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Gas Pains In Back And Chest
I am feeling nauseas and have no appetite. I also have had gas pains in my back ond chest. I am not able to have a bowel movement for several days.
Constipation: Sounds like you're very constipated. In the long term, adding more fiber to your diet and drinking more water are essential to prevent this from happening. For now, try taking an over the counter stool softener like Miralax (polyethylene glycol). You can take this twice a day until you are moving your bowels, then taper it back to once daily or once every other day to keep regular. ...Read more
Gas pains in pregnancy, what can I use for some relief? Pain is all through my upper back and chest and know it’s only gas but it’s painful!
?: How do you know it's not something else? And how far in pregnancy are you? Gas pains, as you described, won't affect your back and chest, it may be your stomach, kindly see your doctor, meanwhile, antacid or ranitidine (zantac) may help, read the labels carefully though, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more
I have severe Pains in my upper left side of my chest. How c an I know the difference between gas pains or something more serious??
You can't.: Chest pains can be difficult to diagnose, even for experienced physicians. If you have new onset of chest pain, no matter how innocuous it may seem, you should make an appointment to see your doctor. If your pain last for more than a few minutes and has not yet been evaluated, you might even consider a trip to the emergency room. The most important thing is not to ignore it. Good luck. ...Read more
Symptoms are nausea, gas pains, acid reflux, burping, and chest pains. It started this morning. Everything but the gas & chest pains happen often.
I think I keep getting gas pains in chest between breasts, 3 days. Saw dr last wk for physical if anything was bad would show in blood or ekg then?
Things can certainly: Change quickly so a clean exam on Monday does not preclude the potential for disaster on Thursday. If the symptoms persist you should request a revaluation of your new symptoms even though you were just seen. Labs and EKG will not necessarily be predictive of impending issues. ...Read more
Pain under left breast that comes and goes more to the left closer to the abdomen! Sharp pain for 3 days could it be gas pains?
Definately.: Especially if you have round or hArd poops or drain to go or at constipated ...Read more
I am having rectal discomfort. Constant dull headaches gas pains under my shoulder blades and ribs. I also have a vaginal mesh. I have seen my family doctor recently for fatigue and anxiety. I am confused as to what type doctor that I need to see.
Urogynecologist: You should seek evaluation by a urogynecologist with experience in performing vaginal mesh revision surgery. However, your other symptoms are not likely related to the mesh. True vaginal mesh complications include pelvic/vaginal pain, vaginal bleeding, pain with sex, difficult or abnormal urination (after placement), groin pain, or other pelvic symptoms. ...Read more
Week of excessive burping and gas pains in back and side. Stressful week and now have elevated heart beat at rest.
Sounds like you had a rough week! Acute stress can cause those symptoms. Try these relaxation techniques.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/relaxation-technique/sr00007
http://www. Hws. Edu/studentlife/counseling_relax. Aspx
remember that stress is temporary, there will be better days ahead! :). ...Read more
Can gastritis cause excruciating pain in the upper abd area that spreads the entire abd and mid to low back feels like strong gas pains us good?
Yes, it is possible: And you can try Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole). But if it travels to right lower quadrant, it could be appendicitis. But excruciating pain is not common with gastritis, it sounds more serious like pancreatitis or kidney stones. Tough to say what is exact cause, but if it is really that bad, go to the emergency dept now. ...Read more
Gas pain: It could be gas pains but also could be other things. ...Read more
I'm having gas pains in my neck and lower back from doing a tubal ligation a week ago. Is there anything I can do or take to help with it?
Been gassy for 2 weeks and stomach has been making a lot of noise. Have some gas pains. Back hurts. Had unprotected sex. What can this be?
Not related to sex: The gassiness is probably not related to unprotected sex. It could from a disturbance in your intestinal flora from recent medication, mild viral infection, or something you ate. You can try taking an OTC antacid for fast relief but may need to add a probiotic to address the problem more fully. If the symptoms continue, see your primary care doctor for further evaluation and management. ...Read more
1st x this yr happened previously 3 times I fill up with so much gas that my stomach is distended, back pain due 2 gas belching severe gas pains A LOT of over-the-counter gas meds 4 24 hr to fl bt?
Gas and acid reflux: These symptoms seem related to stomach and intestinal gas with acid reflux. You may also be relatively constipated. I recommend adding much more fiber to your diet, like high fiber cereal, oatmeal, apple, pear, celery and avoiding banana and greasy meat and pasta and sauce. Eat smaller amounts. Drink 2-3 liters of fluid per day in small sips. Do not gulp. Take simethicone. ...Read more
Constantly dehyrdrated;drink water;can't digest some foods/skins;get bloated;gas pains; back pain bad at night/early morning;inconsistent stool.???
Can you have gas pains for a couple weeks? Stomach is gurgling & feels uncomfortable. Had blood work & abdominal ultrasound done, both came back normal
Possibly: People with irritable bowel syndrome, lactose or gluten intolerance may have very frequent uncomfortable gas buildup. Avoidance of certain gassy foods, lactose or gluten may help. Taking simethicone after meals may prevent gas buildup. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you. Appropriate tests will be done and dietary advice given depending upon the results of the workup. ...Read more
Have an on & off sweet taste in the back of throat. Not constant & it's going away. What is this? Also have a swollen lymph node on neck & gas pains.
Get med-check up: I am not too concerned about the sweet taste in your throat. But an enlarged lymph node may need a physical exam from your doctor. Watch the size of the lymph node over one more month. If it is getting bigger then it is more urgent that you see a doctor for medical check up and further tests to find the cause. ...Read more
16 weeks preg. Mid back pain making stomach hard. Sometimes nausea involved. Thought maybe gas pains. What can this be and how can I stop this?
Impossible to say: Without an exam and blood work, it would only be a guess. See an OB and find out. Could be anything from gas pains, appendicitis to an acute abdomen from any number of conditions. You will probably need an ultrasound and blood work as well as physical examination to sort out your situation. ...Read more
Had cramps and lower back pain for two days on and off. Been nauseous. Gas pains. Twinges in lower abdomen. What can this be?
Many possibles: The possiblecauses are many with a viral GI illness a likely causes. If you ate concerned see a doctor. ...Read more
Always have gas pains, gas, bloted, abdomen pain, back pain, rib pain, stools change constipated / mushy, 5 months already is it IBS?
Very likely: Sure sound like it to me.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 missed periods neg hpt dizziness back pain light cramping mild pain in abdomen and rectum. Really bad gas pains and bloating. Ectopic pregnancy?
No. For sure, not: In the back.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have bad cramps in my stomach and my back on the right side, it hurts to lay down on it. I also have chest pains as well. Is it gas or appendicitis?
Abdominal Pain: Right sided abdominal pain has several causes. The pain from appendicitis tends to be more constant than crampy. Pain that comes in waves is more in keeping with gas or could be kidney related such as infection or a stone. Be checked if this persists soon! All the best. You also have an ovary and gallbladder on the right that can cause pain. ...Read more
Pains in chest and have alot of gas building up also pains in my back and increased heart rate and dizzy sometimes and also I'm underweight?
GI vs Chest:
The Chest discomfort may be due to many etiologies, but are more likely due to possible Gastroesphogeal Reflux Disorder. It is also likely that you may have developed an occult heart problems, but in your age group this is more unlikely.
It is strongly advisable to see your local Family or Internal Medicine physician for evaluation & examination early this week. ...Read more
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
Been getting a pinching feeling on both sides of my chest. Lots of gas. Going to the bathroom a lot. Pain in my back.?
Needs Evaluation!: At your age there are a number of possibilities like atypical heart pain or an aneurysm of the aorta dissecting and bursting. These are serious problems. On the other hand, it could just be "gas". The first possibilities are fatal and need to be excluded as possibilities so you need to be seen asap. ...Read more
Hi, im 36 yr old male. I'd say for the past couple yrs I sometimes get sharp long lasting pain from gas, in middle of spine that moves to my chest?
Gas, back/chest pain: It sounds like you need to go talk to a doctor and explain in detail what is happening. From your brief description, it's hard to know if it's really gas pain from your intestines, or possibly acid reflux from the stomach into the esophagus (heart-burn in other words). If you smoke (d), or have strong family history, cardiac pain is a possibility. Go see a doctor to figure this one out. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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 pain in in my chest an upper back sometimes it hurts to breath I took some Gaviscon because I thoght mybe it is gas but can not tell what is.?
See Dr: A good clinical exam by a dr. Will rule out more serious possiblities (heart related) and then you can work from there with your dr. For a cause and treatment. ...Read more
Sometimes I have a mild pinching pain; left side of my chest near my nip extending to the back of my shoulder seen a doc treated as gas didn't help m33?
Costochondritis: Sounds like this might be costochondritis- pain just like you describe. It also might be "gas" would need to know more... How frequent, any associations, change with respiration or posture, etc. ...Read more
My chest hurts but its kind of in my back don't know if im having heart problems or gas? What should I do?
Be evaluated: Cannot tell without exam and some studies ...Read more