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Is anemia common with hiatal hernia?

Is anemia common with hiatal hernia?

It happens: Large hiatal hernias known as paraesophageal hernias can cause ulcers due to the stomach twisting back and forth. These are known as cameron's erosions, and are not uncommonly the cause of anemia that has no other known cause. I see 1-2 patients per year with multiple tests over 1-2 years, only to finally have their hiatal hernia repaired and their anemia resolved. ...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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What could cause or explain hiatal hernia in thin 28yr old female (never pregnant)? Is this common in young non obese women?

What could cause or explain hiatal hernia in thin 28yr old female (never pregnant)? Is this common in young non obese women?

Congenital: Hernias are unrelated to obesity and yes I see frequently young women with this problem but the incidence is higher in older patients. ...Read more

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Is it common practice to cut through an old hiatal hernia mesh from previous op to perform laproscopic gallbladder removal resulting a hernia-redo?

Is it common practice to cut through an old hiatal hernia mesh from previous op to perform laproscopic gallbladder removal resulting a hernia-redo?

No: Performing a laparoscopic gallbladder removal would not affect anything near an old hiatal hernia repair. If there was a recurrence from the hiatal hernia, it almost certainly wasn't due to the gallbladder operation. ...Read more

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I'm into my 6 months after my hiatal hernia operation - is excess gas and always having diarrhea common? It is rather hard to involve myself with. ..

I'm into my 6 months after my hiatal hernia operation - is excess gas and always having diarrhea common? It is rather hard to involve myself with. ..

Not likely. You need: ...to see your surgeon again. If s/he doesn't think that this is related to the surgical Procedure, you should see a gastroenterologist. I'm going to complete your thought with an educated guess. If the problem is interfering with life activities, it's definitely time to seek treatment. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Are you more prone to having esophagus polyps after having one with severe GERD and common hiatal hernia?

Not true polyp: Esophageal polyps are called pseudopolyp, mean not real polyp, caused by the inflammation driven by the reflux, there are not a true polyp that can turn to cancer and they diseapear with treatment
so try to take care of your reflux, follow the diet, no late meal, or snack, sleep with head elevated, take medication as Rx, avoid caffeine and spicy food, and eat multiple small meal, avoid tight cloth. ...Read more

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Having surgery in 2 days, 5"9 205 pounds. Am I at risk for clots? Hiatal hernia surgery with linx device. How common are blood clots during surgery?

Having surgery in 2 days, 5"9 205 pounds. Am I at risk for clots? Hiatal hernia surgery with linx device. How common are blood clots during surgery?

Potential clots: In view of your weight and size, you are at risk for blood clots. However, measures are generally done to try and decrease the chances for clots to happen during your operation.

Remember, after your operation, don't stay in bed a lot. Get up, walk, and use the sequential compression devices on your legs. By doing this, you can improve your chances of not developing clots. ...Read more

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I have a hiatal hernia and in addition to upper abdominal pain, burning, burping, etc my lower abdomen is very bloated. Is that common with a hernia?

I have a hiatal hernia and in addition to upper abdominal pain, burning, burping, etc my lower abdomen is very bloated. Is that common with a hernia?

Not likely HHrelated: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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How is a hiatal hernia repaired?

Laparoscopic Surgery: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. A hiatal hernia may lead to gerd by virtue of the stomach yo-yo-ing up thru the hiatus into the chest. Surgical repair involves three key steps: return the stomach to the abdominal cavity, tighten the hole in the diaphragm, and create a new valve to rx reflux. ...Read more

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Could hiatal hernia get smaller?

Could hiatal hernia get smaller?

No: Hiatal hernias don't resolve. Fortunately, most do not cause symptoms or problems. They often enlarge with time, but not always. ...Read more

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How is a hiatal hernia diagnosed?

How is a hiatal hernia diagnosed?

X-RAY, Endoscopy, etc: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter the abdominal cavity. This commonly leads to the stomach "yo-yo-ing" up into the chest, which may cause gerd (reflux). This can be seen by ct scan and by upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia how can I cure it?

Hiatal hernia how can I cure it?

Operation: The only "cure" or a hiatal hernia I to have it surgically repaired. I would look for a general or thoracic surgeon with extensive experience performing thi procedure laparoscopically. You may need some testing before operation as well. ...Read more

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How do you know you have a hiatal hernia?

Scope vs X-ray: There are multiple ways to make this diagnosis, but the most common ways are upper endoscopy (a camera inserted into your mouth and stomach) or some type of x-ray. Often you will drink a dye and have an "esophagram" test. Ct scans can often show large hiatal hernias as well, but may not show a small one. Talk to your doctor to see what's best for you. ...Read more

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What happens during hiatal hernia attack?

Hiatal Hernia: A hiatal hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach or other abdominal contents sticks upward into the chest, through an opening in the diaphragm. When these organs become trapped they can lose their blood supply and an emergent operation is required. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia tips and tricks, what to do?

Complex: Hiatal hernia is a spectrum of disease from mild with no symptoms, to a severe, life threatening condition. Large hernias are also called paraesophageal, and can be associated with progressive symptoms of difficulty swallowing, sensation of food sticking in the lower chest, vomiting, chest pain/pressure, anemia, and weight loss. Consider a consult w/ an experienced laparoscopic surgeon if present. ...Read more

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Hi. What should I do to cure hiatal hernia?

Hi. What should I do to cure hiatal hernia?

Hiatal hernia: Most hiatal hernias are managed with diet and medications. Some are surgically repaired. The nuances of your case, your symptoms will be addressed by your doc. Okay to go in for evaluation. Unfortunately there is no easy cure. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve a hiatal hernia?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of a hiatal hernia?

Heartburn: Not all hiatal hernias are symptomatic, but can explain symptoms if present. Commonly have heartburn, sore throat in morning, maybe even chest pain (from esophagus). Gerd (reflux disease) may even make asthma worse. See your doctor. Treatment usually starts with acid-reducing meds, with further studies like endoscopy or radiograph ordered at your doctor's discretion. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a hiatal hernia to you?

Requires testing: A hiatal hernia can be suggested by symptoms. The only way to know if you have a hiatal hernia is through testing - a barium swallow or upper endoscopy/egd are two ways to test for it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hiatal hernia?

Stomach in chest: A hiatal hernia is by definition the ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the hiatus in the diaphragm. ...Read more

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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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I have a hiatal hernia. Why want the doctors remove it?

Surgery isn't usually: Needed. Any time an internal body part pushes into an area where it doesn't belong, it's called a hernia. There are 2 types of hiatal hernias, sliding and paraesophageal. Many times there are no symptoms, other times symptoms can be heartburn secondary to gerd. In sliding hiatal hernias, no surgery would be indicated. In some cases in a paraesophageal hernia, surgery is needed, discuss with md. ...Read more

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I'm having bad pain from my hiatal hernia. What should I do?

I'm having bad pain from my hiatal hernia. What should I do?

See a doctor: How do you know that the pain you are feeling is related to a hiatal hernia? A hiatal hernia is usually not painful unless it is so large that most of the stomach is in the chest. See a doctor for evaluation to identify the source & treatment options for your pain. ...Read more

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Can someone who has experienced hiatal hernia surgury please describe what it's like?

Hiatal surgery: If done laparoscopically usually not associated with major issues. Depends if it is a nissen fundoplication (full wrap) or a toilet (partial wrap) this is determined by manometry test and if the test is normal then can have full wrap. A condition called gastric bloat can occur if the wrap is to tight. Usually manifested as not being able to belch. This can be a problem needing surg. ...Read more

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Is arnica montana for hiatal hernia?

Not recommended: Arnica montana is sometimes grown in herb gardens and has long been used medicinally. It contains the toxin helenalin, which can be poisonous if large amounts of the plant are eaten. It produces severe gastroenteritis and internal bleeding of the digestive tract if enough material is ingested. No herbal remedy has conclusively shown benefits for hiatal hernia symptoms when studied scientifically. ...Read more

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Which treatments are needed for a hiatal hernia?

Life style changes: Most hiatal hernias need no treatment. It is best to remain upright for at least 4 hours following meals, avoid smoking and drinking alchol, try not to drink liquids prior to lying down. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the treatment for hiatal hernia's?

Depends: On the size ; type of hiatal hernia. Most commonly medications are used to decrease acid in the stomach, avoid eating late at night or several hours before lsyonyg down. Sometimes surgical repair is indicated for some types of hiatal hernia. Newer non-invasive procedures are being developed. ...Read more

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Suggestions on pharm treatment for soa secondary to hiatal hernia?

Several: Reduce reflux: elevate head of bed.
Small meals and not late into evening before sleep.
No smoking
control weight
then antacids, blockers etc. ...Read more

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Are there surgeries that could prevent me from having another hiatal hernia?

Depends: There is no magic bullet, but the use of an implanted prosthetic to reinforce the area can help make it less likely that the hernia will recur. Other factors that contribute to hernia formation is chronic coughing in patients with COPD or who smoke, and being overweight. If those factors are present, then your pcp can help you remedy those. ...Read more

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How does a hiatal hernia cause gerd?

"Yo-Yo" stomach.: One mechanism that prevents reflux of food or acid from the stomach up the esophagus is the fact that the pressure within the abdominal cavity is higher than the pressure in the stomach. If the stomach "yo-yo's" into the chest cavity through a hiatal hernia, the negative pressure within the chest cavity changes this pressure gradient, favoring reflux. ...Read more

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Can weight loss improve a hiatal hernia?

Can weight loss improve a hiatal hernia?

Hiatal hernia: Yes. Theoretically weight loss decreases intraabdominal fat and reduces pressure and reflux symptoms and may modify the hiatal hernia. Improvement in muscle tone in the abdomen is also a factor. ...Read more

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Does stress cause my hiatal hernia to act up?

Does stress cause my hiatal hernia to act up?

Maybe: Depends on what you mean by "act up". Stress does tend to exacerbate many symptoms, and be a cause of ulcers in the stomach. If the symptoms are severe, see your primary care provider for more information, possible testing, or referral to a gastroenterologist and/or surgeon. And don't forget to not "sweat the small stuff. And it's all small stuff". Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more