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Hiatus hernia

Hiatus hernia: Introduction

Hiatus hernia: is a protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thoracic cavity through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm, the most common type being sliding hiatus hernia. See detailed information below for a list of 23 causes of Hiatus hernia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hiatus hernia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hiatus hernia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Hiatus hernia

Hiatus hernia: Symptom Checker

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Hiatus hernia Treatments

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Hiatus hernia: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hiatus hernia

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Article Excerpts about Hiatus hernia

When an organ pokes out past the muscle wall that is supposed to hold the organ in... (Source: excerpt from Hiatal Hernia: NIDDK)

Definitions of Hiatus hernia:

STOMACH herniation located at or near the diaphragmatic opening for the ESOPHAGUS, esophageal hiatus. When the ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION is above the DIAPHRAGM, it is called a SLIDING HIATAL HERNIA. When the ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION is below the DIAPHRAGM, it is called a PARAESOPHAGEAL HIATAL HERNIA.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Hiatus hernia

The list below shows some of the causes of Hiatus hernia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hiatus hernia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hiatus hernia. Of the 23 causes of Hiatus hernia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 22 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hiatus hernia:

The following list of conditions have 'Hiatus hernia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Hiatus hernia Based on Risk Factors

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    What are the alternative names for Hiatus hernia:

    Hiatal hernia
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Hiatus hernia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hiatus hernia:

    Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Stomach symptoms (3217 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hiatus hernia:

    Acid reflux (26 causes), Heart burn (163 causes), Regurgitation (33 causes)

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