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When should I see my doctor about hiatal hernia?

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If you've been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and you have severe pain in the chest or abdomen, become nauseated, start vomiting, or you can't have a bowel movement or pass gas, you may have a strangulated hernia or an obstruction, which are medical emergencies. Call your doctor right away.

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 24, 2019

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

National Institutes of Health.

Merck .

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 24, 2019

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