Hiatus Hernia is sometimes misdiagnosed as Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Plummer-Vinson Syndrome, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Hiatus Hernia.

As most people with hiatal hernia are asymptotic, there is no need for specific treatment, In cases where the patient experiences heartburn medication or even surgery might be recommended. An X-Ray of the upper digestive system can aid in diagnosing hiatal hernia. Upper endoscopy can also be recommended.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Chest pain, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, acid taste in the back of the mouth, bringing food or liquids back up into mouth, acid reflux, heartburn, difficulty swallowing, vomiting

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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