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Can gas cause bad rib and back pain? tonight am experiencing excessive belch with bad upper rib /back cramps. Not sure if Should be worried or not

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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In brief: Back and rib pain

Could be gastritis/ GERD/with or without H pylori.
or as you indicated could be gas from constipation/ food intolerances ( dairy/gluten) or gallbladder. Would try maalox (has simethacone for gas), ranitidine/ prevecid keep food diary. Avoid caffeine .alcohol ,soda ,spicy food increase gastritis and gas. Should have BM 1 qd eat fiber ( brown rice, lentils, oats,). f/u w/doc

In brief: Back and rib pain

Could be gastritis/ GERD/with or without H pylori.
or as you indicated could be gas from constipation/ food intolerances ( dairy/gluten) or gallbladder. Would try maalox (has simethacone for gas), ranitidine/ prevecid keep food diary. Avoid caffeine .alcohol ,soda ,spicy food increase gastritis and gas. Should have BM 1 qd eat fiber ( brown rice, lentils, oats,). f/u w/doc
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