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Can You Still Get Pregnant With A Hiatal Hernia
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
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
What could cause or explain hiatal hernia in thin 28yr old female (never pregnant)? Is this common in young non obese women?
5 weeks pregnant, 1 year post hiatal hernia opperation. Should i be worried? Anything to look for? Thanks!
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?
I have acid reflux and a newly found small hiatal hernia, if I am careful can I still shovel snow?
Yes: You can do all of your normal activities with a small hiatal hernia without fear of making it worse. It can enlarge over time, but this usually takes years, and is probably independent of your activity. There are obviously exceptions to every rule, but you should be ok to shovel snow. ...Read more
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.
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
Yes: Due to a congenital deformity.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I have gone for my endoscopy test and result shows mild hiatal hernia. Can i still do strenuous exercise? Would it make it worse if I do?
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
Hello. I had 2 surgeries in Nov / Dec 2013 for hiatal hernia repair. Why does back pains continue still mostly on left side?
My first question is why two surgeries did you have a complication from the first one and was any of them done laproscopically or not and what kind of complication if any.
My other comment you might be experiencing GALLBLADDER problem if you still have it hiatal hernia surgery could cause or create a problem to the GB somtime ...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
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
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. It's 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
Short answer is yes: There are a percentage of surgeries that require reoperation due to the either progression of the disease process or limitation of the surgical procedure itself. If the GERD is recurrent, it may be due to these progressions but previous surgery would not preclude reintervention. Previous surgery does make the subsequent surgeries more complex. ...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?
Multiple: Esophageal (swallowing pipe), stomach injury. Nerve injury leading to swallowing difficulty, spleen injury, liver injury, pneumothorax. ...Read more
Maybe: IF you're having it fixed to control reflux symptoms, you will likely be able to take medication as needed. There are some patients however that still need daily meds, but the meds control symptoms far better after surgery. This doesn't mean anything is wrong. The goal is to control reflux symptoms, and give you a more normal lifestyle. Only you will judge your results however. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Overate about a 5 days ago, and.i.am.still bloated. When will this bloatness dissipate? I do have gerd and hiatal hernia.
I have small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms or heartburn. What are the chances it will get bigger and give me symptoms? Ty
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