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Question by  pattiG (45)

What are the symptoms of a hiatal hernia?


Answer by  cindy (1484)

A hiatal hernia can be completely asymptomatic. Alternatively, it can be associated with gastric reflux disease which means chest pain and discomfort (heart burn). The gastric reflex can can also cause the symptoms of regurgitation and nausea. The larger the hernia, the more likely it is to cause symptoms.


Answer by  cmitch (104)

My dad had a hiatal hernia several years ago, and he had severe chest pains that made him think he was having a heart attack. He was able to avoid a repeat of the pain with some changes to his diet.


Answer by  Lucius (196)

Hiatal Hernia pushes some of the stomach up into the lower chest and can cause reflux oesophagitis which is commonly called heartburn, you can also have acute pain in the upper abdomen and chest due to trapped wind, feel bloated and belch a lot. After a meal some suffers will feel nauseous.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

One symptom that's most common in a hiatal hernia is like a bad burning sensation in the throat and sometimes a bitter liquid can be tasted.

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