Hiatus Hernia Symptoms

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A hiatus hernia, often referred to as a hiatus hernia, is a protrusion from the stomach through the hiatus, which is the opening of the diaphragm. It will usually jut into the cavity of the chest. When this happens, a number of mild to severe symptoms will accompany the condition, depending on the size of the hernia.

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Most people who experience a hiatus hernia suffer from some level of nausea. This is due to the protrusion affecting the stomach's functioning.


Many hernia sufferers also complain of heartburn. The presence of this hernia can actually bring food and stomach acids up into the oesophagus, creating this symptom.


Another common symptom of the hiatus hernia is pain, usually isolated to the chest.


Since the hiatus hernia affects the person's digestive system, a sufferer may also experience gas---mostly belching, but flatulence isn't uncommon.


Some people suffer from some mild to moderate cramping with a hiatus hernia. This is more due to the effect on a person's digestion than the hernia itself. This symptom usually manifests soon after a meal.

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