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What Is A Hernia In The Stomach
Hole: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall or diaphragm through which intra-abdominal organs may pass. I the stomach is involved, it is usually a hiatal hernia, and may cause gerd symptoms, chest pain or difficulty swallowing. See a general surgeon for a consultation if your concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diaphragm: A hiatal hernia occurs at the spot where the esophagus goes through the diaphragm, a thin muscle that separates the abdomen and chest cavities. When this aperture loosens it allows the top part of the stomach to slide up a little into the chest. It can then result in reflux and heartburn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All of them.: Gas in your intestines is due to air swallowing, fermentation by gut bacteria and by chemical reactions. Any and all of them have been shown to cause discomfort in some people. Certain foods (beans, brussels sprouts, onions, celery, carrots, raisins, bananas, wheat germ, and fermentable fiber) can increase gas production and knots. ...Read more
Nature/Nurture: Most hernias develop due to a "birth defect" of sorts, where natural holes in the abdominal wall present in fetal life fail to close. This may manifest itself at birth or require years of "exertion" before the hole reaches a size large enough to be evident. Other hernias are strictly "wear-and-tear" phenomena, although it is believed that they occur in-part due to inherently weak tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SomeMoreThanOthers: Inguinal hernias come in all shapes&sizes. The main issue "concerning" about hernias is the potential for intestine to get stuck (incarcerate) in the hernia; the blood supply could get cut-off, leading to intestinal death & the need for emergency surgery. The risk of this happening is dependent on the size & shape of the hernia; it is this factor & one's symptoms that guide our recommendations. ...Read more
Gallstone Ileus?: Hmm...I might be guessing a bit here...Are you referring to a gallstone in the intestinal tract? Very, very rarely, the gallbladder can rupture and then erode into a loop of intestine; this is called a cholecystenteric fistula. Gallstones within the gb can then enter the intestine and cause a small bowel obstruction, typically at the junction of the small and large bowel. ...Read more
What is the exact name or term of the fat that are located inside the stomach of a person with a big stomach or belly?
Stomach pulse?: Thinner people can often feel the pulse of the abdominal aorta if they press upon the center of the abdomen. We can also sometimes feel this pulse transmitted across the liver, which can sit upon the aorta. But have a doctor evaluate it to make sure it’s normal for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear.: from the wording of your question it is impossible to know exactly what you're asking. Could you rephrase it and resubmit it? ...Read more
Inflammation v. what: "Knots" as described are not diagnostic of an inflammatory condition, so if there is doubt as the diagnosis or a new inflammatory condition may be present, please get evaluated. There are many promising new agents for relief of functional cramping, but first clarify that there is no organic pathology that is indeed the active condition causing your present symptoms please. ...Read more
Life and death: A ruptured aorta is a generally rapid and lethal illness demanding immediate assessment (echo and angiography) and, if feasible, urgent surgery. The pain (often in the back) is severe, prolonged and not debatable (no doubt bad things happening). Gas pains can be short in duration, come and go, and relieved by burping, passing gas, or antacids. If you're asking, it's not a ruptured aorta. ...Read more
What are the typical treatments for a hernia in the esophagus near the beginning of the stomach??
Medical or Surgical: This is known as Hiatal Hernia, in which a part of stomach will slid up in chest thu esophageal opening in diaphragm. Mild cases are treated with PPI like nexium (esomeprazole) etc. and respond well, along with diet change. Large hernias need surgery as they are more symtomatic ...Read more
Unkown: The formation of the wall between the ventricles is late in cardiac development, but usually complete before the 12th week of pregnancy. The specific cause for a vsd is not well understood, but appears to be complex interaction of genes and gene modifiers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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