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I had gastroschisis at birth, many intestinal blockage removals, and my hiatal hernia mesh causes severe pain 10 yrs later. Vegan, uninsured. Advice?

Gastroschisis. Complicated history. Are you sure you have mesh from a hiatal hernia repair? That's relatively rare. Not an umbilical hernia? Hard to say what the pain is from. Scar tissue vs obstruction vs mesh. If you are in KY i would see dr. Josh steiner. Read more...

My infant has gerd, what is the chance that they have a hiatal hernia?

Very Low. Although not impossible, an infant that is growing, developing well, and meeting milestones is highly unlikely to have a major GI problem, even with reflux. In fact most babies do have some degree of reflux, and rarely does medicine help with this - although it can help with the discomfort associated with reflux. Read more...
Unlikely. Though many children may have symptoms of reflux with episodes of vomiting, it usually is only of concern if there is associated respiratory problems or poor weight gain. The symptoms are monitored to see if they improve once advancement of diet to more solid food occurs. If significant symptoms, including respiratory complaints, evaluation would include a contrast study to exclude hiatal hernia. Read more...

Can a hiatal hernia be caused by gastric bypass?

Typically not. . Typically, having gastric bypass surgery would not cause a hiatal hernia, however, obesity could. The hiatus is a natural opening in the body. Being overweight naturally stretches at this opening, causing the opening to enlarge and eventually becoming a hernia.Like taking a styrofoam cup and sticking a pencil thru it and start turning the pencil. The hole gets bigger and bigger. Read more...
No. Gastric bypass does not disturb the esophageal hiatus, many obese patients already have a hiatal hernia. Read more...
Gastric bypass. No. A gastric bypass doesn't cause a person to develop a hiatal hernia. . Read more...

Can hiatal hernia affect my child?

Uncommon. While reflux can occur in children, having a hiatal hernia is less common. Most hiatal hernias develop over the course of a person's life. Read more...
Who is the patient? If you have a hiatal hernia, you will likely have more heart burn during your pregnancy but it won't hurt your child. Hiatal hernia is mostly a problem affecting grown ups. Congenital hernia is not common and most kids can "out grow" their reflux problems. However, if your child has a hiatal hernia in association to frequent reflux, see a pediatric GI doc or surgeon to discuss treatment options. Read more...
Yours cannot. Not sure exactly what your question is, but if you have a hiatal hernia and are pregnant, it will not affect your child. Read more...
Maybe. I'm assuming your child has the hernia?Most are asymptomatic. The most common symptoms are reflux. The larger the hernia the greater the risk. In infants and young child the symptoms can be severe enough to require surgery especially if failing to thrive or pnemonia. If no symptoms and the hernia was found incidently, can follow. If you have the hernia, it wouldn't affect the child. Read more...