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How come wen ever I have gas stuck in my abdomen it causes pain in the left side of my chest? As soon as i "fart" the pain is gone! why chest pain?

How come wen ever I have gas stuck in my abdomen it causes pain in the left side of my chest?  As soon as i "fart" the pain is gone! why chest pain?

Colon: The colon travels to the upper and then down the left side of the abdomen, to the rectum. Excessive gas may cause discomfort and pain on the left side of the abdomen and chest which in turn may be relieved by flatus. Not all chest pain is caused by gas though and may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...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?

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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Had a bad stomach bug 2 days ago and I still can't eat much without having bad gas. I have chest pain on the right side when i deep breath. I vomited.

Had a bad stomach bug 2 days ago and I still can't eat much without having bad gas. I have chest pain on the right side when i deep breath. I vomited.

You probably pulled: a muscle in your chest when vomiting but if your symptoms worsen or you become short of breath it would be advisable to see a health care provider as soon as possible for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My stomach fills up with gas and I can't burp. It causes me to have stomach and chest pains. Sometimes it happens after I eat or drink. What is it?

My stomach fills up with gas and I can't burp. It causes me to have stomach and chest pains. Sometimes it happens after I eat or drink. What is it?

Sounds like: pretty classical "GERD" (Gastrointestinal Reflux Disorder) ("Trapped Burp" syndrome) and your PCP should refer you to a Gastroenterologist who can make sure of the Diagnosis (Possible endoscopy) THERE IS EFFECTIVE TREATMENT for this condition! Hope this helps and Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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I think i have a severe gastric problem but y my chest pains when gas gets generating in my stomach?

I think i have a severe gastric problem but y my chest pains when gas gets generating in my stomach?

Get checked out: You are probably having regurgitation into your gullet which will cause chest pain. You seem to describe severe pain and that needs to checked out to run out ulcers in you gullet and stomach ...Read more

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I have bad cramps in my stomach and my back on the right side, it hurts to lay down on it. I also have chest pains as well. Is it gas or appendicitis?

I have bad cramps in my stomach and my back on the right side, it hurts to lay down on it. I also have chest pains as well. Is it gas or appendicitis?

Abdominal Pain: Right sided abdominal pain has several causes. The pain from appendicitis tends to be more constant than crampy. Pain that comes in waves is more in keeping with gas or could be kidney related such as infection or a stone. Be checked if this persists soon! All the best. You also have an ovary and gallbladder on the right that can cause pain. ...Read more

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I've had stomach cramps, indigestion, chest pains, gas and bloating for the past 3 weeks. Recently my throat has felt tight and i've had to take breaks while eating because of my stomach. Whats wrong?

I've had stomach cramps, indigestion, chest pains, gas and bloating for the past 3 weeks. Recently my throat has felt tight and i've had to take breaks while eating because of my stomach. Whats wrong?

See a doctor: You should be checked out to see if you have any problems such as intolerance to certain foods or ulcers, esp. If you have tried otc meds like maalox, mylanta or Tums (calcium carbonate) for heart burn or indigestion w/ no improvement. Sometimes anxiety may worsen GI disease, so it is important to get checked out soon. Treatment of anxiety may also help relieve some of your symptoms. ...Read more

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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