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A 59-year-old female asked:

Does hital hernia cause upper stomach and chest pain?

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Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
It can: You can get heartburn due to gastro-esophageal reflux.
Dr. Joey Bluhm
General Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: That can be one of the symptoms. A hiatal hernia is a hernia of the stomach into the chest where the esophogus passes through the diaphragm. Chest pain can also be a symptoms of heart disease and should not be taken lightly. See a doctor.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What can cause me to have pain where the chest and stomach meet?

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Pain at chest /stm: May be reflux, gastritis cjust reflux or from bacteria h pylori. May also related to pericarditis, if recent infection, or heart though rare at your age unless using pseudoephrine or cocaine. if pain when you press could be costochondritis an inflammation of the cartliage which responds to motrin , though I have also found it in people w/ mycoplasma and give zithromax. F/U w/ doc /urgent care
Hamburg, Arkansas
A 28-year-old female asked:

Does hiatal hernia cause chest pain?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
It can: Large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias, can cause chest pain, and the feeling there is a balloon inside that needs to burst. They can also cause difficulty eating, weight loss, and anemia, and sometimes heartburn and vomiting. Small hiatal hernias do not cause pain. An upper GI contrast study can tell the difference. Hope this helps!

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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