A 34-year-old female asked:
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can anxiety cause back and abdomen pain? i also have a hiatal hernia could this cause sharp chest pain? all heart test came back normal.

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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience Psychiatry
See below: Anxiety can have many effects on the body such as those you have described. Best to rule out conditions that can put you at an immediate health risk and then seek a psychiatry referral. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0003695/.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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