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If you have a paraesophegal hiatal hernia how long can it take for strangulation of the stomach to occur? What symptoms occur when/if this happens?

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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
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In brief: Suddenly

Strangulation of the stomach occurs as an acute event - sudden indent of pain, progressive, often associated with inability to swallow and wretching.
It is very uncommon, but also unpredictable. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair for a consultation.

In brief: Suddenly

Strangulation of the stomach occurs as an acute event - sudden indent of pain, progressive, often associated with inability to swallow and wretching.
It is very uncommon, but also unpredictable. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair for a consultation.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Paul Harper
Surgery

In brief: Varies

It can take minutes or years.
How do you know you have this hernia? If you are having problems you need to be seen asap by your doctor. Strangulation of the stomach can be fatal if not attended to quickly.

In brief: Varies

It can take minutes or years.
How do you know you have this hernia? If you are having problems you need to be seen asap by your doctor. Strangulation of the stomach can be fatal if not attended to quickly.
Dr. Paul Harper
Dr. Paul Harper
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