U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Elwood, IL
A 21-year-old female asked:

Random gas pains throughout the day, then suddenly bad pains in the chest. i just had a bowel movement but the pain is still there. i also havent even eaten anything. what could this be?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Gas: The chest pains can also be from gaseous bloating of the stomach or from esophageal cramping. To prevent excessive gas buildup, avoid gassy foods and beverages and take simethicone 1/2 hour after a meal. Drinking hot water helps break down gas promoting transit down the intestinal tract and out the rectum. Don't force yourself to belch as you only keep swallowing air. Start eating a light diet.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated May 17, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.