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Please tell me, could a hiatal hernia press on lungs?

Please tell me, could a hiatal hernia press on lungs?

Yes: A hiatal hernia is when the intra-abdominal contents of the upper abdomen protrude into the mediastinum or chest. If the contents are large enough, it can press on adjacent organs, ie heart and lungs, and create difficulties breathing or increasing activities. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more


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Can hiatal hernia be missed on CT scan?

Can hiatal hernia be missed on CT scan?

Yes: Especially if the ct scan was done for something else. An upper GI contrast study, often referred to as an esophagram is usually very good at making this diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could large hiatal hernia be missed on x-ray?

Yes: A regular chest x-ray should reveal a large hiatal hernia, but if done for another purpose it could be missed. Ct scan can also miss this if they are looking for something else. Very unlikely to be missed on an upper GI contrast study or esophagram. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Gastroscopy found 1cm sliding hiatis hernia. Is this serious ?

Gastroscopy found 1cm sliding hiatis hernia. Is this serious ?

Can be if you reflux: Hiatal hernias often cause GERD, also known as reflux. This feels like heartburn, and over time can severely damage your esophagus. Omeprazole is a good medicine to lessen the symptoms of GERD, but your best bet for the long term is surgery. Get it done while you're still on your parents' policy. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia repair with linx device, how likely will the hernia reoccur?

Hiatal hernia repair with linx device, how likely  will the hernia reoccur?

Risk with new device: Surgery, inherently has risk. The risk/benefit analysis where you compare your risk without surgery to the risk of your procedure/surgeon combination is how you decide if you want to proceed with surgery. The linx device has an excellent profile. Stay in contact with your surgeon and report any new symptoms. Be well. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia repair without fundoplication? No reflux issues, just constant shoulder/chest tight ness and SOB- Due to hernia interrupting diagram???

Hiatal hernia repair without fundoplication? No reflux issues, just constant shoulder/chest tight ness and SOB- Due to hernia interrupting diagram???

May not be due to it: If you do not have reflux you may noted surgery , most of the hiatus hernias are sliding type no fear of strangulation except paraoesophagheal type where surgery is indicated . Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I would like information regarding inguinal hernia surgery.?

I would like information regarding inguinal hernia surgery.?

Info: Inguinal hernia repair can be performed laparoscopically or opr. Lap has less pain and shorter recovery, but only when done by a surgeon with substantial training and experience some say 250 cases, but the number is highly variable, and surgeon dependent. Best approach is the one the surgeon does best. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hiatus hernia repair operation, what to expect?

Hiatus hernia repair operation, what to expect?

Soft foods: This surgery is usually done with laparoscope and involves a one day stay. You will start with thin liquids and advance slowly. This should help your symptoms of reflux. Good luck ...Read more

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What is hiatal hernia?

What is hiatal hernia?

Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia is a laxity or defect of the diaphragm where the esophagus travels through the back of the chest into the abdominal cavity and your stomach. Some patients have heartburn associated with hiatal hernias while some do not. ...Read more

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Could I get some information regarding inguinal hernia surgery.?

Could I get some information regarding inguinal hernia surgery.?

Opinions: Have more than 1 doctor examine you. If surgery necessary check their record of surgery, (#'s and results.) Do have it if indicated because of danger of bowel getting stuck in muscle defect and turning gangrenous, "incarcerated hernia." Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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Will a ventral hernia heal itself without having surgery ? Hernia around a scar on my stomach,

Will a ventral hernia heal itself without having surgery ? Hernia around a scar on my stomach,

A : A ventral hernia occurs at the site of a previous incision which does not heal correctly, where the lining of the abdomen, the sheath around the abdominal muscles, fail to heal. This leads to a weakness, which in general, will gradually increase due to the increased intra-abdominal pressure when one strains, or in some cases, due to build up of pressure within the abdominal cavity, such as seen with fluid build up, called ascites. Not all ventral hernias need to be repaired, however in some cases, the discomfort associated with a hernia or trapping intestine within the hernia, causing strangulation, may necessitate repair. There are several methods for repair, depending on the location and size of hernia. In this case, your surgeon can provide more specific information about what approaches may apply in your case. ...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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Can you have stomach fat or lipo done at the time of hernia repair surgeries? Port site and incisional umbilical hernia?

Can you have stomach fat or lipo done at the time of hernia repair surgeries?  Port site and incisional umbilical hernia?

Bad Idea: Incisional hernia repair is almost-always done with mesh. Mesh infections can be devastating complications. Increasing the incisions in the abdominal wall by liposuction could increase the risk of mesh infection. In contrast, an andominoplasty ("tummy tuck") can sometimes be combined with hernia repair. ...Read more

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What is right inguinal hernia with omental contents?

What is right inguinal hernia with omental contents?

"incarcerated"hernia: The omentum is a large apron of fat that covers the abdominal organs. An inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which abdominal organs can get stuck, or incarcerated. In your case, the omentum has gotten stuck--while this is less worrisome than bowel, it still can cause a lot of pain and should prompt hernia repair. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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Information site on a flail chest?

Information site on a flail chest?

Check out trauma.org: http://www.trauma.org/archive/thoracic/chestflail.html.

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I have a hiatus hernia and was wondering how long recovery would be?

I have a hiatus hernia and was wondering how long recovery would be?

Variable: Usually, a laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair is combined with an anti-reflux procedure known as a nissen fundoplication. Patients are typically back to most normal activities in about two weeks. There is also usually some difficulty swallowing for 3-6 weeks. In the end, the goal is to be better than you are now, so ask your surgeon what the odds are or improvement. ...Read more

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I take 20mg of Omeprazoldaily for hiatus hernia problems, is this safe to take longterm ?

Proper diagnosis: A hiatal hernia simply means the stomach is a bit higher above the diaphragm than what is expected. It does not cause symptoms in and of itself. Reflux of stomach acid into the foodpipe (esophageal reflux) can cause heartburn in which case use of weight loss, antacids and elevation of the torso in the bed is advised. Only after these fail should a drug such as Omeprazole be considered. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a hiatus hernia and read this case report could this happen to me if had similar symptoms?

What to do if I have a hiatus hernia and read this case report could this happen to me if had similar symptoms?

Depends: Case reports are just that. Don't take everything you read literally. Most people with hiatal hernias have little to no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, pain, nausea, vomitting, bleeding, etc., see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a small hiatus hernia and don't know what kind of exercise can I do. Can someone please help me. I want to exercise.

Hiatal hernia: A small hiatal hernia, meaning no bigger than 2cm, shouldn't be a problem when it comes to exercise. It may cause you some heartburn, and strenuous exercise may exacerbate that a bit, but for the most part you should be able to do whatever exercises you want to. ...Read more

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I am on nesopram 20mg twice a day for hiatus hernia and it is costly. If it is a medical condition that requires ongoing medication can it be considered/paid for by chronic? is there another cheaper generic?

Ask your medical aid: You should have a gastroscopy and the gastroenterologist will advise a longterm treatment which might be longterm PPI treatment, eg. Nesopram or laparoscopic surgery. Longterm treatment on a PPI is usually at a reduced dose of only 20 mg daily. Some medical aids will register a PPI as a chronic medication, provided a gastroscopy has been done to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have hiatus hernia.Would beetroot do me harm if I consume it often?

Not likely.: Most people tolerate beetroot very well, and it would be rare for this to make Gerd worse. However, if you notice that your symptoms worsened when you consume beetroot, I would stop it and talk with your doctor before you proceed. Otherwise, beetroot is a natural, very healthy food. And it's tasty too! Enjoy. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of and remedy a hiatus hernia without medicine?

What can I do to take care of and remedy a hiatus hernia without medicine?

Surgery: The only 'cute' is surgery. Medicine just controls the acid so the reflux does less damage to the esophagus. ...Read more

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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: 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. ...Read more

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Do I need to control diet with a small hiatus hernia if no symptoms at all are present? 23yo 124lbs. Ty

Do I need to control diet with a small hiatus hernia if no symptoms at all are present? 23yo 124lbs. Ty

No but: No but use common sense when you are eating ,specially the spicy and the greasy food . ...Read more

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What is a hiatus hernia?

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Stomach: A hiatal hernia is the protrusion (or herniation) of the upper part of the stomach into the chest through a weakness in the diaphragm (muscle that helps you breathe), where the esophagus (tube from the mouth to the stomach) has to pass through. Risk factors include: older age, obesity, straining, and hereditary factors. Treatment depends on the size and type of hiatal hernia, as well as symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a hiatus hernia?

Stomach in chest : Have a look at this link https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/h/hernia-hiatus/
Basically some of the contents of the abdomen (usually the stomach) can be pushed up into the chest through a small defect in the diaphragm.
Most of the time it needs no treatment and most people have no symptoms. It is commonly picked up on X-ray or gastroscopy. ...Read more

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What is a hiatus hernia symptoms?

Variable: Typically, small hiatal hernias do not cause symptoms, or may be a contributing factor to heartburn or regurgitation. Large hiatal hernias (paraesophageal) can cause chest pain and pressure, difficulty swallowing, anemia due to bleeding ulcers, and weight loss due to avoidance of food. See your doctor to find out more. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hiatus hernia?

Acid Reflux: Bad heartburn, fullness/pain in upper abdomen/chest (worse after eating), regurgitation of bitter fluid (especially when lying flat or bending over), sometimes difficulty breathing, frequent pneumonias, asthma attacks. Severity of symptoms depends on how large the hernia is. Most hiatal hernias are small and cause mild heartburn or no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Difference between hiatus hernia and ulsar pain?

Differences: Ulcers tend to cause pain in the upper stomach and is often described as burning,gnawing,or hunger-like,and sometimes can be crampy or vague.You can also have discomfort after eating with increased belching,early satiety,upper abdominal fullness,nausea,and sometimes vomiting.Type I hiatal hernia pain feels like reflux/heartburn.Larger hernias can cause nausea, retching, and fullness after eating ...Read more

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Can hiatus hernia cause pain in upper right back?

Usually not: Hiatal hernia by itself usually does not cause pain, but it is usually accompanied by gerd, which can cause epigastric or substernal (both in front of body) pain. Pain in right back could be from gallbladder problems. See a doctor for advice. ...Read more