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Can endoscopy and a CT scan with IV contrast and swallow miss a hiatal hernia? I have tightness in my stomach / lower chest. Worse when standing

Can endoscopy and a CT scan with IV contrast and swallow miss a hiatal hernia? I have tightness in my stomach / lower chest. Worse when standing

No: The possibility that all 3 of those studies missed a hiatal hernia is about that of winning the lottery. Your problem could be from a functional problem with the esophagus, generally referred to as esophageal motility disorders. These are best diagnosed with high resolution esophageal manometry in a center that does a high volume if these to get the best results. Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Tightness in chest. Lower throat/trachea is very sore. Chest hurts a bit when I breath. Trachea hurts when I swallow. Any help?

Tightness in chest. Lower throat/trachea is very sore. Chest hurts a bit when I breath. Trachea hurts when I swallow. Any help?

Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness, chest pain, or shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. A doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest xrays will be done. Possible causes include a partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, stomach reflux, heart problems, laryngitis, other viral infections, etc... Sore throat can be tested for strep throat. Read more

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What the cause of tightness in my chest and lower back pain?

What the cause of tightness in my chest and lower back pain?

You look young: And that usually means a strain of muscles and ribs in the chest and spine muscle in the back. The chest could be asthma or unlikely a heart issue. Lung functions and a possible "regular" stress test can also help, but seeing your dr will help sort this out. Physical therapy and yoga will likely help both. Read more

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I have this tight feeling in my upper abdomen/lower chest for past 4 days. What could this be?

I have this tight feeling in my upper abdomen/lower chest for past 4 days. What could this be?

Many things: Anytime you have unexplained chest pain, whether or not it's associated with abdominal pain, you should see your family doctor or thwe er as soon as possible. Read more

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I've had this tight feeling in my upper abdomen/lower chest for past 4 days. What could it be?

I've had this tight feeling in my upper abdomen/lower chest for past 4 days. What could it be?

Many things: Anytime you have unexplained chest pain, whether or not it's associated with abdominal pain, you should see your family doctor or thwe er as soon as possible. Read more

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I threw up blood, but I have no pain, and my stool is fine, but my middle lower chest feels a bit tight and I have been burping quite a bit?

I threw up blood, but I have no pain, and my stool is fine, but my middle lower chest feels a bit tight and I have been burping quite a bit?

Mallory-Weiss tear?: A mallory-weiss esophageal tear may develop after vigorous retching. Brisk red bleeding however should not be ignored or dismissed. Old blood may look like coffee-grounds, and be dark-colored. Oozing, small volume bleeds may be diluted by other stomach contents and may look like streaks, clots, or pink-tinged material. Any of these descriptions deserve evaluation--bleeding is never "normal.". Read more

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Extreme upper abdo/lower chest tightness on empty stomach. Slightly eased by eating. Upper GI series Jan14 showed slight reflux. Nissen Fundo May13.

Extreme upper abdo/lower chest tightness on empty stomach. Slightly eased by eating. Upper GI series Jan14 showed slight reflux. Nissen Fundo May13.

Might be an ulcer: Your symptoms suggest that you might having an ulcer or gastritis it could a side effect to the surgery that you had some of the side effect of the reflux surgery of course are bloating delayed gastric emptying that could lead to ulcer or gastritis I am assuming you had your motility study and esophageal pH and gastric emptying study before your surgery
you need to see your GI doctor Read more

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Hi I have a big pimple on my lower chest?

Hi I have a big pimple on my lower chest?

See doctor: Not enough information to assist u in diagnosis or suggestions. Have ur self examined to see if u need oral medicine or local treatment. Read more

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How do you do pushups to flatten the lower chest?

How do you do pushups to flatten the lower chest?

Pushups: I don't exactly know what you mean by "lower chest". Is your chest size getting bigger? Are you having trouble sleeping or trouble exercising? If you give me some more information I should be able to give you an answer. Read more

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How can a male do pushups to flatten his lower chest?

How can a male do pushups to flatten his lower chest?

Hands on the floor..: ...legs outstretched, lower body down, push back up, repeat over and over. The part about "flattening lower chest", not so sure. Good luck! Read more

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Pain in lower chest still there, after recovering from pneumonia?

Pain in lower chest still there, after recovering from pneumonia?

Needs evaluation: This kind of problem needs a medical evaluation, it can be something as simple as a sore chest muscle from repetitive coughing, to a persistent infection in the space between the lung and chest wall (the pleural space) called and empyema, which is potentially serious. Other causes exist as well. Read more

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I have periodic lower chest pain after I finish my meal or lying down. What should I do?

I have periodic lower chest pain after I finish my meal or lying down. What should I do?

See your MD asap: It sounds like it could be indigestion or gerd (acid reflux), but you never know. Could be something more serious. Try an antacid or proton pump inhibitor (prilosec, pravacid, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc).
I highly encourage you to see a doctor for complete workup and diagnosis. Read more

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I'm having lower chest pain and pressure on both sides. What should I do to alleviate this quickly?

Cause?: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. You need to be evaluated before you can know what to do to alleviate your pain. Read more

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Off and on Pain under right rib area around middle of lower chest that gets worse at the time of onset by hard breathing. What could it be?

Off and on Pain under right rib area around middle of lower chest that gets worse at the time of onset by hard breathing. What could it be?

Possibilities are...: Have you fallen and injured that area? If so, bruising, broken rib, etc

Have you had a cold or respiratory infection? If so, potentially pleurisy, sore muscles from coughing

Those would be my top thoughts without examining you and knowing more history Read more

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Hi, I've been having a pain everything I breath in. It's kind of like a stinging pain in my lower chest. Should I be concerned? And what should I do?

Chest pain: This is chest pain of unknown etiology - could be as simple as a bruised or injured rib or a muscular injury casued by overexer tion - but it should be checked out by a doctor since pain with ever breath is not normal at all. Only examination can likely tell. Don't wait do it promptly. Read more

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My lower chest but more on my lower right side I keep having the catcing feeling as if there is rubbing going on and it hurts to take deep breaths Why?

My lower chest but more on my lower right side I keep having the catcing feeling as if there is rubbing going on and it hurts to take deep breaths Why?

May be pleurisy: This may be pleurisy. You need to see your physician. This is inflammation of the side of the chest where you have lung tissue, and the lung lining which is called the pleura. This can be inflamed by infection, injury, trauma, blood clots, Your physician will need to evaluate you. This can be serious so you need to see your physician. Read more

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What problem could cause lower chest pain on the right side?

What problem could cause lower chest pain on the right side?

Right lower chest pa: Here is the list:1.Rib cage. 2.Skin (herpes zoster) 3.Gall bladder.4.Irritable bowel. 5. Pneumonia. 6.Pleurisy. 7.Tumors. 8.Intercostal muscles. As you see, there are many possible reasons and in the clinical context one can make a better conclusion. Read more

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