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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
Is there anything i can do to make the hiatus hernia go away an how would i know it is that? Other than the constant single hiccups all day long
Yes: Thereare many an that can cause constant hiccups. So first make sure the your HH is what is causing them. To improve the problem-Use an acid blocking medicine, eat small volumes of food, avoid foods known to aggravate reflux(eg chocolate, alcohol, caffeine), proper positioning at night and after meals.Good resources for more thorough discussion include the Mayo Clinic and AAFP websites. ...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
Be carefull: Hernias are a weakness in the abdominal wall resulting in a defect in the muscle layer. Therefore things that are supposed to stay protected inside can now come outside. It is possible that organs that are usually inside can get stuck outside which may compromise their blood supply. This is an emergency! therefore any strenous excercise can result in something coming out and getting stuck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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