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Q: What are the symptoms of a strangulated hiatal hernia?

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A strangulated hiatal hernia is a medical emergency. It occurs when the hernia slips up through the diaphragm, is unable to slip back through, and gets trapped. This can cut off blood supply and cause the tissue to die. Symptoms include:

  • Bloating
  • Sudden severe chest pain

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  1. Hernias and Medical Emergencies. Johns Hopkins University. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hernia_center/hernias_medical_emergencies.html
  2. Hiatal Hernia. Harvard University. https://www.health.harvard.edu/a_to_z/hiatal-hernia-a-to-z