SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Sliding hernia: most people have no symptoms. When present its actually GERD giving its usual manifestations. Click here to learn more about GERD and Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery.
Paraesophageal and mixed hiatal hernia: they also often have no symptoms or only minimal symptoms. When present, can be the usual ones for GERD PLUS:
- Vague abdominal discomfort
- Fullness sensation after meals
- Chest pain (because of the stomach entrapment in the esophageal hiatus)
- Anemia (occasional)
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