Is weight loss a symptom of a hernia?

Herniation of the stomach presents with symptoms suggestive of gastric volvulus and gastric outlet obstruction. However, our review indicates that this is the first instance of acute profound weight loss in a middle-aged person as the key feature of presentation, although this may be due to lack of reporting.

What are signs that a hiatal hernia is getting worse?

Symptoms may include dysphagia, chest pain after eating, belching, and vomiting. If this problem progresses, it can cause upper abdominal pain and distention, vomiting leading to nonproductive retching, and gastric bleeding (due to the abnormally increased blood pressure).

Can hiatal hernia cause loss of appetite?

I was recently diagnosed with a hiatal hernia after more than a year of frequent (and eventually painful) vomiting spells, weight loss, and appetite loss.

How can a hiatal hernia make you feel?

Hiatal hernias, especially Type I hernias, do not usually cause symptoms. They may, however, be associated with the following: burping, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and/or regurgitation into the esophagus. A paraesophageal hernia, or Type II, III, or IV hernia, may cause more severe symptoms.

Can acid reflux make you lose weight?

Once people have GERD and the condition becomes chronic, weight loss may occur due to eating- and appetite-related complications.

Does GERD cause unexplained weight loss?

You should see your doctor immediately if you have symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, trouble swallowing or internal bleeding in addition to heartburn and/or acid regurgitation. Symptoms that persist after you have made simple lifestyle changes also warrant a visit to your doctor.

Can a hiatal hernia be cancerous?

Further problems. It’s rare for a hiatus hernia to cause complications, but long-term damage to the oesophagus caused by leaking stomach acid can lead to ulcers, scarring and changes to the cells of the oesophagus, which can increase your risk of oesophageal cancer.

Can gastritis cause weight loss?

Weight loss – weight loss is a common gastritis symptom, but sudden and unexpected weight loss can be indicative of H. pylori infection. Hiccups or belching.

Can Barrett’s esophagus cause weight loss?

Barrett’s esophagus patients may have symptoms of: Heartburn and regurgitation. Unexplained weight loss or loss of appetite.

How does a hiatus hernia make you feel?

With a hiatus hernia you may: have a painful burning feeling in your chest, often after eating (heartburn) bring up small amounts of food or bitter-tasting fluids (acid reflux) have bad breath.

What can be mistaken for a hiatal hernia?

Hiatal hernia has often been called the “great mimic” because its symptoms can resemble many disorders. Chest pain or discomfort can sometimes be mistaken for a heart attack or muscle pain. Chronic cough and aspiration can sometimes be attributed to asthma or bronchitis.

Can GERD cause rapid weight loss?

This is why unexplained weight loss is a possible complication of the condition. Between 10–15% of people who have GERD develop Barrett’s esophagus. While Barrett’s esophagus does not trigger symptoms, if someone with the condition has GERD, they may have GERD symptoms, including those that contribute to weight loss.

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