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Does hiatal hernia cause chest pain?

Does hiatal hernia cause chest pain?

It can: Large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias, can cause chest pain, and the feeling there is a balloon inside that needs to burst. They can also cause difficulty eating, weight loss, and anemia, and sometimes heartburn and vomiting. Small hiatal hernias do not cause pain. An upper GI contrast study can tell the difference. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause nausea?

Unlikely: Hiatal hernias do not usually cause symptoms. In some cases, though, hiatal hernias cause stomach acid to leak into the esophagus. This is called acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux, and it can cause symptoms, including: ?burning in the chest, known as heartburn ?burning in the throat or an acid taste in the throat ?stomach or chest pain ?trouble swallowing ?a raspy voice or a sore throat. ...Read more

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What causes hiatal hernia?

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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Can a hiatal hernia cause constipation?

Not likely: Hiatal hernias cause heartburn and regurgitation and other swallowing issues but not constipation. ...Read more

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Can. Hiatal hernia affect breathing?

Can. Hiatal hernia affect breathing?

Hiatal hernia: You have a hiatal hernia. This is a very treatable abnormality. Your doctor will treat your symptoms and follow with you. If you are feeling well with medications then he/she will follow. As you age you may require more intervention. You may need a diagnostic study. You will need to manage your weight and to exercise. Watch what you eat. Be well. ...Read more

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Can hiatal hernia cause heart flutter?

Can hiatal hernia cause heart flutter?

Shouldn't : While i suppose its possible of there was a very large hiatal hernia (paraesophageal type), it is still unlikely. ...Read more

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Does hiatle hernia cause stomach patrude?

Does hiatle hernia cause stomach patrude?

Nope.: The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdominal cavity; a hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this hole. It cannot be seen nor touched on physical examination. In contrast, a ventral hernia may cause the abdomen to protrude, as can a separation of the rectus muscles very common in men who are "round"in the midsection: this is called diastasis. ...Read more

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Does hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath?

Does hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath?

Asthma-like symptoms: Some people with hiatal hernias may develop gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), which usually causes heartburn. With severe gerd, stomach acid can reflux all the way up the esophagus and then down the trachea, causing asthma-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Does umbilical hernia repair cause diastasis recti?

Does umbilical hernia repair cause diastasis recti?

No: Diastasis recti is a condition where the rectus muscles gradually separate from the midline while the fascia remains intact. It is not a hernia. Umbilical hernia and diastasis recti can coexist and are not causally related. ...Read more

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Could hiatal hernia get smaller?

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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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Can you have severe diarhia with hiatal hernia?

Can you have severe diarhia with hiatal hernia?

Not directly: Hiatal hernia does not cause diarrhea. However, medicines used to treat the reflux associated with it can.You need to see your physician about this. ...Read more

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Is a hiatus hernia associated with severe pain?

Is a hiatus hernia associated with severe pain?

Sometimes: Large hiatal hernias can cause severe pain in the lower chest and upper abdomen. The pain is crampy, and often described as a pressure sensation like there is a balloon inside that is trying to burst. It is typically worse after meals. If this is progressive, you need to see a general surgeon with experience in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair soon to avoid complications of the hernia itself. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia be fatal?

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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What causes a hiatal hernia?

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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Can inguinal or femoral hernias cause indigestion?

Can inguinal or femoral hernias cause indigestion?

unlikely: Most of the times hernia (s ) will not cause any symptoms except occasional pain , but when it gets incarcerated is an emergency , will have severe pain , can not be pushed inside requiring emergency surgery. ...Read more

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What causes a periumbilical ventral abdominal wall hernia?

What causes a periumbilical ventral abdominal wall hernia?

Opening in muscle : You may have a weakness where your umbilical cord went thru. Or it can be from a surgery that left a weakness there. ...Read more

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Does inguinal hernia cause constipation?

Does inguinal hernia cause constipation?

Better to say...: Constipation can be a sign of a complicated hernia especially if that hernia is hard and you cannot push it in anymore. A hernia is a piece of bowel coming out through an opening in your abdominal wall in this case the groin area. If you cannot have a bowel movement, the hernia is painful and hard it then is time to see a doctor for emergency check now. ...Read more

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Epigastric hernia with pregnancy?

Epigastric hernia with pregnancy?

Hernia: Not sure what the question is, but the only way to fix a hernia is with an operation. You would like to avoid this if possible, but may need to operate for unrelenting, severe pain or problems with the intestines related to the hernia. See a gernal surgeon, your ob, and sages.Org guidelines for laparoscopic surgery during pregnancy for more info. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

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