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I have a belly button pain on right side, acid reflux, growling abdomen, pain under right rib cage?

I have a belly button pain on right side, acid reflux, growling abdomen, pain under right rib cage?

Gallstones?: This could be any number of problems involving the stomach, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, . A full history and physical along with diagnostic testing and imaging is recommended.

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Can acid reflux cause upper back and rib pain?

Can acid reflux cause upper back and rib pain?

Hard to say: That distribution is not typical, but pain can refer to different areas in different people.

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Would anxiety or acid reflux cause pain in between the ribs and chest?

Would anxiety or acid reflux cause pain in between the ribs and chest?

Both Can - but: Either could cause the pain you describe as well as could lifting heavy objects, coughing a lot, or any number of things. You don't say if the pain is constant, has lasted minutes or months, is disabling, etc. So it is not possible to tell you for sure what the issue is. If you are greatly concerned, you need to have it checked out unless it was just one or 2 small twinges that have passed.

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I have dull pain under right side of ribs. About an inch from middle of chest. Occasionally I will have burning like acid reflux. Should I worry?

Hard to say: But probably not. If pain closely relate to eating then it may represent symptomatic gallstones. Other common possibilities include reflux or acid induced dyspepsia. If a problem see your doctor.

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I am having a bad pain under my ribs up my shoulder on right side I have acid reflux that keeps me up all night and makes me nauseous what could it be?

Pain Management: The symptoms that you report could mean a variety of conditions from gastritis to a stomach ulcer to even pancreatic cancer. This is not intent to scare you but a physician evaluation on an urgent basis through your pcp or er is appropriate.

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I have severe movement under my left rib to middle, I can see it moving and sometimes takes my breathe away, also suffered th severe acid reflux?

I have severe movement under my left rib to middle, I can see it moving and sometimes takes my breathe away, also suffered th severe acid reflux?

FLoating rib: I wonder if you are seeing your floating rib... I suggest a good chiropractor to look at you. I also have great success with acupuncture and chinese medicine to resolve both your issues. Avoid spicy foods, eat more greens like avocado cucumber and kale, avoid alcohol consumption as it can worsen reflux. Good luck!

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I have acid reflux, lately I have had dull aching pain in my ribs on both sides. Mostly when I eat or drink something that bothers me. Is this normal?

I have acid reflux, lately I have had dull aching pain in my ribs on both sides. Mostly when I eat or drink something that bothers me. Is this normal?

Odd: That is a bit odd, the classic symptoms of acid reflux is burning, mid abdomen, right under the middle of your rib cage, and pain can radiate up into the chest. I suspect it could cause discomfort like you are saying, but make sure you are on top of treating your symptoms with medications. You can try some Tums as needed for discomfort or daily Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec daily for the next month

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Female, 21, had baby 5 months ago. I'm having really bad pain in between my ribs area. Throwing up, huntched over in pain. Taking acid reflux pills.

Female, 21, had baby 5 months ago. I'm having really bad pain in between my ribs area. Throwing up, huntched over in pain. Taking acid reflux pills.

See doctor: You need to see your doctor for evaluation. Thus should not be happening. Get to the doctor and get your disgnosisvsndvtreatmenr so you feel good to take care of your baby

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I've been having on and off pain under my breastbone, in my ribs and my shoulder blades that gets a bit better when I burp. Could this be acid reflux?

Under sternum pain: Yes it is possible. You could see if over the counter omeprazole relieves the symptoms. Avoid caffeine, alcohol spicy foods smoking, fatty foods. In any event would get checked out by doctor urgent care this week to make sure it is not other causes like gallbladder, constipation (rare if normal BM), food intolerances (may cause reflux), eosinophilic gastritis, rare and unlikely cardiac.

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Sharp pains in left ribs front/back, tender where dress boning pushed against rib last week, small swelling under skin, gassy and acid reflux?

Contusion: It sounds like you suffered for the sake of fashion. Underwire bras can have the same effect, though it is very surprising that you still have pain a week later. I suspect the reflux symptoms are a separate issue, just more noticeable now because you have this other pain nearby. Try to wear looser garments until this spot has resolved. See your doctor if you are not healing in a timely fashion.

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I have sharp pain under my right rib cage that sometimes radiates into my upper back near my shoulder blade. Nausea. And acid reflux.

Gallbladder?: Sorry your feeling badly. Could be your gallbladder. See your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, and ask of an ultrasound and blood tests are appropriate to check your gallbladder. Hope this helps!

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I got acid reflux problem. I'm taking nexium (esomeprazole).But from last 2 weeks I have back pain left side close to shoulder blade in rib cage area. Why is that?

I got acid reflux problem. I'm taking nexium (esomeprazole).But from last 2 weeks I have back pain left side close to shoulder blade in rib cage area. Why is that?

? unrelated: Stomach intestinal issues should not be referred to the back unless something serious is going on such as perforation, pancreatitis, bleeding. If you have pain in your shoulder it could be referred pain or something completely unrelated. For this type of complaint a face to face with your doctor will likely provide better answers to a complex question. Good luck

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Ok what's wrong? I have acid reflux gastirtius and it all so feels like inside my abdomen things are moving some times it feels like something rolls up in my ribs I've had two c sections I have ahuge pouch and it feeks like my abdomanal wall is not wor

Ok what's wrong? I have acid reflux gastirtius and it all so feels like inside my abdomen things are moving some times it feels like something rolls up in my ribs I've had two c sections I have ahuge pouch and it feeks like my abdomanal wall is not wor

It: It sounds like you need to seek a second opinion from a gastroenterologist. There are many tests that can be done to figure out what is causing you so much discomfort. They work up will likely include blood tests and imaging studies (i.e. Ultrasound). Eventually you will probably have a procedure done called an endoscopy. A camera is used to view your upper GI tract, including your stomach. Don't worry, this is done under sedation. I hope you get answers and good treatment. Good luck.

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Have made my self periodically throw up from binge eating. Have pain when pressing in the middle right between rib cage n some acid reflux?

Eating Disorder EFX: You are right to think there may be a connection the the bad eating behaviors. The good part is that your response now may save you from even worse damage. Get a good exam to see the damage done and seek referral for ED therapy. It is not an easy issue to treat, but w/ expert help it is very possible. Don't wait - make life better!

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Have had acid reflux and heartburn and a BP of 127-144 over ~ 77. Feeling pain in arms, rib cage and occasional sharp pains in mid chest. What to do?

Try antacid: Given age heart disease not likely but BP is too high. That could just be response to pain and anxiety. Pain may be gerd with esophageal spasm. The most common cause of non-cardiac chest pain is gastroesophageal reflux. Try a dose of liquid or chewable antacid. See physician in follow up to check bp. If pain persists go to er.

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What is acid reflux? I have been diagnosed with acid reflux but rarely get heart burn. If I eat too much chili, spaghetti, or pizza, hours later I will have rythmic pain just under my rib cage that get progressively stronger and then I vomit 4 or 5 times.

This: This occurs because your stomach produces excess acid in response to certain foods. This can cause pain, bloating, and a burning feeling in stomach, chest, and esophagus. Associated belching and even vomiting can occur. The vomiting is your bodies way of trying to clear the excess acid when it backs up into the throat. On the other hand, there are other issues that could be going on (hiatal hernia, esophagitis, etc.) it is a good idea to request an endoscopy, which is a test where a camera is used to visualize your upper GI (gastrointestinal tract). This will give your doctors more information in able to formulate an appropriate treatment plan. All the best to you.

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more