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Continues reflux and terrible pain in the upper abdomen and was diagnosed in 2014 with hiatal hernia?

Continues reflux and terrible pain in the upper abdomen and was diagnosed in 2014 with hiatal hernia?

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Can a hiatal hernia cause pain and fullness under your sternum or breastbone right where your upper abdomen begins center of your ribcage?

Can a hiatal hernia cause pain and fullness under your sternum or breastbone right where your upper abdomen begins center of your ribcage?

Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia may cause pain there, however heart disease, gallbladder disease and stomach may also cause issues. You should seek the help of a primary care physician to see if you need a gastroenterologist or cardiologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is distended abdomen a side effect of hiatal hernia surgery?

Hoping you can tell me, is distended abdomen a side effect of hiatal hernia surgery?

Maybe: A distended abdomen is common during the early recovery period after hiatal hernia repair. Long term, it should not be a problem, but if it is, see your surgeon. You could try some simethicone which is in over the counter anti-gas formulas. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia be missed or not picked up dying endoscopy? Wouldn't a CT of abdomen show this?

Can a hiatal hernia be missed or not picked up dying endoscopy? Wouldn't a CT of abdomen show this?

Yes: But ct no better. Any moderate hiatal hernia would be easy to note during endoscopy. Small intermittent hiatal hernias that are not visible during egd are likely of no clinical consequence. Best test may be impedance manometry, but to what end. ...Read more

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Could I have a hiatal hernia? I had my appendix out in april. Ever since, I've been dealing with constipation. Only going 1 time per week. Feels like something is stuck in the center of my abdomen between xiphoid process and umbilical area. There's a cons

Abdominal pain: The type of pain you are describing is not very typical for a hiatal hernia. You may be having problems due to uncoordinated motility of your G.I. Tract. This however usually resolved within a couple of weeks at most. If the pain is near an area where there was an incision, there could be a hernia. You should follow up with your primary care doctor for a physical exam and potentially with the surgeon that did the appendectomy for an exam as well. ...Read more

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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 anxiety cause back and abdomen pain? I also have a hiatal hernia could this cause sharp chest pain? All heart test came back normal.

See below: Anxiety can have many effects on the body such as those you have described. Best to rule out conditions that can put you at an immediate health risk and then seek a psychiatry referral.
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Pain at top of abdomen and under ribs. Doc said costrochondritis but could it be hiatal hernia? Sore after sit-ups and golf

Pain at top of abdomen and under ribs. Doc said costrochondritis but could it be hiatal hernia? Sore after sit-ups and golf

Musculoskeletal: If it is activity related more likely to be musculoskeletal like costochondritis. Hiatal hernia usually results more in heartburn type pain. Either way if its not improving u may need additional testinsg ...Read more

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Cramping up per abdomen ONLY when walking (suffered for 4 years) I have a hiatal hernia could this be it? Also have heavy and irregular periods

Combination: It can be combination of factors, hiatal hernia can give you nausea and vomiting but heavy periods and painful periods is a separate symptom, you should see your obgyn for that reason ...Read more

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Had numerous abdomen x rays and CT scan also chest scan and x Ray and 2 ultra sound of liver and gallbladder could they have noticed a hiatal hernia?

Had numerous abdomen x rays and CT scan also chest scan and x Ray and 2 ultra sound of liver and gallbladder could they have noticed a hiatal hernia?

Yes, on chest ct: Hiatal hernia should be able to be visualized on a chest ct unless it is very small. It usually wouldn't be visualized on liver/gallbladder ultrasounds. It might be visualized on x rays if it is large enough. ...Read more

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I have a hiatal hernia and in addition to upper abdominal pain, burning, burping, etc my lower abdomen is very bloated. Is that common with a hernia?

I have a hiatal hernia and in addition to upper abdominal pain, burning, burping, etc my lower abdomen is very bloated. Is that common with a hernia?

Not likely HHrelated: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Abdominal pain: 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

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Can an hiatal hernia be seen in an abdominal ultrasound? What else can be seen thru it? Thnks

Can an hiatal hernia be seen in an abdominal ultrasound? What else can be seen thru it? Thnks

Maybe: An ultrasound may be able to see a large hiatal hernia, but it's not a reliable test for that diagnosis. Ultrasound can see most organs in the abdomen, and help determine blood flow to some organs. Upper GI contrast study is better for hiatal hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you do abdominal exercises such as sit-ups, if you have a hiatal hernia?

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

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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?

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

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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

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