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Can Gas Cause Rib Pain
Yes: It can cause shoulder pain if the gas is causing enough pain upward around the diaphragm. However, this should be shortlived as the gas moves through the intestines and long lasting shoulder pain will most likely not be related to gas. The pain is from viscerosomatic referred pain. If the shoulder pain and abdominal pain lasts longer than regular gas is expected, further workup would be necessary. ...Read more
Yes : The feeling of "gas pain". And bloating as you put it can both be associated with various conditions affecting the GI tract. I would encourage you to be seen if you don't improve. Thanks. ...Read more
Yes, but: A sixties female asks if gas can cause left chest pain. Yes it can, but of greater concern is the heart. Doctors think of the worst and rule it out before considering soft diagnostic alternatives like "gas". See a doctor and have a stress test to rule out angina pectoris. If the pain is constant, crushing, and severe go to E.R. For evaluation of acute myocardial infarction, aka heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes it can: Peptic ulcer can cause both chest pain and stomach pain.The pain can radiate to back and chest and you may describe these as gas pains you should check with you gastroenterologist for consult, if you are already diagnose than take full course of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Narcotics very frequently induce constipation with their use. It is important to take a stool softener and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (or simmilar) daily as well as staying well hydrated. Sennokot laxative is a good choice if you have not had a bm in several days (avoid the strong stimulant laxatives). Discuss your symptoms with your physician who can make recommendations. ...Read more
Rib: Rib pain is unlikely to cause hip or groin pain. ...Read more
Back pain: Generally no. Extreme injury neurologically can cause muscular dysfunction but would be obvious. Gas is generally produced by bacteria acting on in digested or partially digested food stuffs. The treatment for back pain including opioid pain medication could alter bowel function with constipation and flatulence. ...Read more
Pain in ribs: Not 100% sure what you mean by pain in your ribs. If it is indigestion, it won't stick around for long. If it persists, then it is not indigestion and you should consider the many other possibilities, and see a doctor if the symptoms are significant or if they get worse. The worst case I can imagine would be a heart attack. If you have arm or jaw pain, a cold sweat, nausea, etc., go to E.R. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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