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Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous fungal infections?

Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous fungal infections?

No: Hiatal hernias are generally only of consequence when very large. These large hiatal hernias are called paraesophageal hernias. They can cause symptoms like chest pain, difficulty swallowing, reflux, and anemia to name a few. Not sure why you are linking these to fungal infections, but there is no obvious connection. If vomiting is a problem, recurrent pneumonia could have a fungal element. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous bacterial infections?

Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous bacterial infections?

No: It only increases your chance of suffering from heartburn or swallowing problems. If you have either, see your physician. ...Read more

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Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous sepsis?

Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous sepsis?

No: It does increase your risk of esophageal cancer and aspiration of gastric (stomach) contents into your lungs; that said most people with a hiatal hernia don't get either of those problems. Sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock don't have a known statistical relationship to hiatal hernias. ...Read more

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Can my hiatal hernia increase my chance of an ulcer?

Can my hiatal hernia increase my chance of an ulcer?

No: No but having a hiatal hernia may increase your risk of reflux into esophagus and perhaps increase your risk of asthma and esophageal ca if not properly managed by lifestyle and treatment. Also one should check for h.Pylori infection with hiatal hernia to make sure that one is not at risk for ulcers from this cause. And finally one should not eat within 2 hours of sleep to decrease reflux risk. ...Read more

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Can HIV increase my chances of dangerous infections?

Can HIV increase my chances of dangerous infections?

Potentially: Poorly controlled HIV results in a condition where your own immune system is not capable of fighting off even common viruses and bacteria. So yes, HIV can increase your change of dangerous infections. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with small Hiatal Hernia. No GERD at all. What are the chances it grows and gives me GERD in future. 23yo 145lbs. It hapnd frm Hevy lifting ?

Diagnosed with small Hiatal Hernia. No GERD at all. What are the chances it grows and gives me GERD in future. 23yo 145lbs. It hapnd frm Hevy lifting ?

Yes It can develop.: Heavy lifting doesn't always have too much to do with hiatal hernia as opposed to a groin hernia. A small hiatal hernia can certainly get bigger. The GERD or the reflux can be prevented or minimized by paying attention to your lifestyle in avoiding the late or the large meals and also in using an extra pillow when needed. Watch your weight. ...Read more

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I have a 2cm hiatal hernia no symptoms. Chances of it growing in the future ?

I have a 2cm hiatal hernia no symptoms. Chances of it growing in the future ?

Heartburn symptoms?: The size of the hernia is not as important as the presence of symptoms. It is very common to have a hiatal hernia without symptoms. In that setting there is not much cause for concern. Symptoms of reflux, heartburn, trouble swallowing, regurgitation, as well as other atypical symptoms. Weight gain, excessive straining, tight fitting clothes, are some of the reasons symptoms appear or worsen. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having bacterial vaginosis in the 3rd trimester i'm 33 weeks, will it kill my baby?

What are the risks of having bacterial vaginosis in the 3rd trimester i'm 33 weeks, will it kill my baby?

No: Bacterial vaginosis will not kill your baby. It's an easy bacteria to test for, so if you're concerned, make an apt with your doctor to get tested. It will ease your mind. ...Read more

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Why does pregnancy increase my chance of gallstones?

Why does pregnancy increase my chance of gallstones?

Hormonal Effects: The gallbladder is a muscular sac that essentially squirts bile into the intestines to help digestion. The increased estrogen levels of pregnancy relax the muscle a bit, so the bile sits around more in the gallbladder. This "stagnant" bile, combined with some changes in the chemicals in bile related to pregnancy favor more stones forming than when you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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My crest pro health causes sloughing in my mouth. Is this dangerous? Does this increase my cancer risk?

My crest pro health causes sloughing in my mouth. Is this dangerous? Does this increase my cancer risk?

Common: New toothpastes often cause tissue changes in much the same way as changing laundry soap can cause a skin reaction. There are many chemicals in the pastes, and obviously this one doesn't agree with you. No increased cancer risk, but i would not use that pâté gain! ...Read more

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What are the odds of stomach cancer at 24? My partner has had acidity discomfort an bloated stomach an is worried! I know it's rare but how rare?

What are the odds of stomach cancer at 24? My partner has had acidity discomfort an bloated stomach an is worried! I know it's rare but how rare?

No such statistic: Given the age of the patient and the lack of diagnostic symptoms there is no specific statistic to share. ...Read more

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I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have a stomach virus. Will this virus negatively affect my fetus in any way?

I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have a stomach virus.  Will this virus negatively affect my fetus in any way?

It shouldn't. : Stay well hydrated, rest up and if you have trouble eating and/or drinking, you should contact your OB. The body is a remarkable self-healing machine and your developing fetus is protected from common infections like this one. Good luck! ...Read more

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Doesnt heart disease take decades to develop? Im 22 what are my odds of having it?

Doesnt heart disease take decades to develop? Im 22 what are my odds of having it?

Possible: Heart disease can be congenital, acquired at young age ( rheumatic fever, affecting valves) or acquired during the years due to high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol. At age 22 its usually congenital or acquired as an infant. If you are worried see a cardiologist , and may be get an echocardiogram. ...Read more

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Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous fungal infections?

No: Hiatal hernias are generally only of consequence when very large. These large hiatal hernias are called paraesophageal hernias. They can cause symptoms like chest pain, difficulty swallowing, reflux, and anemia to name a few. Not sure why you are linking these to fungal infections, but there is no obvious connection. If vomiting is a problem, recurrent pneumonia could have a fungal element. ...Read more

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Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous bacterial infections?

No: It only increases your chance of suffering from heartburn or swallowing problems. If you have either, see your physician. ...Read more

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Endo result-mild gastritis, small hiatal hernia (wat is it, how does it happen, treatment?). Says wait for pathology report 2 weeks (4 infection)?

Endo result-mild gastritis, small hiatal hernia (wat is it, how does it happen, treatment?). Says wait for pathology report 2 weeks (4 infection)?

Inflammation&Hernia: Mild Gatritis means there is mild inflammation in the stomach.It is easy to treat with acid suppression therapy like Prilosec or ranitidine and as acid is reduced it will get better.Stomach is in the adominal cavity normally separated from the chest cavity by diaphragm.When part of somach protrudes through the diaphram into chest cavity,it is called Hiatus Hernia.Wait for Pathology&H pylori report ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with hiatal hernia, diffuse erosive gastritis, and h pylori infection. Are there other remedies aside fron the meds and diet?

I've been diagnosed with hiatal hernia, diffuse erosive gastritis, and h pylori infection. Are there other remedies aside fron the meds and diet?

Meds are better : The conditions you describe are serious. Diet and over the counter meds may help some. However, the prescription medications - antibiotics and acid lowering mediations are safe and effective. They will help you and have very low side effects. Serious complications can occur from what you have. I'd recommend seeing a doctor again and do take the medications. Feel better. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous sepsis?

No: It does increase your risk of esophageal cancer and aspiration of gastric (stomach) contents into your lungs; that said most people with a hiatal hernia don't get either of those problems. Sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock don't have a known statistical relationship to hiatal hernias. ...Read more

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Can my hiatal hernia increase my chance of an ulcer?

No: No but having a hiatal hernia may increase your risk of reflux into esophagus and perhaps increase your risk of asthma and esophageal ca if not properly managed by lifestyle and treatment. Also one should check for h.Pylori infection with hiatal hernia to make sure that one is not at risk for ulcers from this cause. And finally one should not eat within 2 hours of sleep to decrease reflux risk. ...Read more

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I have to select a surgeon for inguinal hernia surgery. One has lower degree but performs mostly hernias. But lately, too many patients come back with infection. Other has asuperior degree, but mostly performs on upper abdomen and has least post surgical

I have to select a surgeon for inguinal hernia surgery. One has lower degree but performs mostly hernias. But lately, too many patients come back with infection. Other has asuperior degree, but mostly performs on upper abdomen and has least post surgical

Choose who you trust: Ultimately, you must choose the surgeon you trust. I'm not sure what a "lower" degree vs a "superior" degree. We all have one degree - md/do. Others, like myself, have certification from the american board of surgery and are fellows of the american college of surgeons. All indicating that we have passed a number of milestones in training, ethical conduct and continued verification processes. ...Read more

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Can my small hiatal hernia cause my palpitations? And how come it is not dangerous when it presses against heart?

Can my small hiatal hernia cause my palpitations?  And how come it is not dangerous when it presses against heart?

Palpitations : Palpitations are very non specific and can occur with any conditions. In fact are one of the most common reasons for consults as outpatients. It will not hurt your heart because it presses softly if at all and what you will experience is reflux disease and likely palpitations. ...Read more

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I have small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms or heartburn. What are the chances it will get bigger and give me symptoms ? Ty

I have small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms or heartburn. What are the chances it will get bigger and give me symptoms ? Ty

Hiatal Hernia: Hiatal hernia will slowly stretch and may give you symptoms. It may run in families. If your parents have GERD, then you may develop GERD. No need to do anything until you have symptoms. Hiatal hernias are easily fixed. ...Read more

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What happens if someone may be at risk of hiatal hernia. what and when is the chance of surgeru?

What happens if someone may be at risk of hiatal hernia. what and when is the chance of surgeru?

At risk?: I suppose we are all at risk to develop a hiatal hernia. Hiatal hernia repair is a commonly performed procedure, and safe in expereinced hands, and when done for the right reasons, in properly selected patients. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My infant has gerd, what is the chance that they have a hiatal hernia?

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My infant has gerd, what is the chance that they have a hiatal hernia?

Unlikely: Though many children may have symptoms of reflux with episodes of vomiting, it usually is only of concern if there is associated respiratory problems or poor weight gain. The symptoms are monitored to see if they improve once advancement of diet to more solid food occurs. If significant symptoms, including respiratory complaints, evaluation would include a contrast study to exclude hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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I sometimes repeatedly stop breathing just as i fall asleep. When this occurs i also have increased pain from a hiatal hernia. Whats causing this?

I sometimes repeatedly stop breathing just as i fall asleep. When this occurs i also have increased pain from a hiatal  hernia. Whats causing this?

?Sleep apnea?: Cessation of breathing while sleeping is most often, but not exclusively, sleep apnea. Since the trachea and esophagus run along with each other and the diaphragm is involved in breathing and is where the hiatal hernia is, one would expect that they are anatomically and functionally related. However, although probable, it is not fact until more significant problems are ruled out. ...Read more

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Hello. My hiatal hernia mesh failed and 2nd surgery is not an option according to my gastro dr. Apparently, very dangerous due to location.e I cannot hold any substance down - solid or liq. Any options? Please help

Hello. My hiatal hernia mesh failed and 2nd surgery is not an option according to my gastro dr. Apparently, very dangerous due to location.e I cannot hold any substance down - solid or liq. Any options? Please help

Ask your doctor,....: In reality, it is still your best interest to ask your doctor so to get most decent answer since s/he possesses more pertinent info about you than anyone online. If necessary, s/he may refer you to someone for second opinion. Besides, be known that at times nothing more could be done. To explore life reality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Then, you can work with ...Read more

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With lung disease is surgery for hiatal hernia dangerouse?

With lung disease is surgery for hiatal hernia dangerouse?

Sure...: Lung disease adds risk to any surgery performed under sedation. Check with your pulmonologist to see if it is safe for you to proceed at this time. ...Read more

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I have a 2cm hiatal hernia no symptoms. Chances of it growing in the future ?

Heartburn symptoms?: The size of the hernia is not as important as the presence of symptoms. It is very common to have a hiatal hernia without symptoms. In that setting there is not much cause for concern. Symptoms of reflux, heartburn, trouble swallowing, regurgitation, as well as other atypical symptoms. Weight gain, excessive straining, tight fitting clothes, are some of the reasons symptoms appear or worsen. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more