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Hiatal Hernia Cause Stomach Swelling
Pulled muscle in upper abdomen. Sharp pain, twisted feeling, and swelling. Symptoms consistent for about a week now Abdominal muscle strain or Hernia?
Medical check up: You need to get a medical examination from your PCP or a surgeon. Any swelling that is persisting is more likely something serious and not simply a sprain. Your doctor can examine you and obtain imaging X-rays/scans to look deeper and make sure that you do not have a tumor or bleeding into the muscles. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Unknown: A hiatal hernia occurs when the opening in the diaphragm for the esophagus stretches out to larger than its normal size. Since there is a negative pressure in the chest, it can actually suck the stomach into the chest over a period of years. When enough stomach is in the chest, it can cause problems with swallowing, chest pain and pressure, ulcers, and anemia. Why this happens in some people compared to others is a mystery. ...Read more
Unrelated!: A hiatal hernia is a very specific but very common bulge of the stomach through the hiatus of the diaphragm (the opening in the diaghragm through which the esophagus in the chest cavity connects to the stomach in the abdominal cavity). Most of the time hiatal hernias are small, recurrent, but are not fixed in place. Mucosal biopsy of stomach is of no use in identifying why a hiatal hernia exists. ...Read more
Might feel like knot: Your hiatal hernia might feel like a knot under your ribs due to pressure. Keep a diary of your symptoms, knot, pressure, acid in your throat and mouth. Add to your diary when and what you ate, to see how eating affects your symptoms. Your diary will help your doc decide your best therapy. Most hiatal hernias are small and manageable with diet, medical therapy and scope/egd. ...Read more
Can severe abdominal bloating be caused by a hiatal hernia. Much worse @ night. Haven't slept much in weeks! Already been diagnosed with the hernia.
This could be related to your gallbladder, gerd, irritable bowel or other GI issues.
Less commonly you could have a twist in the stomach related to your hernia depending on the type or if its paraesophageal
you should start with an appointment at your pcp and then have imaging performed and or see a GI physician or surgeon. ...Read more
I had upper GI surgeon said some inflammation in stomach and the hiatal hernia. Can 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?
Does weight lifting with a moderate hiatal hernia only cause more reflux or actually pushes the stomach permanently more up? My esophagus is ok. Stop?
Had stomach balloon, removed after 6 weeks didn't tolerate, am short of breath for 1 month, been diagnosed hiatal hernia no scans done, can hh cause that?
PUlmonary embolism: You had an operation on your stomach. It was operated on and taken down. If you are short of breath and obese a pulmonary embolism should be considered. You may have had a dvt. The doctors will evaluate you. An elevated d dimer. Hope this helps. It could be many things. ...Read more
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 hiatal hernia cause visual peristalsis? If not, what can cause that? I have pain in stomach, heartburn, nausea, weight loss.
Pain, heartburn, .:
The symptoms you describe indicates that you need to see your primary doctor sometime soon to try and determine the cause of your symptoms.
Your doctor may need to refer you to a gastroenterologist.
Don't delay too long! ...Read more
Pain to (l) upper abdominal area radiating to back, nausea, lack of appetite, fatigue. Diangosis with hiatal hernia, pa says not cause of pn. Hida scan norm?
Hiatal hernia: Your symptoms could be related to a hiatal hernia. The likelihood depends upon several factors: the size of the hernia, twisting of the stomach in the hernia, presence of associated inflammation or ulceration of the lining of the esophagus or stomach, or whether there are other organs involved with the hernia. A consultation with a surgeon with experience with hh repair would help. ...Read more
Mom's caregivers saw a bulge on right upper abdomen. Urgent Care doctor didn't see but found hiatal hernia on CT scan. Could hernia cause the bulge?
I had gastric bypass in 2004. Recently found out I have a "small hiatal hernia". Could this be the cause of nausea, vomiting, stomach pain?
I have a "small" hiatal hernia, and lately have had pain and swelling in the xiphoid process and around to my back. Could these be related?
Doubtful: The esophageal hiatus (the hole in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes) can stretch out to allow some or all of the stomach to go into the chest is located just in front of the spine. It would not cause swelling near the xiphoid process. Maybe excess gas in the stomach or colon could cause that. It doesn't sound specific to any one diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more
If you have a paraesophegal hiatal hernia how long can it take for strangulation of the stomach to occur? What symptoms occur when/if this happens?
Suddenly: Strangulation of the stomach occurs as an acute event - sudden indent of pain, progressive, often associated with inability to swallow and wretching. It is very uncommon, but also unpredictable. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair for a consultation. ...Read more
Other way around: The hiatal hernia does not cause a large abdomen, rather the other way around - obesity and overweight are risk factors for developing a hiatal hernia. If you have a hiatal hernia, you should see your physician about a weight reduction plan to see if this will help you reduce symptoms. In some cases where bariatric surgery is being done, the hiatal hernia can be fixed at the same time. ...Read more
Continues reflux and terrible pain in the upper abdomen and was diagnosed in 2014 with hiatal hernia?
Clarify please: I am not sure what the question is. Please resubmit with clarification. Thanks, ...Read more
I have a umbilical hernia and hiatal hernia I havebpain on lower left side of stomAch, comes and goes should I worry.
I had hiatal hernia and my problem is 24x7 uncomfortable with stomach especially after food enters inside. I am disgusted and stopped all medicines an?
That won't help you.
Please discuss this with family and/or friends and together you can decide the doctor the family and friends recommend.
A tough time but important.
Please keep me posted. ...Read more
Usually: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. This usually causes no symptoms but may contribute to acid reflux if the stomach slides thru this hole into the chest. Theoretically, increased abdominal pressure, such as ab exercises, may accentuate this reflux; if so, this would cause heartburn at the time. ...Read more
I have GERD. If I eat something that bothers my stomach in moderation or a bit more to put weight on, will it affect or make my hiatal hernia bigger?
I have a hiatal hernia. Lately my stomach has been severely swollen, lots of gas and pain. Is this a result of the hernia?
Possibly...: Depends what you mean by swollen is your stomach actually distended or does it just "feel" bloated. Small hiatal hernias are usually without symptoms. Hiatal hernias can be confused with or result in paraesophageal hernias which may result in the stomach becoming strangled and cause bloating, pain etc. But other things can cause those symptoms as well. Best to see a surgeon and get evaluated. ...Read more
Have abdominal pain and a hiatal hernia. Pain on rt. Side too. Malfunctioning gall bladder 3 years ago w?
Question?: Not sure what the question is, but regarding the right sided abdominal pain, could be due to the gallbladder malfunction. Doubt the hiatal hernia has anything to do with it. See a general surgeon for a consultation to find out more. Be sure to bring the results of your tests. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have a large hiatal hernia. Whenever I get severe stomach pains, the pain also travels to my left shoulder. Why is this?
Nerve root: Hello, as babies when we are developing stomach gets its nerve supply through the same nerve root that supplies the shoulder. After we grow the stomach gets pulled down but because the nerve supply is the same, any pain in the stomach or spleen area can radiate to your left shoulder blade. ...Read more
Can a small sliding hiatal hernia be repaired by just pulling the hernia down back to the abdominal cavity then tightening the diaphragm hiatus?
Yes, but: I ALWAYS LIKE TO ENFORCE IT WITH A PIECE OF MESH ...Read more
Son is 15 he started workin on abdominal exercises I found like a bump on his lower chest N when I touch it he feels no pain. Hiatal hernia? Worry?
Not a hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia would be located deep within the upper abdominal cavity, behind the lower end of the sternum or breastbone. The hole or defect that the stomach herniates through is in the diaphragm not the abdominal wall muscles. What you describe maybe something in the skin, like a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma, a benign fatty growth. Enlargement or pain should prompt a visit to your family doctor. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms:
Many hiatal hernias require no treatment at all. Often the hiatal hernia is associated with gastresophogeal reflux disease (gerd). Symptoms of gerd can be treated with over the counter antacids. If these fail, there are prescription strength acid blockers available.
If these are ineffective you should see a gastroenerologist. Less than 5% of gerd related problems require surgical correction. ...Read more
I have a hiatal hernia- I am also at my highest weight (5'3 weighing 153 lb) almost all fat in stomach. If I lost weight, will it help hernia & GERD?
The loss will help: Hiatal Hernias are common and can often exacerbate GERD. Weight is on huge (sorry for the pun) factor due to abdominal pressure. The use of alcohol also exacerbates the GERD by lowering the pressure of the esophageal sphincter as well being a source of calories. Lose the weight-it has so many positive effects beyond control of the GERD. ...Read more
I have ehlars danlos and a hiatal hernia. Hv had swallowing test, biopsy of stomach, c t scan. All normal. Still hv difficult symptoms. What next? My GI says need a diff. Specialist?
Swallowing: And speaking problems common with eds. May need a gastroenterologist familiar with eds patients. Sites such as ednf. Org may help. May need further characterization of your type of eds with your rheumatologist also. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia, but even after I take an antacid, my stomach still hurts after eating. What should I do?
Many Options: If you are only taking an antacid, you might just need a stronger medication like an h2 blocker (tagamet, pepcid, etc) to control the acid. You may even need to shut the acid production off with a ppi (prevacid, prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc). You should also talk with your dr about other causes such as ulcers or gall bladder issues. ...Read more
What is the best medication for a hiatal hernia. I take pepsid 20 bid but my stomach seems to burn 24/7 with occ. Reflux at night. Nexium (esomeprazole) didn't help.?
Can a hiatal hernia be missed or not picked up dying endoscopy? Wouldn't a CT of abdomen show this?
Can I take an h2 blocker with a proton pump inhibiter? I'm having trouble with a hiatal hernia, gerd, and sour stomach
Talk to Your Dr: You can take an h2 blocker with a ppi. Usually the ppi is taken in the morning before breakfast and the h2 blocker is taken at night. If you are already on a prescription ppi, talk to your dr because they may want to try a different dose, a different ppi or add an h2 blocker. If you do not have a prescription, see your dr about treatment options that can best help relieve your symptoms. ...Read more
I had surgery to repair a hiatal hernia 3 weeks ago and ever since I have had horrible gas and gas pain in my stomach and a lot of bloating!!
Hernia: Sorry you have these symptoms. You must see your doctor as soon as possible. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
Why do I wake up with weird upper abdominal pain pain when I sleep flat on my back? Can it be my hiatal hernia, or reflux? Should I be worried?
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