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can a hiatal hernia cause back pain

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Not likely.: Speak with your doctor to investigate other causes of your symptom.

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
No: Most people usually don't have symptoms from hiatal hernias. When symptoms are present they are usually those of heartburn or reflux.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Yes it could. I would have this evaluated as most hiatal hernias do not cause pain unless there is some other problem. The possible problems could r ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Symptom treatment : A Hiatal Hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm muscle into the chest cavity where the lungs and heart are ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not normally: A hiatal hernia can caused referred pain to the left shoulder rarely but not normally to the right shoulder. One way it could cause some referred pain ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not usually: Sports hernia usually causes lower abdominal or groin pain.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
GERD symptoms: Symptoms of gerd can include epigastric pain, regurgitation, bloating after meals and nausea. Hiatal hernia is often seen with gerd, but patients may ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Usually not: Hiatal hernia by itself usually does not cause pain, but it is usually accompanied by gerd, which can cause epigastric or substernal (both in front of ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
29 years experience Bariatrics
Not likely: Hiatal hernias cause heartburn and regurgitation and other swallowing issues but not constipation.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Doubtful: Sports hernia is a term used or groin pain in athletes that may be attributable to a hernia, or musculoskeletal inflammation from the adductor tendon, ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
No: If they say so, that,s absurd advice. Yes they can cause heartburn ,nausea and esophageal and gastric pain.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See below: If the strani involver the upper back, the nerves from that area affect the chest. Pain in the muscles of the upper back can radiate around the front ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Possible: Most hernia are repaired to stand any regular exercise or activities including stomach exercise as long as enough time was giving for the repair to he ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Less likely: The pain is more likely due to the inflammation, but would ask that of the doctor you saw.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes possible: Yes some times sliding inguinal hernia, pulls posterior abdominal contents (colon) causing back pains.Other causes of back pain should be considered ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivan Ip
Dr. Ivan Ip answered
12 years experience Hospital-based practice
Definitely: If you are not on a proton pump inhibitor (such as omeprazole), you should be. But yes, hiatal hernia can cause very severe pain.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
It could, but...: There are many other things that could also cause similar symptoms - including heart or lung problems. These are serious symptoms you're describing a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Increased Pressure: In belly. Holding your breath and lifting something heavy, increasing the pressure in your abdomen. Or a chronic cough.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Treatment for gastric problem should help.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Nausea: Nausea is a non specific symptom with multiple causes, dehydration, bad gallbladder, hernia, and yes hiatal hernia. Nausea after eating is one of the ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, so can other...: Yes, but so can other things, including esophageal, cardiac, aorta issues. Don't know age, history, etc. See md.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Hiatal hernia is a mechanical reason for shortness of breath. Depending on how big it is and how much of a mechanical disruption is there surgery may ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No. Typically pain: Referred to the back will just cause back pain without radiation into the legs. There can be multiple reasons for that referred pain from the abdomin ... Read More

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