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What is a hernia and what causes it in the stomach?

What is a hernia and what causes it 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 more

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What is a hiatal hernia, and where is the hiatus in your body?

What is a hiatal hernia, and where is the hiatus in your body?

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 more

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What is the kind of gas that causes a knot in your stomach?

What is the kind of gas that causes a knot in your stomach?

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

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What is the difference between a weak spot in the abdomen wall and a hernia?

What is the difference between a weak spot in the abdomen wall and a hernia?

Matter of degree: A weak spot in the abdominal wall is on its way to becoming a hernia. Sometimes this happens suddenly and sometimes gradually. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a hernia?

What is the cause of a hernia?

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 more

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How concerning is a hernia in the groin?

How concerning is a hernia in the groin?

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

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Is a gurgling in my stomach a sign of the stomach virus?

Is a gurgling in my stomach a sign of the stomach virus?

Likely not: A stomach virus usually would give you symptoms of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain. A gurgling sound is due to gas moving in your intestines or hunger pangs. ...Read more

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What is done for a stone in the intestine?

What is done for a stone in the intestine?

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

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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?

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?

Belly fat: This type of fat is referred to as intrabdominal fat or visceral fat and is different from the fat found directly underneath the skin . This type of fat is considered very unhealthy and may lead to cardiovascular disease, high blood fats and type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of gas in stomach that seems trapped?

What is the cause of gas in stomach that seems trapped?

Gas: Sometimes this is next to the stomach in the splenic flexure of the large intestine but within the stomach it can be a manifestation of irritable bowel, air swallowing excessively, anormal bacterai in the stomach gastritis or ulcer, inlammatory disease, gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Is there a pulse in the stomach?

Is there a pulse in the stomach?

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 more

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What is in the to Part the stomach in center? I have a knot that hurts if touched.

What is in the to Part the stomach in center? I have a knot that hurts if touched.

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

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What could be the cause of a small knot in the stomach?

What could be the cause of a small knot in the stomach?

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

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What is the best medicine in gastric stomach pain

What is the best medicine in gastric stomach pain

A diagnosis : Have to know what causes it first and then we can tell you how to treat it. Many causes and all have different answers. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a hernia in the testicles?

Inguinal hernia: Inguinal hernia is 4 types. Testicular hernia or indirect inguinal hernia is congenital or you are born with. This is what we call patent processus vaginalis. As we grow older the patent tract get bigger thus leading to the hernia. ...Read more

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Whats the diffrence from a ruptured aortic or just a gas pain in the stomach?

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Whats the diffrence from a ruptured aortic or just a gas pain in the stomach?

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

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What is a web in esophagus?

What is a web in esophagus?

Web: A thin mucosal membrane protruding into the lumen of the esophagus. This "web" narrows the esophagus. Usually there are no symptoms, but if severe can cause partial obstruction of the esophagus resulting in regurgitation and difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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What are the typical treatments for a hernia in the esophagus near the beginning of the stomach??

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

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What can a hital hernia in the cardio oesaphgeal junction cause in the way of symptoms?

What can a hital hernia in the cardio oesaphgeal junction cause in the way of symptoms?

Reflux : The most common symptom of hiatal hernia is reflux. You'd experience indigestion or discomfort in your epigastrium, the area of your upper abdomen/lower chest. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a vsd in a baby?

What is the cause of a vsd in a baby?

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 more

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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more