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When i burp I have a pain under lower rib left side what might that be?

When i burp I have a pain under lower rib left side what might that be?

From stomach?: Burning is due to excess air that you swallow during eating and drinking trying to come out of your stomach. The area you describe is where your stomach usually is when distended with food and water. Pain is felt due to muscles in between ribs contracting along with your diaphragm to expell air out in to esophagus. ...Read more

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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


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Burning sensation in lower left side below rib cage and goes to the lower left back side. It sometimes stingy/itchy and I am burping alot. Cause?

 Burning sensation in lower left side below rib cage and goes to the lower left back side. It sometimes stingy/itchy and I am burping alot. Cause?

GERD a Possibility: GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) could be causing your symptoms. This is when acid in the stomach goes up into the esophagus and causes pain. It's also possible you have a hiatal hernia, which can cause similar symptoms. I recommend you see your family doctor when possible. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

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Can excessive gas cause rib and back pain? Sharp pains under left rib, down left side and mid to upper back . Some burping and flatuence

Can excessive gas cause rib and back pain? Sharp pains under left rib, down left side and mid to upper back . Some burping and flatuence

Yes it can: Excessive gas in the bowels can cause pressure upwards and backwards. Pressure upwards effects the diaphragm which attaches to the ribs. Pressure backwards can impact the back. Drinking warm tea and gently massaging the belly may help move the gas along. ...Read more

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Constant lump sensation in left side of throat, frequent burping, feels like liquids get stuck going down chest leftside, pain under left side of rib?

Constant lump sensation in left side of throat, frequent burping, feels like liquids get stuck going down chest leftside, pain under left side of rib?

Get evaluated.: Anytime you feel a sense of food or fluids "sticking" at a specific place, I am concerned that there may be a narrowing in the esophagus. This may be as simple as irritation from a capsule that got stuck to something more complicated like a tumor. Needless to say, you need the information. Your doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist, or send you for some imaging studies first. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain on right side, day after ovulation also sharp pains below left rib and in upper back. Excessive burping as well?

Ruptured cyst: May have bled a little into the cyst where you ovulated from, causing pains in the right pelvis. The pains in the upper abdomen and upper back may be from bloating, gastrointestinal issues (the burping). ...Read more

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