Question by  anne (336)

Can it be intestinal gas that I am feeling under my left rib cage?


Answer by  rainbow (96)

Yes, sometimes gas can cause bloating. The bloating can make the intestines distend and press against other organs or your ribcage.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

Yes it could be gas, but it also might be something worse like a pneumonia, heart attack or an ulcer. See your docotor for an evaluation.


Answer by  JuliaJolie (415)

It's unlikely to be intestinal gas that you're feeling under your left ribs, but more likely splenic flexure syndrome. It causes a bowel spasm but can be treated.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

Yes it can be! On the left side of the body most instances of pain are gas! There are other things it can be like a bruised or broken rib. It could be a myriad of things but I would say that most likely it is gas. Please check with your Doctor if it does not go away quickly.


Answer by  jheremans (1446)

Assess first what you are really feeling under your left rib cage. The intestinal gas is usually located much lower, what you are feeling under your left rib cage is your stomach, so you might have a distended stomach due to gas. It really depends on what you are feeling it also might be a cyst.


Answer by  Roopa (74)

The moment you feel such a discomfort, first of all take Ranitidine tablets - 300mg, the discomfort should subside within minutes, then it could possibly be intestinal gas. If the discomfort / pain increases towards your shoulder and further to the hand, approach the nearest hospital for first aid.


Answer by  gummie (738)

Most organs, such as the liver, appendix, spleen and pancreas are located on the right side of the body. If you are feeling discomfort on the left side, it is probably gas. Try to change positions, lay on your stomache with a pillow beneath you to alleviate the pain. If severe or accompanied with nauseau, go directly to an ER.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

Yes it could be gas if you have pain on the left side. Sometimes it is associated with burping as gas is trapped in the stomach area, standing up and stretching can sometimes help alleviate the problem. Gas can be trapped due to the colon moving waste from your body so breaking wind may help to alleviate pain.

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