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Tuesday 18th of December 2018

Diaphragmatic Hernia

General information on Diaphragmatic Hernia

A Diaphragmatic Hernia is a rupture of the diaphragmatic muscle. A tear or rupture of the muscle occurs when the abdominal contents such as the stomach are forced against the diaphragm as a result of a trauma such as a severe fall or blow to the abdomen.

Symptoms of Diaphragmatic Hernia

Symptoms of a Diaphragmatic Hernia may occur immediately after a trauma or may not be noticed for weeks. The symptoms can be difficulty breathing; In severe cases, the tongue, gums, and lips may appear blue; vomiting; loss of appetite.

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Treatments for Diaphragmatic Hernia

If you suspect a Diaphragmatic Hernia seek veterinarian care immediately. Surgery is the only treatment to correct the problem.

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Diaphragmatic Hernia experience by - Dianne
Sandusky, OH USA

I have a 5 year old female Jack Russell that has 5 week old pups. This afternoon she started acting strange...having difficulty breathing, vomiting. I rushed her to my vet an hour away and after he examined her he told me that she had a diaphragmatic hernia. My heart is broken...doc informed me the only solution is surgery which will cost approximately $1000.00. My only income is Social Security Disability. I am devasted at the thought of losing my pet and friend. I sincerely hope that no else has to go through this.
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