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Gas Pain In Rib Cage
Yes : The feeling of "gas pain". And bloating as you put it can both be associated with various conditions affecting the GI tract. I would encourage you to be seen if you don't improve. Thanks. ...Read more
It can: However, the more concerning thing to consider is gallbladder or liver issues. If you are having pain that comes and goes, it may be gas, constipation, or gallbladder stones or early cholecystitis. You'd benefit from having it checked asap as it could lead to more concerning conditions if it is your gallbladder. Any systemic symptoms, fever, chills, abdomen rigid, increased pain, go to er. ...Read more
Lots of stuff there: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, etc... Pain can be from the ribs and their cartilage, a swollen spleen, stomach acidity/gastritis/reflux, muscle strains in the abdominal muscles or diaphragm, excess stool or gas in the colon, pancreatitis, a cancerous tumor, etc.... ...Read more
Could it B UR heart?: Air in the digestive tract may come from variety of sources--maldigestion due to enzyme deficiency (ex. Lactose intolerance) or food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation by gut bacteria (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility, excessive air swallowing, as well as inflammatory & infectious causes. Just be sure heart's okay. ...Read more
Can pain on the left side of rib cage be cause by a gas build up? I had pain for 3 days, after i burped it reduced drastically? Was that it?
Yes & it sounds like: U made the diagnosis Urself. There R OTC remedies 2 help with this. ...Read more
How to eliminate my right back rib cage poking pain-usually occurs when I wake up and gets better with expulsion of gas & belching (which is constant)?
What is the cause and the solution of what seems to be a traveling pocket of gas up and down my back , chest , rib cage with sometimes a griping pain ?
Multiple causes: Increased gas formation may be due to drinking too much carbonated beverages, eating too quickly, not chewing food well before swallowing, high fiber diets...A gas bubble that gets caught (often in the right or left upper quadrant of abdomen) can cause pain in various parts of chest and abdomen. Try correcting above listed problems; then try gas-x, or an otc product with simethocone three daily. ...Read more
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