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Chest pains, wondering if its gas? No other symptoms. Relieved a little with gas chewables. But still pain slightly. What can I do?

Chest pains, wondering if its gas? No other symptoms. Relieved a little with gas chewables. But still pain slightly. What can I do?

More info needed: More info is needed. First of all location, characteristics of pain, timing with regard to activities such as eating or taking meds, response to treatment, etc will help a lot. Keeping a log may reveal the actual cause. By reviewing your meds, I would recommend that you stop all, since they can all cause stomach issues, first 2 — gastritis and ulcers, the last one affecting the stomach's function. ...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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Can trapped gas cause 1. Slight breathing problem, 2. Tickling sensation in chest and ab conjunction and 3. Hedache? Please clarify all the symptoms.

Can trapped gas cause 1. Slight breathing problem, 2. Tickling sensation in chest and ab conjunction and 3. Hedache? Please clarify all the symptoms.

You are asking: A lot of explanation in 400 characters and would be better off talking with your doctor about this, I am not even sure what you mean by 'trapped gas',. ...Read more

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I have on and off feeling like air/gas multiple bubbles to the left or below chest area no sign of pain or symptoms I do have gerd/acid reflux. Help?

I have on and off feeling like air/gas multiple bubbles to the left or below chest area no sign of pain or symptoms I do have gerd/acid reflux. Help?

Hard to say: That is certainly where your stomach could lie and cause stomach symptoms. Perhaps over the counter antacids, observation and if worsening symptoms see your doctor? ...Read more

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How to get rid of gas trouble naturally? I am feeling bloated and some pain in chest and upper abdomen? No other significant symptoms.

How to get rid of gas trouble naturally? I am feeling bloated and some pain in chest and upper abdomen? No other significant symptoms.

Gas: Generally caused by swallowing air. Review all you're eating and drinking. If you are sucking on candy, chewing gum, drinking frequently, etc., you are also swallowing air and it's going to come out the other end. By cutting down on the air swallowed you cut down on the gas volume. Simethicone is a drug which breaks up gas bubbles and can help symptoms ...Read more

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Symptoms are nausea, gas pains, acid reflux, burping, and chest pains. It started this morning. Everything but the gas & chest pains happen often.

Symptoms are nausea, gas pains, acid reflux, burping, and chest pains. It started this morning. Everything but the gas & chest pains happen often.

? Bad food?: At your age most common would be either something you ate didn't agree with you. Or a bladder-urine infection. Stay on liquid or light diet for 2 days, if not better see a doctor and least have your urine checked. You may also use Prevacid or zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more

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I have gas, bloating, burping, indigestion and chest feels heavy from gas. Can acid reflux medications help me with those symptoms?

I have gas, bloating, burping, indigestion and chest feels heavy from gas. Can acid reflux medications help me with those symptoms?

Reflux: It may... Consider modifying your diet as well: stay away from spicy foods, tomato based foods, greasy/fried foods, caffeine, and chocolate and alcohol too ...Read more

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Symptoms: bloating, gas,chest discomfort, headaches,rare white stool. GB ejection 12%. Little rt side pain. Dr recommends gallbladder removal. Should I?

Symptoms: bloating, gas,chest discomfort, headaches,rare white stool. GB ejection 12%. Little rt side pain. Dr recommends gallbladder removal. Should I?

GB surgery: Your GB isn't working properly and you are symptomatic. I agree that you should remove the GB to not only improve/ resolve your symptoms but to prevent it from becoming an emergency procedure from a ruptured GB. If it's not functioning due to inflammation or gallstones you are at higher risk or a rupture. Have you had a GB u/s? This would help determine the urgency of surgery. Good luck ...Read more

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What causes 5 second ache/fullness/like a balloon inflated in left chest/breast. No other symptoms. 1 burp. Gas later. Ecg ok in march. Severe anxiety.

What causes 5 second ache/fullness/like a balloon inflated in left chest/breast. No other symptoms.  1 burp. Gas later. Ecg ok in march. Severe anxiety.

GI disturbance: Sounds like a gastrointestinal malady of some sort. Think about inflammation of the esophagus ("food pipe"), or the stomach itself. Less likely would be the irritable bowel syndrome. I'd begin by trying over the counter zantac (ranitidine) or Omeprazole for say 2-3weeks. If not substantially better than time to seek out a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What causes a sore pain on ribs? Like cramps could it be gas? I just get like pain that's the only symptom it's on my right rib sometimes left

What causes a sore pain on ribs? Like cramps could it be gas? I just get like pain that's the only symptom it's on my right rib sometimes left

?muscular: Soreness in the rib cage may be due to strain in the intercostal muscles. Are you performing any activities that could cause strain of these rib cage muscles? Is there any history of chest wall trauma? Have you been coughing a lot? Have your md examine you to be sure that the soreness is in the rib cage and not the lungs or elsewhere. He/she will order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Stabbing 5 second pain along left side of sternum & side of left breast. No other symptoms. Happened 2 times in 1 min. Cardiac? Muscular? Trapped gas?

All of above: Your symptoms could by any of the above. Cardiac pain is not described as "stabbing" but rather as not painful pressure or heaviness. It occurs with exertion and lasts minutes at a minimum, never seconds. Your sx sound like a muscle stitch. ...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

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Sore boobs, burping, gas, cramping, fatigue after 16 days of unprotected sex. Pregnancy symptoms?

Sore boobs, burping, gas, cramping, fatigue after 16 days of unprotected sex. Pregnancy symptoms?

? pregnant: Any time you have sex without birth control, you can become pregnant. The only way to know is to take a test. ...Read more

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I am pregnant for the second time but much worse symptoms I have extreme nausea, frequent bowel movements with horrible gas and sometimes stomach pain. I am much bigger than last time and my boobs are more sore and bigger. I just found out dec 19th and ca

I am pregnant for the second time but much worse symptoms I have extreme nausea, frequent bowel movements with horrible gas and sometimes stomach pain. I am much bigger than last time and my boobs are more sore and bigger. I just found out dec 19th and ca

The : The odds are excellent that the baby is ok. Generally women with more nausea have higher HCG levels (human chorionic gonadotropin) that are associated with normal pregnancies. The one, fortunately rare, exception is a molar pregnancy. Your primary care physician or your ob/gyn's office can order serial quantitative HCG levels to re-assure you or even an ultrasound which can be done at a hospital or free-standing facility. ...Read more

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Pain across my chest is it gas?

Well...: Pain across your chest should always be taken seriously, you cannot assume it is "gas."
Please go to the nearest Emergency Room, now! ...Read more

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Trapped gas in the chest for years?

Trapped gas in the chest for years?

Maybe reflux, but...: If symptoms originate in esophagus (rather than adjacent structures), the most common cause of your complaint is gastroesophageal reflux possibly accompanied by esophageal dysmotility. However, my answer changes if you have underlying cardiac, pulmonary, or mediastinal conditions. ...Read more

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How to relieve gas in chest and back?

How to relieve gas in chest and back?

Gas: Really need to describe your symptoms and what you are experiencing. Diagnosis stems from detailed history focused details. As detective ask why what where and when. Word dizzy has plethora of symptomsof what pt calls dizzy but doesn't match word, l must be detailed and specific. ...Read more

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What are these gas like pains in my chest every now and again?

What are these gas like pains in my chest every now and again?

Unusual to: Have gas pains in chest, because your GI tract (except esophagus) should be in abdomen. It could be pain coming from heart, such as angina, or from lung such as pulmonary embolus, so you should see your doctor. These conditions are potentially serious, so get to a doctor for any chest pains. ...Read more

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Can gas cause a little annoying pain in the center of your chest?

Yes: Yes, it is very possible that chest pain is due to gas (the medical term is "dyspepsia"). There are many other causes for chest pain, however, which include infection, inflammation, muscular pain, anxiety, etc (considering your age). It is best to have this examined by your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What medicine is best in treating gas in the chest which has stayed for two weeks?

What medicine is best in treating gas in the chest which has stayed for two weeks?

Dyspepsia : If you are decribing bloating and belching, you probably have a disorder of the stomach or the small intestines. This includes simple gastritis, ulcers or infections. You should see a gastroenterologist for this to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my chest when I sallow, doesn't do it all the time just sometimes been having alot of gas also any need to worry?

Odynophagia: Odynophagia is the medical term for pain upon swallowing. There can be many causes, although most commonly it is due to some sort of irritation of the larynx or esophagus. Acid reflux is a very common cause, although medications, very hot or cold foods, and upper respiratory tract infections could contribute at times, among other things. This needs to be evaluated by your primary care doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could gas be the Cause of chest pain?

Could gas be the Cause of chest pain?

Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor?

How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz:

http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/help.at.home/chest.pain/content.html ...Read more

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How does trapped gas get in your chest?

How does trapped gas get in your chest?

In your chest : Air goes in and out of your lungs. Any trapping might cause one lung to inflate more than the other. If you get a bleb which ruptures you get a pneumothorax. If you have any shortness or breath or feel you have air trapping — see your doctor who will listen to your lungs and confirm this. ...Read more

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Chest pain on exertion, is it gas buildup?

Not likely: Chest pain on exertion is something you should get evaluated asap. It could be a sign of something serious. ...Read more