Hiatus Hernia

A hiatal hernia is when the upper part of the stomach is pushed into the diaphragm and chest. Obesity, smoking, and aging are some factors that increase the risk of developing a hiatal hernia. Frequent coughing, vomiting, straining during bowel movements, and lifting heavy objects are other risk factors. The symptoms are heartburn, trouble swallowing, burping, and abdominal discomfort. Taking antacids and proton pump inhibitors helps to provide some relief. In severe cases, surgery is required.

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Does a tiny nodule in cardia indicate cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a gastroscopy a week back and when I asked the doctor if I had cancer she said no. On arriving home I saw on the report that there was a tiny nodule in the cardia which has been biopsied. My question is, why would she say emphatically that I do not have cancer if she has done a bio...  Read Full »


Dr. A. V. Hussain Shihaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query in detail. The endoscopy has shown a healing ulcer and is showing healing as well as a small hiatus hernia. There is a very tiny nodule in cardia (proximal part of the stomach), which has been biopsied. These tiny nodules are usually innoc...  Read Full »

I am having hiatal hernia with chest pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I just had an EGD with biopsy, polypectomy. It showed a hianal hernia 2 cm. I am attaching photos. The doctor took biopsies, said no cancer. I have had breast cancer in the past. I am having pain in the chest when I swallow, and sternum today. Will that subside? Is it from the bleeding? ...  Read Full »


Dr. A. V. Hussain Shihaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports of your endoscopy (attachment removed to protect patient identity), as per the endoscopy you do not have any evidence of cancer. Have you received the reports of biopsy? If so, please forward it. The medications you have taken are appropria...  Read Full »

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