.? No GERD symptoms at all. Jus scared it night grown in future? Ty.
No: First of all, don't worry about a small asymptomatic hiatal hernia. It is very common and does not require treatment. When you read about exercise and hiatal hernias it is to lose weight since obesity can be associated with hiatal hernias and GERD. Asymptomatic hiatal hernias are not treated, GERD symptoms are. ...Read more
Diagnosed with 4mm umbilical hernia & sliding hiatal hernia. Is there any risk to have the operation for both same time three months later? Or urgent?
First there is no urgency to have an operation for either.
the treatment for hiatal hernia is not surgery.
90-95% of patient with hiatal hernia do not need or required surgery,
treatment is medical, mostly we treat the heartburn.
the other reason is very few qualify medically to have the surgery, you have to pass many motility test to be qualify otherwise the surgery will do more harm
small umbilica ...Read more
Is it possible to feel a hiatal hernia "pop"back into place? Get severe cramping for days stretching helps little until "pop" feeling then temp relief.
I don't think so: Hiatal hernias slide, not pop. Perhaps you have some displaced costal cartilage, which is normally present between the ribs and the sternum ("breast bone"). Hiatal hernias are very common and are usually assymptomatic, although heartburn and sometimes regurgitation may occur. Sometimes very large hernias of the stomach into the chest cavity may cause pressure and discomfort deep in the chest. ...Read more
I have sliding hiatal hernia (la-b) and reflux. I read there are risks of cancer and barrett in the future. Shall I have surgery to fix the hernia?
I have a 8mm nodule found in my endoscopy, as well as a hiatal hernia. Biopsy was taken and came back negative. Going for ultrasound next month. Cancer?
Very unlikely: A eight millimeter mass with a non-cancer pathology report is not something I would worry about. At your age without a personal of family history of bizarre tumors, I would stop worrying ...Read more
Small hiatal hernia. I've had bad heartburn and chest pain. Uper abdominal pain adds well. I'm misserable. What could be going on? I'm in a lot of pain.
If the pain is really bad go immediately to the nearest emergency room.
If it not too bad call your doctor for advice. Don't be surprised or mad if you are referred to the ER. ...Read more
Can GERD cause lightheaded feeling and swollen glands? I am a 41 year old female, have a hiatal hernia. Feeling like food is stuck in chest as well.
Unlikely: I would see a doctor about the swollen glands and lightheadedness. Unlikely related to hh. Hiatal hernia and acid reflux could cause the esophagus to spasm or even develop scar tissue and narrowing. This would cause the feeling of food sticking or catching. I would see your doctor about getting a test to check your esophagus. If not already taking acid medication twice a day, recommend doing so. ...Read more
Unknown: A hiatal hernia occurs when the opening in the diaphragm for the esophagus stretches out to larger than its normal size. Since there is a negative pressure in the chest, it can actually suck the stomach into the chest over a period of years. When enough stomach is in the chest, it can cause problems with swallowing, chest pain and pressure, ulcers, and anemia. Why this happens in some people compared to others is a mystery. ...Read more
Hiatal hernia discovered a few years ago. If I were to see a gastro doc, will they need to get a recent scan before surgery? What kind of scan?
Have small hiatal hernia, been on protonix (pantoprazole) for past 2 months, still reflux. Can I get linx procedure. And would they be able to repair hernia w linx?
Multiple: Esophageal (swallowing pipe), stomach injury. Nerve injury leading to swallowing difficulty, spleen injury, liver injury, pneumothorax. ...Read more
I have small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms or heartburn. What are the chances it will get bigger and give me symptoms? Ty
Scope showed sm sliding hiatal hernia. Symps persist after 6-8 months Nexium (esomeprazole) & domperidone. Do I need surgery? Worst-pain mid&rt upper ab, fullness alwa
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