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Hernia Near Heart
It might: It may give you acid/indigestion that may feel exactly like a heart attack. But if you are at risk otherwise, better safe than sorry and get yourself checked. ...Read more
I have had 2 incisional hernias repaired have got another one is it operable due to triple heart bypass?
Depends: When you have a hernia, it is important to determine what the goals of operation would be. Are you trying to relieve an existing problem, to prevent hernia from getting worse? Ways in which it could get worse would be enlargement, blockage of the intestines, and even skin ulceration or pain. You should see your doctor to talk about the goals the risks and benefits of either observation or operation. ...Read more
I keep experiencing what feels like a hernia almost precisely where my heart is located. There is a sudden painful swelling that is visible and palp?
Painful swelling: I recommend having a full face to face medical evaluation with a physician. ...Read more
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
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
What are typical causes of a hiatel hernia? Can it be the cause of shortness of breath. Heart work up is ok but have a snall hiatel hernia and reflux
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
Are hernias below the sternum after heart surgery dangerous? Can I proceed with my workouts, (weights)?
See a doctor: Tissue, including intestine, can get stuck in the hernia. This can be painful. The blood supply of the stuck tissue can also be compromised, which can be dangerous. You should be evaluated so your doctor can gauge your risk for these problems. Working out with weights can make your hernia bigger. ...Read more
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?
Heart burn & globus sensation can be in both Hiatal Hernia and Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD)
Other symptoms of Hiatal Hernia are- bloated feeling after eating, belching, difficulty swallowing, chest or abdominal pain, vomiting blood or passing black stools or shortness of breath.
See Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis, discuss endoscopy; have Treatment.
See Psychiatrist for stress. ...Read more
My doctor says palpitations can be caused by hiatal hernias. Are these harmful to an otherwise healthy heart?
At 36 my Father a smoker not obese had Heart Attack bending forward in chair caused by hiatus hernia do I add to QRISK2 10yr prediction for my risk?
Lower MI risk: At 36 my Father a smoker not obese had Heart Attack bending forward in chair caused by hiatus hernia do I add to QRISK2 10yr prediction for my risk? ANS: yes you can lower risk by doing the DASH eating plan which will lower BP, lipids, glucose. Effects seen in 2 weeks. Here is Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8. Start tomorrow and recalculate risk in say 3 months. If smoker stop now! ...Read more
At 36 my father non diabetic smoker heavey drinker Mod BP Mod Cholestetol had Heart attack from hiatus hernia from bending (add to QRISK2 for myself?)
Can a hernia in your stomach cause an uncomfortable chest feeling, similar to the coming of a heart attack?
My husband been having some heart problems "arrhythmia" it just started after his hernia surgery. Doctors don't know why.
I have a hernia in my stomach and I have found that I am having serious bouts of heart burn. Are both conditions related?
Is the hiatal hernia to blame for al sorts of abnormal heart isseus dizzynes like head rush and feeling of lameness in the legs?
Hiatal hernias can put pressure on the chest cavity and organs such as the heart. Can this cause permenant muscle damage or trigger heart attacks?
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 this pain on the left side near the rib cage. I do have have hitial hernia and cervical spondisylis and last night it felt like my heart was pounding really hard so I don't know what this is because my dr. Said withthe hitial hernia you dohave chest
Go to ER: Chest pain, especially when associated with heart palpitations should not be ignored. Please go to the er to make sure it is not a heart attack! Sure hiatal hernias can cause chest pain but that won't kill you. A heart attack can and you can't tall which one without seeing a doctor stat! ...Read more
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
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
Heart chkd out ok had all tests. Chests pains must be my hiatel hernia pain could be brought on by purging? Protonix Pepcid tums not helping what now
I am not clear about your statement above. And why is there a question mark? Are you saying you engaged in repeated purging bringing on chest pains? Since you are stating that medical treatments are not helpful, the logical next step is to consider surgical repair of the hiatal hernia. Consult a general surgeon or thoracic surgeon.
Or stop purging? ...Read more