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Hernia Upper Stomach
Hiatus hernia: Some people call it hiatal hernia, when the top part of the stomach slides into the chest cavity. This part of the stomach still has acid and can have ulcer but now with acid there, there is nothing to prevent acid from causing ulcer and irritation in the esophagus. See your doctor and get referral to GI for proper evaluation and treatment and even surgery if needed. ...Read more
Been having upper abdominal pain, had colonoscopy and endoscopy. Reviled a hiatai hernia. Is the hernia causing the upper ab pain?
Maybe: Hiatal hernia is very common, but they are not all the same. Large ones can certainly cause pain, along with difficulty swallowing or reflux/heartburn. Patients commonly attribute many nonspecific symptoms to a hiatal hernia, and more often than not the hiatal hernia is not the cause. See a general surgeon with experience in hiatal hernia repair for a consult if its that bad. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NEXIUM (esomeprazole) =GOOD: I assume you had a 'scope' (an egd) to diagnose the 'ulcer'. An esophageal ulcer (gerd ulcer) and hiatal hernia can be painful conditions. Nexium (esomeprazole) is a powerful acid blocker (ppi) and an excellent choice to treat 'too much stomach acid.' lifestyle changes will also help: cut caffeine, alcohol and smoking. You need to be seen quickly if signs of bleeding: black stools/ vomiting 'coffee grounds'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme upper abdo/lower chest tightness on empty stomach. Slightly eased by eating. Upper GI series Jan14 showed slight reflux. Nissen Fundo May13.
Might be an ulcer: your symptoms suggest that you might having an ulcer or gastritis it could a side effect to the surgery that you had some of the side effect of the reflux surgery of course are bloating delayed gastric emptying that could lead to ulcer or gastritis i am assuming you had your motility study and esophageal pH and gastric emptying study before your surgery you need to see your GI doctor ...Read more
May be GI related...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. Get examined now please for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Upper stomach pain & bloating. Lower stomach gurgling. Very painful. Hard to take deep breath. Gallbladder?
Could be: Not E-nuff information to guide you. If pain is severe enough to make taking a deep breath hard or impossible, go seek help at the Emergency location closest to you. If pain is not that bad, seek an appointment with your PCP as soon as you can. A few blood tests and a ultrasound exam of the abdomen will get things sorted out quickly. ...Read more
Nope.: The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdominal cavity; a hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this hole. It cannot be seen nor touched on physical examination. In contrast, a ventral hernia may cause the abdomen to protrude, as can a separation of the rectus muscles very common in men who are "round"in the midsection: this is called diastasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a paraesaphageal hiatel hernia cause sharp pains in upper and lower left stomach belly button area. Hurtsmost wen sitting up and laying flat.
This is important: Fact that is not commonly known. Most hiatal hernias are the sliding type, which is usually not life-threatening. Paraesophageal histal hernia, a much less common type, in contrast can become incarcerated or strangulated, a surgical emergency. So if you are having pain, go now to see a surgeon who can determine if you need to have surgical repair of your hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Umbilical hernia: Especially if it gurgles or makes a squishy sound if you try to push it in. ...Read more