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Can small ileus be mistaken for hiatal herna?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Different problems
A hiatal hernia is when part of the stomach squeezes up into the chest area through a weak spot in the sheet of muscle (the diaphragm) that separates the chest from the abdomen.
A hiatal hernia should not resemble an ileus, which is not a part of the body, but is a condition in which the intestines are very quiet and not moving. With an ilieus, the stomach won't empty and the person will vomit.

In brief: Different problems
A hiatal hernia is when part of the stomach squeezes up into the chest area through a weak spot in the sheet of muscle (the diaphragm) that separates the chest from the abdomen.
A hiatal hernia should not resemble an ileus, which is not a part of the body, but is a condition in which the intestines are very quiet and not moving. With an ilieus, the stomach won't empty and the person will vomit.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Not Likely
I'm assuming you mean small bowel ileus and it should not be mistaken for a hiatal hernia as they are not similar.

In brief: Not Likely
I'm assuming you mean small bowel ileus and it should not be mistaken for a hiatal hernia as they are not similar.
Dr. Scott Grover
Dr. Scott Grover
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In brief: No
Ileus is slowing of the intestines' function; a hiatal hernia is an abnormally large opening allowing the esophagus to pass from the chest into the abdomen.
These are two completely distinct entitites.

In brief: No
Ileus is slowing of the intestines' function; a hiatal hernia is an abnormally large opening allowing the esophagus to pass from the chest into the abdomen.
These are two completely distinct entitites.
Dr. Crystal Twynham
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