GERD (Acid Reflux) Community
Hiatal Hernia
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) / Acid Reflux with topics including: Causes, Constipation, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Drugs and OTC medications, Living with GERD, Loss of Appetite, Preventing Flare-ups, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Support, Surgery, Tests, Treatments.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Hiatal Hernia

Can you feel a hiatal hernia? I have a small bump I can feel on my right upper abdomal area next to surgery scar, which is not on my left side.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1728693_tn?1332168862
It doesn't seem to present that way. According to the mayo clinic -

"A hiatal hernia occurs when part of your stomach pushes upward through your diaphragm. Your diaphragm normally has a small opening (hiatus) that allows your food tube (esophagus) to pass through on its way to connect to your stomach. The stomach can push up through this opening and cause a hiatal hernia.

In most cases, a small hiatal hernia doesn't cause problems, and you may never know you have a hiatal hernia unless your doctor discovers it when checking for another condition. But a large hiatal hernia can allow food and acid to back up into your esophagus, leading to heartburn and chest pain. Self-care measures or medications can usually relieve these symptoms, although a very large hiatal hernia sometimes requires surgery.

[SYMPTOMS]

Small hiatal hernias
Most small hiatal hernias cause no signs or symptoms.

Large hiatal hernias

Larger hiatal hernias can cause signs and symptoms such as:

    Heartburn
    Belching
    Chest pain
    Nausea

When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any persistent signs or symptoms that worry you. "
Blank
63984_tn?1385441539
I don't think it sounds like a hiatel hernia, but do think it sounds like an intestinal hernia. I'd certainly have it checked out asap.  Areas around surgical incisions are weak spots, and can lead to intestinal blockages, which are very dangerous, something I can attest to.  Do check this out.    Keep us informed.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Gastro Tracker
Gastro
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305 hanging in there... Comment
6 hrs ago
4705307_tn?1404699240
Blank
timothy141 It's time once again, more ... Comment
11 hrs ago
4705307_tn?1404699240
Blank
Just a thought.
12 hrs ago by timothy141
Top Digestive Answerers
620923_tn?1404844667
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
jimgreg
piqua, OH
GERD (Acid Reflux) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
11 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
This is Driving Your Emotional Eati...
Jul 02 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
5856747_tn?1403352282
Blank
Sleep Apnoea
Jun 28 by Andrew John Rynne, MDBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
620923_tn?1404844667
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
jimgreg
piqua, OH