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Left shoulder pain after hiatail hernia repair

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
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

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
See below: Hey hiatal hernia is one part of stomach is above your diaphragm and in your chest. If your hernia is large, most of your stomach can be in your chest... Read More
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Referred pain: Hiatal hernia has stomach up into chest, up through the hiatus (space) in the diaphragm that lets esophagus enter stomach-can cause pain. Irritation o... Read More
Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics 17 years experience
Referred pain: The nerves that control your diaphragm muscle come from up in your neck. So when those nerves get irritated you feel the pain where they come from, ie... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Shoulder pain hernia: I had hiatal hernia surgery in May and am still experiencing Lt shoulder pain like I had when the surgery was done. It is a dull, throbbing pain, but ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
It can: This can occur. If you have a hiatal hernia that is causing irritation after you eat, you can have referred pain in your left shoulder or axilla (armp... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hillsman
45 years experience
Left shoulder pain: Unfortunately it is no guarantee with a procedure such as that and if you continue to experience difficulties you should consider pain management or c... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
Consider your heart: Do you have a family history of heart disease? Do you smoke? Are you overweight? If yes, chew two aspirins (unless you are allergic) and you must go ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Muscular: Good chance muscular, but need more information and possible exam
A member asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Shoulder pain: Any chest pressure like an elephant sitting on your chest? If so, you better call 911 and go to the ER for possible heart attack!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Lipnick
Pain Management 31 years experience
Not Likely: Consider a muscle strain in the area of the effected shoulder. Also consider some condition in the lung such as pleurisy. Do you have any sign of an... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Muscular?: If you haven't had a fall or acute injury, I'd think that it is muscular etiology. I'd curtail any strenuous activities and use ice and nsaid med. If ... Read More
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