Strangled Hiatal Hernia Symptoms
by John Zaremba
A hiatal hernia happens when part of the stomach pushes through to an opening in the diaphragm, becomes tangled and loses its blood supply. Symptoms include heartburn, digestive problems and chest pain.
Hiatal hernias have symptoms similar to acid reflux. They cause heartburn and a sour taste in the throat.
Hiatal hernias may also cause digestive trouble including bloating and belching, as well as pain in the stomach and throat.
Some hiatal hernias cause chest pain so severe that people may even think they're having a heart attack.
Nausea and Vomiting
Strangulated hiatal hernias can cause additional symptoms, including nausea, vomiting and the inability to pass gas or have a bowel movement.
Strangulated hiatal hernias may also cause difficulty swallowing. This is a condition called dysphagia.