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Doctor insights on: Can Gas Cause A Sharpe Pain In The Left Side Under Breast

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Pain when on my left side just under my breast...hurts when I breathe in and out. I thought it was gas & I've been walking for 2 hours to push it out?

Pain when on my left side just under my breast...hurts when I breathe in and out. I thought it was gas & I've been walking for 2 hours to push it out?

History: Clearly you are concerned. Left sided chest pain needs to be looked at. Age is risk factor along with your medical history. Duration and the type of pain is imp. What brings it on? Would suggest to seek your primary care doc input and work up. If the pain persist would seek help sooner. The probability of heart disease is based on risk factors. Your medical history would help. Best of luck ...Read more

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In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Stabbing 5 second pain along left side of sternum & side of left breast. No other symptoms. Happened 2 times in 1 min. Cardiac? Muscular? Trapped gas?

All of above: Your symptoms could by any of the above. Cardiac pain is not described as "stabbing" but rather as not painful pressure or heaviness. It occurs with exertion and lasts minutes at a minimum, never seconds. Your sx sound like a muscle stitch. ...Read more

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What causes 10 second feeling of fullness like a ballon inflating in left breast and chest? No pain. PCP says heart ok. Gas? Seek cardiologist?

What causes 10 second feeling of fullness like a ballon inflating in left breast and chest? No pain. PCP says heart ok. Gas? Seek cardiologist?

Rising sensation: A rising sensation that last 10 seconds in the stomach is either gas or abdominal epilepsy. With the latter one experiences a flip flopping or rising sensation in the upper abdomen and sometimes feelings of anxiety. Autonomic epilepsy may also cause pilo-erection (hair standing on end) change in heart rate and altered mental status. Its often overlooked or misdiagnosed. ...Read more

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Can gas pain cause a sharp pain between breasts and a pain in left shoulder? Muscular? PCP says heart ok. Fear cardiac issue.

Can gas pain cause a sharp pain between breasts and a pain in left shoulder? Muscular? PCP says heart ok. Fear cardiac issue.

GERD: Is a very common disorder.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,
Heart pain is typically a sore muscle. Worse w. stress, achy, relief after few moments rest.
Gerd is sharp, often with food/burping/fullness.
http://www. Webmd. Com/heartburn-gerd/guide/reflux-disease-gerd-1
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What causes 5 second ache/fullness/like a balloon inflated in left chest/breast. No other symptoms. 1 burp. Gas later. Ecg ok in march. Severe anxiety.

What causes 5 second ache/fullness/like a balloon inflated in left chest/breast. No other symptoms. 1 burp. Gas later. Ecg ok in march. Severe anxiety.

GI disturbance: Sounds like a gastrointestinal malady of some sort. Think about inflammation of the esophagus ("food pipe"), or the stomach itself. Less likely would be the irritable bowel syndrome. I'd begin by trying over the counter zantac (ranitidine) or Omeprazole for say 2-3weeks. If not substantially better then time to seek out a GI specialist. ...Read more

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I have severe gas right now, might be ibs, also shoulder and neck pain on left side. Yesterday had dull ache In left breast. Is it heart related?

I have severe gas right now, might be ibs, also shoulder and neck pain on left side. Yesterday had dull ache In left breast. Is it heart related?

Probably note: This does not sound like it is coming from your heart, I would want to know if this symptoms were worse when you grow up a flight of stairs or when you are exercising ...Read more

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What can cause gas in and under your right breast area?

What can cause gas in and under your right breast area?

GI tract: The tail end of the stomach, pylorus ; duodenum are in that area ; are followed by the intestines. Gas can build up in the GI tract. ...Read more

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What causes pain in breast, but moves to the other breast. Could it be trapped gas?

What causes pain in breast, but moves to the other breast. Could it be trapped gas?

NO: Breast will not have gas, most likely have fibrocystic disease, usually pain will be bilateral, some times one side flares and subsides, then other side. Any breast problem must see the doctor, to make sure not a serious problem, call your doctor. ...Read more

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For years I will get sudden sharp pain under right breast and sometimes it radiates to the side and back. Can it be trapped gas?

Probably not: Would see your doctor. A few simple tests could rule out a gallbladder problem. (abdominal ultrasound and checking blood work for liver function and lipase). If it shows abnormalities, then taking out the gallbladder can fix the symptoms. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 days old and hasn't pooped since we left the hospital. He is also having major bouts of gas. He is breast fed?

My baby is 3 days old and hasn't pooped since we left the hospital. He is also having major bouts of gas. He is breast fed?

Other Sx???: The breast fed baby can have a small smear of poo every feeding or a giant crib filler poo every 7-10 days & be normal. If all of babies stools have been soft to this point & baby is otherwise behaving normally, I wouldn't do much other than wait for the inevitable poo. I baby has dropped his/her feeding activity & changes play patterns, an exam may be indicated. Call the office & check with dr. ...Read more

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Chest pain right side for almost an hour now. Under breast and across abdomen sometimes extending to back. Very sharp pain. Is it gas?

ER visit now: Seems atypical for heart attack but cannot rule out. Also blood clot in the lung and tear in your aorta should be considered and ruled out. Hence any acute onset chest pain deserves an immediate evaluation. Please go to the er. ...Read more

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Why do I get random pain under my left breast? Feels like a knot being tied and it won't go away unless I inhale all the way? Almost feels like gas?

Could be: It could be referred pain from gas or it could be a pulled muscle between your ribs. It should go away in a couple days. If not, go to the dr. ...Read more

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I have had this nagging pain kinda like gas pain right below my left breast it goes under my arm a little to my back. Hurts as I breathe whatcanit be?

Costochondiritis?: Maybe caused by irritation to the rib cage or possible underlying issue to the structure of the stomach. If this is a chronic issue, you need an exam. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could be causing low back pain, sharp pains under left breast that extends to my back, and gas pain?

It depends: These symptoms don't usually go together, but it could be pleurisy, an inflammation of the lung's outer lining, or peptic ulcer disease. Occasional a herniated disc in the thoracic spine can give you sharp pain that radiates, but usually it comes from the back to the front, not the other way around. You should probably see a doctor for a more accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under my left breast like where my stomach is! Sometimes hurts when I tske a seep breathe does it sound like something serious? Or just gas

Evaluation: This could be gas but many possibilities some serious like clot in the lung--would see an md today to be evaluated

pleurisy, muscle pain all possible. ...Read more

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Light pain under left breast that goes up my shoulder and down my left arm. Feels like pins and needles but without any chest pain. Is this gas?

Light pain under left breast that goes up my shoulder and down my left arm. Feels like pins and needles but without any chest pain. Is this gas?

Non likely: Pins and needles feeling is called "paresthesia" and is a sign of peripheral neuritis. It can be positional in which case it would come and go. Paresthesia and pain in that distribution, which follows the path of a nerve root (called a dermatome), suggests impingement in the cervical spine - often due to disk herniation or trauma in your age group (26). Also consider a brachial plexus injury. ...Read more

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I get random brief pain under left breast/up rib and it comes/goes.10+minutes of this pain. I have kidney stone there and gas/gerd. Are they related?

I get random brief pain under left breast/up rib and it comes/goes.10+minutes of this pain. I have kidney stone there and gas/gerd. Are they related?

Possible but not: .....necessarily related: Irritation of ribs' cartilage, joints or nerves. Intestinal gas trapped in the sharp bend in the colon. Constipation. Spasm of the colon. Inflammation of the pancreas. Enlarged spleen. Stone or infection in the left kidney or upper part of the ureter. Ovarian problems with referred pain to the left diaphragm. Inflammation of L. lower lung or left diaphragm..... ...Read more

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Leaning forward pain in right breast and sternum. Then bending over pain through left breast and chest to back. Doc says heart ok. Muscular? Nerve? Gas?

Leaning forward pain in right breast and sternum. Then bending over pain through left breast and chest to back. Doc says heart ok. Muscular? Nerve? Gas?

Positional: The positional nature of your pain makes me wonder about your spine - as you lean, you flex and extend it which open and close your neural foramina (the canals where the nerve roots exit). Arthritic spurs often encroach on these canals and can cause nerve root irritation. Arthritis in the facet joints of the spine can further cause positional pain. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts sometimes, and I've noticed after I eat somethings I get a pain rightunder my left breast, and my left rib area, gas sometimes not always?

Could be reflux: Pain after eating can relate to many things. Identifying the cause requires more info like what kind of food, amount, where pain is, quality, and so on. Common causes can be ulcer disease or reflux in which acid leaves the stomach and irritates the esophagus. Advil (ibuprofen) and Aspirin can irritate the stomach lining too so can contribute to pain. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under left breast in rib cage. It also is sore when I press down about 2 inches to the right under my nipple. Could it be gas?

I have a sharp pain under left breast in rib cage. It also is sore when I press down about 2 inches to the right under my nipple. Could it be gas?

DDx: What is the differential diagnosis (DDx) of chest wall pain? First thing anyone in an ER would want to rule out is heart ischemia or pulmonary embolism (PE) or aortic dissection. I think those are highly unlikely. Most likely includes pleurisy (inflammation of the lung lining), costochondritis (connective tissue inflammation), fractured rib (from trauma including cough). Also breast cancer or cyst ...Read more

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When I swallow I feel cold/got liquids in my chest/breasts. What causes this? Sometimes an ache in the same area, trapped gas? PCP says heart ok. Worried!

When I swallow I feel cold/got liquids in my chest/breasts. What causes this? Sometimes an ache in the same area, trapped gas? PCP says heart ok. Worried!

Possible gas: Since your heart is ok then we can start investigating other causes stress can cause some of that patient can swallow a lot if air while eating specially if they eat fast then combination of air trapped and muscle spasm in food pipe can create similar feeling eat very slow chew your food well eat multiple small meal not better see a GI specialist that can evaluate your digestive motility ...Read more

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Chest pain on left breast & underneath. It feels sharp @times. Went to ER, X-ray & blood work is fine. Burning sensation @times. Is it gas or muscular?

Chest pain on left breast & underneath. It feels sharp @times. Went to ER, X-ray & blood work is fine. Burning sensation @times. Is it gas or muscular?

SeveralPossibilities: ER rarely best place for good help. Why? 1st Med Sys not=health: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. ERs have Hi law suit rates, focus=fast/defensive medicine; not problem solving/helping you better understand&troubleshoot as primary decision maker. Medicine=LowTech. Most problems=NOT revealed by exams, usual blood & Imaging tests. Why? Humans=far more complex than any of these can ever show. Go for better! ...Read more