Does a hiatal hernia cause armpit pain and chest pain? I have had stress test and a lot of heart work and eveything came back good

Can cause chest pain. Hiatal hernis is a protrusion of the stomach into the chest. The stomach goes behind the heart. You can get gas trapping and pressure sensation in the chest but not usually the armpit. If a cardiac work up was negative would get GI workup.
Could be. Large hiatal hernias, also known as para esophageal hernias, commonly mimick cardiac pain. They can be diagnosed with an x-ray where you drink barium (esophagram) and/or upper endoscopy. The only treatment is surgical, typically using a laparoscopic approach.

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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 in left arm and left side of chest. Have done stress and other heart tesrs. Results great. I have a hiatal hernia. Could this be the cause?

Symptoms. Superficially it sounds like low probability of cardiac cause of your symptoms tho' your doctor ordering these studies should be better able to advise you. There are many causes possible for arm/chest symptoms and hiatal hernia is a chest possibility but lower probablity for left arm pain. Read more...

I was diagnosed with chronic esophageal inflammation, stomach ulcer and hiatal hernia. Will that cause chest pain L side? Card. Said heart was fine

Its possible. Depends on the size of the hernia. It also depends on the characteristics if the pain. Could also be esophageal spasm. Ask your doctor if an esophageal Manometry test is appropriate, and/or a referral to a GI doctor. Hope this helps! Read more...

Help for long time I have chest pain left side under arm pit to scapula heart cath is done is all clear and stress test good what can it be please?

Non cardiac. Sounds like we know what the pain is not ....May not know what is the cause . If the angiogram is normal other possibilities include GI problems or chest wall inflammation. Read more...
Muscular. If your cath was clean then you are not experiencing cardiac chest pain. It likely would be muscular pain. The cardiac catheterization is the gold standard for coronary disease. If it is negative, then your chest pain is not secondary to coronary artery disease. Read more...

Checked heart, lungs, kidney function, ... Did tests from ct to stress test, blood tst, etc... All perfectly normal the only problem is a high systolic especially on my right arm 140-160. Dr said chest pain was nerve but bp unknown cause what could it be?

Hypertension. Hi RachidL, In the United States, the US Preventative Services Task Force recommends blood pressure screening for all adults over 18. Hypertension is an indicator of cardiovascular disease and can be treated by lifestyle (diet and exercise) and medication. BP screening should be over several visits. Read this link: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatement. Read more...
19 High BP R arm. High blood pressure in right arm in young male suggests co-arctation or the aorta pre ductal. This congenital heart vessel defect encroaches (narrows) the aorta before the take off of the Left subclavian artery so that the BP is low in the Left arm. But because the BP is also low to the kidney it secretes a hormone called renin which raises BP trying to get more pressure to the kidney. Consult me. Read more...

I had a nuclear stress test the other day (because I was having some chest pain/pressure and pain down my left arm). I had a nuclear stress test the other day (because I was having some chest pain/pressure and pain down my left arm). I had a heart attack

Thank . Thank you for your excellent question. Your situation is illustrative of a common dilemma in medicine -- the issue of incidental findings on tests ordered for other reasons. Your nuclear stress test involved injecting a radioactive tracer into your blood stream that is emitted by tissues in your body and captured on a detector (camera). The tracer is designed to localize to the heart, but can be taken up by other tissues for various reasons. The nuclear stress test is non-specific for other types of lesions, and so cannot diagnose your particular lesion. It sounds like the lesion is in your breast or the portion of your lung just below your breast. This may be the same lesion seen on your ct scan. Your primary care doctor should be made aware of the finding, and consideration given to more definitive testing (e.g. Repeat ct scan or tissue biopsy). Oftentimes these lesions turn out to be benign, but they are an unfortunate "side effect" of medical imaging in that they cause anxiety and require further testing. This issue is precisely why generic "body scans" or "heart scans" advertized on tv and the radio are so controversial. Read more...

I check my heart, ecg, echo, holter and stress test, all say that my heart is fine, but I still have a chest pain and left arm pain. What should I do?

At 23. Risk of non congenital, non viral cardiomyopathies is low. Hence negative predictive value of negative Echo, holter and stress test will be near 100%. simply put cardiac disease is unlikely.May f/u with detailed description of the pain(type,duration and aggravating and relieving factors) weightlifting or any strenous sports? then also Anxiety! Read more...

Would a holter, stress test and echo rule out heart disease in 40 year old female with chest pain and arm pain. When im stressed I get pain from lft shoulder down to my elbow. Low to norm bp.

No. Tests can help but are not perfect. Especially for a women of your age. You should speak with your doctor about your symptoms and testing. Your problem should be sorted out with someone experienced in dealing with chest pain and heart disease. Read more...
Angina. If you have chest pain and shoulder pain whenever you experience stress or anxiety, it could be vasospastic angina. It may not show up in regular stress test. It need special tests. Consult your physician. Read more...