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.
No. No. A hiatal hernia is an enlarged opening in the diaphragm back near the spine where the esophagus comes through the diaphragm. You can not feel it on your abdominal wall.

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Can anxiety cause back and abdomen pain? I also have a hiatal hernia could this cause sharp chest pain? All heart test came back normal.

See below. Anxiety can have many effects on the body such as those you have described. Best to rule out conditions that can put you at an immediate health risk and then seek a psychiatry referral. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0003695/. Read more...
Yes. Hiatal hernia can cause chest pain, but so can reflux, and esophageal spasm. See a general surgeon with experience treating gerd or a gastroenterologist for a consultation. You may need some tests to figure it out. Read more...
Yes. Anxiety tends to aggravate existing pain and your areas of discomfort are typical. See a cardiologist to rule out heart illness. Read more...

Pain at top of abdomen and under ribs. Doc said costrochondritis but could it be hiatal hernia? Sore after sit-ups and golf

Musculoskeletal. If it is activity related more likely to be musculoskeletal like costochondritis. Hiatal hernia usually results more in heartburn type pain. either way if its not improving u may need additional testinsg. Read more...

Son is 15 he started workin on abdominal exercises I found like a bump on his lower chest N when I touch it he feels no pain. Hiatal hernia? Worry?

Not a hiatal hernia. A hiatal hernia would be located deep within the upper abdominal cavity, behind the lower end of the sternum or breastbone. The hole or defect that the stomach herniates through is in the diaphragm not the abdominal wall muscles. What you describe maybe something in the skin, like a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma, a benign fatty growth. Enlargement or pain should prompt a visit to your family doctor. Read more...

Small hiatal hernia. I've had bad heartburn and chest pain. Uper abdominal pain adds well. I'm misserable. What could be going on? I'm in a lot of pain.

Several things. I think that you need an endoscopy to determine the problem. IF you have a lot of pain, this could be gastritis caused by acid and or H pillory. You could have esophagitis also. It is hard to determine exactly with the information you provide. Consider and upper endoscopy. www.drlugo.com. Read more...
Pain. If the pain is really bad go immediately to the nearest emergency room. If it not too bad call your doctor for advice. Don't be surprised or mad if you are referred to the ER. Read more...

I have had my gallbladder removed and a scope that discovered a hiatal hernia. I started taking apple cider vinegar. Terrible stomach and chest pain?

Reflux . The hiatus hernia may be causing reflux of stomach acid into your espohagus. Vinegar will not help- it is a mild organic acid. You may benefit from over the counter ppi like pepcid- 20mg am/pm for at least 1 week and if not improved, seek prompt medical examination. Read more...
Stop the Home remedy. Did a physician prescribe this unusual treatment for your hiatal hernia? Did they prescribe any treatment for your hiatal hernia? Please stop the vinegar treatment. It is a myth and not a real option to treat your medical problem. Read more...

Could I have got a hiatal hernia from the stomach flu? Threw up harder than ever then a week after ended up in ER with breathing trouble+chest pains..

Hiatal hermia. Stranger things have happened. But i guess it could develop if you were coughing so hard. Usually it is a chronic problem that is associated with reflux and if breathing problems occur that means it is very big and needs surgery to be fixed. Read more...
Hiatal hernia. That is a possibility. It is also possible that you already had a small hiatal hernia and that the vomiting has increased the size of the hernia and/or caused your stomach to slide up into your chest. It would be best to get evaluated by a gastroenterologist for an egd and ugi. Read more...

Had numerous abdomen x rays and CT scan also chest scan and x Ray and 2 ultra sound of liver and gallbladder could they have noticed a hiatal hernia?

Yes, on chest ct . Hiatal hernia should be able to be visualized on a chest ct unless it is very small . It usually wouldn't be visualized on liver/gallbladder ultrasounds. It might be visualized on x rays if it is large enough. Read more...

I have hiatal hernia and gerd, but only symptom is throat itch. No other pain in chest or stomach. Is that really gerd? My hernia found tru gatroscopy.

Gerd. Yup sometimes a hoarse voice or cough can be the only symptom of gerd . Try meds to see if it resolves. Read more...
Maybe . You have an atypical symptom for gerd, which means it has a 60-70% chance at best of being related to gerd. A 48 hour ph study can help correlate acid reflux events to your symptom. This should be done off antacid mess for a week. A 24hour ph impedance study could be done on meds as well. Your GI doctor can help with these if its bad enough. Best of luck. Read more...