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can a hiatal hernia cause rapid heartbeat

A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
It doesn't: Any association you feel is present between your heat beat and a hiatal hernia is purely coincidental.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in General Practice
Palpitations : Palpitations are very non specific and can occur with any conditions. In fact are one of the most common reasons for consults as outpatients. It will ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: This is particularly true for large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias. The diagnosis is generally made with an upper GI contrast study, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not related: Your abdominal problem has nothing to do with your ears or the palpitation. I suspect that you are suffering from anxiety and should consult your doc ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
49 years experience General Surgery
Inreased Pressure: If you have a large abdominal content protuding thru the opening of the diaphram this may redue the capacity of the lung to expand causing shortness o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Shouldn't : While i suppose its possible of there was a very large hiatal hernia (paraesophageal type), it is still unlikely.
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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 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes: A hiatal hernia and gerd can cause chest pain and palpitations. A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Halitosis: No.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience General Surgery
No: Certain types of hiatal hernas and esophagael motility disorders canmimic chest pain. If the cardiac workup is negative, you need eso manometry, and U ... Read More
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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 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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Norris
34 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: Indigestion, or any cause of pain for that matter can cause an increased (rapid) heart rate. The mechanism for the rapid heart rate in indigestion rel ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: A hiatal hernia can cause breathing difficulties in a couple different ways. One, if it is very large enough of the stomach can get into the chest tha ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Yes, rarely: Although rare, rapid heart beat has been described with testosterone use. One mechanism of this is that rarely testosterone can cause a drop in blood ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
No, although: While a hernia cannot "cause" heart problems, it can sometimes feel like you are having heart problems when you experience the pain associated with so ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Essentially No: Unless the hernia is so large that nearly all the stomach is in the chest and a gastric volvulous occurs (rare) needing emergency surgery. Heartburn ; ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
19 years experience General Surgery
GERD: Patients react to gerd and symptoms of hiatal hernia in different ways. Anxiety is generally not a symptom but esophageal spasm from the acid or tiny ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes it can: If there is sufficient reflux, the irritation to the esophagus or actual aspiration of stomach contents can lead to a feeling of choking. You should ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Pain, heartburn, .: The symptoms you describe indicates that you need to see your primary doctor sometime soon to try and determine the cause of your symptoms. Your doct ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Pain: Can cause an increase in hr.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Possible: not itself. But it can cause GERD which can cause SOB and coughing.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
NO: A 'sports hernia' is a misnomer. It usually refers to pain at the public tubercle from tearing of the rectus sheath off the tubercle. This won't lead ... Read More

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