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Hiatal Hernia Muscle Spasms
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
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
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
1. Can chiropractors really "pull a hiatal hernia back down" and 2. can hiatal hernia cause nausea ?
Can hiatle hernia, diverticulosis, gastritis or IBS cause back spasms under the left back ribs during eating?
Not likely.: Anything is possible, but usually GI problems cause symptoms in the abdomen, not back. Consult a GI specialist for specific recommendations about treatment. ...Read more
Can diastasis recti cause my severe pelvic floor/ abdominal muscle spasms? SERIOUSLY considering plastic surgery
Hiatal hernia: You have a hiatal hernia. This is a very treatable abnormality. Your doctor will treat your symptoms and follow with you. If you are feeling well with medications then he/she will follow. As you age you may require more intervention. You may need a diagnostic study. You will need to manage your weight and to exercise. Watch what you eat. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: If you have gerd with a sliding type hh, esophageal spasm can cause chest pain very similar to cardiac pain. A para esophageal hernia can also cause retrosternal pain. You should see your physician for an appropriate work up. Gb colic can also cause pain thought to be cardiac in origin. ...Read more
Hiatal hernia repair without fundoplication possible? I don't have acid reflux problems. But constant shoulder tightness, SOB, andchestpain when relax
Hiatal hernia repair without fundoplication? No reflux issues, just constant shoulder/chest tight ness and SOB- Due to hernia interrupting diagram???
Physical exam: You should see you primary care provider to find out if it is a hernia or a simple separation of the "six pack" muscles without an actual hole, or hernia. The latter is called diastasis recti, and i'm sure you can find photos of this on the internet. Need an exam to find out for sure. Hope this helps! ...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
High res meno 1. Severe dysfunction of the smooth muscle esoph.2. No hiatal hernia, hypotensive les with normal relaxation.?Explain above cure?
Complex: Could an entity known now as ineffective esophageal motility (iem). This is commonly associated with gerd. Dysmotility can also be due to diabetes and scleroderma. See a general surgeon or gastroenterologist with expertise in esophageal and foregut disorders for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can it be painful to walk with a hiatal hernia? Or can you feel a pulling, like when you pull a muscle in the upper center abdominal area?
Walking will not cause epigastric pain if you have a hiatal hernia.
In hiatal hernia, part of the stomach pushes into the chest cavity. It enters via an opening where the food tube (esophagus) passes on its way to the stomach. Hiatal hernias can have no symptoms. In some cases, they may be associated with heartburn and abdominal discomfort. ...Read more
Is it possible hiatal hernia and intercostal muscle inflammation can cause occasional daytime hypopnea? Seeing pulmonary monday, but just curious now.
Should I be worried about seven muscle spasms in my left shoulder after laparoscopic hernia repair. It's been, 5days?
Around 35 to 80 percent of patients who undergo laparoscopic surgery experience shoulder pain post-op. It is caused by the remaining CO2 gas used for laparoscopic surgery , which irritates the diaphragm stimulating the phrenic nerve.
- walk around
- drink hot fluids
- use topical heat pads
- can use NSAIDs
- can use GasX ( simethicon ) ...Read more
Muscle spasms under right rib cage with something bluging like a hernia below the breast bone. sometimes i have to push it back in.sever pain.
Muscle spasm: This could be a muscle spasm. I have heard this description many times before. Hernias do not occur in the upper abdomen by the rib cage. They do occur in the middle. The muscle spasm can cause severe pain, and "ball up", mimicking a hernia. Best however to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010.I feel pain at surgical area only when i ejaculate.A doc said it maybe muscle spasm do I need a re-operation?
Scrotal hernia since 10 and now 20 with light brown floating stinky poop dizziness foggy vision standing after laying down muscle spasm is it serious?
Can I resume normal activities, such as lifting( I have a strenuous work life) 3 1/2 to 4 weeks after hiatal hernia surgery’s (laproscopic)?
Give it more time:
One of the causes of early hiatal hernia repair failure is sudden increase in pressure inside the abdomen like coughing, vomiting, lifting heavy stuff etc
Body takes 6 weeks roughly to lay down the matrix needed for healing, tissue continues to heal for months afterwards but at 6 weeks after surgery it has reached 80% strength. Running jogging should be ok at this stage . ...Read more
X-RAY, Endoscopy,etc: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter the abdominal cavity. This commonly leads to the stomach "yo-yo-ing" up into the chest, which may cause gerd (reflux). This can be seen by ct scan and by upper endoscopy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Scope vs X-ray: There are multiple ways to make this diagnosis, but the most common ways are upper endoscopy (a camera inserted into your mouth and stomach) or some type of x-ray. Often you will drink a dye and have an "esophagram" test. Ct scans can often show large hiatal hernias as well, but may not show a small one. Talk to your doctor to see what's best for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Complex: Hiatal hernia is a spectrum of disease from mild with no symptoms, to a severe, life threatening condition. Large hernias are also called paraesophageal, and can be associated with progressive symptoms of difficulty swallowing, sensation of food sticking in the lower chest, vomiting, chest pain/pressure, anemia, and weight loss. Consider a consult w/ an experienced laparoscopic surgeon if present. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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