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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Does hiatal hernia cause chest pain?

Does hiatal hernia cause chest pain?

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! ...Read more

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Does a hiatal hernia cause armpit pain and chest pain? I have had stress test and a lot of heart work and eveything came back good

Does a hiatal hernia cause armpit pain and chest pain? I have had stress test and a lot of heart work and eveything came back good

Can cause chest pain: Hiatal hernis is a protrusion of the stomach into the chest. The stomach goes behind the heart. You can get gas trapping and pressure sensation in the chest but not usually the armpit. If a cardiac work up was negative would get GI workup. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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/. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with chronic esophageal inflammation, stomach ulcer and hiatal hernia. Will that cause chest pain L side? Card. Said heart was fine

I was diagnosed with chronic esophageal inflammation, stomach ulcer and hiatal hernia. Will that cause chest pain L side? Card. Said heart was fine

Its possible: Depends on the size of the hernia. It also depends on the characteristics if the pain. Could also be esophageal spasm. Ask your doctor if an esophageal Manometry test is appropriate, and/or a referral to a GI doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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44 fem anxty/panic hiatal hernia center chest pain in betw breast reflux burping EKG chest X-ray labs all good. 40mg Prilosec worried about cause?

44 fem anxty/panic hiatal hernia center chest pain in betw breast reflux burping EKG chest X-ray labs all good.  40mg Prilosec  worried about cause?

Many reasons : Large hiatal hernias referred to as paraesophageal hernias can cause this type of pain. Esophageal spasm could also be a cause. An upper GI contrast study, esophageal manometry, 48 hour ph study, and upper endoscopy should be able to sort out any anatomic imitate physiologic issues if the esophagus and stomach that may be causing your pain. ...Read more

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Sliding hiatal hernia treatment - why am i still having chest pain?

Sliding hiatal hernia treatment - why am i still having chest pain?

Not sure about ur Q: I am not clear on what u r asking. Did have surgery? If so, some chest pain is expected in first few wks. There are other possibilities, however and u need to call ur surgeon. ...Read more

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Can hiatal hernia or GERD give you chest-pain, arm, neck or jaw pains?

Maybe: Small hiatal hernia is usually don't cause any symptoms at all. Large hiatal hernias can cause chest pain, difficulty swallowing, chest pressure, weight loss, and anemia from bleeding ulcers. Arm, neck, and jaw are not typical. See your doctor for a history and examination to find out more. ...Read more

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What are hiatal hernia symptoms ? Is chest pain possible

What are hiatal hernia symptoms ? Is chest pain possible

Hiatal hernia: Hiatal hernia can be quite painful and you must see your doctor about this. Hiatal hernia should not cause chest pain and you must also bring this to your doctor. Don't wait too long to see your doctor. If he/she cannot fit you in soon please go to the Emergency Department. ...Read more

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I have had my gallbladder removed and a scope that discovered a hiatal hernia. I started taking apple cider vinegar . Terrible stomach and chest pain?

I have had my gallbladder removed and a scope that discovered a hiatal hernia.  I started taking apple cider vinegar . Terrible stomach and chest pain?

Stop the Home remedy: Did a physician prescribe this unusual treatment for your hiatal hernia? Did they prescribe any treatment for your hiatal hernia? Please stop the vinegar treatment. It is a myth and not a real option to treat your medical problem. ...Read more

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Endoscopy showed I have a small hiatal hernia. Over the last two weeks I've had real bad chest pains, GERD, and nauseous. What could be causing this?

Endoscopy showed I have a small hiatal hernia. Over the last two weeks I've had real bad chest pains, GERD, and nauseous. What could be causing this?

PCP visit: The symptoms may be due to GERD, but I would advise having your chest pain evaluated by a physician. This may include an EKG. Follow up is available online healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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Could I have got a hiatal hernia from the stomach flu? Threw up harder than ever then a week after ended up in ER with breathing trouble+chest pains..

Could I have got a hiatal hernia from the stomach flu? Threw up harder than ever then a week after ended up in ER with breathing trouble+chest pains..

Hiatal hernia: That is a possibility. It is also possible that you already had a small hiatal hernia and that the vomiting has increased the size of the hernia and/or caused your stomach to slide up into your chest. It would be best to get evaluated by a gastroenterologist for an egd and ugi. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause lightheaded feeling and swollen glands? I am a 41 year old female, have a hiatal hernia. Feeling like food is stuck in chest as well.

Can GERD cause lightheaded feeling and swollen glands?  I am a 41 year old female, have a hiatal hernia.  Feeling like food is stuck in chest as well.

Unlikely: I would see a doctor about the swollen glands and lightheadedness. Unlikely related to hh. Hiatal hernia and acid reflux could cause the esophagus to spasm or even develop scar tissue and narrowing. This would cause the feeling of food sticking or catching. I would see your doctor about getting a test to check your esophagus. If not already taking acid medication twice a day, recommend doing so. ...Read more

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Small hiatal hernia. Ive had bad heartburn and chest pain. Uper abdominal pain adds well. I'm misserable. What could be going on? Im in a lot of pain.

Small hiatal hernia. Ive had bad heartburn and chest pain. Uper abdominal pain adds well. I'm misserable. What could be going on? Im in a lot of pain.

Pain: If the pain is really bad go immediately to the nearest emergency room. If it not too bad call your doctor for advice. Don't be surprised or mad if you are referred to the ER. ...Read more

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Does a hiatal hernia cause chest discomfort and shortness of breath at times. Have heart burn daily if I don't take Zantac (ranitidine) ?

Does a hiatal hernia cause chest discomfort and shortness of breath at times. Have heart burn daily if I don't take Zantac (ranitidine) ?

Yes: hiatal hernia is a common mimicker for heart disease. However heart disease is the most dangerous etiology for chest pain so need to have that checked out first ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breathe, upper central chest/ back pain that come and go without heartburn?

Yes: Depending on how large your hiatal hernia is. If significant stomach reside within the chest through a large hiatal hernia you may experience pressure and chest discomfort. ...Read more

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Would hiatal hernia cause heavy chest/short breaths and insomnia? I always get to sleep fine but wake up several times in the early morning. X-ray?

Would hiatal hernia cause heavy chest/short breaths and insomnia? I always get to sleep fine but wake up several times in the early morning. X-ray?

Yes. : Only if it is a rather large hernia that is compressing on your heart and lungs. A chest x-Ray wouldn't be a bad start, but I assume that's how it was diagnosed. Good luck, hope this helped. ...Read more

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I have a hytas hernia Cain it cause upper abdomen pain like I am having especially after alcohol because all the internet says is back and chest pain?

I have a hytas hernia Cain it cause upper abdomen pain like I am having especially after alcohol because all the internet says is back and chest pain?

Yes: Most of the time the discomfort is in the mid upper abdomen. In your case reflux itself would cause similar symptoms. Aside from hiatal hernia, a variety of other medical conditions may account for your symptoms, including but not limited to gallbladder disease, intrinsic gastric/ duodenal pathology or liver disease. Cut on alcohol and monitor your symptoms. If persisting mention them to your doc. ...Read more

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Chest is itchy inside, burping all the time, I have a hiatal hernia woulf acid cause itchy skin or chest, and what can I do to prevent acid?

Chest is itchy inside, burping all the time, I have a hiatal hernia woulf acid cause itchy skin or chest, and what can I do to prevent acid?

Use Antacids: There are several good antacids that you can choose from but take daily. Zantac of Pepcid is one of the older class, cheap antacid. More modern ones are Omeprazole or Nexium (esomeprazole) which are mor epotent in controlling acid completely. ...Read more

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Pain in left arm and left side of chest. Have done stress and other heart tesrs. Results great. I have a hiatal hernia. Could this be the cause?

Symptoms: Superficially it sounds like low probability of cardiac cause of your symptoms tho' your doctor ordering these studies should be better able to advise you. There are many causes possible for arm/chest symptoms and hiatal hernia is a chest possibility but lower probablity for left arm pain. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause charlie horse like cramping under and behind right ribs?

Can a hiatal hernia cause charlie horse like cramping under and behind right ribs?

Yes: Large hiatal hernias can also cause the sensation of pressure, such as trying to pass air from one part of a twisted balloon to the other. An upper GI contrast study and consultation with your doctor would be a good starting point. You should also make sure your heart is ok. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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