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Hiatal Hernia Pain In Arms
I have a large hiatal hernia and have really bad chest and shoulder pain.. How does the hernia make u get this pain? Your arm and tummy aint conected
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more
Maybe: Small hiatal hernia is usually don't cause any symptoms at all. Large hiatal hernias can cause chest pain, difficulty swallowing, chest pressure, weight loss, and anemia from bleeding ulcers. Arm, neck, and jaw are not typical. See your doctor for a history and examination to find out more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiatal hernia: And gerd can cause heartburn, often mistaken for chest pain of cardiac origin. But it does not cause neck, jaw, or arm pain. So it is entirely possible that you have two origins of your pain, esophagus and heart. You need to see a doctor to make sure you are not going to have a heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Just yes, not much else.Get a more detailed answer ›
See a doctor: How do you know that the pain you are feeling is related to a hiatal hernia? A hiatal hernia is usually not painful unless it is so large that most of the stomach is in the chest. See a doctor for evaluation to identify the source & treatment options for your pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely surgery : A sliding hiatal hernia is not unusual at all. In a young person like you it is somewhat unlikely to be the cause of pain. It depends also on how large the hiatal hernia is. Recommend you see a surgeon who is well familiar with this type of surgery to get a more definitive opinion. Ultimately try to not eat too close to goin to bed and chew your food well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful spasms and twisting pain directly under left ribcage on bending. I have a hiatal hernia..any relation?
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
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