I have been noticing lately that become short of breath after a large meal. It feels like my stomach is pushing on my lungs. Hiatal hernia?

Possibly. Could be a hiatal hernia, but could also be normal. As your stomach fills up, there is less room for your lungs to push down to inflate, so your feeling like stomach pushing on lungs is correct. Easiest way to fix is not eat large meals. Maybe more frequent, smaller meals.
It is possible. Having these symptoms after eating a large meal may be caused by the type of food eaten and the time it took to consume the food. Bloating occurs with excessive carb intake and rapid eating and the stomach may produce excess gass and mechanically slow down. A hiatal hernia can give similar symptoms but it may give symptoms with every meal as well such as reflux. Take time and chew the food well.

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My wife has had a hiatal hernia. It now looks larger than a golf ball sticking out of her stomach. She's been short of breath, nauseated and bloated. What should I do?

Go to the Hospital. This is an urgent issue. Please turn off the smart phone and take your wife to the hospital. She does not need to be suffering with this any longer.
Need evaluation. If the hiatal hernia is causing severe reflux and aspiration surgical intervention and enteral feeding may required see your g.I asap.
Cannot see. A hiatal hernia on the outside of a person. A hiatal hernia is deep inside where the stomach goes into the chest. If you see a hernia bulge on the outside it could be an umbilical or ingunai (groin) hernia, or hernia in a scar from past surgery. If you see a hernia bulge & it is hard & tender, then see a doctor asap.

Had stomach balloon, removed after 6 weeks didn't tolerate, am short of breath for 1 month, been diagnosed hiatal hernia no scans done, can hh cause that?

PUlmonary embolism. You had an operation on your stomach. It was operated on and taken down. If you are short of breath and obese a pulmonary embolism should be considered. You may have had a dvt. The doctors will evaluate you. An elevated d dimer. Hope this helps. It could be many things.

Post gastric bypass and hiatial hernia surgery pain, tachacardic, and short of breath after eating along with pain in stomach and back diagnosis?

GO TO ER. With such features, I would like to ask you to be checked out to rule out perforation or some other serious issue going on. Hope you get well soon.
Can't tell. You need to see the team who performed the surgery or got to the hospital where it was performed, as what you described requires medical attention, physical examination and probably imaging studies too, to reach a diagnosis, good luck.