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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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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 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. ...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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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 ...Read more

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CT scan 2 years ago showed large hiatal hernia containing most of my stomach. Have severe chest and back pain at times after eating. Do I need surgery?

CT scan 2 years ago showed large hiatal hernia containing most of my stomach. Have severe chest and back pain at times after eating. Do I need surgery?

Surgery?: You might or might not need surgery. If your surgeon recommends it I would follow his/her advice. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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)... ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have lumbar disk hernia for 10 years, which causes back pain and discomfort in left leg, is surgery a first option?

I have lumbar disk hernia for 10 years, which causes back pain and discomfort in left leg, is surgery a first option?

No: Conservative treatment is recommended first, may include pt/anti inflam med/posture & ergonomics. Other options may include medications that target the nerve, ie, gabpentin/lyrica. Epidural steroid injections can be helpful as well esp. For the leg pain. Surgery may be an option if all else fails, and in urgent situations such as progressive leg weakness and/or loss of bowel or bladder control ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had umbilical. Hernia repair 3times and now I have lower back pain have anyone had this problem.?

Separate issues: Umbilical hernias can really only account for back pain when they are massive, the size of a basketball. Especially if it has been repaired, it is highly probable that it is unrelated to your back pain. May want to follow up with your surgeon to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi I have a hernia an Lower back pain iam on a muscle relaxer an an anti inflammatory but it doesn't help with my pain one bit,?

Hi I have a hernia an Lower back pain iam on a muscle relaxer an an anti inflammatory but it doesn't help with my pain one bit,?

Suggestions: There are some things you can do to improve your discomfort while you heal. Try the anti-inflammatory naprosyn (naproxen) if you're not taking it already since it's long-acting). I suggest also increasing your water intake a lot (improves blood flow to spasmed tissue), use a microwaveable heat sock to low back several times a day and avoid stretching, as that typically just recreates the mechanism of injury. ...Read more

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Does extended periods of sitting and bowl movements cause pain with a small Spigelian Hernia. How would this type of hernia cause back pain?

Possible: Hernia symptoms typically cause pain at the location of the hernia, a bulge at the same location, and if the intestines are herniated, could cause trouble with the GI tract such as crampy pain or some difficulty with bowel movements. If the bladder is involved, there could be difficulty urinating. Back is usually only caused by large hernias. Best to see a general surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in between my vagina and inner thigh. It swells up I also have lower back pain near my butt. When I was a baby I had a hernia.?

Get examined: With your past hernia history, it is prudent for you to have the area examined to determine the cause of the pain, as hernia repairs can and do fail. ...Read more

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If I am feeling pain in lower back & pain radiates around hip to hernia repair site, does that mean I have pinched nerve or could hernia be back?

If I am feeling pain in lower back & pain radiates around hip to hernia repair site, does that mean I have pinched nerve or could hernia be back?

Could be the back: Pain starting at the back and radiating sounds like a pinched nerve from the spine. Could be disc disease. See you doctor to find out if you need an MRI if its bad enough. ...Read more

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Sliding hiatus hernia, severe back pain. Now feeling better have been drinking lots of water and have had totally liquid stools. Can you help?

Sliding hiatus hernia, severe back pain. Now feeling better have been drinking lots of water and have had totally liquid stools. Can you help?

Be followed...: Need more specific info to deduce right diagnosis although some indigestion or GI instability are considered. To sort these related things our correctly has no to be that hard by following instructions described in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with doc so to reach right diagnosis for right care. More info in the site would be helpful. ...Read more

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Can a stomach hernia cause bloating and bsd lower back pain had pain for two days now can not move or bend down properly in bsd pain in stomach to?

Can a stomach hernia cause bloating and bsd lower back pain had pain for two days now can not move or bend down properly in bsd pain in stomach to?

See your doctor: Large hiatal hernias can cause bloating an upper back pain. It's also possible your symptoms are unrelated. You should really see your doctor for a more thorough evaluation. The symptoms are fairly nonspecific. ...Read more

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Could lower back pain that radiates around hip to 4 1/2 month iguinal laproscopic hernia repair be olioiguinal nerve pain or reoccurrence?

Doubtful: While it is possible, it doesn't sound like that type of pain. Ilioinguinal nerve is also well away from the space where a laparoscopic inguinal hernia is. It could come in to play however if a tack was placed too deeply at the upper outer edge of the mesh. See your surgeon to find out if its bad enough. Recurrence would be more likely if there is a return of preop symptoms or a reducible bulge. ...Read more

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
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Hernia (Definition)

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