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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

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


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What can cause pain under left rib pain in stomache through to back,already have a hiatus hernia and type 2 diabetes,chronic cough with choking?

What can cause pain under left rib pain in stomache through to back,already have a hiatus hernia and type 2 diabetes,chronic cough with choking?

? pulled muscle: You could have pain from a pulled peri coastal muscle from coughing. The pain could be from esophagitis from reflux. If it does not respond with tincture of time with antacids and nonsteroidals, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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I have severe pain right rib. Gall bladder removed. Surgery for post surgery hernia, found disconnected rib. Pain stops life, and sleep. What now ?

I have severe pain right rib.  Gall bladder removed.  Surgery for post surgery hernia, found disconnected rib.  Pain stops life, and sleep. What now  ?

Sounds complex: First - call your her is surgeon, and go in for a visit. If you want another opinion, check the americas hernia society website to find a surgeon interested in hernias. Too much for this forum like this to come up with a diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a 4cm hiatus hernia and dysphagia but why does my left side under my ribs hurt so much all the time?

I have been diagnosed with a 4cm hiatus hernia and dysphagia but why does my left side under my ribs hurt so much all the time?

Not specific: The pain is nonspecific, and unlikely to be related to the small hiatal hernia. Could be costochondritis, or muscle spasm. Best to see your primary care provider odor a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you get a hernia under your rib ?

Can you get a hernia under your rib ?

Not common: A hernia is the protrusion of an organ or the fascia of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it from within. There are different kinds of hernias, each requiring a specific management or treatment.
But hernia under the rib is not common. ...Read more

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Can a hernia be located in the rib cage area?

Can a hernia be located in the rib cage area?

No, not likely: Unless you had previously had major trauma in the area causing fractures or if you had prior surgery in the area, otherwise hernias do not form in that area. A physical exam with a doctor would identify a hernia if present. ...Read more

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If you have a hernia can it hurt all the way up to your ribs? Thank you

If you have a hernia can it hurt all the way up to your ribs?   Thank you

No and yes : it is really depends on what hernia you are talking about inguinal or hiatal hernia hernia sac in the groin area will not cause pain all the way to the ribs so go and see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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I leaned over a ben to grab something feom the bottom. Been having pains by my bottom right rib since. Can this be a hernia?

I leaned over a ben to grab something feom the bottom. Been having pains by my bottom right rib since. Can this be a hernia?

Not a hernia: Your discomfort is prob secondary to local trauma and irritation to muscles that attach on the lower ribs.

This should gradually improve over the next few days.
Intermittent ice for 24 hours, then alternate ice and moist heat for a couple of days--this may decrease the pain and recovery time. ...Read more

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I have had a hernia for. Years and its right bellow my ribs on my right side. It is huge and hurts. It it important I have it fixed? I am 84 years o.

I have had  a hernia for. Years and its right bellow my ribs on my right side. It is huge and hurts. It it important I have it fixed? I am 84 years o.

See a surgeon: Best to see a general surgeon for their opinion. That is an unusual location for a hernia unless you had prior surgery at that site. Pain in a hernia can be concerning. Depends on your overall health as to surgical risks and benefits. ...Read more

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I have this lump left side located by my ribs slight pain that goes away noticed it a week after going to the gym could I have a hernia ?

Doubtful: Unless you have had an incision at that location for something in the past, it is extremely unlikely to be a hernia. More likely to be a muscle spasm (charlie horse) that you feel as a lump when the muscle is is spasm. See your primary care doctor for an exam if it persists. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a Hernia under your ribs? Loced around where I had my gallbladder removed? Have pain and if I bend or twist something pops out

Is it possible to have a Hernia under your ribs? Loced around where I had my gallbladder removed? Have pain and if I bend or twist something pops out

R subcostal pain: It is extremely unlikely to have a hernia in that location.
If the pain is in a scar it may mean nerve entrapment . other things need to be ruled out such as retained CD stone or shingles. More data is needed. Call for a consult. ...Read more

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Can a paraesophagal hernia cause intense charliehorse like pain behind the low rt ribs which subsides after awhile(1-7days)pain not intense whole time?

Yes: A paraesophageal hernia can intermittently cause pain and nausea pain can be under the ribs or in chest and mimmick a heart attack. If it is becoming symptomatic it is usually a sign that it is time to repair it surgically. ...Read more

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Sir I am literally happy about hearing this answer from your side, pl accept my gratitude.Pl do also comment about hiatus hernia which I have been suffering from some time , I always feel something touching below left ribs some sort of softball.I have tak

Sir I am literally happy about hearing this answer from your side, pl accept my gratitude.Pl do also comment about hiatus hernia which I have been suffering from some time , I always feel something touching below left ribs some sort of softball.I have tak

Hiatal hernia: Large hiatal hernia can cause your symptoms, and can be dangerous if left untreated, although the overall risk is low. Diagnosis is usually made with a upper GI contrast study where you drink liquid barium and x-rays are taken. See your doctor to help order this and possibly other tests. ...Read more

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Substernal pain extending to rt ribs and insomnia 2 nights b/c of hiccups. Related to hiatal hernia?

Could be: Generally, only large hiatal hernias, also known as paraesophageal hernias, cause these types of symtoms. An upper GI contrast study can help determine size, and can be ordered by your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have pain in the middle of my chest and it goes under the ribs and it's really bad when I try and eat or not eat at all.I had hernia surgery 3 month?

I have pain in the middle of my chest and it goes under the ribs and it's really bad when I try and eat or not eat at all.I had hernia surgery 3 month?

Check on chest pain: Chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked now please. ...Read more

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I have COPD and cough all the time due to this i now have a rather large hernia on my left side over my rib cage. When i cough i feel like I am being stabbed and it is quite painful to the touch. Help?

I have COPD and cough all the time due to this i now have a rather large hernia on my left side over my rib cage. When i cough i feel like I am being stabbed and it is quite painful to the touch. Help?

See a surgeon: If you truly have a hernia it sounds as if it may need surgical correction. Do this quickly. A viscus may become entrapped in the hernia and create a potentially life-threatening situation. Hope you improve quickly. ...Read more

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I have a hiatal hernia. Does it cause knots in the upper stomach under the ribs?

I have a hiatal hernia. Does it cause knots in the upper stomach under the ribs?

Might feel like knot: Your hiatal hernia might feel like a knot under your ribs due to pressure. Keep a diary of your symptoms, knot, pressure, acid in your throat and mouth. Add to your diary when and what you ate, to see how eating affects your symptoms. Your diary will help your doc decide your best therapy. Most hiatal hernias are small and manageable with diet, medical therapy and scope/egd. ...Read more

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Can a hernia above belly button cause pain under right ribs and through to back. Yelling makes pain worse.

Sounds like you have: an epigastric hernia. Anything that increases your intra abdominal pressure, including yelling, would cause pain. But hernia pain is usually located just around the hernia and would not radiate to other parts of the body. Get to a surgeon, to see if your symptoms are indeed coming from the hernia. ...Read more

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Does this sound like hernia symptoms?under my left rib cage at night it feels like something is sliding around and a lump is there also.

Could be: It could be a hernia. If the lump is there all the time then it may be something else. Hernia lumps tend to come out or be more pronounced when there is increased abdominal pressure like when straining to have a bowel movement or when coughing. Have your doctor check it to make sure of the cause of the lump. ...Read more

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7 yr old son w/pain in right testicle and lower rib cage....Doesn't complain during the day but cries in pain at night. Can a hernia worsen at night?

7 yr old son w/pain in right testicle and lower rib cage....Doesn't complain during the day but cries in pain at night. Can a hernia worsen at night?

Testicular pain: Hernia related pain can occur at any time. In your sons case iy seems to be postional, worsening when he lays down. However, all testicular pain must be checked out. I wouldn't waste any time. I recommend consulting with you doctor. ...Read more

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I have an umbilical hernia that came back I have had it longer than 8 years I have been hurting right side around my ribs hard to pass gas scared?

I have an umbilical hernia that came back I have had it longer than 8 years I have been hurting right side around my ribs hard to pass gas scared?

Get it checked out: Do you can feel a bulge where the umbilical hernia is, so you are sure it has recurred? Symptoms indicating a serious problem would be pain, tenderness, discoloration of the bulge; nausea, vomiting ; difficulty defecating. Your symptoms might be related but could also be a different type hernia, peptic ulcer disease, gall bladder disease (such as gallstones), etc. See your md ; get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have an umbilical hernia that came back I have had it longer than 8 years I have been hurting right side around my ribs hard to pass gas scared?

I have an umbilical hernia that came back I have had it longer than 8 years I have been hurting right side around my ribs hard to pass gas scared?

Time: To see a doctor. It is rare but possible to have a trapped or incarcerated henia. Do not wait for an emergency to occur. See a doctor for an exam soon or go to an er if your pain does not improve. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind middle of ribs. Lost 30 lbs Was diagnosed with gastritis and hiatal hernia. GBEF came back 7% they suggest removal of GB. Thoughts?

Better follow doc: Sounds like you better take the advice of your doctor. You know there are not many details here but a 30 pound weight loss is concerning ...Read more