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I am 3 months post op from the rny bypass. I have noticed my xiphoid process is swollen and painful to the touch. Is it a hiatal hernia?

I am 3 months post op from the rny bypass. I have noticed my xiphoid process is swollen and painful to the touch. Is it a hiatal hernia?

No, but...: This is not a symptom of a hiatal hernia, but may well be an incisional hernia. You need to present this to the surgeon who performed your bariatric procedure, preferably asap! ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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I have a painful sore throat it to hurts swallow. I have a hiatal hernia and my vomiting has gotten worse do to the sore throat. What causes this?

I have a painful sore throat it to hurts swallow. I have a hiatal hernia and my vomiting has gotten worse do to the sore throat. What causes this?

Acid: Your hiatal hernial sets you up for significant acid reflux which will cause your sore throat and vomiting. Acid is very irritating to the throat. Your reflux needs to be treated aggressively. ...Read more

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Had hiatal hernia surgery. Can't pass gas or go to bathroom. I have so much bloating, pain, nausea and pressure. How can I relieve it?

Had hiatal hernia surgery. Can't
 pass gas or go to bathroom. I have so much bloating, pain, nausea and pressure. How can I relieve it?

After surgery...: If the surgery was just recent and you cannot pass gas at all and in pain you need to go to the emergency room right now. This could be something very dangerous and without directly giving you an exam I cannot make a guess. Don't wait please, go right away. ...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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Is it possible to feel a hiatal hernia "pop"back into place?Get severe cramping for days stretching helps little until "pop" feeling then temp relief.

Is it possible to feel a hiatal hernia "pop"back into place?Get severe cramping for days stretching helps little until "pop" feeling then temp relief.

I don't think so: Hiatal hernias slide, not pop. Perhaps you have some displaced costal cartilage, which is normally present between the ribs and the sternum ("breast bone"). Hiatal hernias are very common and are usually assymptomatic, although heartburn and sometimes regurgitation may occur. Sometimes very large hernias of the stomach into the chest cavity may cause pressure and discomfort deep in the chest. ...Read more

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I have throat ulcers right at the bottom of my throat and a 5cm hiatus hernia. It is incredibally painful to swallow, what food would be ok to eat?

I have throat ulcers right at the bottom of my throat and a 5cm hiatus hernia. It is incredibally painful to swallow, what food would be ok to eat?

Herpangina?: If this is new pain in the back of your throat, a diagnosis of herpangina should be considered and an oral anesthetic offered. If this is not the case and the pain is in the throat, you need subspecialist consultation (candida, herpes, other serious illness.) i would be surprised if the 5 cm hiatus hernia was the cause and am concerned about overall health issues. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im 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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I have sliding hiatal hernia and sometimes have pain there should I have to get surgery for it ?

Not likely surgery : A sliding hiatal hernia is not unusual at all. In a young person like you it is somewhat unlikely to be the cause of pain. It depends also on how large the hiatal hernia is. Recommend you see a surgeon who is well familiar with this type of surgery to get a more definitive opinion. Ultimately try to not eat too close to goin to bed and chew your food well. ...Read more

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Painful spasms and twisting pain directly under left ribcage on bending. I have a hiatal hernia..any relation?

Spasms: Probably not related to your hiatal hernia but definitely in need of attention by your doctor. If there is a long wait period to see the doctor please go to the nearest Emergency Room. ...Read more

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Can you get pain between your shoulder blades from gerds? I also have a small hiatal hernia

Can you get pain between your shoulder blades from gerds?  I also have a small hiatal hernia

Hernia: The discomfort you get from a hiatal hernia is usually pain in your upper abdomen or chest. If fact, we sometimes think someone is having pain from their heart when in fact it is heartburn from a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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Hiatal Hernia (Definition)

Hiatal hernia is a medical condition in which the stomach protrudes up into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm, which is the muscle lining the bottom of your lungs that control your breathing. Symptoms include heartburn, chest pain, ...Read more


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