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Can a hiatal hernia cause pain and fullness under your sternum or breastbone right where your upper abdomen begins center of your ribcage ?

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Dr. John Choi
Dr. John Choi answered
17 years experience in General Surgery
Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia may cause pain there, however heart disease, gallbladder disease and stomach may also cause issues. You should seek the help of a primary care physician to see if you need a gastroenterologist or cardiologist or surgeon.
Answered on Sep 26, 2016
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