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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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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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Could a hiatal hernia cause back pain just to the right of the spine about 1 inch below the shoulder blade?

Not likely: While anything is possible, it is not typical to have right sided back pain from a hiatal hernia. If you have a very large hernia, it would be possible, but men of your age rarely have that large of hernias. ...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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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

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

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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I am 3 months post op from the rny bypass. I have noticed my xiphoid process is swollen and painful to the touch. Is it a hiatal hernia?

I am 3 months post op from the rny bypass. I have noticed my xiphoid process is swollen and painful to the touch. Is it a hiatal hernia?

No, but...: This is not a symptom of a hiatal hernia, but may well be an incisional hernia. You need to present this to the surgeon who performed your bariatric procedure, preferably asap! ...Read more

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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


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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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