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Does hiatal hernia cause chest pain?

Does hiatal hernia cause chest pain?

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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Does hital hernia cause upper stomach and chest pain?

Does hital hernia cause upper stomach and chest pain?

Yes: That can be one of the symptoms. A hiatal hernia is a hernia of the stomach into the chest where the esophogus passes through the diaphragm. Chest pain can also be a symptoms of heart disease and should not be taken lightly. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Does hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath?

Does hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath?

Asthma-like symptoms: Some people with hiatal hernias may develop gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), which usually causes heartburn. With severe gerd, stomach acid can reflux all the way up the esophagus and then down the trachea, causing asthma-like symptoms. ...Read more

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What are hiatal hernia symptoms ? Is chest pain possible

What are hiatal hernia symptoms ? Is chest pain possible

Hiatal hernia: Hiatal hernia can be quite painful and you must see your doctor about this. Hiatal hernia should not cause chest pain and you must also bring this to your doctor. Don't wait too long to see your doctor. If he/she cannot fit you in soon please go to the Emergency Department. ...Read more

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Chest tightness not angina, could it be hiatal hernia?

Chest tightness not angina, could it be hiatal hernia?

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

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Can hiatal hernia cause heart flutter?

Can hiatal hernia cause heart flutter?

Shouldn't : While i suppose its possible of there was a very large hiatal hernia (paraesophageal type), it is still unlikely. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause constant shortness of breath?

Unlikely: Some can get quite large or para esophageal and compress some lung, but i would seek another explanation. Smoking inhalation high altitude heart disease anemia etc. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath feeling, abdominal discomfort, stomach pain, heartburn. Why tight chested?!

Shortness of breath feeling, abdominal  discomfort, stomach pain, heartburn. Why tight chested?!

See below: You have multiple symptoms. These questions unfortunately cannot be answered on line. You should see a physician. ...Read more

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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

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Can i hiatal hernia give you sternum tightness left chest tightness and shortness of breath?

Can i hiatal hernia give you sternum tightness left chest tightness and shortness of breath?

Yes, especially: If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease. But your symptoms could be caused by something else, like heart disease. So it is best to see a doctor for correct diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?

Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?

Any number of: conditions can cause these symptoms. Most worrisome is chest pain and jaw/ear pain, which can mean angina or heart attack. More likely is gastroenteritis, but you need to make sure. Get to a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can hiatis hernia cause pain,have pain in upper left quadrant. Just stabbings pain,no other symptoms, hernia diagnosed years ago?

Yes and no: if the hiatal hernia is large enough to cause symptoms the it will not be pain LLQ it could cause heartburn,epigastric and chest pain from spasm pain LLQ could be colon or spleen but more commonly it could be the gallbladder even if the pain is on the left not the right side of the abdomen check with 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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Does abdominal hernia cause pain?

Yes: Not always, but possible. Stretching tissue, or bowel caught can cause issues. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia or GERD cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

Can a hiatal hernia or GERD cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

Yes: A hiatal hernia and gerd can cause chest pain and palpitations. A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and limiting expansion of your lungs. ...Read more

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What causes hiatal hernia?

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

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Can a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breathe, upper central chest/ back pain that come and go without heartburn?

Yes: Depending on how large your hiatal hernia is. If significant stomach reside within the chest through a large hiatal hernia you may experience pressure and chest discomfort. ...Read more

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Can hiatus hernia cause pain in upper right back?

Usually not: Hiatal hernia by itself usually does not cause pain, but it is usually accompanied by gerd, which can cause epigastric or substernal (both in front of body) pain. Pain in right back could be from gallbladder problems. See a doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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