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Upper back pain caused by trapped gas?

Upper back pain caused by trapped gas?

Yes: It is possible, often characterized as a sharp sensation, if it persist or become frequent and medical evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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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Mid and upper back pain on left side gas and hick ups and pain in kidney?

Mid and upper back pain on left side gas and hick ups and pain in kidney?

May be gas in large: This may be what we call the "splenic flexure syndrome" where we get gas in the large intestine where the intestine flexes from the tranversecolon to the left descending colon - across the top of the abdomen and down to the left side. The intestine turns under where the spleen is and that is why it is called the splenic flexure where the intestine turns. Intestine gas can build up = pain. ...Read more

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I have gerd, when I have a lot of gas I get upper back pain, goes away after burping, happens when I eat big meals usually?

I have gerd, when I have a lot of gas I get upper back pain, goes away after burping, happens when I eat big meals usually?

Simethicone: Simethicone dissolves the gas and that will help you. Obviously, eat smaller meals. Check and make sure you are not gulping down air when nervous or talking too fast (aerophagy). Consider taking a proton pump inhibitor to fix your gerd. May want to discuss your options with a GI specialist, may want to check for barrett's esophagus at some point also. ...Read more

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I have middle and upper back pain with sharp chest pains. What caused this and how do I treat it?

Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. Take care. ...Read more

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Headach and upper back pain. Everyday. Nausea. Blur visions. Usually happens when I study or watch tv. Lower rib pains too. Have difficult breathtaking.

Headach and upper back pain. Everyday. Nausea. Blur visions. Usually happens when I study or watch tv. Lower rib pains too. Have difficult breathtaking.

Depends: Symptoms like this require a complete history and physical. You could have anxiety or having neurological symptoms like a migraine triggered by Television. Best to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have had sharp shooting chest pains both side accompanied by upper back pain between shoulder blades. Sometimes worse by breathing why is this?

I have had sharp shooting chest pains both side accompanied by upper back pain between shoulder blades. Sometimes worse by breathing why is this?

Discuss with MD: You need an evaluation, it could be nothing but will need an evaluation and good physical exam, to rule out heart or lung causes. In your age group it is most likley musculoskeletel, but still warrants an evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pain medication: From your profile it appears you were given Percocet which is a very strong pain medication. If a strong drug like that is not controlling your pain you should be seen by your surgeon. Gas x is good for gas. ...Read more

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1 yr chronic upper back pain. Now 5 sec. Pinching pains in left breast and chest and straight back to shoulderblade. What causes this?

Upper back pain?: Have you had a neck injury? Do you work stooped over at a desk? The new pain sounds like it might be nerve-related. Consider seeing a doctor since you have had it for one year already and are getting new symptoms now. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Constantly dehyrdrated;drink water;can't digest some foods/skins;get bloated;gas pains; back pain bad at night/early morning;inconsistent stool.???

Constantly dehyrdrated;drink water;can't digest some foods/skins;get bloated;gas pains; back pain bad at night/early morning;inconsistent stool.???

Get examined: Your symptoms required a medicial examination- not online answers-get a full medical, and GI evaluation. Consider a CT scan of the abdomen- don't look for answers online- these issues require medical attention. ...Read more

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Week of excessive burping and gas pains in back and side. Stressful week and now have elevated heart beat at rest.

Week of excessive burping and gas pains in back and side. Stressful week and now have elevated heart beat at rest.

Relaxation exercises: 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

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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.

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

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Can you have gas pains for a couple weeks? Stomach is gurgling & feels uncomfortable. Had blood work & abdominal ultrasound done, both came back normal

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

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Have upper back pain both sides while bending neck forward, it pains till the head, pains on touch, pains on touch in chest ~ 1 yr. Chest CT clear jan?

Have upper back pain both sides while bending neck forward, it pains till the head, pains on touch, pains on touch in chest ~ 1 yr. Chest CT clear jan?

Muscle: Bending the neck stretches the upper back and posterior neck musculature which in your case could be too tight or strained from certain exercises or activities. Perhaps massage therapy would help the problem resolve. If you're doing exercises that are straining these structures, you may have to avoid or modify them. ...Read more

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Twinges in lower abdomen. Gas pains. Lower back pain. Nauseous. What can this be?

Twinges in lower abdomen. Gas pains. Lower back pain. Nauseous. What can this be?

Abdominal Pains: Unfortunately it can be very difficult to diagnose abdominal pains without further information. Any chance of pregnancy? Vaginal discharge/odor? Urinary/bowel changes? Fevers? ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Sneezing, tired, lots of yellow mucous, chest pains, upper back pain, hoarsey voice, try deep coughing, but no fever.

Sneezing, tired, lots of yellow mucous, chest pains, upper back pain, hoarsey voice, try deep coughing, but no fever.

Virus: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection, which may be viral or bacterial. If persisting beyond a week without improvement, go see your doctor for an exam. If chest pain is intense or short of breath at all, go see an MD now, not in a week. ...Read more

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Had cramps and lower back pain for two days on and off. Been nauseous. Gas pains. Twinges in lower abdomen. What can this be?

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

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Frequent migraines, about 3 weekly, rear head pressure, blurred vision, dizzy when I get up. Some neck/shoulder pains. Upper back pain.

Frequent migraines, about 3 weekly, rear head pressure, blurred vision, dizzy when I get up. Some neck/shoulder pains. Upper back pain.

Neurologist: Anyone with such frequent migraines and the other cluster of symptoms you have should see a neurologist for a history, exam and work up of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Fingertips twisting outwards, lower back pain into front of both thighs and knees, shooting pains upper back & pain down shoulders, arms wrists, hands?

Fingertips twisting outwards, lower back pain into front of both thighs and knees, shooting pains upper back & pain down shoulders, arms wrists, hands?

Back/neck pain: If you have arthritis in the low back, then you likely have arthritis in the neck too. The nerve pain can be relieved with neuropathic pain medications. Anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxer medications can relieve the pain related to the joints, tendons and muscles of the spine. Stretching exercises, physical therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may help too. ...Read more

Gas Pains (Definition)

Generally occur when gas builds up in your intestines, and you're not ...Read more