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Upper abdomen Pressure? Tension?

I have sort of a weird thing going on i cannot pinpoint. I have this tense SORE aching type thing going on in my upper abs just below my ribcage in the upper left side.

I seem to only get it during activity aka doing chores cleaning dishes.. walking etc. I'ts becoming extremely annoying and The only thing that helps is Laying Down when i lay down its almost gone.. So im like bed bound.

I have a hiatal hernia.

Could this be related to the hernia? or do i have an ulcer? possibly just extreme tension im holding there from anxiety?  thats all i can come up with based on my own research
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I had a severe hiatal hernia and had surgery right before they changed the way they perform it... My incision is from the sternum center diagonal left to below my ribs and ends at my side ....now it is about a 3-4 inch incision for this surgery.....But it sounds like the symptoms i had...have you looked up hiatal hernia? Vaguely it is an opening that allows your belly contents up into your chest area or visa versa when you lay down it takes the pressure off that area... You may need surgery if it gets large or herniates (your insides basically get pinched off through the hole) or if your symptoms continue.... Dont worry if i can make it through the big surgery you can get through the little one...be sure to tell your dr about continuing symptoms so they can decide what is best treatment....best wishes to you hope you feel better soon!!!
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