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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. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...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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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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Diaphragm causing left shoulder pain after meals?

It can: This can occur. If you have a hiatal hernia that is causing irritation after you eat, you can have referred pain in your left shoulder or axilla (armpit) area. You may need an upper GI series or endoscopy to make sure you are not having any other issues such as progressing barretts esophagus or any other issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain after gastric sleeve does it go away?

Left shoulder pain after gastric sleeve does it go away?

Left shoulder pain: Unfortunately it is no guarantee with a procedure such as that and if you continue to experience difficulties you should consider pain management or continue conservative care. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases neck and shoulder pain could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain. Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Left shoulder pain. Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Painful AC joint.: It very likely can be a painful acromioclavicular joint. They can become arthritic as we age, and cause pain. ...Read more

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Sever left shoulder pain extends to upper arm.

Sever left shoulder pain extends to upper arm.

Shoulder pain: Any chest pressure like an elephant sitting on your chest? If so, you better call 911 and go to the ER for possible heart attack! ...Read more

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Hi I have left shoulder pain when I move my arm the pain tricep and shoulder?

Hi I have left shoulder pain when I move my arm the pain tricep and shoulder?

Muscular?: If you haven't had a fall or acute injury, I'd think
that it is muscular etiology.
I'd curtail any strenuous activities and use ice and nsaid
med.
If symptoms persist I'd see your ortho for further eval. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing burning pain behind my left shoulder pain when I move it--what could it be?

Shoulderblade prob: Shoulder pain can be from many different problems. The main one in back of is shoulder blade irritation or inflammation
you could try Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen over the counter for a few days. ...Read more

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Upper right chest pressure followed by pinching upper left shoulder pain...Brief but troubling. What does it mean?

Can't relate them: It is unlikely that the 2 symptoms are related. Unless both are muscular (which, statistically, is the most likely cause). Have you been doing any stretching, carrying, twisting or other strenuous work in the last week? ...Read more

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Boyfriend has been having left shoulder pain. He just turned 45. Could this be a heart problem? He's had it for about a week now.

Boyfriend has been having left shoulder pain. He just turned 45. Could this be a heart problem? He's had it for about a week now.

Shoulder pain: It is unlikely that focal shoulder pain is cardiac in nature. Also having the pain all the time constant without any relation to activity would tend to point more to shoulder. Also if there has not any cardiac history this make it less likely cardiac in origin. ...Read more

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I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain everyday. What can I do or what could cause this?

Pinched nerve?: There are many things that can present this way. Part of the differential is a cervical radiculopathy or radiculitis (this is when nerves in your neck become pinched or irritated). If your symptoms persist or worsen (such as weakness), seek medical attention. Commonly (if this is what you do have.), a trial of physical therapy is very successful, but occasionally, surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Unable to sleep at night age 51 feels dyspnoeic comfortable only on geting up n walking around. Mild sweat. Left shoulder pain. Pls advice.

Unable to sleep at night age 51 feels dyspnoeic comfortable only on geting up n walking around. Mild sweat. Left shoulder pain. Pls advice.

Call your MD: Difficulty breathing while lying down can be a symptom of a few different medical conditions, some much more dangerous than others. Please call your doctor asap to get an appointment and get evaluated. Ideally, call today, before the thanksgiving holiday. ...Read more

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Lower left shoulder pain also in left side of chest, occasional flutter in chest. Pain in back worsens as day progresses. Off and on several months?

Be seen: I would definitely be seen as soon as possible, in part to make sure it is not a cardiac related event; you may need a stress test. ...Read more

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A sudden sharp left shoulder pain. It's not muscular and feels deeper in. It comes and goes and breathing causes it to hurt. No issue on movement.?

A sudden sharp left shoulder pain. It's not muscular and feels deeper in. It comes and goes and breathing causes it to hurt. No issue on movement.?

Get it checked out: If it is not movement related but does get worse with respiration then it is likely coming from your lung. The causes can be pleuritis, pneumonia, a blood clot, etc, so best to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Throbbing shoulder pain that goes down threw my arm. One day its my left shoulder an the next it will be my right one its been going on for about 2wk?

Throbbing shoulder pain that goes down threw my arm. One day its my left shoulder an the next it will be my right one its been going on for about 2wk?

Anything: It could be anything from the way you sleep to the way you use your arms every day,
exercise and concentrate on the shoulder muscles.
apply heat.
take ibuprofen.
no better, see your local doctor. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain during sex right before orgasm also have same left shoulder pain when I bend over, to do laundry. It really hurts, from deep within?

Left shoulder pain during sex right before orgasm also have same left shoulder pain when I bend over, to do laundry. It really hurts, from deep within?

Strain/tendonitis: It's possible you have a strain of one of the small stabilizing muscles that keeps the shoulder together or even inflammation of one of the tendons. Have your doctor examine you to see if he/she can pinpoint the muscle or tendon and possibly recommend treatment like physical therapy to strengthen and stabilize the affected muscle/tendon. NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen may help as well. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left shoulder pain when working out?

What could be wrong if my left shoulder pain when working out?

Shoulders complicatd: There can be many reasons for this - a muscle strain or joint sprain, a slightly torn tendon, and irritated bursa, an unstable shoulder joint, arthritis, torn cartilage, or shoulder parts jamming each other on motion. This requires a careful shoulder examination by a rehab or orthopedic doc. Don't let this go on too long.
James dillard, md. ...Read more

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


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