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What can I do for extreme gas pain in upper back, chest, and shoulders?

What can I do for extreme gas pain in upper back, chest, and shoulders?

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 more

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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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3 months after C-section relly bad gas pain in chest and back and dizziness is this normal? How long do it take to totally recover to normal?

3 months after C-section relly bad gas pain in chest and back and dizziness is this normal? How long do it take to totally recover to normal?

You should already: Be recovered, could be from your other medical problems please call your pcp as u need a workup for these problems which may not be related to the c-section. ...Read more

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Gerd taking Meds, new symt. Left side bloated, gas pain in chest and head. NauSea gas and acid at times make me throw up and hard time to breath.

Gerd taking Meds, new symt. Left side bloated, gas pain in chest and head. NauSea gas and acid at times make me throw up and hard time to breath.

Acute Gastritis?: GERD can cause nausea, Heartburn. Rx Pepcid (famotidine) or Omeprazole like drug.
If these symptoms are new and happening after you eat certain type of food; you should avoid them and take the GERD medicine regularly.
If you smoke, or has any risk factor for heart disease (like FHx of Heart attack, High BP, High Cholesterol) then "Gas pain, Nausea" should not be taken lightly. Get examined. ...Read more

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Have GERD. Gastric sleeve 2013. Are at red lobster, 20 min after got trapped gas pain in chest, back and throat. Is it GERD? Not had that food longtime

Have GERD. Gastric sleeve 2013. Are at red lobster, 20 min after got trapped gas pain in chest, back and throat. Is it GERD? Not had that food longtime

Careful chewing: After having esophageal or gastric surgery it is always important to fully chew your food. Gas from seafood sounds rare. You would not expect GERD from air being trapped. However if you ate quickly and swallowed a lot of air you might feel the pain as you noted. ...Read more

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Light pain under left breast that goes up my shoulder and down my left arm. Feels like pins and needles but without any chest pain. Is this gas?

Non likely: Pins and needles feeling is called "paresthesia" and is a sign of peripheral neuritis. It can be positional in which case it would come and go. Paresthesia and pain in that distribution, which follows the path of a nerve root (called a dermatome), suggests impingement in the cervical spine - often due to disk herniation or trauma in your age group (26). Also consider a brachial plexus injury. ...Read more

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Left chest pain then it went to my shoulder then down my left arm?

Left chest pain then it went to my shoulder then down my left arm?

Chest pain: It is unlikely to have cardiac pain at the age of 21 years. But can't completely rule out (if you have family history). Consult your physician. ...Read more

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I have a torn ligament in my left shoulder. Could that also cause chest pain?

I have a torn ligament in my left shoulder. Could that also cause chest pain?

Yes, depending on wh: Depending on which ligament is torn, it may absolutely cause chest pain. Torn ligaments & tendons cause misalignment of bones, & therefore muscle strain/tear. If the ligament is the acromioclavicular ligament, for example, it is often accompanied by strain on pectoralis tendon that holds up the arm. The pectoralis muscle runs over the chest; strain causes pain. TTYD or discuss HealthTap Prime. GL ...Read more

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What can I do about chest pain on left side sometimes leading to pain in back and shoulder and jaw?

Chest pain: You need to see a pcp or cardiologist. Need to rule out red flags like coronary artery disease or aortic aneurysms etc. Can be diagnosed through imaging work-up. ...Read more

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Chest pain that goes to my shoulder blade and up my neck, very uncomfortable, hurts while trying to lay down, sit, and stand.

Pain: Two choices:
1: Real bad pain - have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
2: If you can wait a bit get an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm having bad chest pain. But I keep having extremely bad gas. When I flatuate it relieves the pain. Does that' mean its just gas?

Probably not heart: Risk of heart attack in an 18 y/i is nearly zero. Upper abdominal pain can often be interchangeable with lower chest pain too. Gas pain could be a possibility but there could be several like irritable bowel, gallbladder etc. If it continues you may need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in ball of left shoulder, radiates down into upper bicept. No chest pain, but symptoms started a couple days ago, and are persisting?

Pain in ball of left shoulder, radiates down into upper bicept. No chest pain, but symptoms started a couple days ago, and are persisting?

Shoulder pain: Common causes include injuries that could be minor or serious as well as arthritic conditions. Will suggest evaluation by your doctor ...Read more

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I woke up today with chest pain on my left side and to my left shoulder down my arm. It's not too painful but is enough to be discomforting?

I woke up today with chest pain on my left side and to my left shoulder down my arm. It's not too painful but is enough to be discomforting?

Chest wall pain: The number one cause of chest pain is not cardiac but chest wall pain. Although a heart attack may come at an early age that would be very rare. There are many risk factors involved such as high blood pressure, immediate family history, smoking and many others. Symptoms could include sweating, nausea, and shortness of breath. Rest your arm, take an nsaid with food. ...Read more

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When I take a deep breath I have pain in my left shoulder & on the right side of my chest. Pain has lessened greatly w/time, should I be worried?

? Pleurisy: May be musculosketal pain but sounds like its pleuritic in nature. That means it could be related to inflammation of a layer of tissue surrounding the lungs. If its persistent, I would see a physician for further tests, for example, chest XR, blood work, EKG etc. ...Read more

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Middle back pain between shoulder blades that makes it difficult to stand up with crushing chest pain that doesn't go away when I lay down or stand up?

Middle back pain between shoulder blades that makes it difficult to stand up with crushing chest pain that doesn't go away when I lay down or stand up?

Emergency Room: This type of complaint is better addressed at an emergency room. Please call 911 to transfer you to the hospital immediately. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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