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I have been having pressure and mild pain between my shoulder blades. Can this be trapped gas.

I have been having pressure and mild pain between my shoulder blades. Can this be trapped gas.

Unlikely: It is unlikely to be trapped gas but it could be from reflux. If you are having heartburn try an over the counter medication like zantac (ranitidine) to see if this gets rid of the sensation. It could also be musculoskeletal discomfort so try a heating pad and some gentle stretches to see if this will relieve the pain. If these suggestions do not work see your doctor ...Read more

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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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What causes gas pain under your right shoulder blade?

What causes gas pain under your right shoulder blade?

Several options: If you've had a recent laparoscopic procedure, the gas utilized during that procedure can case shoulder pain for several days. Other than that, pain in that area could be caused by a thoracic radiculopathy or a trigger point, among other things. See a physician if symptoms persist or are severe. ...Read more

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I am having gas in my shoulder blade I am currently a hypertension patient on prescribed meds. I've taken a gas x strip wjat else can I take

I am having gas in my shoulder blade I am currently a hypertension patient on prescribed meds. I've taken a gas x strip wjat else can I take

Oh...at: Oh...At first I didn't know what you were talking about. It's kind of an odd thing to think your bowel gas is affecting your shoulder. I will take the leap of assuming it is the right shoulder. I am also assuming that you mean it bothers you when you feel gassy in the abdomen.

This can be a classic sign of gall bladder disease. It is called referred pain. Most people experience it in the right shoulder. Your physician or a general surgeon can help you with gall bladder problems.

However, atypical angina (heart pain) can also present as shoulder symptoms and upset stomach. With a history of hypertension, you have an increased risk of heart attack. You should see your physician right away. ...Read more

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Woke up with stabbing sharp pain in right shoulder blade. Seemed to correlate with gas and movement but Was very intense?

Backpain: Right shoulder pain most probably muscular, if have noticed association with gas, you identified the cause and treat it accordingly. If the pain continues to be intense, see your physician. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of trapped gas in your back behind left shoulder blade I can here in my intestine I can here the gas.

How do you get rid of trapped gas in your back behind left shoulder blade I can here in my intestine I can here the gas.

See MD: Have you been checked for a diaphragmatic hernia or hiatal hernia? That is when the stomach pokes up into the area where your lungs are above the diaphragm. This would be the most concerning possibility. See your doctor. Good health. ...Read more

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Localized upper left sharp abdo pain radiates to left shoulder blade. I have the urge to burp and release gas a lot. What causes this pain?

Localized upper left sharp abdo pain radiates to left shoulder blade. I have the urge to burp and release gas a lot. What causes this pain?

Abdominal pain: Left upper abdominal pain can be related to a gastric ulcer, or an intestinal problem, like diverticulitis, which is uncommon in your age. In order to check for ulcer you can check a blood test for a bacteria called h. Pylori. If you have it, 2 weeks of antibiotics and acid blocker can be effective. An upper endoscopy can provide a definitive diagnosis for ulcer. ...Read more

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For several years I have had a random, very sharp pain. It begins just below my right shoulder blade and lasts 30-45 min. A head ache follows, and gas.?

For several years I have had a random, very sharp pain. It begins just below my right shoulder blade and lasts 30-45 min. A head ache follows, and gas.?

Possible gallbladder: Problems with your gallbladder could potentially explain the shoulder blade pain ("referred pain") and would make sense if you also feel like you have gas. You could also have headaches with gallbladder problems, though this would not be very common. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a 28 year-old female. What causes excessive gas (at times feels trapped under shoulder blade & sometimes can't pass), bloating, burping, and back pain?

I'm a 28 year-old female. What causes excessive gas (at times feels trapped under shoulder blade & sometimes can't pass), bloating, burping, and back pain?

Gas: Gas is formed from swallowing air, bacterial production or fermentation. Changing your diet and adding good bacteria (probiotics) can help. Simethicone is a medicine used for gas. ...Read more

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Symptoms: dull pain on upper right side, loud tummy rumbles after I eat that will last for hours, pain right shoulder blade, passing gas and burping?

Symptoms: dull pain on upper right side, loud tummy rumbles after I eat that will last for hours, pain right shoulder blade, passing gas and burping?

Exam-ASAP: These symptoms are very highly suggestive of gallbladder/gallstone disease. I suggest immediate medical evaluation, blood testing and abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hidascan is normal. Still have problems with fatty foods, light fluffy stools. UQP diheria right back pain into shoulder blade, nausea indigestion gas?

Other possibilities: The HIDA scan rules out gallbladder dysfunction and chronic cholecystitis but there could be other possible explanations for your symptoms which warrant further evaluation, ...Read more

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About 1 hour after eating. Peculiar ache in right chest/breast area and right shoulder blade. Almost as if a balloon was in there needing to pop. Gas?

About 1 hour after eating. Peculiar ache in right chest/breast area and right shoulder blade. Almost as if a balloon was in there needing to pop. Gas?

Need exam: I can't quite tell what it is based on your description. I would call your doc and make an appointment right away. Sometimes symptoms like that can be associated with heart attacks and other serious conditions. Please see a doc asap. ...Read more

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Is it possible that gas can get trapped under the shoulder blade and the spinal area behind the neck? My mom was diagnosed with otitis media with enfusion and now is having sharp pains in her neck shoulder blade and arms we don't know what's the cause of

Is it possible that gas can get trapped under the shoulder blade and the spinal area behind the neck? My mom was diagnosed with otitis media with enfusion and now is having sharp pains in her neck shoulder blade and arms we don't know what's the cause of

No, not possible: There really is no condition of gas being trapped under a shoulder blade or in the neck region. These are soft tissue areas that do not have connection with anything that forms gas. If she is having neck pain, it most likely emanates from the cervical disc region and may represents degenerative cervical disc disease or a herniated disc. Plain x-rays will not likely show this, aside from arthritis. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve gas pain from my right shoulder?

Have it evaluated: If the pain truly originates in the abdomen, I would consider gall bladder disease. If the pain is not a "gas pain" then local shoulder problems can cause it. Have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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A dull pain in upper right shoulder that feels like gas pain & has been constant for about 2 weeks. No other symptoms & no medicine relieves.?

These symptoms could: Be due to liver disorder and referred pain. You need to be evaluated by a health care professional and obtain a thorough history, physical examination and laboratory testing. Make an appointment today. Two weeks of persistent discomfort should not be ignored! ...Read more

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Is there any way I can get rid of this gas pain in shoulder? Extreme pain & all over gassy.

Is there any way I can get rid of this gas pain in shoulder? Extreme pain & all over gassy.

Radiation of pain: It is likely that your discomfort in the right shoulder may be secondary to gall bladder disease, or "cholecystitis" with irritation of the diaphragm radiating pain to the right shoulder, accompanied by increased gaseousness.
Investigation of this strong possibility is necessary, so you need to consult a physician personally. You may need removal of the gallbladder surgically to correct this. ...Read more

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Can gas pain cause a sharp pain between breasts and a pain in left shoulder? Muscular? PCP says heart ok. Fear cardiac issue.

Can gas pain cause a sharp pain between breasts and a pain in left shoulder? Muscular? PCP says heart ok. Fear cardiac issue.

GERD: Is a very common disorder.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,
Heart pain is typically a sore muscle. Worse w. stress, achy, relief after few moments rest.
Gerd is sharp, often with food/burping/fullness.
http://www. Webmd. Com/heartburn-gerd/guide/reflux-disease-gerd-1
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I had shoulder pain in my scapula for more than a month now can it be gas trapped. Also had acid reflux a few times and my diet is poor.

Unusual: It would be unusual to have pain from " gas" that would last as long as a month. It is more likely it is musculoskeletal in orgin. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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My 15yr old son had a chest xray showing gas projecting over the r medial scapula. He has been coughing and complaining of back and shoulder pain.

My 15yr old son had a chest xray showing gas projecting over the r medial scapula. He has been coughing and complaining of back and shoulder pain.

Could be: Pneumothorax or pneumomediastinum. It is best for him to see a doctor for specific recommendation, because it can lead to breathing problems, which are true medical emergencies. ...Read more

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Can Gerd and gas bubbles cause back between shoulder blades to ache? How do I tell if that's the cause?

Can Gerd and gas bubbles cause back between shoulder blades to ache? How do I tell if that's the cause?

Gerd: Sounds like you already have a diagnosis of GERD. Yes you can have pain here due to this. You should follow up and likely need a scope of your stomach to further evaluate your stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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I cannot burp properly, gas keep coming, gas trapped between throat and esophagus and pain in middle between shoulder blades at the back. Help me! ?

I cannot burp properly, gas keep coming, gas trapped between throat and esophagus and pain in middle between shoulder blades at the back. Help me! ?

Simethicone: There is a medicine that you can buy at the pharmacy called simethicone that may help with this problem. You can also try avoiding dairy products as they cause gas in some people. Other gas producing foods are beans, broccoli and cabbage. You can try avoiding these as well. ...Read more

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Trapped gas pain felt on sides and back?

Trapped gas pain felt on sides and back?

Possible: This is certainly a possibility. However, it should relieve itself with flatulence or a bowel movement. If the pain continues, and with too little information to suggest another diagnosis, I would recommend you consult our physician in person for a physical exam. ...Read more

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Can gas pain cause back pain?

Can gas pain cause back pain?

Absolutely: Gas causes expansion of your abdomen and leads to strain on your spine. Severe constipation can also lead to the same. ...Read more

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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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How to relive gas pain? The pain feels like a muscle is pulled in my upper back area

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

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I have been having pressure and mild pain between my shoulder blades. Can this be trapped gas.

Unlikely: It is unlikely to be trapped gas but it could be from reflux. If you are having heartburn try an over the counter medication like zantac (ranitidine) to see if this gets rid of the sensation. It could also be musculoskeletal discomfort so try a heating pad and some gentle stretches to see if this will relieve the pain. If these suggestions do not work see your doctor ...Read more

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What medicine I take to get rid from gas pain in ribs and back?

Evaluation needed: Sensation of gas and pressure in the chest and back may not be related to gas at all, e.g. cardiac pain may feel like gas. Best would be to be evaluated by your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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13w pregnant and having extreme gas pain from the beginning of my pregnancy in my whole abdomen and lower back almost everyday. What to do?

13w pregnant and having extreme gas pain from the beginning of my pregnancy in my whole abdomen and lower back almost everyday. What to do?

Tried Gas-X?: Simethicone is considered safe in pregnancy for gas pains. Try taking it as directed on the box for several days, as well as making sure your stools are soft and regular, and avoiding foods that might be causing gas. You can also put a few drops of Beano on gas causing foods before eating them. If this doesn't help in just a few days, get seen to be sure nothing else is wrong. ...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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Can gas pain be in your back? Sort of goes along flank pain that feels like a kidney stone is passing?

Can gas pain be in your back? Sort of goes along flank pain that feels like a kidney stone is passing?

Kidney stone.: You don't provide enough information but as old er dr. I can tell you this - in men it is worst pain and women second only to ruptured uterus. Pain makes you walk floor unlike appendicitis where lay there and movement is pain. Pain starts in area kidney inside lower level ribs and travels in flank to abdomen referring to groin. Literally makes u dance w pain. ...Read more

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I have had this nagging pain kinda like gas pain right below my left breast it goes under my arm a little to my back. Hurts as I breathe whatcanit be?

Costochondiritis?: Maybe caused by irritation to the rib cage or possible underlying issue to the structure of the stomach. If this is a chronic issue, you need an exam. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could be causing low back pain, sharp pains under left breast that extends to my back, and gas pain?

It depends: These symptoms don't usually go together, but it could be pleurisy, an inflammation of the lung's outer lining, or peptic ulcer disease. Occasional a herniated disc in the thoracic spine can give you sharp pain that radiates, but usually it comes from the back to the front, not the other way around. You should probably see a doctor for a more accurate diagnosis. ...Read more