Could hiatal hernia get smaller?

No. Hiatal hernias don't resolve. Fortunately, most do not cause symptoms or problems. They often enlarge with time, but not always.
Not by itself ... hernias in general do not go away or get smaller on their own. However, if your hiatal hernia is not bothering you or causing symptoms then it may not require surgery. Hernias in general have a tendency to get bigger over time.

Related Questions

Can you get pain between your shoulder blades from gerds? I also have a small hiatal hernia

Unlikely. Pain between the shoulder blades is most likely related to muscular origins, however some intra-abdominal causes can result in a similar pain but the muscles are usually not sore on exam (eg, pancreatic causes). Read more...
Yes. It is called referred pain. Because the nerves that control your stomach come from that area of your back, if you have a problem with your stomach you may feel pain there as well. Read more...
Hernia. The discomfort you get from a hiatal hernia is usually pain in your upper abdomen or chest. If fact, we sometimes think someone is having pain from their heart when in fact it is heartburn from a hiatal hernia. . Read more...

Have small hiatal hernia, been on protonix (pantoprazole) for past 2 months, still reflux. Can I get linx procedure. And would they be able to repair hernia w linx?

Likely. I recommend seeing a general surgeon who is both board certified and fellowship trained in MIS/foregut, and has experience implanting the LINX device. This consultation visit should give you a better idea for whether you would be a good candidate for this procedure . Read more...

I have small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms or heartburn. What are the chances it will get bigger and give me symptoms? Ty

Hiatal Hernia. Hiatal hernia will slowly stretch and may give you symptoms. It may run in families. If your parents have GERD, then you may develop GERD. No need to do anything until you have symptoms. Hiatal hernias are easily fixed. . Read more...

Hi can a small sliding hiatal hernia get bigger and worse with time? Anything to avoid for it not to get bigger? No heartburn, GERD anything yet. Help

Lot's of people... ...have hiatal hernias, whether detected by x-ray or endoscopy. Most are sliding type & appear intermittently, requiring no intervention especially when small. Pls call your doctor & ask him/her your question to get a most accurate response re: hernia size as well its reducibility. Some hiatal hernias, like large paraesophageal ones, carry potentially great concern, but yours is symptom-free. Read more...
Don't worry. There's nothing to do to prevent it from getting larger. Odds are it will not get large enough to cause problems. If it eventually gets large enough to be called a paraesophageal hernia, you may have it repaired surgically. If it is going to happen, probably won't be for another 20-30 years. Hope this helps! Read more...

I get full only after eating small amt thn hungry in few hrs. Abd ct. W/wo oral & IV contrast. Hiatal hernia. Gp says poss. Gastroparesis. Other ideas?

Possible gastritis. While the ct rules out bad things, there may be gastritis or inflammation of the stomach lining. This could be made worse by a bacterial infection (h pylori). I would recommend an egd or upper endoscopy to biopsy and visualize stomach. Your acid reflux suggests this possibility. Treatable with antibiotics. Read more...

Can a sliding hiatal hernia ever get well by itself?

Not really. A hiatal hernia is an anatomic abnormality that cannot correct itself. However, people mistakingly refer to a "hiatal hernia" when they mean gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Many people with gerd have no hernia and many people with hiatal hernias do not have gerd. Gerd can respond very well to conservative measures such as changes in diet, wt loss, medication, etc. Read more...
Nope. Depending on your symptoms you may want to talk to a surgeon about getting it fixed. Read more...
Not really. These types of hernias won't fix themselves, but really are not dangerous or need treatment. They are fixed during operations performed for reflux disease, But otherwise just left alone. They can get larger over the years, but there's no specific activities or diet to avoid to prevent this. Hope this helps! Read more...

Is it ok to lift weights with a small sliding hiatal hernia?

Clear it. with your physician first. Isolated leg and arm muscle exercises should be OK, but avoid clean and jerks, power lifts or any lifts that involve the abdominal muscles or stress the core. The pressure could strangulate your intestine and put you in the hospital. Read more...
Yes. yes just breathe well and try not to hold your breath while straining. Read more...