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Gas In Upper Back
What is gas?: If you mean a feeling of pain such as caused by gas in the intesting, that kind of feeling in the back (depending on where) can be due to anything from a skin infection to actual gas in some internal organ. If they have done every test, I suggest you ask for an appointment to discuss their DIAGNOSIS...that would probably be with your primary practitioner. ...Read more
Maybe it's not gas: A person with "extreme gas pain" in the upper back and chest may have something other than gas. If it is gas, then taking an over-the-counter antacid/anti-gas medication should help quickly. But what if it is a heart attack or an aneurysm of the aorta? Those can be fatal, so a person with such symptoms should see his doctor or get checked at the emergency room right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acid Reflux: If you can positively correlate that belching relieves the backache then you may have acid reflux. Mid back pain can also e due to cardiovascular disease, gstrointestinal disease or conditions of the spine. In a young individual the acid reflux would be most likely. However statistics can not replace a good history and exam. So it will be prudent to see your pcp and discuss it with him/her. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gerd, when I have a lot of gas i get upper back pain, goes away after burping , happens when i eat big meals usually?
Simethicone: Simethicone dissolves the gas and that will help you. Obviously, eat smaller meals. Check and make sure you are not gulping down air when nervous or talking too fast (aerophagy). Consider taking a proton pump inhibitor to fix your gerd. May want to discuss your options with a GI specialist, may want to check for barrett's esophagus at some point also. ...Read more
Midback: Gas trapped in the esophagus may cause midback discomfort but usually there is associated discomfort in the anterior chest area as well. If there is recurrent upper or midback discomfort, I would suspect a musculoskeletal cause more than gas entrapment. It's best to have your physician evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more
I have pain in in my chest an upper back sometimes it hurts to breath i took some Gaviscon because i thoght mybe it is gas but can not tell what is.?
May be gas in large: This may be what we call the "splenic flexure syndrome" where we get gas in the large intestine where the intestine flexes from the tranversecolon to the left descending colon - across the top of the abdomen and down to the left side. The intestine turns under where the spleen is and that is why it is called the splenic flexure where the intestine turns. Intestine gas can build up = pain. ...Read more
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