Can my hiatal hernia increase my chance of an ulcer?

No. No but having a hiatal hernia may increase your risk of reflux into esophagus and perhaps increase your risk of asthma and esophageal ca if not properly managed by lifestyle and treatment. Also one should check for h.Pylori infection with hiatal hernia to make sure that one is not at risk for ulcers from this cause. And finally one should not eat within 2 hours of sleep to decrease reflux risk.
No. Your are more likely to have pill induced ulcers where pills can get caught in a hiatal hernia, but your incidence of gastric and duodenal ulcer should be the same.
Maybe. Risk of peptic ulcer disease disease is not greater with a hiatal hernia, but large hernias, also known as paraesophageal hernias, are prone to ulcers known as cameron erosions. They are caused by the stomach twisting back and forth. Diagnosis can be made with an upper GI contrast study and endoscopy. Hope this helps!

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In sept 2013 they found a hiatal hernia 4cm, jna 27, 2014 theyfoun 5 m hernia. They alsofound small superficial ulcers in the antrium. What does that?

Hiatal hernia ; more. Simplistically, a sliding hiatal hernia is a common upward bulge of stomach (with acid) thru the diaphragmatic hiatus (hole in diaphragm thru which esophagus ; stomach connect). It may appear larger or smaller at times, since (unless fixed in place) it is a dynamic structure. On the other hand, the cause of ulcers is quite variable--h.Pylori, medication, caustics, burn ; head trauma, shearing... Read more...

Can an Endoscopy show if you have an ulcer and hiatal hernia and Diverticulitas?

GI issues. The upper endoscopy can show a hiatal hernia and also ulcer changes in the upper GI tract. Diverticulitis is a diagnosis made on clinical presentation (abdoinal pain and fever) and CAT scan of the abdomen which will show the inflammation in the large colon. For Diverticulosis (no active inflammation) the colonoscopy can show this disease. Read more...

I have a good size hiatal hernia, with peptic ulcers. Can this cause me to get chills an body aches only at night almost every night.

Not usual. You have a history of hiatal and peptic ulcers. You have noticed night sweats and fevers. It is unusual to think of peptic ulcers causing fever and night sweats if you are treated. Start recording your actual temperature and time to see when it spikes. Take this information to your doctor. She/he will want to know the medications you take and any herbal supplements. If you are loosing weight. Read more...
Doubtful. The hiatal hernia and the peptic ulcers are unlikely to give you night chills and aches. Are you being treated medically for your ulcers? If not then you could certainly have complications from them, but they would not present as you have described. Best to see your doc. Read more...

It started with hear palpitations 6 weeks ago and since I found out I hiatal hernia and ulcers, now pain all over body and sharp pain behind left ear.

Not related. Your abdominal problem has nothing to do with your ears or the palpitation. I suspect that you are suffering from anxiety and should consult your doctor about this. If you are grinding your teeth at night, this may be the cause for your sharp pain behind the left ear. Read more...

Gnawing pain in gut under breast bone when I first wake up. Is it the hiatal hernia or the peptic ulcers. I have been diagnosed with both.

It could be either, Or it could be coming from your heart. Or pancreas. Sometimes it is not easy to figure out. Get to a doctor, because substernal chest pain could be serious condition. Read more...
Hiatal hernia. It is likely the hiatal hernia causing gerd or esophagitis that is causing you symptoms which are classic for heartburn. A peptic (gastric) ulcer typically does not cause substernal pain. Read more...