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Does gas cause chest pain?

Does gas cause chest pain?

Yes: Gas, ulcer, esophagitis and other types of gastrointestinal disease can result in pain in the chest which mimics coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Gas (Definition)

"gas" is, of course, a phase of matter - the air we breathe is a gas. In a medical context, "gas" can refer to having too much gas in the bowels, causing burping, or cramping in the belly. It also can refer to flatulence, ...Read more


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Can gas cause chest pain under left rib cage and lower armpit area?

Can gas cause chest pain under left rib cage and lower armpit area?

It can: It can, but suggest that you get checked that it it is not heart related. ...Read more

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Can gas cause left chest pain?

Can gas cause left chest pain?

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 more

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Can a ulcer cause chest pain and gas pain?

Can a ulcer cause chest pain and gas pain?

Yes: Usually lower chest, but it can be located somewhere else. Talk to your doc about your cardiac risk factors. ...Read more

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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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Does pleural effusion cause excess gas and burping as well as chest pain?

Does pleural effusion cause excess gas and burping as well as chest pain?

No: A pleural effusion can cause symptoms based on volume. If large enough, the symptoms are shortness of breath or possibly chest pain. Excess gas is not one of the findings. ...Read more

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If i already had a heart workup in ER what can cause chest pain radiating to my jaw and ear and armpit? Feels like gas but i don't know. I also get pai in my left arm. Dr's say they can't find out why.

If i already had a heart workup in ER what can cause chest pain radiating to my jaw and ear and armpit? Feels like gas but i don't know. I also get pai in my left arm. Dr's say they can't find out why.

Chest pain: You are having non-cardiac or atypical chest pain. Most of the times it is muscular or due to acidity. In your case, it sounds like you have acidity ad well as some muscular pain. Please contact your doctor to discuss the treatment options. ...Read more

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Hey im a 22year old female, and the last 3 days I been haveing chest pain.And I was wonder if it could be from having trap gas.....Or something else?

Hey im a 22year old female, and the last 3 days I been haveing chest pain.And I was wonder if it could be from having trap gas.....Or something else?

Lots of things: Hey, there are lots of things can cause chest pain. Fortunately, in someone your age most are not serious. It could be a gas problem or some other gastrointestinal problem. Pericarditis can cause chest pain. Many times in someone your age it is musculoskeletal. But chest pain should never be taken lightly. Get a check up. ...Read more

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Chest pain only when sitting. Gas?

Chest pain only when sitting.   Gas?

Maybe: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and 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 Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is a squeezing sensation or sense of heaviness within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more


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