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When you have pain from gas does it have to be in the middle in the esophagus or could it be more to the left? What types of pain could it cause?

When you have pain from gas does it have to be in the middle in the esophagus or could it be more to the left? What types of pain could it cause?

Abdominal pain: Pain can be present anywhere over your abdomen. Pain can be sharp, or dull and can range from seconds to hours. Your pain could be due to diverticulitis on the left side ...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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Modified barium swallow SLP said all food went down but esophagus wasn't closing all the way and looked like an air bubble was there? What does mean?

Modified barium swallow SLP said all food went down but esophagus wasn't closing all the way and looked like an air bubble was there? What does mean?

Barium swallow: Limited details given, but it is normal to see air bubbles during the barium swallow. The only place the esophagus needs to close all the way is at the lower esophageal sphincter at the entrance to the stomch. If it is not closing normally, it may mean you are prone to gastroesophageal reflux. ...Read more

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I am curious about what might be causing a feeling, it's like a bubble the size of a big jaw breaker slowly moving up my esophagus, it's painful?

I am curious about what might be causing a feeling, it's like a bubble the size of a big jaw breaker slowly moving up my esophagus, it's painful?

Esophageal spasm: If this continues, you will need a GI evaluation and have upper endoscopy. This can be a stress induced condition; however, direct visualization will confirm the diagnosis. You may also need a video swallowing study. ...Read more

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Can excess stomach gas cause acidity or push the acid up to the esophagus? Any home or OTC remedy to effectively eliminate stomach gas?

Can excess stomach gas cause acidity or push the acid up to the esophagus? Any home or OTC remedy to effectively eliminate stomach gas?

Cart b4 horse. Dose?: Stomach gas does not cause acidity; rather, excess acidity (EA) acting on undigested food (especially "cruciferous" vegetables) cause gas to form. Whenever u have EA, u can get acid reflux. OTC remedies like Tums work short-term (3 hrs max). Zantac (ranitidine) & Prilosec OTC have to b taken ~7 days at the same dose b4 you get any effect, which may b inadequate. TTYD about ur symptoms & possib better treatment ...Read more

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Had nissen fundoplication surgery 10/10, solved issue with reflux of acid into esophagus, now I suffer with excessive gas. What to try to stop gas?

Had nissen fundoplication surgery 10/10, solved issue with reflux of acid into esophagus, now I suffer with excessive gas. What to try to stop gas?

Record diet: You had a nissen and now notice gas. Try recording what you eat and avoid the food that gives you gas like fried foods or legumes. With your nissen you may have received antibiotics. It will take a while to return your gut flora to normal. You may find that yogurt often can help so give that a try. ...Read more

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I have a habit of inhaling lots of air when I eat. I often hear gurgling noises in my esophagus. Is this the air or gas? Or a problem?

I have a habit of inhaling lots of air when I eat. I often hear gurgling noises in my esophagus. Is this the air or gas? Or a problem?

Aerophagia likely: Involuntary belching after a meal is normal, caused by release of swallowed gas after distension of the stomach with food. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness & bloating, relieved by belching. Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. Air swallowing can become habitual. ...Read more

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I was just eating peanut butter and bananas and drinking Pepsi snd ever time I swallowed the pepsi it was like it got stuck in my esophagus and bubbled now I'm burping alot what is this?

I was just eating peanut butter and bananas and drinking Pepsi snd ever time I swallowed the pepsi it was like it got stuck in my esophagus and bubbled now I'm burping alot what is this?

Burping: Pepsi is a carbonated drink and that means that you are going to experience carbon dioxide gas coming out of solution as you drink. This will cause burping. When you have swallowed something before drinking that is likely to take a little longer to make it down the esophagus, eg peanut butter and banana, the Pepsi won't get too far down before it bubbles in the esophagus feeling like it got stuck ...Read more

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What could cause gas/belching to feel stuck in esophagus or stomach when trying to burp?

What could cause gas/belching to feel stuck in esophagus or stomach when trying to burp?

Esophagus not opened: If the esophagus it is not opened-up from your stomach up to your mouth, the gas won't come out. Some spasm in any part of the length of your esophagus can occur and stop the gas from coming up.
Sometime it is easier to do than others...The more relaxed you are, the easier it is to burp...
Have fun with it, just keep it civil :-). ...Read more

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Can gas get stuck in your esophagus and cause it to expand and cause chest pain? Or is this acid reflux all test done on heart & nothing is wrong.

Can gas get stuck in your esophagus and cause it to expand and cause chest pain? Or is this acid reflux all test done on heart & nothing is wrong.

Absolutely: Food and air can get stuck going down esophagus, and cause a severe chest pain that is relieved by burping or swallowing something. Also reflux of stomach acid into esophagus can cause a burning chest pain that is usually relieved with antacids. Esophageal spasm causes severe chest pain, it is usually provoked by severe reflux. Check out my website http://CardioGauge. Com for heart health education ...Read more

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Trapped air bubble in esophagus What feels like air rises all the way to back of throat but then goes back down to start of stomach some pain w/ swall?

Trapped air bubble in esophagus What feels like air rises all the way to back of throat but then goes back down to start of stomach some pain w/ swall?

Acid reflux...: It sounds like you may suffering of acid redux ad possible increased gas production. Start reducing fatty and fried foods in your diet as well as sauces, spicy foods, too much bread, mint, caffeine, sugary snacks, citric juices. You may try Zantac (ranitidine) over the counter for example for symptom relief. If not better make sure you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I cannot burp properly, gas keep coming, gas trapped between throat and esophagus and pain in middle between shoulder blades at the back. Help me! ?

I cannot burp properly, gas keep coming, gas trapped between throat and esophagus and pain in middle between shoulder blades at the back. Help me! ?

Simethicone: There is a medicine that you can buy at the pharmacy called simethicone that may help with this problem. You can also try avoiding dairy products as they cause gas in some people. Other gas producing foods are beans, broccoli and cabbage. You can try avoiding these as well. ...Read more

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When swallow liquids I can feel it in my chest/breasts. Sometimes get an ache in 1 or both breasts & shoulderblades. Esophagus? Gas? PCP says not heart.

When swallow liquids I can feel it in my chest/breasts. Sometimes get an ache in 1 or both breasts & shoulderblades. Esophagus? Gas? PCP says not heart.

Up The Down Hatch?: I feel that way after my first double shot of Scotch. So let's just think"esophagusfor right now: Irritating foods? Recent injury down there (hot or caustic liquids)? Anything come right back up? If so, do you chew your food thoroughly? Any recent illness? Any risk factors for immunocompromise (like HIV)? Any white patches in the mouth? Are you a high-strung or nervous person? Best to see a GI specialist ...Read more

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Hi I have mild inflamed esophagus and gastritis. Ct scan normal, on ppis but food particles in foul green stool, dry hair, headaches, burps, gas help?!

Hi I have mild inflamed esophagus and gastritis. Ct scan normal, on ppis but food particles in foul green stool, dry hair, headaches, burps, gas help?!

A gastroenterologist: Is your best bet right now. GI issues can be complex, caused by myriad things. If your primary MD is stumped by your diagnosis, search HealthTap for a gastroenterologist in your state. A virtual consult can answer many questions and provide plan for next steps in diagnosing your issues. Also, I can review your CT scan at healthtap. Com/saurbornmd if you would find that helpful. ...Read more

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What is fundal gas bubble?! where I can find it?!

In stomach.: The fundal gas bubble is the air in your stomach which can be seen on an abdominal xray when you are standing. Sometimes if you tap sharply on your upper abdomen in the midline you can hear it as a hollow sound. It gets belched up from time to time. ...Read more

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How long does it take before you can see after a retnia detachment with gas bubble c3f8?

How long does it take before you can see after a retnia detachment with gas bubble c3f8?

Takes time!: First the gas has to get absorbed enough to get out of the view which takes a few weeks, then for the bubble to get out of the view completely takes 6 weeks. Depending of the extent of the retinal detachment, sometime it takes months before full function of the cells is regained! ...Read more

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How long after a vitrectomy does it take for the gas bubble to absorb and vision to return?

How long after a vitrectomy does it take for the gas bubble to absorb and vision to return?

6-12 weeks: If the gas fill is 100%, the average rate of gas absorption is about 10%/week. Some patients will have complete resorption in 8 weeks and some as long as 12 weeks. Usually patients will begin to be able to see letters when the gas bubble is 45% or less (the macula is no longer covered by the gas that reflects light away). Best visual acuity is not realize until about 3 months after surgery. ...Read more

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If the gas bubble was placed on the retinal surface, can this cause permantant loss in vision!?

No: Gas bubbles are placed in the eye during retinal surgeries, especially vitrectomy surgeries. They are placed to increase surgical success. They do not cause vision loss, other than blocking the vision while in the eye. So, no permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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For how long after a vitrectomy does it take for the gas bubble to absorb and the vision to return?

Reabsorption of gas: From the vitreous cavity varies per individual and depending on the type of gas used. Air can take 1-2 days while gas can take from 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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When shud I go 2 dr if I think my appendix is hurting? Symtoms? How do I kno if its just gas bubble or something worse? It is on the right side

When shud I go 2 dr if I think my appendix is hurting? Symtoms? How do I kno if its just gas bubble or something worse? It is on the right side

If pain is severe.: The pain is usually on the right side of the abdomen, often in the lower portion of the abdomen, although it can be variable. If it is sore to touch that area, I would recommend having it evaluated, probably in the emergency room. ...Read more

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Does. Gas bubbles affect eyesight permantantly?!

Does. Gas bubbles affect eyesight permantantly?!

Usually not: Gas is inserted in the eye to mechanically hold the retina in place for re-attachment surgery. If air, then it will spontaneously absorb. If synthetic gas, it sill stay a long time and may lead to the development of cataracts which can be removed, restoring vision. The prognosis depends upon the extent of the retinal detachment and its length of time before treatment. Ask retinal doctor. ...Read more

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How does a gas bubble dissipate in body and how long?

Gas bubble: It is confined to the gastrointestinal tract. Contrary to several myths, it does not travel to your chest or brain!! ...Read more

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Can a normal (big) gas bubble be a cause for uncomfortable sex?

Can a normal (big) gas bubble be a cause for uncomfortable sex?

Sure: Anything that causes pressure your belly can cause pain with intercourse, especially if he is on top pressing on it. Try to change position and see if that relieves the pain.

Good luck. If no change, see your obgyn. ...Read more

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Gas bubble is causing me severe pain and discomfort.....whatdo I do?

Need examination: And maybe tests as per the previous answer. If severe pain or breathing difficulties please go to the emergency room to have nasties such as pancreatitis perforation and lung infection excluded ...Read more

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Does gas bubbles breaking into smaller ones indicate that it is shrinking in volume?

Gas bubbles: Joe, gas bubbles in what? Not sure what your question is referring to. Can you post again with more specifics? Thanks/Sorry. ...Read more

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more