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Can A Hiatal Hernia Cause Heart Palpitations
Can my small hiatal hernia cause my palpitations? And how come it is not dangerous when it presses against heart?
Palpitations: Palpitations are very non specific and can occur with any conditions. In fact are one of the most common reasons for consults as outpatients. It will not hurt your heart because it presses softly if at all and what you will experience is reflux disease and likely palpitations. ...Read more
Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more
My doctor says palpitations can be caused by hiatal hernias. Are these harmful to an otherwise healthy heart?
No: What is of importance is that symptoms that may suggest a hiatal hernia may be cardiac in origin. That is why it is important to receive a thorough history and physical examination by your primary care physician and decipher between the symptoms and the primary source. This may require some specific testing and trial of some medical therapy. ...Read more
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
Does a hiatal hernia cause chest discomfort and shortness of breath at times. Have heart burn daily if I don't take Zantac (ranitidine)?
Recently I had incresing pulse with a sudden push in heart. After ecg, eco confirms normal. I had sliding hiatal hernia. Is it the cause?
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
Could hiatal hernia cause trouble breathing when lying flat on back? My husband's heart is healthy-went to cardiologist but Dr had no idea why
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.
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 had a hiatal hernia that was repaired laparoscopically in oct. 2009. For the first 2 years after the surgery, I felt great. Now for about 9 months, I have noticed pain in my chest area on both sides. At first I was checked for heart trouble, but thankfu
U Need Upper GI: By the sound of your symptoms, it's possible that the hiatal hernia has returned. I advise you to return to your surgeon. They will order an upper GI to look more carefully at your "wrap" and see where your stomach is in relation to your diaphragm. I hope it's a false alarm but, worst case scenario, it's fixable. Good luck. ...Read more
Is the hiatal hernia to blame for al sorts of abnormal heart isseus dizzynes like head rush and feeling of lameness in the legs?
I have small hiatal hernia but have constant chest pressure and fullness that never goes away. Could this be due to hernia? Heart & lungs are fine.
I have hiatal hernia 4cm an grade reflux A! some dr says get surgery some not because I never have heart burn! I am confused what to do! Please help me!
Benefit vs. Risk: How'd you even know that you have a HH & then get so much info? Did you ever have symptoms like heartburn, nausea, vomiting, stomach bleeding / ulcers? While 4 cm is a generous size, if you're not having symptoms, then weigh any (future) benefit of surgery with the risks of surgery (anesthesia, bleeding, infection, complications) which go up with age. Talk to the doc who knows you best. Good luck! ...Read more
Everything I eat/drink makes my chest become tight and I notice my heart rate more. Could this be gas, a hiatal hernia or something else?
Maybe spasms: The first thing you must check is that your heart is ok. At 22 years of age, it almost certainly is. Esophageal spasms could easily be a cause of your symptoms, and this can be determined with an test called manometry, which involves a tube in your nose for 15' or so. Referral to a GI doctor should be considered. ...Read more
Is there any way other than surgery to stop the heart attack mimicing pain of a hiatal hernia heart has been cleared by cardiologist echo/ stress?
Potentially: Use of acid blockers could help relieve some symptoms of heart burn. If your chest pain is due to the orientation of the stomach in the chest then nothing will help until the mechanical problem gets addressed with surgery. Get a couple of opinions from surgeons who do this surgery routinely to have an idea of whether surgery is warranted. ...Read more
Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more
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