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Large hiatal hernia detected post car accident. Can accident be a cause?

Yes my name is charlene jones I was in car accident and later they found a large hital hernia can a car accideny cause a hital hernia and I also had mri done in 2006 and did not not have one I also had one in2007 and did not have one I also had one in2008 and I did not have one and I had a mri in2009 and thats when they found my hital hernia I had my car accident may 15/2009
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Hiatus hernia is caused when the esophageal hiatus ( opening in the diaphragm ) becomes lax and enlarged resulting in pushing of some part of stomach through the opening.
This generally occurs in obesity,pregnancy,repeated strain like coughing or lifting heavy weights.
But local injury can also result in hiatus hernia.
Your car accident could be a cause of hiatus hernia in you.

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