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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
Yes: If big enough can cause restriction on the respective lung. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a small sliding hiatal hernia be repaired by just pulling the hernia down back to the abdominal cavity then tightening the diaphragm hiatus?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers