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I have a hiatal hernia and had an ileus.I've eaten twice today and vomited after the first meal.After the last I have severe lower abdominal pain why?

I have a hiatal hernia and had an ileus.I've eaten twice today and vomited after the first meal.After the last I have severe lower abdominal pain why?

Abdominal pain: This could be related to your gallbladder, gerd, irritable bowel or other GI issues. Less commonly you could have a twist in the stomach related to your hernia depending on the type or if its paraesophageal you should start with an appointment at your pcp and then have imaging performed and or see a GI physician or surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a hiatal hernia?

What is a hiatal hernia?

Hole in diaphragm: The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest- from the abdominal cavity. Many structures have to go thru the diaphragm in order to enter into the abdominal cavity, including the esophagus, the aorta, and the vena cava. The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes. This can enlarge, allowing the stomach to "yo-yo" up into the chest: this is called a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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How should I treat hiatal hernia?

How should I treat hiatal hernia?

C Gastroenterologist: If you are like most people, you are using "hiatal hernia" to mean gastroesophageal reflux disease(gerd). Proven rx include dietary changes, avoidance of caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol, wt loss, and acid-lowering meds.If your symptoms are bad at night, putting the head of the bed up on blocks helps, as does eating dinner early. If symptoms persist, it's best to see a GI dr(gastroenterologist). ...Read more

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What does hiatal hernia feel like?

What does hiatal hernia feel like?

Hiatal hernia: Most commonly patients with hiatal hernias will experience symptoms of reflux such as heartburn and regurgitation if they have any symptoms at all. The vast majority of hiatal hernias encountered are small asymptomatic hernias that require no intervention. Only those hernias that are symptomatic should be treated. If surgery is required, it usually can be done laparoscopically. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hiatal hernia?

Doctor evaluation: The best "tests" are an evaluation and answering questions of possible symptoms by your doctor, such as food reflux into the throat, heartburn, feeling of food sticking when swallowed. Simple chest x-ray can be done, sometimes a ct scan, and likely best is a referral to a gastroenterologist for possible endoscopy procedure. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia be fatal?

Can a hiatal hernia be fatal?

Essentially No: Unless the hernia is so large that nearly all the stomach is in the chest and a gastric volvulous occurs (rare) needing emergency surgery. Heartburn ; reflux symptoms are usually treated medically. Elective surgery for some situations. Be sure you see a doctor for the proper testing. ...Read more

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Can. Hiatal hernia affect breathing?

Can. Hiatal hernia affect breathing?

Hiatal hernia: You have a hiatal hernia. This is a very treatable abnormality. Your doctor will treat your symptoms and follow with you. If you are feeling well with medications then he/she will follow. As you age you may require more intervention. You may need a diagnostic study. You will need to manage your weight and to exercise. Watch what you eat. Be well. ...Read more

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Can hiatal hernia affect my breathing?

Can hiatal hernia affect my breathing?

Yes: A hiatal hernia is the stomach protruding into the chest cavity, which can affect one's breathing. ...Read more

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Could a hiatal hernia really kill you?

Could a hiatal hernia really kill you?

Yes, but it's rare: Hiatal hernia is more likely the older you get ; can exist without symptoms.Hiatal hernia can have symptoms associated with reflux--hearburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing.Long history of reflux can result in changes in the esophagus leading to bleeding, scarring, or cancer.Rarely, hiatal hernia becomes paraesophageal hernia (part of stomach alongside esophagus in chest) ; is life threatening. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia is there surgery for it.?

Hiatal hernia is there surgery for it.?

Yes: There are a variety of types and sizes of hiatal hernia. Just because a person has one does not necessarily indicate a need for surgery. Medications and avoidance of eating late at night are some options, a gastroenterologist or your family doctor can help you determine if surgery is your best option, and refer you to a properly trained surgeon if indicated. ...Read more

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How common is congenital hiatal hernia?

How common is congenital hiatal hernia?

Fairly: These things are more common than you would think; but easily treatable. ...Read more

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How common is hiatal hernia in children?

How common is hiatal hernia in children?

Uncommon: While reflux can occur in children, having a hiatal hernia is less common. Most hiatal hernias develop over the course of a person's life. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ileus (Definition)

A slowing, or non-functioning condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Usually caused by trauma or injury, ...Read more


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Hernia (Definition)

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