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    Are acid reflux and abdominal pain symptoms of hiatus hernia and GERD?

Posted on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Question: I need to know the symptoms for hiatal hernia and gerd and acid reflux with abdominal pain at times.also. what type of doctor do I need to see about these symptoms ? My age is 89.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Symptoms narrated herewith.should see gastroenterologist doctor.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dear
I evaluated your query thoroughly .
* Hiatus hernia is a condition occurring when part of your stomach is sliding into
the chest through the hiatus ( an opening in the diaphragm )
Many times there are no symptoms , in others it may be :
- pain in abdomen / chest - belching - heartburn - nausea - vomiting /
regurgitation - hiccup - throat irritation - chronic cough - swallowing
problems - fullness after meals
* GERD ( also called acid reflux ) is caused by frequent acid reflux from
stomach into the esophagus .
Symptoms are :
- burning chest usually after eating & worsens by lying down
- acidic taste in mouth - heart burn - regurgitation - upper abdominal pain
- nausea - vomiting - chest pain - water brash ( increased salivation )
- painful swallowing - sore throat - coughing - altered food intake ( early
satiety ) - weight alterations
- hiatus hernia is an aggravating factor for GERD
* Best doctor you can see for these symptoms is a good Gastroenterologist
who will evaluate with thorough history , physical examination , necessary
diagnostic work up according to his / her expertise levels
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
Hope this will help you
Welcome for any further assistance
Regards dear .
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