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Doctor insights on: Trapped Gas On The Left Side

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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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Pain on left side feels like trapped gas and it is felt on both lower and upper quadrants (low rib and underneath) Usually every few months after eating. Area hurts if pressed on. Could endometriosis or ovarian cysts be causing it?

Pain on left side feels like trapped gas and it is felt on both lower and upper quadrants (low rib and underneath) Usually every few months after eating. Area hurts if pressed on. Could endometriosis or ovarian cysts be causing it?

Splenic flexure: The colon takes a sharp 90 degree turn under the left rib cage and this splenic flexure is the site of trapped gas at times. Applying heat to the abdomen and drinking hot water helps break down the gas enabling you to pass it. Taking simethicone after meals helps prevent gas build up. If these measures relieve your distress, it would rule out the other diagnoses. ...Read more

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Stabbing 5 second pain along left side of sternum & side of left breast. No other symptoms. Happened 2 times in 1 min. Cardiac? Muscular? Trapped gas?

Stabbing 5 second pain along left side of sternum & side of left breast. No other symptoms. Happened 2 times in 1 min. Cardiac? Muscular? Trapped gas?

All of above: Your symptoms could by any of the above. Cardiac pain is not described as "stabbing" but rather as not painful pressure or heaviness. It occurs with exertion and lasts minutes at a minimum, never seconds. Your sx sound like a muscle stitch. ...Read more

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Pressure left side/middle of chest that comes and goes. Feels like trapped gas. No sweating/nausea/rapid heartbeat. Heart tests negative results.

Pressure left side/middle of chest that comes and goes. Feels like trapped gas. No sweating/nausea/rapid heartbeat. Heart tests negative results.

There are many: Possible causes for your symptoms but the most concerning is cardiac. If your cardiac evaluation is OK then your health care provider should evaluate you for a GI, Pulmonary, musculo-skeletal or psychological etiology. ...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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I have trapped gas with colicky pain on right side?

I have trapped gas with colicky pain on right side?

Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pains with or without stool changes can be from many different causes. Infection with "stomach flu" viruses is a common cause. Other causes include eating "bad" food, medication effects, gall bladder problems, appendicitis, irritable bowel symptoms, ulcerative colitis, cancer, etc... A primary care doctor or the ER can evaluate and look for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Trapped gas in left arm?

Not sure: Are you sure it is has? If it is then it should be absorbed by your body over time. ...Read more

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How can you get trapped gas off your chest and sides?

How can you get trapped gas off your chest and sides?

Evaluation: Try using over the counter gas relief medication.
I have been fooled before with the diagnosis of "gas". Get checked for pain in chest and sides-asap. ...Read more

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What can you do for bloating and trapped gas in your belly and sides?

What can you do for bloating and trapped gas in your belly and sides?

Bloating ; gas?: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Keep getting twinges of back pain around my waist, seems to alternate between the left and right. Feels like trapped gas. Is this a cause for concern?

Keep getting twinges of back pain around my waist, seems to alternate between the left and right. Feels like trapped gas. Is this a cause for concern?

See your doctor: An examination by your doctor may be a good option although if you were to get hydrated VERY WELL over next couple of days, try some heat over the back/flank areas for 20-30 min. At a time and see what happens over next couple of days then, you may improve. If not, to the doctor who may want to also test you for possible infection of the kidneys or bladder. ...Read more

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Hi, for the past couple of weeks I have had some pain that radiates from my left shoulder above the collarabone to up my neck. It comes and goes but it very painful. It kinda reminds me of trapped gas pains, but it's been a month and a half since I had su

Trapezius spasm?: This sounds like your trapezius is spasming. Very common and very uncomfortable. You may need a trigger point injection or PT to help with this problem. Try ibuprofen for several days and see if it goes away first. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to take to get rid of trapped gas under my left rib cage?

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

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I'm having trapped gas pain on my right side. I have been passing gas & belching. I just had a laparascopic appendectomy 19 days ago. Is this normal?

I'm having trapped gas pain on my right side. I have been passing gas & belching. I just had a laparascopic appendectomy 19 days ago. Is this normal?

Yes: With laparoscopic appendectomy there is alway a certain amount of inflammation in the region of the cecum and adjacent rt. Colon. There can also be a minimal degree of ileus or lack of peristalsis in the bowel causing gas accumulation and retrograde motion of gas or belching. One should wait several wks for resolution. ...Read more

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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.

Constipation: If you feel it's intestinal try a bottle of citrate of magnesium. It will clear your bowels of constipation and gas. If you continue with the symptoms after that, get examined. ...Read more

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For years I will get sudden sharp pain under right breast and sometimes it radiates to the side and back. Can it be trapped gas?

Probably not: Would see your doctor. A few simple tests could rule out a gallbladder problem. (abdominal ultrasound and checking blood work for liver function and lipase). If it shows abnormalities, then taking out the gallbladder can fix the symptoms. ...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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Just left outpatient having gallbladder removed got home and threw up solid green bile is this normal? Also a lot of trapped gas pain still.

Yes: A lot of people have nausea and vomiting after anesthetics. Should be better within 24 hrs. The trapped gas takes 2-3 days to get absorbed. The pain medicine can cause nausea, make sure to take a bit of food with the meds. Take it easy today, and stick water and juice - light foods. ...Read more

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Can you have trapped gas on one side I feel gas bubbles or movement I have Ibs and constipation I'm seeing a GI always feel while eating or after?

Sure: People with IBS tend to have a more sensitive GI tract anyways so it is common for those patients to be much more aware of any sensations in the gut including gas. ...Read more

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Could trapped gas/bloating cause a burning sensation at the muscular level on left chest and inside party of left bicep? I got scared of heart attack

Go to ER: The symptoms you have listed could be trapped gas orAngina symptoms. This means that one of your coronary arteries (blood vessels to your heart) could potentially be blocked and affect the blood flow to your heart. It could result in you having a heart attack anytime. There could be other less alarming causes for these symptoms but you cannot take a risk and must go to ER without delay ...Read more

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Have diverticulosis. 2 days now, constant pain in lower left abdomen. Cannot sleep or walk. Could it be trapped gas? No fever or nausea

Have diverticulosis. 2 days now, constant pain in lower left abdomen. Cannot sleep or walk. Could it be trapped gas? No fever or nausea

LLQ pain: Although you are young for the disease it could be diverticulitis. other left lower quadrant causes could be inflammation of the ovary or Fallopian tube or even an ectopic pregnancy. A stone in the ureter should also be considered. Is the pain worsened with walking? Is it worsened with a bowel movement? Is there any nausea? Do you have a fever? You need evaluation and possible CT scan. ...Read more

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Can trapped gas cause right sided abdominal pain and dark urine?

Can trapped gas cause right sided abdominal pain and dark urine?

Here are some. ..: Trapped-gas-related abdominal ache may be relieved from passing gas or moving bowel, but would not be related with dark urine, to which a professional mind has to wonder if blood in urine (hematuria) or UTI. To clear the issues, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, and related symptoms over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, possible tests, etc. So to.... ...Read more

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I have abdominal on lt side of belly button tender above belly button diarrhea constipation trapped gas lower back pain abdominal spasms?

I have abdominal on lt side of belly button tender above belly button diarrhea constipation trapped gas lower back pain abdominal spasms?

Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pains and stool changes can be from many different causes. Infection with "stomach flu" viruses is a common cause. Other causes include eating "bad" food, medication effects, gall bladder problems, appendicitis, irritable bowel symptoms, ulcerative colitis, etc... A primary care doctor or a G.I. Specialist can evaluate and look for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Trapped gas in the chest for years?

Trapped gas in the chest for years?

Maybe reflux, but...: If symptoms originate in esophagus (rather than adjacent structures), the most common cause of your complaint is gastroesophageal reflux possibly accompanied by esophageal dysmotility. However, my answer changes if you have underlying cardiac, pulmonary, or mediastinal conditions. ...Read more

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How to relieve trapped gas?

Several ideas.: Drink some carbonated beverage, and try some otc products that contain simethicone (ie gas-x).
If you have frequent or severe gas, consider that you may have some food sensitivities or allergies. Consider getting tested. ...Read more

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What's good for trapped gas?

What's good for trapped gas?

Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Is trapped gas hard to pass? I have trapped gas & it's sometimes hard to take it out any tips?

Is trapped gas hard to pass? I have trapped gas & it's sometimes hard to take it out any tips?

Prevention is better: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more