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Is anemia common with hiatal hernia?
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: It happens
Large hiatal hernias known as paraesophageal hernias can cause ulcers due to the stomach twisting back and forth.
These are known as cameron's erosions, and are not uncommonly the cause of anemia that has no other known cause. I see 1-2 patients per year with multiple tests over 1-2 years, only to finally have their hiatal hernia repaired and their anemia resolved.

In brief: It happens
Large hiatal hernias known as paraesophageal hernias can cause ulcers due to the stomach twisting back and forth.
These are known as cameron's erosions, and are not uncommonly the cause of anemia that has no other known cause. I see 1-2 patients per year with multiple tests over 1-2 years, only to finally have their hiatal hernia repaired and their anemia resolved.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: No.
The most common symptom associated with a hiatal hernia is heartburn secondary to gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
This may lead to inflammation of the esophagus but should not cause anemia. A paraesophageal hernia is a rare variant of a hiatal hernia that can cause chronic anemia due to trauma to the stomach. These problems are best evaluated by upper endoscopy.

In brief: No.
The most common symptom associated with a hiatal hernia is heartburn secondary to gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
This may lead to inflammation of the esophagus but should not cause anemia. A paraesophageal hernia is a rare variant of a hiatal hernia that can cause chronic anemia due to trauma to the stomach. These problems are best evaluated by upper endoscopy.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Yes
Anemia is seen with hiatal hernias but not with all hiatal hernias.

In brief: Yes
Anemia is seen with hiatal hernias but not with all hiatal hernias.
Dr. Scott Grover
Dr. Scott Grover
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