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Can a hiatal hernia cause refered right shoulder pain?

Can a hiatal hernia cause refered right shoulder pain?

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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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Have upper abdomin discomfort and pain, months now. Gp suspects a hiatal hernia. Now noticed referred shoulder pain when press below the ribs centre of abdomin. Does this influence urgency of being seen? Referred to hospital but no appointment yet

Have upper abdomin discomfort and pain, months now. Gp suspects a hiatal hernia. Now noticed referred shoulder pain when press below the ribs centre of abdomin. Does this influence urgency of being seen? Referred to hospital but no appointment yet

Gallstones?: Have you had any imaging done? Upper abdominal discomfort can be many things. Gallbladder disease can present as you describe. That is best evaluated with ultrasound. CT scan may be helpful as well, and will identify a hiatal hernia. The most common symptom of hiatal hernia is heartburn that's hard to treat. ...Read more

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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 ain't conected

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 ain't conected

Referred pain: The nerves that control your diaphragm muscle come from up in your neck. So when those nerves get irritated you feel the pain where they come from, ie your shoulder. Your whole is body is connected in ways that we don't often think about.. ...Read more

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I had hiatal hernia surgery in May and am still experiencing Lt shoulder pain like I had when the surgery was done. It is a dull, throbbing pain, but?

I had hiatal hernia surgery in May and am still experiencing Lt shoulder pain like I had when the surgery was done. It is a dull, throbbing pain, but?

Shoulder pain hernia: I had hiatal hernia surgery in May and am still experiencing Lt shoulder pain like I had when the surgery was done. It is a dull, throbbing pain, but? ANS: best person to answer this is your Dr. And surgeon. No likely related to surgery. Consider gall bladder. ...Read more

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Can you get pain between your shoulder blades from gerds? I also have a small hiatal hernia

Can you get pain between your shoulder blades from gerds? I also have a small hiatal hernia

Hernia: The discomfort you get from a hiatal hernia is usually pain in your upper abdomen or chest. If fact, we sometimes think someone is having pain from their heart when in fact it is heartburn from a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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Could a hiatal hernia cause back pain just to the right of the spine about 1 inch below the shoulder blade?

Could a hiatal hernia cause back pain just to the right of the spine about 1 inch below the shoulder blade?

Yes: Yes it could. I would have this evaluated as most hiatal hernias do not cause pain unless there is some other problem. The possible problems could range from an early ulcer forming, to a portion of the stomach or other part of the intestine that is partially/intermittently stuck within the hernia and can't get out when it needs to. See a gastroenterologist or a surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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Pain in right middle back by spine, 1 inch below shoulder blade. Swallowing food or drink seems to irritate it. Endoscopy only hiatal hernia. Ideas?

Could be esophagus: You could have an esophageal motility disorder such as spasm that is causing symptoms. It is also possible to have gallbladder problems, that sounds a bit less likely. The hiatal hernia should only be a problem if it is large. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia repair without fundoplication? No reflux issues, just constant shoulder/chest tight ness and SOB- Due to hernia interrupting diagram???

Hiatal hernia repair without fundoplication? No reflux issues, just constant shoulder/chest tight ness and SOB- Due to hernia interrupting diagram???

May not be due to it: If you do not have reflux you may noted surgery, most of the hiatus hernias are sliding type no fear of strangulation except paraoesophagheal type where surgery is indicated. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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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 possible? I don't have acid reflux problems. But constant shoulder tightness, SOB, andchestpain when relax

You may not need it: If you do not have reflux you may noted surgery, most of the hiatus hernias are sliding type no fear of strangulation except paraoesophagheal type where surgery is indicated. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a surgery for a hiatal hurnia almost two years ago. And I am still having shoulder pain when I breath deeply. What could be causing that?

I had a surgery for a hiatal hurnia almost two years ago. And I am still having shoulder pain when I breath deeply. What could be causing that?

Follow up: I would certainly recommend followup to discuss with your surgeon. It is either somehow related to the surgery/hernia, or it may be that you have another condition causing your symptoms that has not yet been diagnosed. ...Read more

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How is a hiatal hernia repaired?

How is a hiatal hernia repaired?

Laparoscopic Surgery: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. A hiatal hernia may lead to gerd by virtue of the stomach yo-yo-ing up thru the hiatus into the chest. Surgical repair involves three key steps: return the stomach to the abdominal cavity, tighten the hole in the diaphragm, and create a new valve to rx reflux. ...Read more

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Could hiatal hernia get smaller?

Could hiatal hernia get smaller?

No: Hiatal hernias don't resolve. Fortunately, most do not cause symptoms or problems. They often enlarge with time, but not always. ...Read more

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How is a hiatal hernia diagnosed?

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 more

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Hiatal hernia how can I cure it?

Operation: The only "cure" or a hiatal hernia I to have it surgically repaired. I would look for a general or thoracic surgeon with extensive experience performing thi procedure laparoscopically. You may need some testing before operation as well. ...Read more

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How do you know you have a hiatal hernia?

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 more

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What happens during hiatal hernia attack?

Hiatal Hernia: A hiatal hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach or other abdominal contents sticks upward into the chest, through an opening in the diaphragm. When these organs become trapped they can lose their blood supply and an emergent operation is required. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia tips and tricks, what to do?

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

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Hi. What should I do to cure hiatal hernia?

Hi. What should I do to cure hiatal hernia?

Hiatal hernia: Most hiatal hernias are managed with diet and medications. Some are surgically repaired. The nuances of your case, your symptoms will be addressed by your doc. Okay to go in for evaluation. Unfortunately there is no easy cure. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve a hiatal hernia?

What are some ways to relieve a hiatal hernia?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of a hiatal hernia?

Heartburn: Not all hiatal hernias are symptomatic, but can explain symptoms if present. Commonly have heartburn, sore throat in morning, maybe even chest pain (from esophagus). Gerd (reflux disease) may even make asthma worse. See your doctor. Treatment usually starts with acid-reducing meds, with further studies like endoscopy or radiograph ordered at your doctor's discretion. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a hiatal hernia to you?

Requires testing: A hiatal hernia can be suggested by symptoms. The only way to know if you have a hiatal hernia is through testing - a barium swallow or upper endoscopy/egd are two ways to test for it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hiatal hernia?

Stomach in chest: A hiatal hernia is by definition the ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the hiatus in the diaphragm. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia be fatal?

Essentially No: Unless the hernia is so large that nearly all the stomach is in the chest and a gastric volvulous occurs (rare) needing emergency surgery. Heartburn ; reflux symptoms are usually treated medically. Elective surgery for some situations. Be sure you see a doctor for the proper testing. ...Read more

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I have a hiatal hernia. Why want the doctors remove it?

Surgery isn't usually: Needed. Any time an internal body part pushes into an area where it doesn't belong, it's called a hernia. There are 2 types of hiatal hernias, sliding and paraesophageal. Many times there are no symptoms, other times symptoms can be heartburn secondary to gerd. In sliding hiatal hernias, no surgery would be indicated. In some cases in a paraesophageal hernia, surgery is needed, discuss with md. ...Read more

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I'm having bad pain from my hiatal hernia. What should I do?

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 more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more