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Does hital hernia cause upper stomach and chest pain?

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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Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?

Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?

Any number of: conditions can cause these symptoms. Most worrisome is chest pain and jaw/ear pain, which can mean angina or heart attack. More likely is gastroenteritis, but you need to make sure. Get to a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Upper left stomach pain I have GERD ulcer and hernia. Taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

Upper left stomach pain I have GERD ulcer and hernia.  Taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

NEXIUM (esomeprazole) =GOOD: I assume you had a 'scope' (an egd) to diagnose the 'ulcer'. An esophageal ulcer (gerd ulcer) and hiatal hernia can be painful conditions. Nexium (esomeprazole) is a powerful acid blocker (ppi) and an excellent choice to treat 'too much stomach acid.' lifestyle changes will also help: cut caffeine, alcohol and smoking. You need to be seen quickly if signs of bleeding: black stools/ vomiting 'coffee grounds'. ...Read more

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Could an injured/strained rectus abdominal include symptoms related to upset stomach, stomach pressure & hernia?

Could an injured/strained rectus abdominal include symptoms related to upset stomach, stomach pressure & hernia?

Depends: On the severity of the injury.If complete rupture or tear of the muscle there may be bleeding & abdominal hernia & stomach pressure.If your symptoms are this severe please see a doctor soon. Minor strain would not cause any of this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have stomach pains, belching and diarrhea. Could my imbilical hernia cause these symptoms?

I have stomach pains, belching and diarrhea. Could my imbilical hernia cause these symptoms?

Maybe: If the hernia is firm and painful, itchy be the cause. If this is so, you need to see a doctor asap. If this is not the case, the two are probably unrelated. Your primary care provider should be able to tell one way or another. ...Read more

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Been having upper abdominal pain, had colonoscopy and endoscopy. Reviled a hiatai hernia. Is the hernia causing the upper ab pain?

Been having upper abdominal pain, had colonoscopy and endoscopy. Reviled a hiatai hernia. Is the hernia causing the upper ab pain?

Maybe: Hiatal hernia is very common, but they are not all the same. Large ones can certainly cause pain, along with difficulty swallowing or reflux/heartburn. Patients commonly attribute many nonspecific symptoms to a hiatal hernia, and more often than not the hiatal hernia is not the cause. See a general surgeon with experience in hiatal hernia repair for a consult if its that bad. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause discomfort in upper right abdomen?

Can gastritis cause discomfort in upper right abdomen?

Yes: the stomach can refer pain to the upper right abdomen but also you need to consider the gallbladder and the liver. If increase pain see provider You can try OTC medications to see if it helps But see provider if increased pain nausea or other symptoms ...Read more

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Can severe bloating cause hernia in upper abdomen?

Can severe bloating cause hernia in upper abdomen?

No.: While severe abdominal distention could most certainly aggravate the SYMPTOMS of a hiatal hernia or even a ventral abdominal wall hernia, it does not CAUSE herniation. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder disease cause lower stomach pain gurgling? Diagnosed with gb but have discomfort in lower area like upset stomach. Not upper right.

Can gallbladder disease cause lower stomach pain gurgling?  Diagnosed with gb but have discomfort in lower area like upset stomach. Not upper right.

Unlikely: Gallbladder disease is unlikely to cause gurgling of any kind. Pain from gallbladder disease is usually in the right upper or upper central part of the abdomen and often radiates to the back or shoulder. ...Read more

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Upper stomach pain & bloating. Lower stomach gurgling. Very painful. Hard to take deep breath. Gallbladder?

Upper stomach pain & bloating. Lower stomach gurgling. Very painful. Hard to take deep breath. Gallbladder?

Could be: Not E-nuff information to guide you. If pain is severe enough to make taking a deep breath hard or impossible, go seek help at the Emergency location closest to you. If pain is not that bad, seek an appointment with your PCP as soon as you can. A few blood tests and a ultrasound exam of the abdomen will get things sorted out quickly. ...Read more

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Burning feeling upper stomach directly below rib cage. No other symptoms. Ulcer perhaps?

Burning feeling upper stomach directly below rib cage. No other symptoms. Ulcer perhaps?

Pain: Ulcer presentation is usually more than just pain - indigestion, nausea, heartburn, pain with relation to food ingestion. Although, if you are taking Ibuprofen and other nsaids, the chance of ulcer is definitely higher. Stop those. Try zantac (ranitidine) or priosec, see if it helps. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder disease cause lower stomach pain/gurgling? Diagnosed with gb but have discomfort in lower area like upset stomach. Not upper right.

Can gallbladder disease cause lower stomach pain/gurgling?  Diagnosed with gb but have discomfort in lower area like upset stomach. Not upper right.

Not likely: The location & description of your pain does not sound like a gallbladder attack.These attacks typically occur in the right-upper or upper-midline after eating( esp fatty foods), last for an hour or more, are assc. W/nausea +/- vomiting, and may radiate into the back.What you are describing sounds more like indigestion or irritable bowel. I recommend that you see your doctor for formal evaluation. ...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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I had upper GI surgeon said some inflammation in stomach and the hiatal hernia. Can hernia cause pain?

Yes: Typically however only large hiatal hernias, also called paraesophageal hernias cause pain. Could be the gastritis causing the pain. May want to see a gastroenterologist as well. ...Read more

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Vomiting heartburn digestion problems maybe appendix hernia ulcer?

Vomiting heartburn digestion problems maybe appendix hernia ulcer?

Possibilities: With the symptoms you've described, appendicitis is unlikely. More likely are a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and stay upgright (don't lay flat) 2 hours after eating. You can also try some over the counter antacids. If your symptoms persist you should see your doctor as an upper endoscopy might be informative. ...Read more

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Leftside upper stomach pain. Lower stomach tenderness. Some constipation. ?

Leftside upper stomach pain. Lower stomach tenderness.  Some constipation. ?

May be GI related...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. Get examined now please for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Can hiatus hernia cause pain in upper right back?

Can hiatus hernia cause pain in upper right back?

Usually not: Hiatal hernia by itself usually does not cause pain, but it is usually accompanied by gerd, which can cause epigastric or substernal (both in front of body) pain. Pain in right back could be from gallbladder problems. See a doctor for advice. ...Read more

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What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

Retained duct stone: Go back 2r surgeon & have it re-evaluated. If the ssx r close 2 what u had b4 u may have a retained common duct stone. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause lower stomach cramps or just upper stomach?

Upper: Other issues would cause lower abdominal cramps. Acid reflux (unless due to a rare tumor/glandular condition) would cause upper GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

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