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Doctor insights on: Whats The Diffrence From A Ruptured Aortic Or Just A Gas Pain In The Stomach

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Whats the diffrence from a ruptured aortic or just a gas pain in the stomach?

Whats the diffrence from a ruptured aortic or just a gas pain in the stomach?

Life and death: A ruptured aorta is a generally rapid and lethal illness demanding immediate assessment (echo and angiography) and, if feasible, urgent surgery. The pain (often in the back) is severe, prolonged and not debatable (no doubt bad things happening). Gas pains can be short in duration, come and go, and relieved by burping, passing gas, or antacids. If you're asking, it's not a ruptured aorta. ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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Pain in stomach when press on it. Feels like gas pain and stomach is rumbling. What could this be?

Pain in stomach when press on it. Feels like gas pain and stomach is rumbling. What could this be?

Yes it's gas: A distended stomach can cause pain and discomfort. Does the pain go away after you belch? Chronic or recurring pain could be a sign of a serious medical condition like gallstones, stomach ulcer or colon irritation. ...Read more

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I have a swollen upper abdomen and pain on my left side with massive gas, pain and bloating on my left side.?

I have a swollen upper abdomen and pain on my left side with massive gas, pain and bloating on my left side.?

Stomach: Upper abomen pain and swelling means a stomach problem if symptoms unrelieved by otc gas & acid control meds, go for an upper endoscopy. ...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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Can you get gas pain anywhere in your abdomen ?

Can you get gas pain anywhere in your abdomen ?

Gas: Yes you can. Since gas pain occurs in the stomach and/or intestines you can feel this type of pain almost anywhere in the abdomen. But you must also realize that there are many causes for abdominal pain that can be confused with gas pain. ...Read more

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Could opiates cause severe stomach gas pain?

Could opiates cause severe stomach gas pain?

Yes: Narcotics very frequently induce constipation with their use. It is important to take a stool softener and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (or simmilar) daily as well as staying well hydrated. Sennokot laxative is a good choice if you have not had a bm in several days (avoid the strong stimulant laxatives). Discuss your symptoms with your physician who can make recommendations. ...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?

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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Gas pain lower abdominal area for 2-3 days. Not common for me. No dietary changes, no other symptoms (normal otherwise). Could this be from IBS?

Gas pain lower abdominal area for 2-3 days.  Not common for me.  No dietary changes, no other symptoms (normal otherwise).  Could this be from IBS?

Of course-yetCareful: IBS, like most diagnoses, is only a label for a pattern of behaviors with various associated symptoms, possible anatomic variations &/or biomarkers (commonly by blood tests). The label, while at times useful/convenient in various ways does not necessarily reflect great understanding, one reason many medical treatments do not work well; http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. If symptoms only short-term, unlikely. ...Read more

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I get bad gas pain that wakes me up at night and wraps around my stomach. Usuallytakes hours to go away. What could cause this?

Colon gas bubble: This type of pain is usually increased by taking a deep breath. The bubble ls trying 2 pass by stool in the colon & stretches the bowel which is painful. If this is the pain have, my self have the same occasionally & i found out on my own that taking a deep breath 2 the limit of ur pain grasping ur stomach and pushing it firmly & then flexing at the waist as far as u can & this will get it pass, . ...Read more

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How good does activated charcoal work for stomach aches, gas pain and other stomach problems? What is a safe dosage too take daily?

How good does activated charcoal  work for stomach aches, gas pain and other stomach problems? What is a safe dosage too take daily?

See doctor: If this is a persistent problem, you should talk to your doctor. Although activated charcoal has been touted for its ability to relieve bloating, I have never seen it worked on anyone. I am not unaware of any set dose for this product and thus just read the direction on the product label and follow it if you want to try it. ...Read more

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Sharp abdominal cramp on my left side - is it gas or something else? For the last couple of days, i've had an occasional sharp pain in my lower left abdomin, a lot like a gas pain or menstrual cramp. The pain is similiar to the ovulation pain i've had in

Pain : Pain in the lower left quadrant of the abdomen can be from indigestion, or other sources of bowel irritation. It can be caused by constipation. If a patient has diverticuli, which are little extra loops on the bowel that can get food or feces impacted in them, then they will usually have persistent pain, fever, and sometimes vomiting. Ovarian cysts from perimenopausal state can cause left-sided lower pain as you state. If a patient had persistent pain, vomiting, or fever then they should contact their physician. ...Read more

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Just getting over the stomach virus and now I'm constipated with lots of gas pain. What should I do?

Just getting over the stomach virus and now I'm constipated with lots of gas pain. What should I do?

Gastroenteritis: If you had a lot of diarrhea it is not unusual to go without bowel movements for a few days after. If you are uncomfortable with intestinal gas collection,in addition to avoiding gassy foods, drinking hot water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps break down the gas and moves it down for passing. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas build-up. Senokot (senna) helps constipation. ...Read more

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What else will help my 6 mth twins ease their gas pain & upset stomach. I use gas drops and gripe water everyday already. Pls help!

Baby tummy aches: Are you still breast feeding? Some times when babies are weaned and go onto formula they can develop gas pain, or with certain foods. Talk to your pediatrician about changing formula and diet and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Have left sided gas pain in lower abdomen but sometimes i feel it up in chest and left shoulder. Is this possible? Only hurts if breathing in

Have left sided gas pain in lower abdomen but sometimes i feel it up in chest and left shoulder. Is this possible? Only hurts if breathing in

Yes but..: are you gassy? avoid gassy foods, stay unconstipated which makes gas, less bubbly drinks. be sure not the heart , if chest pressure , get ekg at least ,if on birth control can be pulmonary emboli , get cxray , d dimer labs . ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...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