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What should I expect with a hiatal hernia during my pregnancy?

What should I expect with a hiatal hernia during my pregnancy?

Hiatal hernia: You may not experience any symptoms from your hiatal hernia during your pregnancy. On the other hand, you may develop heartburn and reflux which is quite common in pregnancy. If you develop these symptoms, you can take Prilosec otc daily, or get a prescription for another proton pump inhibitor which is generally felt to be safe for pregnancy. ...Read more

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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What could cause or explain hiatal hernia in thin 28yr old female (never pregnant)? Is this common in young non obese women?

What could cause or explain hiatal hernia in thin 28yr old female (never pregnant)? Is this common in young non obese women?

Congenital: Hernias are unrelated to obesity and yes i see frequently young women with this problem but the incidence is higher in older patients. ...Read more

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Can I still get pregnant with a hiatus hernia and a ulcer?

Can I still get pregnant with a hiatus hernia and a ulcer?

Sure: Absolutely if you have a uterus and functioning ovaries with those other medical problems you can get pregnant. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Likely: I recommend seeing a general surgeon who is both board certified and fellowship trained in MIS/foregut, and has experience implanting the LINX device. This consultation visit should give you a better idea for whether you would be a good candidate for this procedure ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant after a hernia fix this year?

Can I get pregnant after a hernia fix this year?

Yes: Of course details of the hernia repair are important to determine whether or not there could be any complications factors. Additionally, whether or not you need. C-section coul also impact delivery after some types of hernia repair. In general ventral hernia repairs could complicate things, but an inguinal hernia repair should not. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant. Whilst having hiatus hernia?

Yes: Hiatal hernia is when a portion of the stomach slides into the chest cavity and usually results in increased acid reflux symptoms. This hernia (and others) should not relate to your ability to get pregnant and so take appropriate precautions regarding contraception. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more