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I have a large hernia on my stomach?

I have a large hernia on my stomach?

Abdominal Hernia: I do not see a question here. But, this is a very common problem. It is an easy surgery to repair. And, if you have any pain there you must be seen urgently for this surgical evaluation. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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I presently have a hernia in my stomach but what can happen if it's left untreated?

I presently have a hernia in my stomach but what can happen if it's left untreated?

Varies: If its a large defect, it's mostly an unsightly bulge and a loss of strength. If the defect is smaller, risks include incarceration or strangulation of bowel loops. ...Read more

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Does hital hernia cause upper stomach and chest pain?

Does hital hernia cause upper stomach and chest pain?

Yes: That can be one of the symptoms. A hiatal hernia is a hernia of the stomach into the chest where the esophogus passes through the diaphragm. Chest pain can also be a symptoms of heart disease and should not be taken lightly. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Will the hiatus hernia cause your stomach to bulge out.?

Will the hiatus hernia cause your stomach to bulge out.?

No: The only symptom one generally gets if at all, is heartburn. A ventral hernia could cause your stomach to bulge out, among other things. ...Read more

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I feel like a have a hernia on my stomach, everytime i touch gently it kinda itches and aches? Why? I think its a hernia on left side of stomach.

I feel like a have a hernia on my stomach,  everytime i touch gently it kinda itches and aches? Why? I think its a hernia on left side of stomach.

Hernias: Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall through which abdominal contents such as fat and intestines can protrude, causing a lump under the skin. I'm not sure what you mean exactly about the left side of your stomach, but hernias are commonly seen in the groins, ; in the middle of the abdominal wall at or above the belly button. May need to see your doctor for an exam to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If you have an ulcer of hernia in your stomach would that cause you to gain weight?

If you have an ulcer of hernia in your stomach would that cause you to gain weight?

No: If you have ulcers in your stomach due to a hiatal hernia, you may need to have it surgically repaired by a general or thoracic surgeon experienced in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. ...Read more

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Can a inguinal hernia cause the stomach not to empty?

Not inguinal: It would be pretty unlikely for an inguinal, aka groin, hernia to cause problems with your stomach emptying. However, a hiatal hernia can cause problems with your stomach. ...Read more

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I have a hiatal hernia. Lately my stomach has been severely swollen, lots of gas and pain. Is this a result of the hernia?

I have a hiatal hernia. Lately my stomach has been severely swollen, lots of gas and pain. Is this a result of the hernia?

Possibly...: Depends what you mean by swollen is your stomach actually distended or does it just "feel" bloated. Small hiatal hernias are usually without symptoms. Hiatal hernias can be confused with or result in paraesophageal hernias which may result in the stomach becoming strangled and cause bloating, pain etc. But other things can cause those symptoms as well . Best to see a surgeon and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more