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Does hiatle hernia cause stomach patrude?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Nope.
The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdominal cavity; a hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this hole.
It cannot be seen nor touched on physical examination. In contrast, a ventral hernia may cause the abdomen to protrude, as can a separation of the rectus muscles very common in men who are "round"in the midsection: this is called diastasis.

In brief: Nope.
The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdominal cavity; a hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this hole.
It cannot be seen nor touched on physical examination. In contrast, a ventral hernia may cause the abdomen to protrude, as can a separation of the rectus muscles very common in men who are "round"in the midsection: this is called diastasis.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
A hiatal hernia affects the upper portion of the stomach responsible for keep stomach acid contained.
There should be no visible signs of a hiatal hernia.

In brief: No
A hiatal hernia affects the upper portion of the stomach responsible for keep stomach acid contained.
There should be no visible signs of a hiatal hernia.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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