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GERD, Hiatal Hernia, and Fibroid tumors
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GERD, Hiatal Hernia, and Fibroid tumors


  : : For many years, I've had large fibroid tumors in my uterus.  I've not considered surgery because they are pretty much without symptoms.  I was recently diagnosed with a hiatal hernia (small one) and i'm wondering if the fibroid tumors in my uterus could have caused this hernia problem.  My doctor said my uterus is approx a 16 week size.
  : : Please advise.....thanks!
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  : Dear Kathy,
  : Hiatal herrnias and fibroid tumors are both common findings and it is quite common to diagnose both conditions in women.
  : This information ios presented for educational purposes only.  Always consult your personal physician for specific medical questions.
  : HFHSM.D.-rf
  : *keywords: hiatal hernia
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  Thanks for the response, but i'm still unclear as to whether or not the fibroid  uterus could have contributed to pushing the abdomin (abdomen) upwards?  Please advise...THANKS!
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Dear Kathy,
It is unlikely that the uterine fibroid is the cause of your hiatal hernia.
HFHSM.D.-rf





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