Hello! I was recently diagnosed with a small hiatal hernia. I need to lose some stomach weight and my doctor seems to feel thst this will solve the problem. I am a 29 year old female who recently got married and would like to start a family this fall. Are there any risks? Will my hernia get bigger?
I cannot think this would cause you any probs when pregnant...the only reason I say this is that I was told by my surgeon that 40% of the population have a hiatal hernia they are just not always aware of it....so if there was a problem it would affect alot of people and I am sure we would have more about it.....I have had my hernia repaired at the same time as reflux surgery .....and I am thinking of adding to my family soon......I am 33
Thank you Sue for your comments. This helped a lot. My doctor did not want to do any surgery because I guess mine was too small to worry about. You mentioned that you had surgery for your hernia with reflux. Did you have a lot of trouble?
I have a small hiatal hurnia. I have been through three pregnancies. Didnt gain much weight due to the vomiting in my first. i popped lots of rolaids and Tums, drinking Mylanta really helped but i didnt figure that one out until my third pregnancy. It is possible to be pregnant and have a hiatal hurnia. Check with your OB to see which drugs are safe during pregnancy, even before you actually get pregnant. Good luck
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