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Hiatus hernia

A hiatus hernia is when part of the stomach squeezes into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm called the hiatus.
Diagnosing a hiatus hernia
A hiatus hernia can usually be diagnosed after an endoscopy or an X-ray. Your GP will make an appointment for you to have this done in hospital.
Treating a hiatus hernia
Treatment for a hiatus hernia is usually only necessary if it's causing problems.
Complications of a hiatus hernia
Complications from a hiatus hernia are rare, but they can be serious.
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