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Should I talk to my doctor about my diaphragmatic hernia symptoms?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Diaphragmatic hernias are usually diagnosed via routine fetal ultrasound in a physician or midwife's office or soon after birth at the initial newborn exam.  If the defect is not found on ultrasound or identified soon after birth, diaphragmatic hernia could be possible if your child exhibits any signs of troubled breathing or an empty abdomen and should be taken to the doctor immediately. 

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