Unknown. A hiatal hernia occurs when the opening in the diaphragm for the esophagus stretches out to larger than its normal size. Since there is a negative pressure in the chest, it can actually suck the stomach into the chest over a period of years. When enough stomach is in the chest, it can cause problems with swallowing, chest pain and pressure, ulcers, and anemia. Why this happens in some people compared to others is a mystery.
Hiatal hernia . It is a diaphragm weakness in the area where the esophagus enters the abdomen and as it gets bigger it can pull part of the stomach into the chest cavity. The cause is unknown . It could be a birth defect that gets worse as you get older. It could be increase in internal abdominal pressure from obesity. But skinny people can have it to.
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.
Mom's caregivers saw a bulge on right upper abdomen. Urgent Care doctor didn't see but found hiatal hernia on CT scan. Could hernia cause the bulge?
No. Have Mom Seen by a gen. surgeon who has probably more experience in examination of the abdomine. abd wall eventration would not show up on CT and is probably benign. Read more...
I had upper GI surgeon said some inflammation in stomach and the hiatal hernia. Can hernia cause pain?
I have a large hiatal hernia. Whenever I get severe stomach pains, the pain also travels to my left shoulder. Why is this?
Nerve root. Hello, as babies when we are developing stomach gets its nerve supply through the same nerve root that supplies the shoulder. After we grow the stomach gets pulled down but because the nerve supply is the same, any pain in the stomach or spleen area can radiate to your left shoulder blade. Read more...
I have a hiatal hernia- I am also at my highest weight (5'3 weighing 153 lb) almost all fat in stomach. If I lost weight, will it help hernia & GERD?
The loss will help. Hiatal Hernias are common and can often exacerbate GERD. Weight is on huge (sorry for the pun) factor due to abdominal pressure. The use of alcohol also exacerbates the GERD by lowering the pressure of the esophageal sphincter as well being a source of calories. Lose the weight-it has so many positive effects beyond control of the GERD. Read more...