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Small Hiatal Hernia
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
I have acid reflux and a newly found small hiatal hernia, if I am careful can I still shovel snow?
Yes: You can do all of your normal activities with a small hiatal hernia without fear of making it worse. It can enlarge over time, but this usually takes years, and is probably independent of your activity. There are obviously exceptions to every rule, but you should be ok to shovel snow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
23yo diagnosed with small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms. Will my hernia grow and give me future probs? Thank you.
Diagnosed with small Hiatal Hernia. No GERD at all. What are the chances it grows and gives me GERD in future. 23yo 145lbs. It hapnd frm Hevy lifting ?
Yes It can develop.: Heavy lifting doesn't always have too much to do with hiatal hernia as opposed to a groin hernia. A small hiatal hernia can certainly get bigger. The GERD or the reflux can be prevented or minimized by paying attention to your lifestyle in avoiding the late or the large meals and also in using an extra pillow when needed. Watch your weight. ...Read more
Female, 67 , good health, no smoking or alcohol, can a small hiatal hernia grown or enlarge? Thank you
Hiatal Hernia: Hiatal hernias can come and go, get better (especially with weight loss), and can get worse (with time and age, weight gain, increased abdominal pressure). They can cause acid reflux, feeling full early, chest pain and even feeling short of breath). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: What is of importance is that symptoms that may suggest a hiatal hernia may be cardiac in origin. That is why it is important to receive a thorough history and physical examination by your primary care physician and decipher between the symptoms and the primary source. This may require some specific testing and trial of some medical therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a "small" hiatal hernia, and lately have had pain and swelling in the xiphoid process and around to my back.Could these be related?
Doubtful: The esophageal hiatus (the hole in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes) can stretch out to allow some or all of the stomach to go into the chest is located just in front of the spine. It would not cause swelling near the xiphoid process. Maybe excess gas in the stomach or colon could cause that. It doesn't sound specific to any one diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why might a small hiatal hernia cause pain and pressure a few hours after sleeping/laying down? Pls don't say it won't because it does.
Have small hiatal hernia, been on protonix for past 2 months,still reflux.. Can I get linx procedure.. And would they be able to repair hernia w linx?
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