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Can a large hiatal hernia develop a smal hard knot eel in the distended adbominal area that burns and is painful to gentle touch? Is this ok?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: (K)NotUrHiatalHernia
A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal opening in your diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes; it is internal and nonpalpable.
The knot you are describing may be an abdominal wall (ventral) hernia (especially if it's in the midline, at belly button or upper abdomen). I recommend you see your primary care doctor for an examination of this "knot".

In brief: (K)NotUrHiatalHernia
A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal opening in your diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes; it is internal and nonpalpable.
The knot you are describing may be an abdominal wall (ventral) hernia (especially if it's in the midline, at belly button or upper abdomen). I recommend you see your primary care doctor for an examination of this "knot".
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine
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In brief: No
This sounds like you have a different type of hernia or hernia plus abscess.
This can be life threatening. Please get checked immediately. Go to an er if you have to but get checked.

In brief: No
This sounds like you have a different type of hernia or hernia plus abscess.
This can be life threatening. Please get checked immediately. Go to an er if you have to but get checked.
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
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