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Gas Pain Under Right Rib Cage
I have gas pain in right side under rib cage that started three days off and on. Worse after I eat. Relive after I burp but comes and goes.
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
I woke up today with what I thought was a gas pain in my left side. Eight hours later it still hurts really bad. The pain is under my left rib cage.
Pain: This could be anything. You need to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more
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
Dull constant pain under right rib cage. Horrible gas along with constipation. Sore to the touch. Should I go to the ER?
No: Use a laxative like Dulcolax or even a suppository to get a good BM. Drink PLENTY of fluids, lots of fruits and vegetables and a fiber laxative for a few days to get yourself regular and again whenever needed. This is most likely gas at your age, and an ED visit is not needed unless it doesn't get better or actually gets worse. If there's back or shoulder pain, then you should go to ED. ...Read more
I have minor pain at times & dscmfrt under right rib cage about 2 inchs fm front center of lower chest. Ultrasound & blood test are ok. Could it be gas?
If the pain persists for more than a couple of weeks or gets worse it would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, bloating, pain shoulder blade, tender under right rib cage and had gall bladder removed year ago.
See you MD: You need to get a complete history and physical, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging as well as possible endoscopy to evaluate the source of your distress. Perhaps dietary restrictions may be at fault but other more serious causes should be excluded first such as pancreatitis, malabsorption, hepatitis, and/tumors. ...Read more
I have really bad pains on my right side just under my rib cage I thought it was gas but there definitely isn't it?
Right abdominal pain: Right upper abdominal pain can have many etiologies. Anatomically, this is the location of the liver, gallbladder, part of the pancreas and part of the colon. This area is also adjacent to the diaphragm and lower lung. Abnormality within this area has broad possibilities. Best to be examined by a physician to determine what, if any, diagnostic tests may be needed. ...Read more
For about 2 to 3 days the left said of my rib cage ben hurting, and everyone is telling me it's gas but I don't know what to think?
Consider being seen: There are a number of possibilities and if it does not improve, you should consider being seen. Among the structures on the left side in that area are the lung, ribs, stomach and pancreas, all of which could potentially cause pain. Costochondritis, which is an inflammation of the rib-cartilage junction is among the more common causes and is quite benign, but you could also have a pneumonia. ...Read more
Hi I am a 47 year old male and I have been having a pain symtom from yesterday on my right upper side by my rib cage. I thougt it is GAS I rub icy hot?
Not recommended: I/m against rubbing any chemical substance on the body producing heat like Icy Hot/Ben Gay. These chemicals react with H2O in the skin & undergo exothermic reactions making heat. Problem's if you put too much you can burn yourself & there's no way to stop it unless the reactions terminate. Result? Dermal layer damage with scarring. Don't know why this JUNK is still on the market. Use warm towels ...Read more
Upper back pain/gas: Can be gas/constipation or reflux. Other possibilities, musculoskeletal, myoplasma infection, or depending on whether right or left are gallbladder rarely may be pancreatitic (cyst, pancreatitis) but pain is usually very severe, or spleen if recent severe trauma. At age 35 would check risk factors (HTN, DM, lipids) for cardiac issues ...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
I have a fluttery/movement sensation under rib cage followed sometimes with what feels like a beat accompanied by gas. Worse when nervous/anxious?
Anxiety Syndrome...: 30 y/o female gets "fluttery/movement sensation under rib cage followed sometimes with what feels like a beat accompanied by gas. Worse when nervous/anxious." Indeed, the symptoms are consistent with Anxiety Syndrome. If these are new one should re-train in Stress Management Copping Skills &/or see their PCP or Psych Consult for management. ...Read more
No: But you may be experiencing pain from the gallbladder if it is rt sided. ...Read more
I'm having a weird dull spasming on my left side udder my rib cage its really uncomfortable and seems to help a little by standing up. And Gas?
Muscle spasm?: Could be gas, but I have also seen many complaints like this over the years that were due to muscle spasm. Commonly described as pain and a lump that goes down with self massage. Sounds like a hernia, but there are no hernias in this location not associated with a prior operation. Try anti-gas over the counter meds first and see if they help. See your doc if no help. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Lower left side under rib cage discomfort radiating to back with bloating & gas, recently started exercising & lost 23 lbs what could this be?
Left fib cage pain: The left lower rib cage area contains stomach. Sleep and lungs. The bloating and gas suggests gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. Inflammation of pancreas is a possiblity. Does not appear to be pleurisy or pneumonia. Advise evaluation by a physician for physical exam and further work up. ...Read more
Here are some...: Is feeling gas-trapping new or old, periodic or recurrent or constant? For a 16-y-o young, gas-trapping in bowel is very uncommon except someone very inactive + drug abuse + poor dieting. So, seek evaluation and counseling so to pan out how to improve bowel regularity, chiefly by dietary modification, keeping active, rarely maybe needing laxative by mouth or suppository via rectum. ...Read more
Throughout the day, I have quick sharp pains near my rib cage (occasionally in the back, but mostly right side. Gas related? Food allergy?
Stitch: Sharp knifelike sudden pains that are worse when you breathe in and that disappear soon are usually "stitch", transient folds in the pleura (the membrane that lines chest wall and outer lungs.) see if a very deep breath makes them go away. ...Read more
Gas bubble? Center of chest below rib cage has lasted 4 days. Sometimes a burning sensation. Hurts to bend or lay on either side. Passing gasnot issue.
It can: It can, but suggest that you get checked that it it is not heart related. ...Read more
How do you get rid of constant pain under left rib cage? It feels like trapped gas and like I need to use the bathroom.
I've been taking methotrexate for 2 months for RA. I've been having a ton of pain under my rib cage, gas, diarhea. Is this normal?
Methotrexate SEs: Whoever is prescribing this methotrexate for you should be called at once. This medicine is very powerful and could have dangerous side-effects. I don't mean to scare you but you need answers and you should be seen by a doctor who can figure out what is going on. This medicine makes you more susceptible to infections, but could have other effects too and therefore you need to be monitored closely. ...Read more