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i have a hiatus hernia it has been very painful. could this problem be due to stress ?

Not due to, worse by

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Hiatus hernia is a bit of stomach bulging into the chest through space (hiatus) in the diaphragm; can be small or large; may have no symptoms (pain, reflux) or plenty. Worsened by overweight. Symptoms worsened by large meals, acidy foods, alcohol, chocolate, tobacco, lying down after eating, bending over, tight clothes, coffee. Stress won't cause, may worsen symptoms (if it affects lifestyle
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

I have throat ulcers right at the bottom of my throat and a 5cm hiatus hernia. It is incredibally painful to swallow, what food would be ok to eat?

Herpangina?

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If this is new pain in the back of your throat, a diagnosis of herpangina should be considered and an oral anesthetic offered. If this is not the case and the pain is in the throat, you need subspecialist consultation (candida, herpes, other serious illness.) I would be surprised if the 5 cm hiatus hernia was the cause and am concerned about overall health issues. Good luck.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

I am having surgery on my Hiatial hernia. Is this risky?

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Hiatal hernia surgery is relatively common and also very safe; however, no operation is risk-free. Therefore, the decision to have surgery requires balancing the benefits w/the risks--this is a conversation that you need to have w/a surgeon. Risks include injury to the spleen, stomach, esophagus & a collapsed lung. This would be considered an advanced operation; experience is a must.
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Dr. Daniel J. Para answered:

How are anxiety and a hiatus hernia different?

Different issues

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Anxiety, or sometimes called "globus hystericus", can cause some people to feel a sticking sensation in their throat after eating, and even cause trouble swallowing. A hiatus hernia is an anatomical defect at the diaphragm that allows the stomach to rise into the chest. This may or may not cause any symptoms at all. See your doctor for complete history and physical exam, and perhaps EGD.
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Is age 72 too old to have hiatial hernia repair or I will be ok?

Not necessarily

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Surgeons often perform hiatal hernia repairs on patients your age. Whether you are a candidate depends on your overall health. If you have significant reflux or pain you should consult with a surgeon who performs these repairs to determine whether you are a good candidate.
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Is there a difference between GERD and a hiatus hernia?

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GERD is gastroesophageal reflux disease or reflux. You can have reflux and not a hiatal hernia. You can also have a hiatal hernia, which could make your reflux worse. A hernia is an enlarged opening in the diaphragm where the esophagus comes through into the abdominal cavity. With a HH, the stomach can slide up into the chest. You can have a HH without reflux. Most often, they go together.
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I had a hiatial hernia removed but I am having shoulder and back pain. What could be causing it?

See your doctor

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Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.
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Dr. Joey Bluhm answered:

I'm 16 years old and have gord/gerd and hiatus hernia, what to do?

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You can certainly try antiacid medication or antireflux medication but this may not work or you may require being on this medication for the rest of your life. Surgery is a option to repair the hernia and wrap the stomach to prevent reflux.
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Dr. David Earle answered:

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

Unlikely

A hiatal hernia is an enlarged, natural opening in the diaphragm through which the stomach can migrate into the chest cavity. This is not something you would see on your abdominal wall. Bloating however can be associated with a hiatal hernia, and and can cause generalized abdominal distention.
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Dr. David Earle answered:

Is a hiatus hernia associated with severe pain?

Sometimes

Large hiatal hernias can cause severe pain in the lower chest and upper abdomen. The pain is crampy, and often described as a pressure sensation like there is a balloon inside that is trying to burst. It is typically worse after meals. If this is progressive, you need to see a general surgeon with experience in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair soon to avoid complications of the hernia itself.
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