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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
Definitely not: These always require repair.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is a hiatal hernia the same as a diaphragmic hernia? My endoscopy results use both terms so i'm confused. Online it seems a diaphragm hernia is worse.
Same thing: There's a natural hole in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes to deliver food and drink to the stomach. When this hole stretches out, the stomach can go up in to the chest (herniate). Small amounts of stomach (small hernia) should be ignored. Large hernias are also called paraesophageal hernias, and should be considered for surgical repair. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes: If big enough can cause restriction on the respective lung. ...Read more
Do mixed/rolling hiatal hernia come and go like sliding hernias or do they stay up the diaphragm? Diag. hh, pain everyday/nothing helps
Yes they do: Both have similar mechanisms. Sounds like time for a Lap Nissen ...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?
Having laparoscope fr endometriosis, poss on diaphragm; chst CT shows bochdalek hernia. Shld it be fixed? 43, sev ongoing sx, chest tight/dyspnea/pain
Maybe: Bochdalek hernias are there from birth, and are commonly found on ct scans. Right sided hernias typically contain a small amount of fat, are asymptomatic, and can be safely watched. Left sided hernias can be like this, but may contain the stomach or other organs. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic hiatal hernia for a consultation. Bring the ct scan! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest CT for suspected endometriosis on diaphragm shows small fat-containing bochdalek hernia. Cld cause rt rib/collarbone/neck/face pain & fullness?
See a doctor: You do not need to go to a hospital for a doctor's physical exam. Have the exam first, then discuss what is found, and what are your options. It would be a minor outpatient surgical procedure, if needed, and there are smaller outpatient facilities that are not at hospitals. Some small hernias could just be observed too, but need an exam first. ...Read more
Bloating: If you are having this done laparoscopically or robotically the incisional pain will improve quickly. Most patients having repair of a large hiatal hernia develop some bloating of their stomachs and some will have difficulty swallowing particularly with solids for several weeks. If you are having a fundoplication this is particularly likely. Once your surgeon allows solids chew well. ...Read more
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