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Hiatal Hernia (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care for Hiatal Hernia

When to call the doctor

  • When the symptoms of hiatal hernia are new, persistent (won't go away), or severe
  • When it is not clear what is causing your symptoms

When to go to the hospital

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/23/2014
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A hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach prolapses through the diaphragmatic esophageal hiatus.

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