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Hiatal hernia: other than GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)/heartburn, what other effects might it cause? Is it dangerous if left untreated?

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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
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In brief: Depends

Large hiatal hernias (or paraesophageal) hernias can cause chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and severe anemia from chronic bleeding.
Only rarely do they cause life threatening problems such as gangrene. They are however frequently misunderstood as the cause of symptoms, so if a large hiatal or paraesophageal hernia is the diagnosis, see a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in lap repair.

In brief: Depends

Large hiatal hernias (or paraesophageal) hernias can cause chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and severe anemia from chronic bleeding.
Only rarely do they cause life threatening problems such as gangrene. They are however frequently misunderstood as the cause of symptoms, so if a large hiatal or paraesophageal hernia is the diagnosis, see a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in lap repair.
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology

In brief: Hiatal Hernia

Read===>http://www.
Webmd.Com/digestive-disorders/hiatal-hernia. As you see, the answer depends on the type of hernia you have. You gastroenterologist can follow up with you interns of what needs to be done. I assume you have some symptoms or else you wouldn't have undergone the studies.

In brief: Hiatal Hernia

Read===>http://www.
Webmd.Com/digestive-disorders/hiatal-hernia. As you see, the answer depends on the type of hernia you have. You gastroenterologist can follow up with you interns of what needs to be done. I assume you have some symptoms or else you wouldn't have undergone the studies.
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