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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

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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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What can cause excessive stomach gas and stabbing back pain?

Abd pain & bloating: Broad question. Consider allergies such as lactose or gluten. Testing by your doctor may reveal the source. With significant gas in the large intestine, some discomfort may be felt in the back in addition to abdominal bloating. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about lower back pain, excessive gas and change in bowel movements?

Should i be concerned about lower back pain, excessive gas and change in bowel movements?

See below: If the constipation that you report is new, you may want to be tested for hypothyroidism. Without any addition details about your low back pain and what has been performed so far to evaluate it, you may to discuss this with your primary. ...Read more

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I have everlasting fatigue & tireness, muscles and back pain, excessive gas in stomach, little skin rash , and white spots under skin!what could it be?

I have everlasting fatigue & tireness, muscles and back pain, excessive gas in stomach,  little skin rash , and white spots under skin!what could it be?

Many possibilities: All of these symptoms are very general, and may represent a number of conditions. With foot tingling i would be checking to rule out diabetes as well as vitamin d and vitamin B12 deficiency to start. ...Read more

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Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

May take a while.: If you truly had a stomach infection then it will take a while to clear. The gas is all part of the process of getting back to normal. If you are having a lot of stress besides this can contribute to the gas and GI upset. You need to talk this over with your doc and plan the best treatment for you together. Reduce or stop the caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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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

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

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Hi.... Does excess gas, frequent urination, lower back pain, constipation, pain during bowel movements common during menstruation. ?

Very common: Varies with each individual person and depending on what you eat which can affect the degree of above symptoms you just described.If persistent and concerning , consult with your physician. ...Read more

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I have traped gas and back pain after day of alcohol . After a green tea morning excrete more gas and get relief. Why traped gas occurs after alcohol.

I have traped gas and back pain after day of alcohol . After a green tea morning excrete more gas and get relief. Why traped gas occurs after alcohol.

Inflammation: Alcohol is a poison and affect all the cells it interacts with, including stomach and intestinal cells. It would be advisable for you to not drink. Alcohol never did any one any good ever. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I'm a 36 year old woman with symptoms of swollen breast, itchy breast, swollen abdomen and I'm bloated with gas and back pain. What can this be?

I'm a 36 year old woman with symptoms  of swollen breast, itchy breast, swollen abdomen and I'm bloated with gas and back pain. What can this be?

See doctor: Off the cuff, I would suspect pregnancy at the top of the list. If pregnancy is a possibility, get tested for it. Nonetheless you still should consult a doctor soon- An OB if pregnant, your PCP if not. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...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