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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Is there a cure for femoral hernia?

Is there a cure for femoral hernia?

Yes!: Femoral hernias may be easily repaired through out-patient surgery. Some surgeons favor repairing these through a traditional "open" approach; others prefer laparoscopy. Femoral hernias have a high potential for complications and should be repaired when diagnosed. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon to consider this option. ...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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Is there an operation for condition of a hiatus hernia and reflux?

Is there an operation for condition of a hiatus hernia and reflux?

YES: Yes there is a surgery. It involves fixing the hernia ( closing the hital opening back to normal size ) and anchoring the stomach in the abdominal cavity so it is less likely to recur. The reflux portion of the surgery is to prevent stomach contents like acid from getting in the esophagus. This can be a complex operation so be sure to talk to your dr about it and the possible complications. ...Read more

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Is there a holistic treatment for an inguinal hernia?

No: Once you have developed a hernia which is a defect in the abdominal wall it will be there till it is repaired. Some patients get relief from the use of trusses for wide based-direct type inguinal hernias( esp in the elderly).Some also get support from abdominal binders for wide-mouthed hernias ...Read more

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Is there a cure for costochondritis?

Is there a cure for costochondritis?

I do not think so: The goals of treatment are to reduce inflammation and to control pain. To accomplish these goals, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (nsaids) are used, with Ibuprofen usually selected as the drug of choice. Additional treatment, moist heat, and steroid injection.Thank you. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for costochondritis?

Is there a cure for costochondritis?

Yes: Usually it will calm down with a decent nsaid medication. You may need to refrain from heavy exercises especially using your upper extremities. It can sometimes take several weeks to calm down, but usually is not a chronic problem. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for mild gastritis?

Is there a cure for mild gastritis?

Yes, usually: Common causes of stomach irritation are such things as medicines (like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories), nicotine, and alcohol so be sure that you are careful about such things or stop them. Reflux can cause gastritis, so consider eating 6-7 small meals throughout the day, elevate the head of your bed. Tums (calcium carbonate) can help with symptoms as can otc acid meds. But if pain persists be sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for diverticulosis?

Is there a surgery for diverticulosis?

Not specifically: The condition of diverticulosis is a highly common finding of small out-pouches in the wall of the colon, most commonly the sigmoid colon. But diverticulosis can affect the entire colon. Surgery is not performed unless there are complications such as repeated infections of diverticulitis, colon stricturing or narrowing, serious bleeding. ...Read more

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Is there a non-surgical cure for hemorrhoids?

Is there a non-surgical cure for hemorrhoids?

Yes for mild cases: There are a number of office based treatments for hemorrhoids although the success rates plummet as the severity of the hemorrhoids increase. Internals tend to be painless and can be treated easily in the office with banding, sclerotheraapy, irc, cryo or any number of other ablative techniques. For advance externals, often nothing short of surgery will fix. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for pneumothorax?

Is there a cure for pneumothorax?

Yes: It may resolve on its own. It may require a catheter or tube to evacuate the air to relieve any shortness of breath. It may need surgery if it recurs to remove blebs (air cysts) at the top of the lung. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for scrotal tongue?

No cure: Scrotal tongue is a harmless condition that some people are born with. Sometimes it does not show up until an older age. It is characterized by deep grooves in the tongue. Sometimes spicy foods may cause irritation. If so avoid those foods there is no cure. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hemorrhoids?

Is there a cure for hemorrhoids?

Yes: Internal hemorrhoids can be treated in painless non surgical fashion with injection sclerotherapy, infrared coagulation or rubberband ligation..External hemorrhoids can require surgery if refractory o medical therapy. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for peptic ulcer?

Is there a cure for peptic ulcer?

Mabye: Ulcers can bleed and be very serious. Please see your primary provider to be further evaluated.. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for colic?

Is there a cure for colic?

No: Colic, once other things like gerd, or mil k protein intolerance have been ruled out, occurs between 3 weeks of age to generally about 3 months of age. If it lasts longer than that, then it probably isn't colic. Colic is an immature neurological system problem. Rhythmic soothing like rocking your baby is helpful. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for colitis?

Is there a cure for colitis?

Treatments Yes: Cure for colitis is possible, it all depends on your type of colitis . Colitis is a general terminology for inflammation of the colon. There'd are different types and causes. You need to see a gastroenterologist and ossicle have a colonoscopy after a good history , the they can determine if there is a cure and treatments. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for endometriosis?

Is there a cure for endometriosis?

No: There is no definitive cure but many treatments available to control symptoms. Need management by Gynecologist and maybe Endocrinologist. ...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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What is the treatment for a hiatal hernia with chronic vomiting?

What is the treatment for a hiatal hernia with chronic vomiting?

Surgical repair: Significant regurgitation or frank vomiting due to a hiatal hernia usually does not respond well to acid reducing drugs or other medications. These kinds of symptoms typically require surgical correction of the hiatal hernia. Your doctor should run tests to make sure that your esophagus functions adequately and that your stomach empties appropriately before proceeding with surgery. ...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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Which is the best diet to cure hiatal hernia/esophagitis?

Which is the best diet to cure hiatal hernia/esophagitis?

Chewing food slowly: If you have fod allergies, i would consider a "food diary" and note if certain foods cause your symptoms (bloating, reflux of sour liquids, foods that stick and then cause exces saliva). You might experience pain with swallowing. I would chew your food well and to slow down. Enjoy the food and try to not talk too much while eating. ...Read more

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What's the best diet to go on to cure hiatal hernia/esophagitis?

What's the best diet to go on to cure hiatal hernia/esophagitis?

None for hernia: A hiatal hernia is an anatomic abnormality where the opening in the diaphragm stretches out larger than normal, an the stomach physically gets sucked up in to the chest. Only the large ones are potentially dangerous. There is a lot of information about diets for gerd on the web, and at your primary care doctors office. ...Read more

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I think my breathing problems and post nasal drip was all from a hiatal hernia not asthma. What are the cures for a hiatal hernia from stress/anxiety?

Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia associated with gerd, reflux of stomach contents up your esophagus, can cause cough, aspiration pneumonia, asthma like pulmonary problems. You have choice about next step in care. You may benefit from medical care, further testing, egd. Surgery only after good medical care. Start with your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

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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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I have esophagitis and hiatal hernia. I have a irritating burping problem that happens after I eat. Usually a short burp. How do I cure it? Thank you

I have esophagitis and hiatal hernia. I have a irritating burping problem that happens after I eat. Usually a short burp. How do I cure it? Thank you

Medication: if you have known esophagitis and a hiatal hernia then likely you are already are on a medication like Protonix or Nexium (esomeprazole). If not, this kind of medication, known as a proton pump inhibitor, can be helpful. Eating more slowly and smaller, more frequent meals may help the burping after eating. If symptoms can be controlled with medication many times surgery for the hiatal hernia is not necessary ...Read more

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High res meno 1. Severe dysfunction of the smooth muscle esoph.2. No hiatal hernia, hypotensive les with normal relaxation.?Explain above cure?

Complex: Could an entity known now as ineffective esophageal motility (iem). This is commonly associated with gerd. Dysmotility can also be due to diabetes and scleroderma. See a general surgeon or gastroenterologist with expertise in esophageal and foregut disorders for more info. ...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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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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What causes hiatal hernia?

Stretched diaphragm : There is normally a hole in the diaphragm through which passes the esophagus. The diaphragm separates the abdominal and chest cavities, and the chest cavity is like a vacuum. When the normal opening stretches out and becomes large enough, the stomach gets "sucked" into the chest slowly. Why some get this and others don't is largely a mystery. ...Read more

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What causes a hiatal hernia?

Unknown: The hiatus is the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to go from the chest to the abdominal cavity. A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this opening thru which the stomach can slip up into the chest. This is found in 15% of people & rarely causes symptoms. It is unclear if this develops before birth and/or develops in response to elevated abdominal pressure. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia produces disnea?

Depends: If one has a very large hiatal/ Para esophageal hernia, big enough to compress on airways, then it can cause dyspnea, in some cases if it is causing significant reflux specially silent one , it can damage the lungs with silent aspirations and can cause atypical symptoms. ...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?

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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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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Can hiatal hernia affect my child?

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 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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Hernia (Definition)

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