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Can a hernia near your groin cause problems with urination?

Can a hernia near your groin cause problems with urination?

Maybe: A groin or inguinal hernia could cause some local pressure sensation or a feeling that you would need to urinate more frequently. If the hernia is large, rarely the urinary bladder could partially be in the hernia. Most likely it could just be a local sensation of mild irritation from the hernia. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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Can a hiatal hernia cause nausea after eating?

Can a hiatal hernia cause nausea after eating?

Nausea: Nausea is a non specific symptom with multiple causes, dehydration, bad gallbladder, hernia, and yes hiatal hernia. Nausea after eating is one of the bad gallbladder symptoms. Okay to get evaluated by your regular doc, ask for imaging, gallbladder ultrasound. In the meantime stay on a low fat diet and increase your oral hydration. Be well. ...Read more

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Can a stomach biopsy tell the cause for your hiatal hernia?

Can a stomach biopsy tell the cause for your hiatal hernia?

Unrelated !: A hiatal hernia is a very specific but very common bulge of the stomach through the hiatus of the diaphragm (the opening in the diaghragm through which the esophagus in the chest cavity connects to the stomach in the abdominal cavity). Most of the time hiatal hernias are small, recurrent, but are not fixed in place. Mucosal biopsy of stomach is of no use in identifying why a hiatal hernia exists. ...Read more

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I have had an abdominal hernia mesh repair can lifying weight cause a diverification recti will physiotherapy help or cause more problems?

I have had an abdominal hernia mesh repair can lifying weight cause a diverification recti will physiotherapy help or cause more problems?

Unclear ?: Not sure what your question is, but in general, you're activity level should be based on pain and discomfort, not the fact that you had a hernia repair or a diastasis recti. By the way, the diastasis will not get better with exercise. The exercise will however probably make you feel better. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can a very small umbilical hernia cause digestive problems?

Can a very small umbilical hernia cause digestive problems?

Very unlikely: If the hernia is small and reducible (you can push it back in) it is unlikely to cause problems. If the hernia ever causes you pain or you cannot push it back in, that needs to be evaluated by a physician right away. ...Read more

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Can a small hiatal hernia cause heart problem of any kind?

Can a small hiatal hernia cause heart problem of any kind?

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 more

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Is it possible to have a hiatal hernia aswel as an umbilical hernia. I've been diagnosed with an umbilical, but also have symptoms of a hiatal hernia?

Is it possible to have a hiatal hernia aswel as an umbilical hernia. I've been diagnosed with an umbilical, but also have symptoms of a hiatal hernia?

Yes: You can have both a hiatal hernia and umbilical hernia. An umbilical hernia is a bulge through a defect in the abdominal wall at the belly button. A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach goes up into the lower chest. Your symptoms could be due to reflux (gerd). You should see a surgeon, and he or she may perform an upper endoscopy (egd), depending on your symptoms. ...Read more

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Does extended periods of sitting and bowl movements cause pain with a small Spigelian Hernia. How would this type of hernia cause back pain?

Does extended periods of sitting and bowl movements cause pain with a small Spigelian Hernia. How would this type of hernia cause back pain?

Possible: Hernia symptoms typically cause pain at the location of the hernia, a bulge at the same location, and if the intestines are herniated, could cause trouble with the GI tract such as crampy pain or some difficulty with bowel movements. If the bladder is involved, there could be difficulty urinating. Back is usually only caused by large hernias. Best to see a general surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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Can a inguinal hernia cause the stomach not to empty?

Not inguinal: It would be pretty unlikely for an inguinal, aka groin, hernia to cause problems with your stomach emptying. However, a hiatal hernia can cause problems with your stomach. ...Read more

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Can a already fixed diaphragmatic hernia cause later on respiratory problems?

Can a already fixed diaphragmatic hernia cause later on respiratory problems?

Possibly: In the case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, there is usually some degree of pulmonary hypoplasia (lung underdevelopment) which can lead to chronic pulmonary problems. In addition, there is some risk of hernia recurrence which would cause pulmonary problems from the abdominal organs herniating through the diaphragm into the chest and compressing the lung(s). ...Read more

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Can esophageal cancer be missed during an endoscopy? I often have a dull pain there. Would LPR or GERD be the cause as well? Diagnosed-gastritis.

Can esophageal cancer be missed during an endoscopy? I often have a dull pain there. Would LPR or GERD be the cause as well? Diagnosed-gastritis.

No cancer: Ca of the esophagus begins as a mucosal lesion eventually invading the muscular layers. Since you had endoscopy for symptoms any malignant lesion would easily be defined as an ulcerating process. The symptoms in the presence of a supposed bx of gastritis would probably be due to GERD and not LPR. Any suspicious areas in esophagus would also have been biopsied. ...Read more

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After you fix a diaphragmatic hernia can it cause respiratory problems later on?

After you fix a  diaphragmatic hernia can it cause respiratory problems later on?

Maybe: There is a spectrum of maldevelopment of the lungs in babies with diaphragmatic hernia. It can be mild with little or no symptoms to requiring tracheostomy and chronic oxygen. ...Read more

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Will having liver problems result in a distended belly?

Will having liver problems result in a distended belly?

Yes: Poor function of the liver is often associated with accummulation of fluid in the belly. ...Read more

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Would a hiatal hernia cause nausea and vomiting or only acid reflux?

Would a hiatal hernia cause nausea and vomiting or only acid reflux?

Maybe...: A hiatal hernia most commonly causes reflux. Severe episodes of reflux can result in nausea and vomiting. Gastric motility problems, often the cause of reflux could result in nausea and vomiting as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it likely that someone with an umbilical hernia (that's not visible or causing problems) will cause major problems in the future?

Possible: overtly large umbilical hernias are less likely to get trapped with gut and strangulate, while not visible ones may and lead to vague symptoms of nausea/vomit and poorly localized pain. Suggest MD to discuss, assess and determine treatment plan depending on your symptoms and objective findings. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal hernia cause another organ to press on the gall bladder or liver and cause a greenish stool?

Can an abdominal hernia cause another organ to press on the gall bladder or liver and cause a greenish stool?

YES: However, greenish colored stool may be due to bile, or infection in the digestive tract and may be related to diet and digested foods. I suggest an examination. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more