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Hiatus Hernia Pain Relief
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
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
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
An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak point or tear in the abdominal muscles: The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object. Inguinal hernias are more common in men. A hernia truss is a supportive undergarment for men designed to keep the protruding tissue in place and relieve discomfort. If you have an inguinal hernia, a hernia truss can help you feel more comfortable temporarily, but it doesn't treat the hernia. Talk to your doctor if you want to use a truss because a truss might make the hernia worse. It should be used temporarily, if at all. Surgery is usually needed to repair a hernia. Untreated, a hernia can grow, and serious, even life-threatening, complications can occur. If your hernia is small and isn't bothering you, your doctor may recommend watchful waiting. If your hernia is causing discomfort, don't rely on a hernia truss. See your doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Umbilical hernia: Umbilical hernias are holes in the abdominal wall through which abdominal contents can protrude, and cause pain. The pain is typically right at the belly button, but could go to the back in some individuals, perhaps due to contraction or spasm of the abdominal wall muscles in the flank in response to the pain. Best to have it checked out by your primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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? No reflux issues, just constant shoulder/chest tight ness and SOB- Due to hernia interrupting diagram???
Post-op pain common: Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on. You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should have warned you about post-op pain as well as potential complications. Check back in w/your surgeon to be sure your pain isn't due to bleeding, infection or repair gone bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: It could the the bloating is the cause of pain that it felt at the incision site, or is stretching the incision sight slightly and causing pain. Neither case should cause severe pain. If it is severe or progressive, or you think something is "not right", call your surgeon for an exam to check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prev. Hernia repaired. Inguinal pain. No bulge. Ct clear. I think hernia, surgeon not. Female. No bulge first time either. Will pain management help?
Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did bari swallow,sm hiat hernia. Have GERD &gastritis. Can hernia give persistent chest pain, daily, cleared cardio,gallb, made dietary changes, meds?
Egd 2 yrs ago: small hiatal hernia. Nexium (esomeprazole) & Prilosec no help. More and worse symptoms now. Possible strangulation of hernia?
No: A small hernia does not have the room to twist and cut off its blood supply which is the definition of strangulation. Antireflux meds frequently lose efficacy and either the dose has to be increased or switched to another one. A change in symptoms like this usually warrants a follow up egd. Consult with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Variable: Typically, small hiatal hernias do not cause symptoms, or may be a contributing factor to heartburn or regurgitation. Large hiatal hernias (paraesophageal) can cause chest pain and pressure, difficulty swallowing, anemia due to bleeding ulcers, and weight loss due to avoidance of food. See your doctor to find out more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different issues: Anxiety, or sometimes called "globus hystericus", can cause some people to feel a sticking sensation in their throat after eating, and even cause trouble swallowing. A hiatus hernia is an anatomical defect at the diaphragm that allows the stomach to rise into the chest. This may or may not cause any symptoms at all. See your doctor for complete history and physical exam, and perhaps egd. ...Read more
Sometimes: Large hiatal hernias can cause severe pain in the lower chest and upper abdomen. The pain is crampy, and often described as a pressure sensation like there is a balloon inside that is trying to burst. It is typically worse after meals. If this is progressive, you need to see a general surgeon with experience in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair soon to avoid complications of the hernia itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diaphragm: A hiatal hernia occurs at the spot where the esophagus goes through the diaphragm, a thin muscle that separates the abdomen and chest cavities. When this aperture loosens it allows the top part of the stomach to slide up a little into the chest. It can then result in reflux and heartburn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't think so : It may exacerbate an existing weakness at the hiatus but i don't think it would "cause" it . A severe and sudden force, however, can cause traumatic hernias (car accident). ...Read more
None: A small sliding hiatal hernia cannot be attributed to any symptoms. Not even reflux, as many people without a hernia have reflux, and many people with hernias do not have reflux. If the hernia enlarges, it could cause difficulty eating, intermittent chest pain and pressure, and ulcers with/without anemia. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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
Not likely.: Most people tolerate beetroot very well, and it would be rare for this to make Gerd worse. However, if you notice that your symptoms worsened when you consume beetroot, I would stop it and talk with your doctor before you proceed. Otherwise, beetroot is a natural, very healthy food. And it's tasty too! Enjoy. ...Read more
Hiatal hernia: Many people with reflux have a hiatal hernia. Not all people with hiatal hernias have reflux. The symptoms of hiatal hernia may be subtle, or none at all. Lifting babies and/or children can cause an increase in intrabdominal pressure. This could affect reflux and increase pressure on a hiatal hernia. But, so too would sneezing, coughing, or any straining. It is safe to do so no need to worry. ...Read more
Most likely: Most of hiatus hernias are sliding type , only rarer para esophageal hernias needs surgery as they can incarcerate , surgery is for gerd not for hernia , ( or the acid reflux), most of the time possible to control with by diet, early supper, not over filling the stomach , elevation of head while sleeping, and protan inhibitors to reduce acid out put , try this first ...Read more
Not due to, worse by: Hiatus hernia is a bit of stomach bulging into the chest through space (hiatus) in the diaphragm; can be small or large; may have no symptoms (pain, reflux) or plenty. Worsened by overweight. Symptoms worsened by large meals, acidy foods, alcohol, chocolate, tobacco, lying down after eating, bending over, tight clothes, coffee. Stress won't cause, may worsen symptoms (if it affects lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't: Think it is anything really bad, and it is curable with medication. Ask your GI specialist for specific recommendation. ...Read more
Do I need to control diet with a small hiatus hernia if no symptoms at all are present? 23yo 124lbs. Ty
No but: No but use common sense when you are eating ,specially the spicy and the greasy food . ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia i also have sessions of rapid heat rate is there a conection?
What are the chances of my small hiatus hernia growing in the future. No symptoms at the moment. 23yo and worried. ?
Very low: Small hiatal hernias are very common, not dangerous, and usually don't grow to be large hiatal hernias, which are also known as paraesophageal hernias. Don't worry about this one however. Enjoy life! I hope this helps. ...Read more
Am 42 year old female just diagnosed with diminutive hiatus hernia. My q is is life threatening & can it be completely cured with medications?
No, and no : A hiatal hernia is a condition where the stomach is protruding up into the chest cavity. This is rarely life threatening, and only when the hernia is quite large, so shouldn't be an issue for you unless it gets larger , which typically takes years. This anatomical condition can only be repaired with a surgical procedure. Medications may help reflux symptoms, but will not fix the hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel my angina is getting worse (seem to get pain more quickly on exertion). I also have a hiatus hernia. So one symptom could be masking the other.
Got an small hiatus hernia. 24yo no symptoms at all. Will are the chances of it growing with age. I have stopped all heavy lifting and watch my diet. ?
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