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Hello. A pulmonologist said I have a large hiatal hernia that has caused my breathing problem . Three years ago I had a total hysterectomy and now have pelvic floor prolapse. Can the two issues be connected?

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Loss of appetite, cannot eat but a few tablespoons, but gaining weight, swollen legs, feet and stomach, breathing problems difficulty swallowing although throat has been stretched, heart enzymes elevated but cardiologist says heart is in good shape

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

I just finished total cardiac work up and was 5old my heart is in good shape. I had symptoms of heart failure but do not have heart failure at this time

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Sleep apnea

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Doctor: Dr. J, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago
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Hi there. Board-certified obgyn here.

It is possible that the pelvic floor prolapse is related to a weakness of the connective tissues (ie, the tissues that hold all our parts together). For some women, the prolapse occurs because with weakened connective tissue, the tissues are more likely to "relax" and "bulge out", thus resulting in prolapse. A hiatal hernia is where part of the stomach herniates (or "bulges) through the diaphragm (large muscle separating our thorax (chest cavity) from our abdominal cavity. This could be related to some connective tissue weakness. But there are also many other risk factors for prolapse - prior hysterectomy, weight, having been pregnant before. And also, many people get hiatal hernias without having any other "bulging" or "prolapse" elsewhere.

That being said, there's no "cure" for relaxed connective tissues, but it could be an explanation as to why your tissues are "bulging" into places they normally wouldn't go.

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