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Can hiatus hernia cause pain in upper right back?

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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Hernia (Definition)

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


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It'd be possible that a hiatus hernia cause breathing difficulties?

It'd be possible that a hiatus hernia cause breathing difficulties?

Possibly: A hiatal hernia can cause breathing difficulties in a couple different ways. One, if it is very large enough of the stomach can get into the chest that it takes up space the lungs would normally occupy. Two, if the reflux associated with the hrenia is bad enough it can reflux into your airway and cause problems with bresthing ...Read more

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Will the hiatus hernia cause your stomach to bulge out.?

Will the hiatus hernia cause your stomach to bulge out.?

No: The only symptom one generally gets if at all, is heartburn. A ventral hernia could cause your stomach to bulge out, among other things. ...Read more

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Can IBS or hiatus hernia cause weight loss ? If I do gain weight, only my cheeks get bigger, body stays skinny *not genetic. Any tips to gain weight ?

Can IBS or hiatus hernia cause weight loss ? If I do gain weight, only my cheeks get bigger, body stays skinny *not genetic. Any tips to gain weight ?

See your doctor: It is rare to need to gain weight. You may be low normal. To gain muscle instead of fat increase your exercise and protein intake. Work with your doctor and a physical trainer. Your doctor will check you for thyroid issues as well as other abnormalties if you are losing weight with no reason.Often ibs and constipation are emotional problems and you may be focusing on the wrong problem. ...Read more

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Could a little hiatus hernia cause prolonged chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, diarrea?Did a catheterism, all was ok but chest pain continues

Could a little hiatus hernia cause prolonged chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, diarrea?Did a catheterism, all was ok but chest pain continues

It may: A hh may cause some chest pain as the small intestine pushes up and "herniates" through your diaphragm near the cardiac area, thus causing "heart burn" and chest discomfort. Anxiety associated with this can cause many of the other symptoms as well. Keep getting evaluated and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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Hiatus hernia causing weight loss only in waist and torso. Eating more doesn't help, and i take probiotics regularly. Solutions?

Hiatus hernia causing weight loss only in waist and torso. Eating more doesn't help, and i take probiotics regularly. Solutions?

Unrelated issues: There is no substitution for a healthy, well-balanced diet, regardless if the goal is weight gain or loss.Weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. Exercise to improve toning, reduce cravings ; stress, assist in body self-image. Unfortunately, you can't pick where (or not) you gain the weight. ...Read more

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I usually strain during bowl movements and I have a small hiatus hernia which causes me no problems. Will it enlarge if I keep straining ?

I usually strain during bowl movements and I have a small hiatus hernia which causes me no problems. Will it enlarge if I keep straining ?

Theoretically yes: but probably not. But straining at stool can cause other problems, such as hemorrhoids, inguinal hernias, etc. And chronic constipation can lead to colon problems such as diverticulosis, volvulus, and even cancer. You should consult with your doctor to increase your fiber intake and other measures. ...Read more

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Could it be hiatus hernia that is causing gerd?

Could it be hiatus hernia that is causing gerd?

Yes: A hiatal hernia can be a cause of food reflux into the esophagus causing heartburn or esophageal injury or esophagitis. Other people with reflux can be from a weakness in the muscle at the junction of the stomach and esophagus without hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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The past year everytime i eat doesn't matter what it is i get severe indigestion & diarrhea straight after, I have a hiatus hernia is this the cause?

The past year everytime i eat doesn't matter what it is i get severe indigestion & diarrhea straight after, I have a hiatus hernia is this the cause?

Unlikely: Your symptoms are not likely from a hiatal hernia. Typical hhs symptoms are heartburn and regurgitation. Indigestion could be a sign of dyspepsia or ulcers. A thorough evaluation is needed to help determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more