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Symptom Of A Hernia
Yes but other causes: Stomach hernia or hiatal hernia, is where the lower esophageal sphincter, which controls passage of food between the stomach and esophagus. Is not in the normal location and can cause symptoms of reflux or heartburn. The gag reflex involves the muscles of the back of the throat start to contract in order to prevent us from swallowing or aspirating. Many conditions are associated with gagging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is loosing weight initially associated with early symptom of ingenuial hernia? When abdominal wall weakens does blood test show anything?
Hernias: Hernias can protrude with weight loss. The fat that was plugging the opening may shrink and allow fat or abdominal organs to protrude. You should start with a physical exam to see if your hernia can be felt. A general surgeon or general internist can examine you. If it is small, an ultrasound or ct scan can image the hernia. Blood tests will not help. ...Read more
Yes: Typically this would be due to large hiatal hernias also known as paraesophageal hernias. An upper GI contrast study can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Maybe: Large hiatal hernias can cause extreme bloating often described as a pressure sensation in the lower chest and upper abdomen. These types of hiatal hernias are known as paraesophageal hernias, and when symptomatic, usually require repair. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I saw a GI doc that said a gagging feeling in lower throat when bending over is not a symptom of a hiatal hernia (which i have). Would you agree?
Maybe GERD: Agreed. Of the 70 million americans with reflux, about half have symptoms without esophageal inflammation. Some may have gagging, cough, hoarseness. Perhaps behavior ; diet modification (answered previously on healthtap) may help if gerd is present, but my best recommendation is to follow your GI doc's advice. Afterall, he knows you best ; what your tests have shown. If questions, ask him please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
21yrs girl found gb moderately distended multiple calculi largest 0.8cm without symptom, to be operated for hernia. Is it advisable to remove gb also?
Gall bladder surgery: Most surgeons do not like to do two separate procedures at the same time. Also the gall bladder can be removed with robotic surgery which is a less drastic operation than the old procedure. Meanwhile you should have a workup as to why you are having gall stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer