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Why does the diaphragmatic hernia in the abdominal organs herniate into left chest cavity?

Why does the diaphragmatic hernia in the abdominal organs herniate into left chest cavity?

Usually on the Left: Congenital diaphragmatic hernias occur on the left 85% of the time and are posterior (bochdalek hernia), most the rest are located on the right posteriorly. About 2% occur anteriorly in the middle (morgagni hernia). Adults can get hiatal hernias on the left, because that is where the esophagus passes through the diaphragm to reach the stomach. Trauma and surgery can cause diaphragmatic hernias too. ...Read more

Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more


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Can phrenic nerve palsy lead to / create higher risk of hiatal hernia?

Can phrenic nerve palsy lead to / create higher risk of hiatal hernia?

Very unlikely: Excellent question. It is very unlikely this would contribute to the development if a hiatal hernia, which would be a stretching out if the natural opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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When a diaphragmatic hernia occurs, some of the abdominal contents push up, right?

When a diaphragmatic hernia occurs, some of the abdominal contents push up, right?

Usually: However if the hernia is covered by the liver, the liver is big enough to prevent things from going into the chest. ...Read more

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Does hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath?

Does hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath?

Asthma-like symptoms: Some people with hiatal hernias may develop gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), which usually causes heartburn. With severe gerd, stomach acid can reflux all the way up the esophagus and then down the trachea, causing asthma-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Which organs get affected when a diaphragmatic hernia occurs?

Which organs get affected when a diaphragmatic hernia occurs?

Lungs mainly.: The main lethality of congenital diaphragmatic hernia lies with its effect on the fetal lung development. As much of the fetal abdominal contents are inside the fetal chest during lung development, there is a great risk the lung become hypoplastic and dysfunctional. This means that without intervention many of the affected babies die at birth from respiratory failure. Fetal therapy options increas. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, why in diaphragmatic hernia the abdominal organs herniate into left chest cavity?

Can you tell me, why in diaphragmatic hernia the abdominal organs herniate into left chest cavity?

Diaphragmatic hernia: Diaphragmatic hernias most commonly affect the left side of the diaphragm; that muscle between the abdominal cavity and the chest. A hernia is a hole or defect in the muscle. In the case of a diaphragmatic hernia, this hole creates an unusual connection between the abdomen and chest. The normally higher pressure within the abdomen will push abdominal organs from the abdomen up into the chest. ...Read more

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Is the abdomen and/or diaphragm used during forced inspiration?

Is the abdomen and/or diaphragm used during forced inspiration?

Mostly diaphragm: The diaphragm is the primary driver of inspiration, whether it be typical passive inspiration or taking a deep breath. The chest wall help as well, to a less extent. ...Read more

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Involuntary muscle contractions within the torso area that causes abnormal breathing?

Involuntary muscle contractions within the torso area that causes abnormal breathing?

Diaphragm: If you have started into an aerobic program and notice this pain it could be spasms of the diaphragm. This is a large muscle in thelower torso which can become overworked if just starting on a new aerobic program. If it does not get better over a short time period seek medical help to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What causes a periumbilical ventral abdominal wall hernia?

What causes a periumbilical ventral abdominal wall hernia?

Opening in muscle : You may have a weakness where your umbilical cord went thru. Or it can be from a surgery that left a weakness there. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause constant shortness of breath?

Can a hiatal hernia cause constant shortness of breath?

Unlikely: Some can get quite large or para esophageal and compress some lung, but i would seek another explanation. Smoking inhalation high altitude heart disease anemia etc. ...Read more

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Can a double inguinal hernia cause ed?

Can a double inguinal hernia cause ed?

Psycologically: Inguinal hernias, in and of themselves, do not interfere with penile erection. Fretting about them or pain associated with sex can cause ed. You should see a surgeon about repair. ...Read more

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Can an hital hernia in the cardio oesapheal junction induce anxiety or panick trapped air etc?

Can an hital hernia in the cardio oesapheal junction induce anxiety or panick trapped air etc?

Probably not: If it is the usual sliding type of hiatal hernia. If it is the rarer paraesophageal type, you need surgical consultation for your symptoms. You need to clarify this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hiatal hernia cause heart flutter?

Can hiatal hernia cause heart flutter?

Shouldn't : While i suppose its possible of there was a very large hiatal hernia (paraesophageal type), it is still unlikely. ...Read more

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Can your inguinal hernia cause gassiness?

Can your inguinal hernia cause gassiness?

Incarceration: It is possible for a hernia in the inguinal location to intermittently incarcerate. If the hernia is large enough, contents from your peritoneal space, like a loop of bowel, can go in and out of the hernia. This is called incarceration. When a bowel loop is partially pinched, or out, in the hernia, it is possible to experience gassiness. You might benefit from elective hernia repair. ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernia cause pressure feeling in vagina or anus?

Can inguinal hernia cause pressure feeling in vagina or anus?

I doubt it: Women rarely have inguinal hernias - that's usually a guy-thing. This pressure sensation makes me think you may be having a combination of constipation and a rectocele, causing an out-pouching of the rectum into the vagina with difficulty passing stool. It sounds like you may need an exam to sort out your pelvic anatomy, especially if you are having pain or bowel/bladder functional difficulties. ...Read more

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Can. Hiatal hernia affect breathing?

Can. Hiatal hernia affect breathing?

Hiatal hernia: You have a hiatal hernia. This is a very treatable abnormality. Your doctor will treat your symptoms and follow with you. If you are feeling well with medications then he/she will follow. As you age you may require more intervention. You may need a diagnostic study. You will need to manage your weight and to exercise. Watch what you eat. Be well. ...Read more

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