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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


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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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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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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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I have mid upper abdominal spasm, cramps trapped gas and burning stomach and esophagus sensation just right under the rib cage over 1 year?

I have mid upper abdominal spasm, cramps trapped gas and burning stomach and esophagus sensation just right under the rib cage over 1 year?

Many symptoms: You must see your Primary doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor will get your medical history, examine you, and almost certainly order lab data. She/he may also order an xray!

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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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

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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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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 esophageal spasms? Is it related to gerd? I'm 37 weeks pregnant and having skipped heartbeat sensation, will burp and past out gas after that.

What is esophageal spasms? Is it related to gerd? I'm 37 weeks pregnant and having skipped heartbeat sensation, will burp and past out gas after that.

Not related to GERD: Esophageal spasm are irregular uncoordinated and sometimes powefull contractionsof the esophagus. There are two types of esophageal spasm
1diffuse which is irregular, uncoordinated squeezing of the muscle of the esophagus
2nutcracker esophagus which squeezes esophagus in coordinated way. But squeezing is very strong
spasm causes pain in chest
your symptoms suggest gerd and you should check with md. ...Read more

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Are esophagus spasms dangerous?

Are esophagus spasms dangerous?

Highly inconvenient: Not life threatening but could indicate significant underlying reflux ...Read more

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What to do if my esophagus is damaged?

See your doc: It is unclear of how you think this has happened but need to see a physician for the diagnosis. Need either an upper endoscopy or x-rays called an UGI to reveal further what is going on. Eliminate for now any alcohol or caffeine until this is evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the sunrooms of a bad esophagus?

What are the sunrooms of a bad esophagus?

Metaphor?: Before mis-answering your question, did you mean "sunrooms" or "symptoms" please? ...Read more

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What causes my esophagus to be restricted?

Narrowed esophagus: There are various disorders that can cause narrowed esophagus. The can range from benign (secondary to reflux or prior radiation or ingestion of caustic substance) to malignant (cancerous) the narrowing can also be caused by extrinsic (something pushing from outside) compression to esophagus. The best test to diagnose this is either esophagram or endoscopy. With endoscopy you can diagnose & treat. ...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