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Can A Hiatal Hernia Cause Pain
Can a hiatal hernia cause pain and fullness under your sternum or breastbone right where your upper abdomen begins center of your ribcage?
Can a hiatal hernia cause pain under left ribs& side? It hurts often but sometimes only when cough & I have a lump on each side of my ab muscles.
Possibly: Discomfort under the left rib cage may come from hiatal hernia but may also be due to other things such as gas entrapment in the upper left colon or even from pinched nerves in the rib cage or problem with the base of the left lung. It's best to have your physician examine and advise you, and if he/she feels it's advisable a referral to a gastroenterologist will be made. ...Read more
Not likely.: Speak with your doctor to investigate other causes of your symptom. ...Read more
Typically no, but...: A truly sizable hiatal hernia may be contributory to your symptoms. Is it fixed, sliding, para-esophageal? Before you consider surgery for the hiatal hernia and its manifestations of gerd, have you tried and failed appropriately-dosed acid blocker agents and anti-reflux diet modification? Has a ph study and manometry been considered? Does your stomach empty normally? ...Read more
Not normally: A hiatal hernia can caused referred pain to the left shoulder rarely but not normally to the right shoulder. One way it could cause some referred pain would be if the hiatal hernia is causing so much irritation to your diaphragm that its spasming on the right, which could lend itself to some referred pain, but this is not very common. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Could a hiatal hernia cause pain in throat area and difficulty breathing when running? Does not happen while on the elliptical.
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Hiatal hernias do not usually cause symptoms. In some cases, though, hiatal hernias cause stomach acid to leak into the esophagus. This is called acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux, and it can cause symptoms, including:
●burning in the chest, known as heartburn
●burning in the throat or an acid taste in the throat
●stomach or chest pain
●trouble swallowing ●a raspy voice or a sore throat. ...Read more
Spirometer test show I have trouble getting air in not out. Could a hiatal hernia cause symptoms like this?
Can a hiatal hernia cause pains or discomfort? My dr says I have one but it isn't causeing my intestinal issues. That is unknown still.
"Yo-Yo" stomach.: One mechanism that prevents reflux of food or acid from the stomach up the esophagus is the fact that the pressure within the abdominal cavity is higher than the pressure in the stomach. If the stomach "yo-yo's" into the chest cavity through a hiatal hernia, the negative pressure within the chest cavity changes this pressure gradient, favoring reflux. ...Read more
Nausea: Nausea is a non specific symptom with multiple causes, dehydration, bad gallbladder, hernia, and yes hiatal hernia. Nausea after eating is one of the bad gallbladder symptoms. Okay to get evaluated by your regular doc, ask for imaging, gallbladder ultrasound. In the meantime stay on a low fat diet and increase your oral hydration. Be well. ...Read more
Could a hiatal hernia cause back pain just to the right of the spine about 1 inch below the shoulder blade?
Yes: Yes it could. I would have this evaluated as most hiatal hernias do not cause pain unless there is some other problem. The possible problems could range from an early ulcer forming, to a portion of the stomach or other part of the intestine that is partially/intermittently stuck within the hernia and can't get out when it needs to. See a gastroenterologist or a surgeon. ...Read more
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
Can a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breathe, upper central chest/ back pain that come and go without heartburn?
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)?
Stretched diaphragm: There is normally a hole in the diaphragm through which passes the esophagus. The diaphragm separates the abdominal and chest cavities, and the chest cavity is like a vacuum. When the normal opening stretches out and becomes large enough, the stomach gets "sucked" into the chest slowly. Why some get this and others don't is largely a mystery. ...Read more
Unknown: The hiatus is the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to go from the chest to the abdominal cavity. A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this opening thru which the stomach can slip up into the chest. This is found in 15% of people & rarely causes symptoms. It is unclear if this develops before birth and/or develops in response to elevated abdominal pressure. ...Read more
No: Gravid uterus may aggravate it but will not cause it. ...Read more
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