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left shoulder pain after hiatail hernia repair

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 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

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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Dr. Scott Welle
16 years experience Bariatrics
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levin
Dr. Amy Levin answered
16 years experience General Surgery
Gallstones?: Have you had any imaging done? Upper abdominal discomfort can be many things. Gallbladder disease can present as you describe. That is best evaluat ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Around 35 to 80 percent of patients who undergo laparoscopic surgery experience shoulder pain post-op. It is caused by the remaining CO2 gas used for ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Muscular: Good chance muscular, but need more information and possible exam
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Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
25 years experience General Surgery
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!

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