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I currently have a large, complicated paraesophageal hernia with no symptoms but want to exercise. Any physical and weight training restrictions?

I currently have a large, complicated paraesophageal hernia with no symptoms but want to exercise.  Any physical and weight training restrictions?

Unlike sliding: hiatal hernia which rarely incarcerates , paraesophageal hernia is more serious , any increase of intra-abdominal pressure may precipitate complications , those hernias should be fixed ( surgery ) as soon as possible . Speak to your surgeon . ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

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


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Can you resume normal eating of restricted reflux foods after having hiatal/paraesophageal hernia repaired?

Can you resume normal eating of restricted reflux foods after having hiatal/paraesophageal hernia repaired?

Possibly: Try out these foods a bit at a time.....Also.. ask the surgeon who repaired the area since some reflux may have been an unavoidable residual! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Had surgery 3 yrs ago for paraesophageal hernia. Mesh was put in. Problems back now. I shake violently starting with spasms. Is this due to hernia?

Had surgery 3 yrs ago for paraesophageal hernia. Mesh was put in. Problems back now. I shake violently starting with spasms. Is this due to hernia?

Doubtful: Esophageal spasm doesn't cause violent shaking. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor. If there is a concern about your previous paraesophageal hernia repair, you should see your surgeon and may need an upper GI contrast study and upper endoscopy to make sure the mesh has not eroded into the esophagus (unlikely). ...Read more

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How much does paraesophageal hernia surgery cost?

How much does paraesophageal hernia surgery cost?

Depends: It's a complicated question , and has to do with the location, surgeon, and anesthesia components of the cost. In the us, this operation is covered by essentially all insurance companies. If you're outside the us looking at private clinics, don't always go for the cheapest price. Research quality if you can, but its tough to do. ...Read more

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Had surgery for paraesophageal hernia 3 yrs ago. Its back. Can it cause violent stomach spasms?

Had surgery for paraesophageal hernia 3 yrs ago. Its back. Can it cause violent stomach spasms?

What was the cause?: The paraoesophageal hernia is caused by some sort of irregular stomach spasms... Maybe they have become more obvious.. Go and see your surgeon.. ...Read more

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10 yrs ago I had paraesophageal hernia surgery, was told couldn't have it again due to the weak area. I now have a hiatal hernia. what are my options.

10 yrs ago I had paraesophageal hernia surgery, was told couldn't have it again due to the weak area. I now have a hiatal hernia. what are my options.

Trained MIS surgeon: Surgical repair of hiatal hernias is evolving, using minimally invasive surgery (MIS), such as laparoscopic or robotic repair. Use of mesh to strengthen the repair, particularly in redo hiatal surgery is likely to be the repair recommended. Make sure you go to an experienced MIS surgeon. ...Read more

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I had small sliding hiatal hernia 4/12. 3/27/13 i was hit from behind in car accident with seatbelt on 4/2/13 had gastric bypass surgery; found large paraesophageal hernia.Can the accident cause this?

I had small sliding hiatal hernia 4/12. 3/27/13 i was hit from behind in car accident with seatbelt on  4/2/13 had gastric bypass surgery; found large paraesophageal hernia.Can the accident cause this?

It is possible: It is possible, but difficult to know 100%. It would be helpful to know how large the hernia was at the time if you gastric bypass, something your surgeon would know. You should see your surgeon anyway to help guide you on what to do about the paraesophageal hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are some hernia symptoms?

What are some hernia symptoms?

Variable: Abdominal wall hernias can cause pain or discomfort, often worse with activity or certain positions. There is typically a lump under the skin that represents the abdominal contents coming through the hole in the abdominal wall (the hernia). Thus lump can enlarge, and in some cases become so large it becomes difficult to fit clothes and perform your usual activities. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of a hernia in women?

Describe symptoms of a hernia in women?

Similar to Men: While hernias are much more commen in men, women have similar signs and symptoms. In the groin, femoral hernias are more common in women; this may create a lump in the upper/inner thigh. Furthermore, a bulge may be evident in the labia. Abdominal wall hernias (umbilical, epigastric, spigelian, etc) will be the exact same. ...Read more

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What is a hernia? What are its symptoms?

What is a hernia? What are its symptoms?

Defect or hole: Hernia is a defect in abdominal wall most of the time, but more correctly abnormal protrusion of a viscus ( like disc, brain etc ).Symptoms depends on what type of hernia , usual groin hernias will have swelling that could be pushed inside , pain untreated will get complications ...Read more

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What is a hernia? What are the symptoms?

What is a hernia? What are the symptoms?

Hole: Abdominal wall her is are a hole in the muscular wall of the abdomen, through which abdominal contents can protrude, usually fat and/or intestines. Symptoms are typically pain/discomfort, and a bulge under the skin that often goes away when lying down or with manual pressure. Your primary care doctor is a good place to start if you think you have a hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the primary symptoms of a hernia?

What are the primary symptoms of a hernia?

Swelling: Hernias occur when there is a weakness in the abdominal wall, there is swelling or a lump in the area, and there may be dull achy pain or heaviness. The lump usually goes away if you were to lie down. Hernias can turn serious, and that would result in severe generalized abdominal pain, distention of the abdomen, exquisite pain over the hernia and cause with vomiting. ...Read more

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What is a petersen's hernia? What are the symptoms?

What is a petersen's hernia? What are the symptoms?

After gastric bypass: This is also known as an internal hernia, and occurs after surgery on the stomach, typically a gastric bypass. It occurs in the space between the colon, and the small intestine, and can cause severe pain due to blockage of the blood supply of the small intestine which can twist when herniated through the space. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hernia and its remedies ?

What are the symptoms of hernia and  its remedies ?

Bulge: Usually a bulge in the area. Can be pushed in an out an at times stays out. Solution is surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cardio oesahageal hernia?

What are the symptoms of a cardio oesahageal hernia?

Hiatal hernia: I believe you are referring to a hiatal hernia which when small cause no symptoms. When large, they can cause difficulty swallowing, chest pain, or ulcers. These are also called paraesophageal hernias, and are often misunderstood and underestimated by the medical community. Need an upper GI contrast study, and maybe other tests to make the diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Which are the symptoms of hernia and how to detect and cure it?

Which are the symptoms of hernia and how to detect and cure it?

Repair hernia: Hernias of the abdominal wall can remain stable or progress. They are unable to heal spontaneously. These hernias can develop complications; like incarceration or strangulation, (organs trapped by the hernia defect). Okay to get in to your doc for an evaluation and surgical referral. A hernia repair is safe, durable and effective. Recovery has restrictions for about 6 weeks. Be well. ...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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What are signs and symptoms of a hernia?

What are signs and symptoms of a hernia?

Pain and/or lump: A hernia of the abdominal wall is usually associated with pain/discomfort, and a lump under the skin. Best diagnosed with a physical exam, may need special imaging in some cases. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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