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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Hiatal Hernia Include Back Pain

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Can a hiatal hernia cause mid to upper back pain?

Can a hiatal hernia cause mid to upper back pain?

Yes: Typically only if it is large. Usually need an upper GI study or endoscopy to check it out. ...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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Diagnosed Hiatal Hernia. Experience chest/back pain everyday Medicine/lifestyle change not working. Do I need surgery? I dont know what to do

Diagnosed Hiatal Hernia. Experience chest/back pain everyday Medicine/lifestyle change not working. Do I need surgery? I dont know what to do

Symptomatic GERD: You apparently are having symptomatic gastoesophageal reflux despite medical/lifestyle changes. The next step may indeed be surgical. I would have you return to your doctor and discuss with him/her your options. You likely need to be referred for a ph study and or a EGD to document the severity for insurance reasons before surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Diagnosed hiatal hernia & gastritis. Upper back pain every other day. anti acid not working for pain. what to do?

Diagnosed hiatal hernia & gastritis. Upper back pain every other day. anti acid not working for pain. what to do?

Type and symptoms: Hiatal hernia is a very common issue and finding especially in over weight population. Mostly it does not require any treatment unless it becomes symptomatic. Also it has a different types. All depends how bad is symptoms and type of hernia. In those case surgical intervention and treatment is needed. ...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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I have a hiatal hernia and take omeprazole. I am having awful chest and back pain/pressure with fullness and belching. Should i call my pcp?

I have a hiatal hernia and take omeprazole. I am having awful chest and back pain/pressure with fullness and belching. Should i call my pcp?

YES: You should definitely notify your doctor of these symptoms. One form of hiatal hernia allows the stomach to enter the chest alongside the esophagus (paraesophageal.) some patient so afflicted may twist their stomach and lead to serious consequences. So, please, notify your doctor. In the meantime, eat smaller meals, avoid carbonation, and don't recline soon after eating. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hiatal Hernia (Definition)

Hiatal hernia is a medical condition in which the stomach protrudes up into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm, which is the muscle lining the bottom of your lungs that control your breathing. Symptoms include heartburn, chest pain, ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more