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Can ibs gas buildup cause ribs and underarm areas to be sore.Stomach has been bloated lately, quit drinking coffee and pain reduced.

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Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine

In brief: It COULD

soreness under ribs is not uncommon with gas collections in the intestine, but in underarm is rather high.
If your stomach is bloated, there could be a kind of blockage and drinking coffee would cause the intestine to be active and make the pain worse. Avoid beans, cabbage, beer, chewing gum. You should see a physician if this continues.

In brief: It COULD

soreness under ribs is not uncommon with gas collections in the intestine, but in underarm is rather high.
If your stomach is bloated, there could be a kind of blockage and drinking coffee would cause the intestine to be active and make the pain worse. Avoid beans, cabbage, beer, chewing gum. You should see a physician if this continues.
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