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Hernia Related Snoring Hiccupping
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
Substernal pain extending to rt ribs and insomnia 2 nights b/c of hiccups. Related to hiatal hernia?
I have these really loud hiccups, kind of sound like barks, every day. This started a few years ago. Hiatal hernia? Celiac disease?
Need workup: I am sorry that you are suffering with barking hiccups every day. Go to a doctor to evaluate cause. Some patients with hiatal hernias have symptoms of GERD and or Esophagitis. Untreated can lead to irritation of vagus and phrenic nerves which can lead to intractable hiccups. Don't suffer get help. ...Read more
Have barely really small hernia get extreme sharpe pain pain down really low going all the way down and worse in middle of night related? i'm female
Yes: Normal weight people can snore too but obesity can definitely increase risk of snoring. The extra fat in the upper throat, along with fatter, bigger structures in the upper throat (uvula, tonsils) will sag and become more "floppy" when you sleep, closing on the trachea causing you to snore. The outside of your neck also drag down on your throat, again decreasing the breathing tube, increase snore. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They can be: If you have an inguinal hernia, then anything that increases intra abdominal pressure can aggravate the hernia and lake it larger. BPH is a common cause of this if you are straining to urinate. If this is your situation, then the BPH should be treated before a hernia repair. ...Read more
Good Question!: No, not always. However, those who snore loudly should be screened for sleep apnea with a detailed history and possibly a sleep study. Those who snore without sleep apnea do report that their sleep is better after treatment because their bed partner no longer has to kick, punch, pinch, etc while they are sleeping and everyone is happier after treatment :). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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