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Can a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breathe, upper central chest/ back pain that come and go without heartburn?

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Dr. Ly Phan
Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Depending on how large your hiatal hernia is.
If significant stomach reside within the chest through a large hiatal hernia you may experience pressure and chest discomfort.

In brief: Yes

Depending on how large your hiatal hernia is.
If significant stomach reside within the chest through a large hiatal hernia you may experience pressure and chest discomfort.
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine

In brief: It could, but...

There are many other things that could also cause similar symptoms - including heart or lung problems.
These are serious symptoms you're describing and deserve a thorough history and exam by your regular doctor.

In brief: It could, but...

There are many other things that could also cause similar symptoms - including heart or lung problems.
These are serious symptoms you're describing and deserve a thorough history and exam by your regular doctor.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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