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Doctor insights on: Trapped Gas Pain Symptoms

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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

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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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'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 to get rid of gas pain after colon surgery? I've been walking a lot, but still a lot of trapped gas. How many days does it take to get 1st bm?

How to get rid of gas pain after colon surgery?  I've been walking a lot, but still a lot of trapped gas.  How many days does it take to get 1st bm?

Few days: A few days usually. Remember you have not eaten for some days in between. If you are passing gas and no movement try taking a laxative to help with the first movement then it still maybe agee days until food goes thru ur system to get back to normal if you are not passing any gas maybe a bigger problem and you should get looked at asap. ...Read more

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Am having severe trapped gas pain in right upper abdomen since 3 days, i cnt sit and liedown,wat wl do next step.i tuk syrp antacid nd all home remed?

Am having severe trapped gas pain in right upper abdomen since 3 days, i cnt sit and liedown,wat wl do next step.i tuk syrp antacid nd all home remed?

Sounds like gallbladder: Persistent pain in the right upper quadrant with symptoms you describe is more likely to be related to gallbladder disease and that's the place I would start. See your physician about it and ask if she would consider doing ultrasound. 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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Have GERD. Gastric sleeve 2013. Are at red lobster,20 min after got trapped gas pain in chest, back and throat. Is it GERD? Not had that food longtime

Have GERD. Gastric sleeve 2013. Are at red lobster,20 min after got trapped gas pain in chest, back and throat. Is it GERD? Not had that food longtime

Careful chewing: After having esophageal or gastric surgery it is always important to fully chew your food. Gas from seafood sounds rare. You would not expect GERD from air being trapped. However, if you ate quickly and swallowed a lot of air you might feel the pain as you noted. ...Read more

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What could be reasons for persistent gassiness? I just can't stop all day and all night. Are there any std's that cause gas?

What could be reasons for persistent gassiness? I just can't stop all day and all night. Are there any std's that cause gas?

Lactose/fiber/air/ib: The causes of persistent gassiness are
1 lactose intolerance
2high fiber diet
3chronin constipation
4swallowed air
5inflammatory bowel disease
6diverticulitis
7antibiotics
8laxatives
9artficial additives(sweetners)
no stds do not cause gassyness. ...Read more

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I've had chole in 07. Stenting for sod in 2010. Continue with severe upper abdominal pain and trapped gas. Pain occasionally radiates back oily stool?

I've had chole in 07. Stenting for sod in 2010. Continue with severe upper abdominal pain and trapped gas. Pain occasionally radiates back oily stool?

Complex problem: Sod, or spintor of oddi dysfunction is a complex issue causes frequent pains, and attacks of pancreatitis you should discuss with your physician(s), also find out you did not have pancreatic divisam where minor pancreatic duct enters duodenum separately causing localized pancreatitis, good luck. ...Read more

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2 weeks of burning/chilled sensation in whole upper body and arms. No pain. Symptoms come on when exposed to cold weather. Herpes?MS? Heart?

2 weeks of burning/chilled sensation in whole upper body and arms. No pain. Symptoms come on when exposed to cold weather. Herpes?MS? Heart?

Detailed history : In cases where the symptoms are complex and the diagnosis is not straightforward, many clinicians would say that the most important step is detailed conversation with the patient to elucidate the history. Especially if some works up has already been done, a careful review of the story is the first step. Consider getting a consultation with a doctor in the office or here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten problem?

Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten problem?

Yes: Gluten sensitivy and allergy (celiac disease) can cause a host of problems including GI symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating), rashes, headaches, blood in the stools, anemia, etc. ...Read more

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Is it true that fibroids can cause gassiness and abdominal/bladder pressure? Does the size of it matter regarding symptoms?

Is it true that fibroids can cause gassiness and abdominal/bladder pressure? Does the size of it matter regarding symptoms?

They can: Fibroids can cause the symptoms you describe but so do other things. You should get this checked out if this persists. Fibroids are hard/firm tumors of the uterus which can be asymptomatic but if they cause symptoms they do so based on location in uterus. Those along the lining cause heavy periods, those in front can cause bladder symptoms and those in back can cause constipation, low back pain. ...Read more

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Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten sensitivity? Even with no tummy aches?

Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten sensitivity?  Even with no tummy aches?

Yes,....or not: Above symptoms are not specific. Gluten containing foods are grains and grain products. They contain other components including carbohydrates, some of which may be poorly digested (or poorly digestible). The bacteria that normally live in the gut can ferment these and cause gas, loose stool. Lots of other possible causes including parasites, infection, inflammation, irritable bowel, etc. See md. ...Read more

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I have brittle nails, no libido, thin hair, cannot lose weight, frequent headaches, gassiness, and strong pam's symptoms. Any ideas what could be wrong?

I have brittle nails, no libido, thin hair, cannot lose weight, frequent headaches, gassiness, and strong pam's symptoms. Any ideas what could be wrong?

Multi symptoms: Recommend workup by your primary care doctor to rule out endocrine/metabolic causes such as thyroid disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are all my options to treat newborn that has gas pain and reflux symptoms.

What are all my options to treat newborn that has gas pain and reflux symptoms.

Depends: All babies can have reflux. Reflux becomes a problem when your baby is not gaining weight and has difficulty feeding. The best thing to do is to talk to your pediatrician to see if your baby needs any intervention such as a medicine or a reflux formula. As far as treatment of gas pains, usually no medicines are necessary. Some parents believe mylicon drops can help but talk to your doctor first. ...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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Can trapped gas cause 1. Slight breathing problem, 2. Tickling sensation in chest and ab conjunction and 3. Hedache? Please clarify all the symptoms.

Can trapped gas cause 1. Slight breathing problem, 2. Tickling sensation in chest and ab conjunction and 3. Hedache? Please clarify all the symptoms.

You are asking: A lot of explanation in 400 characters and would be better off talking with your doctor about this, I am not even sure what you mean by 'trapped gas',. ...Read more

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Experiencing bloating due to trapped gas. Is the trapped gas a symptom of the hiatus hernia?

Experiencing bloating due to trapped gas. Is the trapped gas a symptom of the hiatus hernia?

Possible: But air/ gas can be in the stomach, small intestine, or colon.
Some gas is generated by bacteria as well.
Some reasons digestion acid, etc generates gas.
Swallowed air is also a component.
Relief with antacids, absorbents like mylicon etc may give a hint. ...Read more