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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Can a hiatal hernia cause back pain? Been suffering this for 5 years and dont know what to do

Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Can a hiatal hernia cause back pain? Been suffering this for 5 years and dont know what to do

Not likely.: Speak with your doctor to investigate other causes of your symptom. ...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. David Earle
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Can a hiatal hernia cause mid to upper back pain?

Dr. David Earle
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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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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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?

Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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?

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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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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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

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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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

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

Dr. Masoud Rezvani
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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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Dr. Juan Peschiera
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I hav a hiatal hernia & never hav heartburn, but I always hav mild to severe upper central chest/ back pain that come & go often. Can it be my hernia?

Dr. Juan Peschiera
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I hav a hiatal hernia & never hav heartburn, but I always hav mild to severe upper central chest/ back pain that come & go often. Can it be my hernia?

"HIATAL HERNIA" PAIN: Be sure you rule out cardiac etiology first. Do not assume your chest pain is from the hernia. ...Read more

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Dr. Ly Phan
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Can a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breathe, upper central chest/ back pain that come and go without heartburn?

Dr. Ly Phan
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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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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
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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?

Dr. Mark Kuhnke
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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?

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. Herman Hammerstead
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M mary 51have hiatal hernia.overweight.lately have pain in ribs left side also after eating anything,have chest pain back pain for few mins then backI?

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M mary 51have hiatal hernia.overweight.lately have pain in ribs left side also after eating anything,have chest pain back pain for few mins then backI?

Probably GERD: Alwso my be sliding hiatal hernia getting stuck in the chest. See gastroenterologist for further diagmpsis and treatment ...Read more

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

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

I think there is : Problem, back pain is not sign of hiatal hernia or surgical repair, having shoulder and back pain in the same time lead to think you something new going on please go and check it out. ...Read more

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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


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Back Pain (Definition)

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