Top
20
Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Hiatal Hernia Include Back Pain

Share
Dr. Heidi Fowler
4,722 Doctors shared insights

Back Pain (Definition)

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


2

2
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.

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Diagnosed Hiatal Hernia. Experience chest/back pain everyday Medicine/lifestyle change not working. Do I need surgery? I don't know what to do

Diagnosed Hiatal Hernia. Experience chest/back pain everyday Medicine/lifestyle change not working. Do I need surgery? I don't 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.

5

5
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.

7

7
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Can abdominal pain (upper, middle, lnavel) and mid-back pain point to something more sinister at 22? Current diagnosis: gastritis, hiatal hernia, flat back

Can abdominal pain (upper, middle, lnavel) and mid-back pain point to something more sinister at 22? Current diagnosis: gastritis, hiatal hernia, flat back

Other choices: Beyond the choices you describe one would consider problems with the gallbladder, your pancreas, other parts of the intestine, these are diagnoses you can discuss with your physician

12

12
I had a hiatial hernia removed but I am having shoulder and back pain. What could be causing it?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Is it possible for lower back pain to be a symptom of a sports hernia?

Sports Hernia: Lower back pain could be a secondary sports hernia, however, typically sports hernias are assoicated with pain in the abdominal or groin region.

14

14
I'm 32 yrs old. Had my tubes tied 5 months ago. I have a umbilical hernia. Don't see doc for 3 wks. What makes it worse? And is back pain a symptom.

I'm 32 yrs old. Had my tubes tied 5 months ago. I have a umbilical hernia. Don't see doc for 3 wks. What makes it worse? And is back pain a symptom.

Umbilical/incisional: Are you saying the umbilical hernia is from the umbilical incision for the tubal ligation? You should definitely see your doctor who did the surgery and follow up on that. You may need surgery to fix the hernia. Ignoring it makes the situation worse. Weight gain makes it worse. If the original surgeon is slow to response, condsider getting a second opinion from another surgeon!

15

15
Back pain due to disc hernia. What kind of excercise may help?

Back pain due to disc hernia. What kind of excercise may help?

Back pain: Most lumbar disc herniations cause leg pain rather than back pain. Unless the herniation is causing a significant amout of spinal canal narrowing or nerve compression, there may be other reasons for back pain. You cannot rely on radiology reports alone, clinicians that treat spinal problems need to be involved.

17

17
Can sports hernia cause lower back pain?

No: But sometimes low back problems involving the upper lumbar spine can refer pain to the groin area (and be mistaken for a hernia)...

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Can a sports hernia cause lower back pain?

Not usually: Sports hernia usually causes lower abdominal or groin pain.

19

19
Can pain from a hernia come and go from day to day and even switch exact location (i.e. rib pain one day, back pain next, hip/groin next, etc)?

Can pain from a hernia come and go from day to day and even switch exact location (i.e. rib pain one day, back pain next, hip/groin next, etc)?

Hernia incarcerated?: Jason--This sounds serious. I don't know what the location of the hernia is, but it could be incarcerated or becoming strangulated. See a surgeon!

20

20
Can lower back pain cause pain in laproscopic hernia repair 4 1/2 months post- op?

Can lower back pain cause pain in laproscopic hernia repair 4 1/2 months post- op?

Maybe: It depends on what the pain was like before the operation, and what type of hernia repair you had. It doesn't sound specific like something is wrong with hernia repair, however you should check with your surgeon to be sure.

See 1 more doctor answer

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
1,437 Doctors shared insights

Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more