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What does it mean when your stomach hurts and feels nauseous when you drink juices or water? Sign of a hiatus hernia?

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Dr. David Earle
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In brief: Not necessarily

Your symptoms sound nonspecific.
Generally speaking, only large hiatal (also called paraesophageal) hernias cause symptoms that may include difficulty swallowing, feeling full quickly, and chest pain commonly described as the sensation a balloon is trying to burst inside. An upper GI contrast study would help make this diagnosis.

In brief: Not necessarily

Your symptoms sound nonspecific.
Generally speaking, only large hiatal (also called paraesophageal) hernias cause symptoms that may include difficulty swallowing, feeling full quickly, and chest pain commonly described as the sensation a balloon is trying to burst inside. An upper GI contrast study would help make this diagnosis.
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Dr. Daniel Para
Surgery
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In brief: Maybe

A hiatus hernia is an anatomical defect at your diaphragm, where a portion of your stomach slips into your chest.
This may or may not cause any symptoms, but can aggravate gerd symptoms in certain cases, depending on the size and type of hernia. See your doctor for history and physical exam, because many conditions can be the source of your symptoms. An egd (endoscopy) may be recommended!

In brief: Maybe

A hiatus hernia is an anatomical defect at your diaphragm, where a portion of your stomach slips into your chest.
This may or may not cause any symptoms, but can aggravate gerd symptoms in certain cases, depending on the size and type of hernia. See your doctor for history and physical exam, because many conditions can be the source of your symptoms. An egd (endoscopy) may be recommended!
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