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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.
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My entire upper body is swollen..abdomen, arms, face and

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My entire upper body is swollen..abdomen, arms, face and trouble breathing, cough
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Customer: I started having extremely bad acid reflux and then throwing up every morning so they assume it is a hernia but can that cause my entire upper body to be swollen up like a baloon especially my abdomen but even my neck
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

Hi there ...

Thank you for the question ...

Please tell me how old are you and your gender ?

Do you have weight gain ?

Regards .

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Your swelling is NOT from a hiatal hernia.

It can be from heart problems.

It can be from thyroid problems, kidney problems or liver problems.

This is a potential emergency.

Go to the walk in or emergency for this immediately.

I am a double board certified clinical doctor. Find me as needed in medical for fast and accurate answers.

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