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Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia occurs while the upper part of the stomach bulges through the diaphragm, which is the large muscle separating the abdomen and chest. When the hernia is small, it does not cause any symptoms, and when it is large, it makes food and acid regurgitate back into the esophagus and results in heartburn.

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I am a 47-year-old male. I have mediastinal burning sensation and also pain and pressure in my chest after eating. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47-year-old male. I have a very uncomfortable mediastinal burning and aching sensation that comes and goes daily. I had done CT scans on my heart and lungs and the results came back normal. I had an endoscopy, that reported no malignancy but a small hiatal hernia. The symptoms seem...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I am reviewing your case history and attached files in detail (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I will get back to you in a while, kindly respond after getting my detailed reply. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have been suffering from pain between my shoulder blades around my spine, along with anxiety, and a hiatal hernia. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing pain between my shoulder blades, around my spine, and I also have anxiety and a hiatal hernia. I engage in smoking and drinking over the weekends. I kindly request your suggestions on what I should do.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Based on the images and report you provided (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), your shoulder pain seems to be caused by trapezitis. I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below: Avoid lifting he...  Read Full »

Will forcing during passing stools cause hiatal hernia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male who until recently weighed about 220 lbs. For the last six months to a year, I was obsessively performing a Valsalva maneuver because I had health anxiety and OCD and I was worried about an operation. When I was younger I could have impacted my continence. I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can very well understand your concern and at the start, I want to tell you that chronic straining does not lead to the development of hiatus hernia, however, your weight can. Hiatus hernia is an anatomical change that can present since birth, and after certain surg...  Read Full »

I am suffering from hiatal hernia, gastroduodenitis, and duodenal ulcer. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had severe indigestion and bloating, with no appetite. After having an endoscopy, I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia, gastroduodenitis, and duodenal ulcer. I have taken a Pantocid Hp kit for 14 days and Pantocid DSR for another 14 days. After one month of finishing all the medicine, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. It does not seem to be related to pancreatic cancers. Be relaxed. Indigestion and bloating are due to lack of exercise, improper diet, lack of proper sleep, and consumption of alcohol. Do not depend on medication only. Wake up early and go for a morning walk...  Read Full »

I feel nauseous even after having medications. Is it due to hiatal hernia?

Query: Hello doctor, Before two years I was in a lot of pressure and anxiety, while I was eating shawarma. After that, I felt that I need to vomit (nausea). Then I went to the bathroom, and I vomited, I felt relief. I thought nausea would go away. After that, this nausea stayed with me like four-month, I s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sultan Zeb Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Darwesh you are suffering from functional dyspepsia, and a significant cause of it is anxiety and depression. That is the reason why you felt better with depression medications. It is a relapse and remitting disease means it will be fine for some time and may occur a...  Read Full »

Will crying a lot worsen hiatal hernia?

Query: Hi doctor, Can crying a lot make a hiatal hernia bigger? I have been crying a lot, and I feel like it is irritable or something. I am burping a lot and feel nauseous. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In general, crying does not worsen it or have very little effect. However, it depends on how hard one is crying. If one is crying very hard, which involves abdominal straining or coughing, then it can worsen hiatal hernia. So basically, anything involving a rise in...  Read Full »

I get nausea, diarrhea, and pain in my stomach frequently. Could it be due to a hiatal hernia?

Query: Hi doctor, I often get nausea and vomiting sensations for many years. This started after food poisoning, and I take Domperidone 20 milligrams daily to get relief. I was hospitalized (ten days) for Influenza, and a Ceftriaxone injection was given for ten days, and I was coughing badly. Later I had p...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, there are a few tests that will absolutely identify if you have a hiatus hernia or if it is just GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). As I understand, you have been suffering from these for a long time. Please get these tests don...  Read Full »

Does endoscopy cause pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an endoscopy, and the doctor said everything looked normal, but I have a small hiatal hernia. Can an endoscopy make a hiatus worse by making it bigger or making the opening wider? Is it safe? Also, I was fully awake even with sedation. The doctors did not use Propofol like they do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Your recent endoscopy has shown a small hiatal hernia. I have already mentioned that you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD) or acid reflux and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or any of them. So, it seems to be GERD that may cause the dev...  Read Full »

How to treat the condition present with stomach ache, ulcer, hiatal hernia and cysts in the kidney?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 23 years old. I am experiencing gastric issues, ulcers in the stomach, hiatal hernia, cysts in my kidneys for the past few days. I have bad stomach pain at night and it hurts around the belly button and at the lower portion of the appendix. Can I have appendicitis? I started to have s...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Sonal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your complaints can be due to peptic ulcer disease and hiatus hernia. Both of them can co-exist at times. Also get yourself checked for H.Pylori (helicobacter pylori) infection, which can be the cause of having peptic ulcer disease. A course of antibiotics can alleviate y...  Read Full »

Moderate pain in my hiatal hernia is consistent. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hiatal hernia, I am wondering if protein shake hurt my hernia. The pain is usually mild and comes and goes. Recently, I have been not feeling too well, and my hiatal hernia pain become moderate and doest really go away. I am currently on Rabeprazole and Motilium.  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your endoscopy and histopathology report. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a small hiatus hernia and it has no specification association with proteins shake. Your report also shows chronic gastritis which also adds to your disco...  Read Full »

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