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Everytime i eat i get upper chest pain..I do have a small hernia...Is that causing the chest pain.

Everytime i eat i get upper chest pain..I do have a small hernia...Is that causing the chest pain.

Unlikely: Large hiatal hernias would be likely to cause this. These are also known as paraesophageal hernias. Small hiatal hernias are usually not of much consequence, but could get larger over the years. Also, spasm of the esophagus could cause the pain. This is diagnosed with manometry where a small tube goes through the nose and into the stomach. ...Read more

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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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I can no longer swallow with out severe spasms in my upper chest. Chest is also spasming a lot. Had 37cm Hiatus a Hernia 3 years ago. What do I do?

I can no longer swallow with out severe spasms in my upper chest. Chest is also spasming a lot. Had 37cm Hiatus a Hernia 3 years ago. What do I do?

Get evaluated: Despite previous repair, your hiatal hernia may be back with symptoms. A CXR, EGD, exam with your regular doc will help determine what is going on. Get evaluated more urgently if fever, coughing blood, or pain. Be well. ...Read more

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I need to know what is a hernia in your chest called?

I need to know what is a hernia in your chest called?

Hiatal hernia?: The most common hernia "in your chest" would be a hernia in the diaphragm at the opening for the esophagus. When this opening enlarges the stomach can push up into the chest, often causing heartburn. There can also be other types of hernias through the diaphragm that have specific names depending on the location in the diaphragm. ...Read more

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Hot chest like feeling what could it be I have a hital hernia and I do have gord can anxiety be a cause?

Hot chest like feeling what could it be I have a hital hernia and I do have gord can anxiety be a cause?

Most likely yes: How big is your hiatus hernia. Most of the time hiatus hernia is silent , inother words , has no symptoms. Tension is the most likely is your problem, but you should see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Hi i'm getting a hernia operation on friday and just want to know if they can still do operation as I have a small cold & chest injection?

Hi i'm getting a hernia operation on friday and just want to know if they can still do operation as I have a small cold & chest injection?

Probably: The "common cold" should not prevent you from having surgery unless you have baseline lung problems or you are running a fever. However, be sure to tell your surgeon and anesthesiologist about this before surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had nissen done over 10 yrs ago. It has loosened and slipped into chest cavity. Can it be taken down and reversed and can hernia just be fixed. ?

Had nissen done over 10 yrs ago.  It has loosened and slipped into chest cavity. Can it be taken down and reversed and can hernia just be fixed.  ?

Re-do Nissen: Revision fundoplication is more involved than the primary operation. The reason for revision needs to be identified. Recurrent reflux and difficulty swallowing are common reasons. Preop testing should include endoscopy, barium swallow, and possibly ph probe, manometry and gastric emptying studies. I do not recommend simply reversing as it will result in severe reflux symptoms in most cases. ...Read more

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Does hiatal hernia cause chest pain?

Does hiatal hernia cause chest pain?

It can: Large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias, can cause chest pain, and the feeling there is a balloon inside that needs to burst. They can also cause difficulty eating, weight loss, and anemia, and sometimes heartburn and vomiting. Small hiatal hernias do not cause pain. An upper GI contrast study can tell the difference. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are hiatal hernia symptoms ? Is chest pain possible

What are hiatal hernia symptoms ? Is chest pain possible

Hiatal hernia: Hiatal hernia can be quite painful and you must see your doctor about this. Hiatal hernia should not cause chest pain and you must also bring this to your doctor. Don't wait too long to see your doctor. If he/she cannot fit you in soon please go to the Emergency Department. ...Read more

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Chest pain and popping in between lungs, hernia or something else?

Chest pain and popping in between lungs, hernia or something else?

Popping: That's an unusual description. Is the popping under the skin? (it would be a sign of pneumothorax which is very serious). Is it only with deep breath? Are you short of breath? Coughing? More information is necessary. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia and pains in the chest, arm and neck. Reasons?

Hiatal hernia and pains in the chest, arm and neck. Reasons?

Likely Not related: Hiatal hernias cause gastro-esophageal reflux not neck and arm pain. Rarely hiatal hernias can get big enough that they can cause pain or other symptoms, but that is very rare. ...Read more

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Pian in region of chest where hiatus hernias occur only get pian when walk after play basket ball it goes away what is it?

Pian in region of chest where hiatus hernias occur only get pian when walk after play basket ball it goes away what is it?

Musculoskeletal : Likely due to muscle strain or use. Very unlikely to be related to hiatal hernia. If it persists or gets worse or limits your activities, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago.4 poke holes.There's a small hard lump formed beneath poke hole below chest? No other poke holes have lumps? Hernia?

Gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago.4 poke holes.There's a small hard lump formed beneath poke hole below chest? No other poke holes have lumps? Hernia?

Observe : 2weeks is hard to imagine is a hernia. Probably a hematoma. I would observe for now. It is less likely to get a hernia in that location. I would e check in 4 weeks. If still there and bothers you then consider imaging. ...Read more

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Hi,i have a hietus hernia,lately been having a burning sensation in chest also an uncomfortable feeling between chest,being sick clear sticky fluid.

Hi,i have a hietus hernia,lately been having a burning sensation in chest also an uncomfortable feeling between chest,being sick clear sticky fluid.

Hiatal hernia : Small hernias are not to worry about. Your symptoms could be related to reflux disease, which is typically easily controlled with a variety of anti-acid medications. Large hernias, also called paraesophageal hernias, can also cause problems such as pain, difficulty eating, anemia, and bloating. Best to see your primary care provider for a proper eval. Take some tums (calcium carbonate) or rolaids in the meantime. I hope this helps! ...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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Does hital hernia cause upper stomach and chest pain?

Yes: That can be one of the symptoms. A hiatal hernia is a hernia of the stomach into the chest where the esophogus passes through the diaphragm. Chest pain can also be a symptoms of heart disease and should not be taken lightly. See a doctor. ...Read more

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