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Doctor insights on: Esophageal Hernia Symptoms

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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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I've been diagnosed with a Hiatal Hernia and Nutcracker Esophagus. How do I determine which is causing my symptoms?

I've been diagnosed with a Hiatal Hernia and Nutcracker Esophagus. How do I determine which is causing my symptoms?

Probably nutcracker : IF your symptom is chest pain, its probably the nutcracker. IF you have heartburn and/or regurgitation, its probably the lower esophageal sphincter. IF the her is is large (paraesophageal), the symptoms would be chest pressure and difficulty eating. There is much more info on this, and I hope this helps clarify a couple things or guide your own research. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between hiatal hernia/gerd symptoms and esophageal cancer symptoms?

How can you tell the difference between hiatal hernia/gerd symptoms and esophageal cancer symptoms?

Get scoped: Symptoms cannot usually differentiate these entities until esophageal cancer is far advanced. If you have had gerd symptoms for a few years, upper endoscopy may be indicated. Consult with a gastroenterologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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Symptoms: vomiting blood, 2 egds reveal hiatal hernia, severe inflammation of esophagus and duodenum. Weight loss of 15 lbs in 2 months. What's wrong?

Symptoms: vomiting blood, 2 egds reveal hiatal hernia, severe inflammation of esophagus and duodenum. Weight loss of 15 lbs in 2 months. What's wrong?

Maybe paraesophageal: This coul be due to a large hiatal hernia known as a paraesophageal hernia. This generally requires surgical repair by a surgeon with extensive experience in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. ...Read more

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What causes an irregular z-line other than barrett's esophagus or a hiatal hernia?

Normal variation: The z-line, where the esophagus lining connects to the stomach lining varies quite a bit from person to person. Not everyone has a straight circle -- that's why it's called the "z"-line, because an irregular border is normal. Some things that can make it more abnormal could be reflux of bile or acid into the esophagus, poor esophageal squeezing, or just a normal variation. Good health! ...Read more

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Hi I had a endoscopy jan 6th and just have a mild inflamed esophagus. It feels like I have a hernia near my esophagus but wouldn't they find that?

Hi I had a endoscopy jan 6th and just have a mild inflamed esophagus. It feels like I have a hernia near my esophagus but wouldn't they find that?

Maybe not: Small hiatal hernias can slide up and down easily through the opening in the diaphragm, and therefore can be easily missed on endoscopic examination. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes a tortuous esophagus if its not a hiatal hernia?

Motility disorder: It could be a motility disorder such as distal (formerly diffuse) esophageal spasm or a nutcracker esophagus. High resolution Manometry is the test to find out. A small tube is placed into the esophagus and you swallow water 10 times. It measures the valve pressures and the coordination and strength of the muscle contractions. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What percent of Barrett's esophagus patients have hiatial hernia?

What percent of Barrett's esophagus patients have hiatial hernia?

Unclear: Exact numbers depend upon which study is used. However, a meta-analysis of studies done in 2013 did show a strong relationship between hiatal hernia and Barrett's esophagus, with the association being most strong in patients who had longer segments of Barrett's esophagus. This is likely due to more exposure of the esophagus to gastric contents in the presence of a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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Just had Endoscopy. year and 4 months long battle to see whats wron, i have a Esophageal Nodule 8mm and Haital Hernia. im 23 years old.do i havecancer

No: most likely not.the nodule is the result of acid reflux that will cause enough irritation to create nodule.you have to follow the treatment for reflux very well,because if you do not respond to medical treatment and diet,then you are a candidate for surgery.less than 5-10%of patient with reflux required surgery,most of them respond well to treatment. ...Read more

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more