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Can gas cause bad rib and back pain? Tonight am experiencing excessive belch with bad upper rib /back cramps. Not sure if Should be worried or not

Can gas cause bad rib and back pain? Tonight am experiencing excessive belch with bad upper rib /back cramps. Not sure if Should be worried or not

Back and rib pain: Could be gastritis/ GERD/with or without H pylori. Or as you indicated could be gas from constipation/ food intolerances (dairy/gluten) or gallbladder. Would try maalox (has simethacone for gas), ranitidine/ prevecid keep food diary. Avoid caffeine. alcohol, soda, spicy food increase gastritis and gas. Should have BM 1 qd eat fiber (brown rice, lentils, oats,). f/u w/doc ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

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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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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My ribs hurt well at least what I know of it's my ribs righ under my chest left n right the pain goes away when I lay down. I tend to get a lot of gas?

My ribs hurt well at least what I know of it's my ribs righ under my chest left n right the pain goes away when I lay down. I tend to get a lot of gas?

Rib pain: Bilateral rib pain has many causes. It could be chest wall related or even from abdominal causes. The positional nature of your pain points to musculoskeletal conditions. Spinal issues like scoliosis and gait abnormalities are included. Some females who have pendulous breasts can have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What medicine I take to get rid from gas pain in ribs and back?

Evaluation needed: Sensation of gas and pressure in the chest and back may not be related to gas at all, e.g. cardiac pain may feel like gas. Best would be to be evaluated by your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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What can cause rib pain?

What can cause rib pain?

Costochondritis: Referred pain
costochondritis
pneumonia
pleurisy
tuberculosis
chest pain from heart disease
asbestosis or mesothelioma
lymphoma, myeloma
whooping cough
shingles is rib pain
occasional panic attacks
and there are more than that. ...Read more

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Can gas cause pain in the upper part of my back and in my rib cage?

Upper back pain/gas: Can be gas/constipation or reflux. Other possibilities, musculoskeletal, myoplasma infection, or depending on whether right or left are gallbladder rarely may be pancreatitic (cyst, pancreatitis) but pain is usually very severe, or spleen if recent severe trauma. At age 35 would check risk factors (HTN, DM, lipids) for cardiac issues ...Read more

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Severe chest, back and rib pain that moves around for three months. Breathing causes pain?

Severe chest, back and rib pain that moves around for three months. Breathing causes pain?

There are a number: Of significant pulmonary and vascular disorders that could be causing your symptoms. You need to see a health care provider for an evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes dull rib pain?

What causes dull rib pain?

Many causes: Unable to answer without more info such as duration of symptoms, history of trauma, what makes it better /worse, location of pain, etc. Probably worth having it checked out by a physician if it persists. ...Read more

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What cause right side rib pain?

What cause right side rib pain?

Several possibilitie: Trauma, bruise, exercise, coughing, stress fracture, costochondritis, can all cause pain that should get better over several weeks. Shingles, other infections, and rheumatic diseases can cause pain that may be more chronic. Ask your provider. Rib films are rarely helpful. Cancer and myeloma can cause pain of course, but you would probably already know. There are other benign bone tumors etc. ...Read more

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What can cause severe rib pain?

What can cause severe rib pain?

Many things: Trauma and arthritis/rheumatism are the 2 most common. Costochondritis (in the front), referred pain from the spine (in the back) are common forms of musculoskeletal pain in the ribs. There are other more serious causes such as infection or neoplasm so a good medical evaluation is indicated if it is persistent. ...Read more

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Can doing yoga cause rib pain?

Can doing yoga cause rib pain?

Yoga: If the yoga position causes stretch on the rib cage, pain may result. ...Read more

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What can cause right neck & rib pain?

Neck and rib pain: Nerve pain from the neck, particularly the C6 level. Also muscle pain from muscles that attach to scapula and neck. ...Read more

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What causes rib pain in fibromyalgia and how can I treat it?

What causes rib pain in fibromyalgia and how can I treat it?

Good question: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome. The exact cause of the pain is not always clear. People with fibromyalgia have pain at a lower threshold than people who don't have fibromyalgia. This means they feel pain at a much less intensified stimulus. The pain appears to be related to muscle tone and conditioning, pain perception less attenuatef because of lack of sleep and exercise increase brain activity. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has lower back rib pain on the left side. What could cause that?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What causes rib pain when I breathe deeply or bend over?

What causes rib pain when I breathe deeply or bend over?

Rib pain: What part of the rib hurts? If it's at the front where ribs are connected to sternum via cartilage, there may be inflammation of that junction, called costochondritis. Treatment is NSAID (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) for pain & inflammation. If pain is in shaft of rib, see doc for evaluation for cracked rib, osteoporosis, or other condition affecting ribs. ...Read more

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What can cause flank/rib pain when breathing deep in the middle of the night?

What can cause flank/rib pain when breathing deep in the middle of the night?

Costochondritis: This could be costochondritis which is inflammation of the joints where the ribs attach to the sternum. Try an anti-inflammatory like motrin. However, it could be something more serious and certainly warrants a visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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Causes of rib pain from xiphoid process to the right side along ribs. Definitely rib pain the dr said?

Talk to MD: The nerves from you spine travel along the edge of the ribs to the xyphoid process, so any inflammation or irritation of the nerve at that level will feel like pain along the distribution of that nerve. Keep in touch with md to make sure nothing else is going on, but the rib pain diagnosis seems accurate based on this information. ...Read more

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What is most likely the cause of constant left side rib pain that worsens when swallowing food or liquids??

Pain deglutition: Likely of oesophageal origin;best diagnosed by endoscopy if not specifically related to a historical occurrence or if persistent ...Read more

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Can being squeezed around your ribs cause a lot of gas issues? I've been having gas problems since I was squeezed there.

No: No, gas is usually caused by things you eat, lactose intolerance or entraining or swalloing air when you have breathing difficulties ...Read more

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Can gas cause severe pain under right rib cage?

It can: However, the more concerning thing to consider is gallbladder or liver issues. If you are having pain that comes and goes, it may be gas, constipation, or gallbladder stones or early cholecystitis. You'd benefit from having it checked asap as it could lead to more concerning conditions if it is your gallbladder. Any systemic symptoms, fever, chills, abdomen rigid, increased pain, go to er. ...Read more

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Why do I only have a bowl movement once a week? & is it bad? Could it cause lower rib pain?

Why do I only have a bowl movement once a week? & is it bad? Could it cause lower rib pain?

Bowel movements: Once a week BM means a very sluggish transit time in your gut. It can cause pain. Please start w/seeing your doctor. He/she MAY refer you to a gastroenterologist. Natural help can be w/probiotics but see doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?

25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?

? costochondritis: This is an inflamation of your rib joints as they join your sternum (breast bone). Common in young women. It hurts to take a deep breath because that is when those joints move. If significant pain, youcan take Ibuprofen and use a heating pad. ...Read more