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I have a hiatal hernia. Does it cause knots in the upper stomach under the ribs?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
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In brief: Might feel like knot

Your hiatal hernia might feel like a knot under your ribs due to pressure.
Keep a diary of your symptoms, knot, pressure, acid in your throat and mouth. Add to your diary when and what you ate, to see how eating affects your symptoms. Your diary will help your doc decide your best therapy. Most hiatal hernias are small and manageable with diet, medical therapy and scope/egd.

In brief: Might feel like knot

Your hiatal hernia might feel like a knot under your ribs due to pressure.
Keep a diary of your symptoms, knot, pressure, acid in your throat and mouth. Add to your diary when and what you ate, to see how eating affects your symptoms. Your diary will help your doc decide your best therapy. Most hiatal hernias are small and manageable with diet, medical therapy and scope/egd.
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Dr. Dan Lister
Surgery

In brief: No

No. A hiatal hernia is an enlarged opening in the diaphragm back near the spine where the esophagus comes through the diaphragm. You can not feel it on your abdominal wall.

In brief: No

No. A hiatal hernia is an enlarged opening in the diaphragm back near the spine where the esophagus comes through the diaphragm. You can not feel it on your abdominal wall.
Dr. Dan Lister
Dr. Dan Lister
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