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Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal Hernia | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

After a complete history and physical, the healthcare provider may order:

  • ultrasound, a test that uses sound waves to see the diaphragm and stomach
  • endoscopy, a procedure that uses a long tube to look inside the esophagus
  • an upper GI series. In this test a person swallows liquid barium, and x-rays are taken to follow the course of the barium through the esophagus and into the stomach.
  • blood tests
  • stool tests and cultures
  • esophageal motility tests, to evaluate the movement of food and other contents within the esophagus
  • pH tests to evaluate the acid contents of the esophagus

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    Author: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Reviewer: Melissa Sanders, PharmD
    Date Reviewed: 09/25/00

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