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Symptoms of a Hiatal Hernia

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Updated June 09, 2014

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Fifty percent of hiatal hernia patients don't experience any symptoms. For the other fifty percent of patients, the following symptoms may occur.

  • Heartburn (which is worse when bending over or lying down shortly after eating)
  • Regurgitation (backflow of stomach contents into the back of the throat
  • Vomiting
  • Gastric reflux (backflow of stomach contents into the esophagus)
  • A sour or bitter taste in the mouth
  • Frequent belching
  • Frequent hiccups
  • Chest pain radiating from below the breastbone (the sternum)
  • Feeling of pressure in the chest
  • A bloated feeling after eating
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Abdominal pressure, especially soon after eating
  • Discomfort or pain in the stomach
  • Discomfort or pain in the esophagus
  • Gas
  • Unexplained coughing
  • Difficulty swallowing
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