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Can Hiatal Hernia Cause Dizziness
I feel dizzy and lightheaded due to my hiatal hernia compressing my lungs (diagnosed). Is there a way to alleviate the situation before surgery?
Are you sure: I would get a good medical check up before concluding the dizziness and being lightheaded is coming from a hiatal hernia, no matter no matter how large. It is a little unusual for those two to be related. You would want to make sure things like your blood pressure and heart rate is ok. Discuss with your medical doctor. ...Read more
Can GI doctors do test for hiatal hernia and how do I tell them I would like that checked. Heart burn with nausea right upper abdo. Pain dizziness
Yes: If you are having reflux symptoms, hiatal hernia is a common finding. It can sometimes be detected on an UGI or can be seen if an EGD/upper endoscopy is deemed necessary. How do you tell them - just tell them your concerns, your symptoms, and that you think you have a hiatal hernia and would like to be checked for that. Very simple. Just be honest. ...Read more
I am on my 12th day straight with vertigo nausea and head pain dr did upper GI friday said was normal except for hiatal hernia started throwing up sun?
I woke up dizzy and nauseous. I then threw up but the food was dark and from 18 hours ago. I do have a hernia and want to see if this is serious cause?
See pc if sx persist: There is not enough information to make a diagnosis. I would keep a check on temperature, watch for diarrhea and more vomiting. I would suggest you see your pc. ...Read more
A few months ago I was diagnosed with a hital hernia and was put on 20mgs Prilosec a day and it's gotten worse dizziness vomiting hurting. What I do?
Go to the doctor: You may need surgical intervention if you're still having symptoms and your medication isn't working. ...Read more
I have 2 herniated cervical discs, I suffer from severe dizziness. Is dizziness caused by hernia itself or the contractures it causes in the upper back?
No: Gravid uterus may aggravate it but will not cause it. ...Read more
Maybe: Of rib tender to touch then no, if pain more internal them yes. ...Read more
Motility disorder: It could be a motility disorder such as distal (formerly diffuse) esophageal spasm or a nutcracker esophagus. High resolution Manometry is the test to find out. A small tube is placed into the esophagus and you swallow water 10 times. It measures the valve pressures and the coordination and strength of the muscle contractions. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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 more
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. ...Read more
It can: Large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias, can cause chest pain, and the feeling there is a balloon inside that needs to burst. They can also cause difficulty eating, weight loss, and anemia, and sometimes heartburn and vomiting. Small hiatal hernias do not cause pain. An upper GI contrast study can tell the difference. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Normal variation: The z-line, where the esophagus lining connects to the stomach lining varies quite a bit from person to person. Not everyone has a straight circle -- that's why it's called the "z"-line, because an irregular border is normal. Some things that can make it more abnormal could be reflux of bile or acid into the esophagus, poor esophageal squeezing, or just a normal variation. Good health! ...Read more
Not likely.: Speak with your doctor to investigate other causes of your symptom. ...Read more
Spirometer test show I have trouble getting air in not out. Could a hiatal hernia cause symptoms like this?
Can a hiatal hernia cause pains or discomfort? My dr says I have one but it isn't causeing my intestinal issues. That is unknown still.
I have a medium hiatal hernia. The only problem it seems to cause me is globus. Ideas/tips for easing globus or for trying to correct/improve hernia?
Hiatal hernia: The hiatal hernia can be safely observed. If it ever becomes large (paraesophageal hernia), it will likely take 20 years or more, and is unlikely to happen. The globus sensation (something sticking in throat) is poorly understood, and not treatable, but also not dangerous. Try keeping a log of what makes it worse, and avoid those food items. Hope this helps! ...Read more
"Yo-Yo" stomach.: One mechanism that prevents reflux of food or acid from the stomach up the esophagus is the fact that the pressure within the abdominal cavity is higher than the pressure in the stomach. If the stomach "yo-yo's" into the chest cavity through a hiatal hernia, the negative pressure within the chest cavity changes this pressure gradient, favoring reflux. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on what you mean by "act up". Stress does tend to exacerbate many symptoms, and be a cause of ulcers in the stomach. If the symptoms are severe, see your primary care provider for more information, possible testing, or referral to a gastroenterologist and/or surgeon. And don't forget to not "sweat the small stuff. And it's all small stuff". Hope this helps! ...Read more
I'm diagnosed with Tourettes & hiatal hernia. Both cause dry cough. Can it be known what's causing my dry cough. Coughing since 8 y.o, .
Nausea: Nausea is a non specific symptom with multiple causes, dehydration, bad gallbladder, hernia, and yes hiatal hernia. Nausea after eating is one of the bad gallbladder symptoms. Okay to get evaluated by your regular doc, ask for imaging, gallbladder ultrasound. In the meantime stay on a low fat diet and increase your oral hydration. Be well. ...Read more
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