A 54-year-old female asked:
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have a hiatal hernia, almost every day i'm getting attacks that radiate under my ribcage and up into my throat ears jaw and head. why is it doing this?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Can't tell: For sure, but it sounds like you are suffering from gastroesophageal reflux, or gerd. Ask your doctor for medicines to control your symptoms, but if you have significant damage to your esophagus, you might need to have surgical correction. Also, this could be heart symptoms, so see you doctor asap.
Answered on Apr 22, 2013
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