symptoms of hiatal hernia in women

What could cause or explain hiatal hernia in thin 28yr old female (never pregnant)? Is this common in young non obese women?

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Dr. Andres U. Katz
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Congenital


Hernias are unrelated to obesity and yes I see frequently young women with this problem but the incidence is higher in older patients
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Female, 67 , good health, no smoking or alcohol, can a small hiatal hernia grown or enlarge? thank you

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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
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Can gerd cause lightheaded feeling and swollen glands? I am a 41 year old female, have a hiatal hernia. Feeling like food is stuck in chest as well.

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Dr. Donald C. Mantz
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Unlikely


I would see a doctor about the swollen glands and lightheadedness. Unlikely related to HH. Hiatal hernia and acid reflux could cause the esophagus to spasm or even develop scar tissue and narrowing. This would cause the feeling of food sticking or catching. I would see your doctor about getting a test to check your esophagus. If not already taking acid medication twice a day, recommend doing so

Infant Health

Interesting Fact

Taping a coin over your baby's bellybutton does not hasten resolution of an umbilical hernia.

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"On my own I have been taking 1 baby aspirin every day for almost 3 years. How do I safely cut back. I am 69, female. I really haven't had a exam in many years. I have hiATAL HERNIA. Blood pressure normal to low.

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Dr. David Earle
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See a doctor


The best thing to do would be to see a primary care provider. There many issues going on that you're managing yourself, and as you get older don't be afraid to have a healthcare professional take a look. Don't forget you are always still in control, but may get some really good advice that you otherwise would get.
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What are the usual symptoms of a hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
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Heartburn


Not all hiatal hernias are symptomatic, but can explain symptoms if present. Commonly have heartburn, sore throat in morning, maybe even chest pain (from esophagus). GERD (reflux disease) may even make asthma worse. See your doctor. Treatment usually starts with acid-reducing meds, with further studies like endoscopy or radiograph ordered at your doctor's discretion.
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Infant Health

Interesting Fact

Most umbilical hernias found in babies will spontaneously resolve (without surgery) by school age.

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Will losing weight reverse my hiatal hernia symptoms?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery
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It should help.


Hiatal hernia is used synonymously with GERD, although one may have one without the other. If you are referring to HEARTBURN, yes, weight loss can usually improve symptoms.
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What are the signs and symptoms of a hiatal hernia migraine?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery
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Typical symptoms of a hiatal hernia include the sensation food is stuck in the chest, intermittent chest pain and/or pressure, and feeling full quickly after eating. This is typocall for a large hernia, and can be diagnosed with an upper GI contrast study and/or upper endoscopy. The only treatment for a hiatal hernia is a surgical procedure. Small hernias typically don't cause symptoms.

Can a hiatal hernia or gerd cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

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Yes


A hiatal hernia and GERD can cause chest pain and palpitations. A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and limiting expansion of your lungs.
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Dr. Debashish Bose
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Yes: see doctor!


Severe symptoms such as these indicate a need for surgical repair if medicines aren't working. A surgeon with expertise in reflux disease should get involved for appropriate work up and possible surgery. Severe reflux can lead to a variety of serious problems if not treated. Hiatal hernias should be carefully evaluated to investigate the possibility of a paraesophageal hernia- may be serious.
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Should I eat more lighter meals rather less heavy meals to lessen my hiatal hernia symptoms?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery
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Eating smaller, more frequent meals can improve your hiatal hernia symptoms. Keep a food diary to make sure you don't overeat. Also try to eat only at meals, and avoid empty calories in snacks. Lastly, try to avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can significantly worsen reflux symptoms.
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How can you tell the difference between hiatal hernia/GERD symptoms and esophageal cancer symptoms?

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Dr. Michael sawyer
General Surgery
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Symptoms cannot usually differentiate these entities until esophageal cancer is far advanced. If you have had GERD symptoms for a few years, upper endoscopy may be indicated. Consult with a gastroenterologist or surgeon.

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