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Hiatal Hernias - From Diagnosis to Surgery


Updated June 11, 2014

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Symptoms of a Hiatal Hernia

Symptoms of a Hiatal Hernia

Most hiatal hernias are asymptomatic. Each patient can experience a different set of symptoms when they have a hiatal hernia. In some cases, there may be no notable symptom except heartburn, in other cases a patient can have problems eating, sleeping and feel chest pain on a regular basis.

Symptoms of a Hiatal Hernia:

  • Chronic heartburn (reflux)

  • Frog in the throat sensation

  • Chest pain, especially after eating

  • Nausea, especially after eating

  • A feeling of fullness without eating

  • Inability to swallow (rare)
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