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Monday, May 12, 2008 lori gardner, Community Member, asks

Q: gas pain on left side around heart area

i have been getting pain on left side under and around heart area,,and BIG increase on blupping,,EGK SHOWS NOTHING EXCEPT TACHACARIDIA FROM PAIN,also have SOB increase,have asthma/broncituis,but no coughing,or bringing up any thing.i take singular,floridil,ventalin inhaler,persantin,acute sinistuis.i live in alexandria ,egypt

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6/10/14 9:42am

Hi Lori Gardner:

 

How are you doing?  Are you still still having this concerns?  Sorry you didn't get an answer in 2008.

 

Thanks,

Tara, RN

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Ann, Community Member
7/29/08 8:51am

What is blupping? Also, do you also have a dx of atrial or ventricular fibrillation?  I am having pain as you are describing. Was in the hospital observed and tested for a heart attack, it was not.  The pain comes and goes. Have been told it is costachondritis, but there really is no tenderness when they do the examination.  I am frustrated and scared.  I feel like I'm crazy.  Stress is always questioed as the overall answer to unknown dx ya know?  I have been under less stress this past year than ever before.  What else have you done to find answers? Or have you gotten a dx ?

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Dejoie2001, Community Member
2/ 2/10 9:44pm

Yes, it is so very scary, my Dr. says its costachondritis as well, however the pain is not always in the center. it moves to my back and arounfd the heart and sometimes all across my clavical. I take asprin it and a little soda water. It goes away breifly, It only flares up every couple months but when it comes it sticks around for a while. I have a history of High cholesteral. I've had stress tests. I think Im gonna request and MRI of the chest area. I don't know. Good luck right?

 

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Tye, Community Member
2/11/11 7:45pm

I have been having the same problem. But I have noticed that if i take a Zantac for the burping, a Ibuprofen for the pain, and drink a cup of hot tea. Get 

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lionhearts, Community Member
6/28/10 11:44am

I have been getting the same pain for quit some time.  I use to get it when I was younger.  It went away for a few years and now it is back.  I thought it was from when I got hit by a car and pushed my left elbow into my ribs,nothing got broke.  I just figured that the pain was from that.  After my getting hit by the car at 14yrs old I had the pain off and on for almost 10 years.  It did stop for a while. The doctors couldn't figure out what caused the pain.  It started back up about 6 years ago.  Mostly after I eat food. only once in a while when I drink something.  So I started watching what I ate, thinking it was from gassy foods or spicy foods.  Then the other night while I was at work I had an Ice coffee and that triggered the pain.  The pain got so bad that I was bent right over putting as much presure on it as I could.  I could barly even walk.  If I stood up straigt the pain got worse.  I went to the hospital.  I couldn't stand the pain any more.  The figured that it was something irritating my cartlage on my ribs.  But it is always in the same spot.  I still think it has to do with a gas blockage or bubble.  If I take a rolaid or two than most of the time it goes away.  It just seems that it is getting worse all the time.

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Andrea, Community Member
7/23/10 1:38pm

Are you consuming caffeine?  I am extremely sensitive to anything with caffeine, spicy foods, tomato-based foods, and foods containing citric acid.  I've learned on my own to avoid them completely.  I have a spastic esophagus.  After having a tiny piece of chocolate candy, I ended up in ER that night with a horrible episode of atrial fibrillation, staying in the hospital for two days of tests.  They did verify that I have a valvular problem with my heart and a lung diagnosis in addition to the esophagus problem.  Try avoiding the things listed above and see if the pain improves.    

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prezie, Community Member
12/12/10 2:18pm

hi did u find remedy for that?coz i am suffering with that kind of gas under my heart it like its pushing away my heart in its place i dont exactly if its an air or bubble in the artery or the nerve mybe inflame... hope u are feeling good now any advice?

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vikram, Community Member
3/17/11 12:52am

when u have that kind of pain drink lot of water till u burpp and have anti acid

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liverlips, Community Member
12/17/11 11:27am

Try looking at Meganblase and yeast overgrowth. I endured 5 years of constant chest pain and shortness of breath. 27 tests showed nothing and my next visit was going to be the shrink. Luckily, my chiropractor took an X-ray and found the culprit. A giant gas bubble was pressing on my ticker and preventing my diaphragm from moving properly (most docs it seems look past the gas for more serious stuff). I also found out that via the internet that yeast was responsible for the problem and my Gastroenterologist agreed. There's no way doctors can test for yeast overgrowth, but you can check your spit in a glass of water (it should bubble, not turn into strands) and your tongue for white blotches. Yeast feed on alcohol, sugar and carbs, so try removing these from the diet. Finally, take a trip to the health food store for natural remedies before your trip to the funny farm! 

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Sick husband, Community Member
4/28/14 1:46pm

How did you get rid of it? Did it go away after you changed your diet or did you have to have some kind of procedure to get rid of it? This one sounds more like what my husband is going through. He has congestive heart failure, too, so I am wondering. Thanks

 

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Ann, Community Member
7/29/08 5:34pm

went to dr. today regarding my response to your question.  Dr. thinks it might be GERD.  Taking Nexium for 3 days to see if the symptoms subside.  I never had any burning sensation in my esophogus so it seems strange that it is gastro.  Doc says the heart sits on top of the stomach that actually wraps around to the left and under the breast area where I am feeling the pain.  does this make sense to anyone?  Hopefully it works!

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Michael, Community Member
12/11/10 3:09am

Yes this is true I am a 37 year old male and I have had a gastric ulcer and it is healed now. But there is scar tissue where it once was, I burp 50 times a day and have gerd, acid reflux, and it creates a directional quick sharp pain in the middle of the chest but 1 to 2 inches on the left side near the heart.

I also get light headed 1 time a month due to high cholesterol.

I work out now 3 times a week and during that physical stress time my heart is ok.

I also have the left sholder bone pops and cracks due to sleeping on it so much.

The nerve pains from gas can stretch all the way to the back.

I am ok after I take a 40mg nexium.    I watch what I eat and chew food good, and small quanities.  

you may just have gerd if you burp up acid.  but if you have a sharp stabbing pain in the stomach area go to the hospital.

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anne miller, Community Member
8/28/08 5:11pm

anne miller

Cateory;heart flutter.pain under left shoulder blade,gas

 

Fudder happen when i lay down at night.gas and pain sometime durning the day.also under shoulder. i blup a lot .no other medical problem.

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Jim in Ohio, USA, Community Member
12/24/08 6:30pm

I experience the same symptoms - and I haven't found a single medical professional that seems to understand that the pain we feel IS (if not the heart itself) so closely associtated with its proximity that it FEELS like the heart.

 

My wife is a former cardiac nurse and suggests its either angina or stomach. My response is that if it is angina...then why does it disappear almost immediately with a "burp" expelling "gas"...and it definately is NOT, repeat NOT my stomach. I DO know the difference.

 

So...we will have to keep trying to find a medical professional who has a better explanation than 'it's angina' or our stomach or gallbladder or any of the other explanations we are getting.

 

I know "gas" doesn't put pressure the heart per se...but there is SOMETHING that is associated with stomach "gas" causing the very legitimate pain in such close proximity to the heart if FEELS like the heart. Perhaps there is a neurlogical connection of a pain receptor near something that comes in contact with it because of the slight "inflation" from the "gas" - that is immediately withdrawn when the "gas" is expelled with a "burp".

 

I'll watch to see if anyone has a better explanation than what I and others are getting.

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Leah, Community Member
10/14/09 2:52pm

i thought i was the only one having the same problem......did anyone find any solution? i didnt....the dr said it might get better by itself IN A FEW YEARS TIME!!!!

 

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d walker, Community Member
3/24/10 5:34pm

I'm having that problem also. My 9 year old had this as well. It was a gastro virus. This lasted for about a month then it went away. It was contagious. I caught it, my mom did also. The main complaint is gas around the heart area, that moves to the back, lots of heavy burping, and stomach growling as well.

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Goldie Imnojoke Clay, Community Member
7/31/10 6:33am

I have been having this problem for months now . I have the pain and flutters. When I get the pain I feel a heaveyness in my left arm where the mussle is. And I swell around my stomach right under the breast.Then in a few days the swelling goes down. I may pass gass when i'm laying down. I notice splinda,equil all diet soda and sweetners give it to me something aweful all around my heart. I don't know what to do anymoer. I take a eke that comes back normal and the look at me like i'm fakeing.

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anastasia zeller, Community Member
5/19/11 6:06pm

I get that too but i have to take tums and drink water to get rid of it and also my heart beats fast when that happens  very very nerve reckoning 

plus i am on Nexuim too and it still does that also do you get acid feel in the mouth and in your nose ? and sometime can't burb very well. let me know 

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Bunniebear, Community Member
2/24/14 6:27am

please help me understand this i go threw the same symtoms been to the er over three times with in one month this is so scary and as u said they look at u like y r u wasting my time 

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1gr8blonde, Community Member
10/27/09 9:18pm

I am having the same. I am releived with a burp. Two years ago I had my gall bladder removed so it isn't that. I have a hernia though and associate the burping with that. This is the first time I have had bad heart pains. they only last a couple of seconds. Last night I ate a lot of onions so I think it might be associated with that. Do you notice it while eating a perticular food?

I have been to the doctor in the past and to the emergency room for it to turn out to be nothing. I hate to go again and it is nothing.

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photoJrnlst, Community Member
12/25/09 1:46pm

Over the years get the same symptons. This morning I had one the worst pains ever, so I took a baby aspirin and tums, and it immediately subsided.  I had a burger with whole grilled onions last night.  So, I believe whenever I eat onions and close to raw veggies, I suffer and feel it later. I must remember to take a couple of BEANO tablets 30 minutes before eating onions or raw veggies, because it really works. I was told back in '81 that I had a hole in my heart valve that caused a murmur.  But 10/08, had a lot of tests and that couldn't find any holes nor a heart murmer.  I was also told it could heal on it's own. Praise the Lord. :-)

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12/31/09 2:06am

Dear someone who may finally understand my frustration. I was admitted to the ER on xmas day 2009 for severe stomach pain and burning on the left side. I am a 58 year old female who recently had a coronary stent procedure in July due to angina attack. I've never experienced this pain and am afraid to eat. Seems I only feel better if I don't eat. "doctors" say it's not gallbladder, liver or pancreatis. I am up now at 2 a.m. wondering what is going on. I am having an ultrasound of stomach tomorrow morning. I also have Celiac Sprue and am wondering NOW if that has anything to do with all of us.

 

This pain started six weeks ago and seems every two weeks I throw up yellow bile but the pain is more recent (two weeks). I take Protonix for "GERD" also due to my angina pain.  I am so confused and am praying to the Lord for some serious HELP...

 

Any info would be greatly appreciated..

 

Thank U

 

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nirman91, Community Member
1/ 7/10 4:15pm

dont worry about any thing...just think about god and lissen to god songs...will automatically heal.......right now out of sudden for the first time , my hearts painin like crazy...cant breath propa..coz if i do it pains.....right now on this day 8th jan 09 at 8:12 am i woke up with a heart pain and me lienin to god songs and feeling sootheeened....just waiting for the pain to go so tht i could slep///u tc... Nirmaan

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cbIslandgirll44, Community Member
1/13/12 12:08am

I have most of the symptons you mention and around the heart just started bothering me..They say their is nothing wrong but I have gone into atrial fib often on and I could have swore it was my esophagus pushing on my atriem..well xrays show I have a unusual esophogus that narrows and then baloons out and I had the good:-( fortune of being born that way..when or if you go into AFib bear down as if having a B movement and it can help subside this..caffine has also caused me the grief..but now I drink decaf ...and you have to eat small often meals ,never a huge meal again for me..I had atrial fib at 37 and I am now 60...There is hope for ya all but get a dr's and another dr's ...opinion..Never panic when u go into af or you will get worse..I bear down and pop a xanax and call an ambulance..and I don't CARE how many times I have to call...

 

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Brian, Community Member
9/16/10 1:54pm

My symptoms started about 2 years ago, I thought they were heart attacks and was taken to the hospital ER on two occassions. They said that my heart is enlarged, and that there is a small, hole/murmur; but that I was not experiencing heart attacks. My Primary Doctor said that I was having Panic attacks, which are tied to fear and depression. I had fear, of losing my job, and have since been part of a massive layoff. But I didn't have (minor, temporary) depression until the "panic" attacks continued to reoccur and occupy up to 25 mins of my time per event. I can go for months without experiencing them and then boom, usually when I'm working out to stay healthy and keep the blood pressure down, I can trigger an attack. I would like to share that I do feel like there's trapped gas around my heart when these events occur. The gas can be felt under and to the left of my left chest muscle, behind the breast-plate, and between my shoulder blades. My throat tightens, while my heart beats rapidly, I take short breaths, begin to sweat and get light-headed. The gaseous feeling is kind of new. The other symptoms started 2 years ago. I have found that taking Probiotics / Lactobacillus Acidophilus, yogurt with live cultures, ginger cookies, and ginger ale help alleviate gas. I believe that they have helped me to go for long periods of time w/o experiencing panic attacks. But I did just experience two attacks this week, even though I'd been drinking ginger ale. I am under a lot of stress attempting to start a business w/o having found any start up money yet and about to run out of Unemployment assistance; but my whole family is very supportive and they pray for me and encourage me to focus on the positives... Hope this info has been helpful... I'm going to take a Probiotic supplement during my next panic/gas attack, and see what happens. Oh one more thing: during my last attack, my son mixed two table-spoons of Apple-Cider Vinegar with two table-spoons of honey into a half-glass of water for me to drink; my gas symptoms did subside soon after i finished sipping the solution.

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John NC, Community Member
3/19/10 11:37am

I have been having chest pains consistent with angina: chest 'compression', pain, following excretion, etc. but relieved through burping.  (After burping I am able to continue exercising without pain).  I had a stress test which went well and included reaching my 'gas pain' compression level (HP 150).  The EKG apparently was fine (I was told that I was in great shape by the test administrator).  But when the doctor later reviewed the pictures he saw a lack of blood - and hence angina - in the lower part of my heart (an 'atypical presentation').  He said that in 80 to 90 % of these case the symptoms are due to a internally blocked artery.  (The remaining % are caused by a problem in the 'gut' - I could not get him to give me an explanation of what that meant).   In any case, I'm scheduled for a cauterization, and if appropriate a stint insertion.  I believe that it might be that the buildup of gas may have caused an 'external' compression of the artery but I have been unable to find any collaboration that this could occur.  Were you able to get relief and/or explanations for your issues?

 

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Brian, Community Member
9/16/10 2:17pm

My symptoms started about 2 years ago, I thought they were heart attacks and was taken to the hospital ER on two occassions. They said that my heart is enlarged, and that there is a small, hole/murmur; but that I was not experiencing heart attacks. My Primary Doctor said that I was having Panic attacks, which are tied to fear and depression. I had fear, of losing my job, and have since been part of a massive layoff. But I didn't have (minor, temporary) depression until the "panic" attacks continued to reoccur and occupy up to 25 mins of my time per event. I can go for months without experiencing them and then boom, usually when I'm working out to stay healthy and keep the blood pressure down, I can trigger an attack. I would like to share that I do feel like there's trapped gas around my heart when these events occur. The gas can be felt under and to the left of my left chest muscle, behind the breast-plate, and between my shoulder blades. My throat tightens, while my heart beats rapidly, I take short breaths, begin to sweat and get light-headed. The gaseous feeling is kind of new. The other symptoms started 2 years ago. I have found that taking Probiotics / Lactobacillus Acidophilus, yogurt with live cultures, ginger cookies, and ginger ale help alleviate gas. I believe that they have helped me to go for long periods of time w/o experiencing panic attacks. But I did just experience two attacks this week, even though I'd been drinking ginger ale. I am under a lot of stress attempting to start a business w/o having found any start up money yet and about to run out of Unemployment assistance; but my whole family is very supportive and they pray for me and encourage me to focus on the positives... Hope this info has been helpful... I'm going to take a Probiotic supplement during my next panic/gas attack, and see what happens. Oh one more thing: during my last attack, my son mixed two table-spoons of Apple-Cider Vinegar with two table-spoons of honey into a half-glass of water for me to drink; my gas symptoms did subside soon after i finished sipping the solution.

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Katrina, Community Member
3/ 5/09 11:20am

I too am having Severe pains. They hit with no warning, as soon as they hit they are gone. It feels like a lightning bolt passes through me. most of the time it is a single shrill pain either behind my left shoulder blade or most commenly behind and just beneath my left breast. on a scale of one to ten I rate the pain as a ten! If it were to last any longer than a split second I do believe I would hit the floor.

 

 I have been to several Drs, each with thier own vague opinion.

In the onset, I was having problems with acid reflux and a deep aching pain all the way across my diaphram. I have had an abdominal cat scan, which came back fine.

 I have one Dr saying it has to be my Gall Bladder, which makes no sense being I am hurting on my far left side. I have had a gastro tell me to lay off fiber and switch to non lactose products. Which I have done and really seems to have helped with acid and gas.  I recently had a chest xray to check my lungs, it was fine. An EKG to check my heart and all it showed was a slow heart beat from a med I am taking for my A-FIB.

And last thing was a blood test to check for any possible blood clots in the lungs. Still have not heard back on that.

 

 I can not predict when these pains will hit, however any small excercise will bring on a quick and deep soreness in the muscles in this area.

 I do suffer from fibromyalgia, and a Dr seems to think that people with this disorder are more likely to feel stomache pains more intense.

I feel for the most part it just has to be muscular, but then I wonder how a muscle can produce such a shrill and fast pain. could this be just as simple as gas pains? and muscle pains? If so, why? and what can I do to make it better?

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Sherri, Community Member
7/ 8/09 3:22pm

It's your heart,get to the DR.I have pain around my heart.Found out I have a clogged arteries.Not gas.Thanks.

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Juhangingout, Community Member
8/18/09 1:56pm

I have had Left Side Abdominal pain that radiates up to the chest/heart area. I have been to too many Drs to count, had too many tests to count. They came up with IBS. Uhhh, no. The sharp pain and or dull ache in my chest only happens at rest. My stomach is left upper abdominal which is sharp also.

Now they are telling me it is my back. I was diagnosed with cervical Stenosis over a year ago and as my symptoms of that worsen (because noone ever did anything or told me what I should or shouldnt do) the stomach/chest problems do too.

Does anyone have a back problem? Has anyone had their back/neck checked for herniations etc? Apparently nerves can be affected in the neck to many areas of your body. Im waiting on an appointment with a Neurosurgeon. All I want is for the pain to stop and for someone to find the problem. Ive even had a lovely Dr tell me it was in my head. He of course was never paid after I drove over 100 miles for a five minute visit where he told me it was in my head.

We are NOT crazy people. We just cannot find any DRs that care enough to help us find relief.

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Winnier09, Community Member
11/17/09 10:39pm

You have to check out this website:  http://www.fibermenace.com/ First it doesn't make any sense, because you have heart problems, but since they think it might be back pain related...

 

I had problems with rectal bleeding on and off and started taking Metamucil one month ago.  The bleeding totally stopped, so I took METAMUCIL EVERY DAY!  Had a colonoscopy too, two weeks ago, to find out what caused the bleeding. Hope it won't kill me, after reading about side effects!!! 

Started having terrible pains on the left side of my back/flank last week and was told I have kidney stones, but was told by a urologist YESTERDAY that I was misdiagnosed.  I have no kidney stones. WHAT? Why do I feel like I am dying?  I looked up if Metamucil could be causing this pain, but couldn't find anything on the net.  THIS MORNING, in search of answers I came across THIS WEBSITE while googling side effects of a colonoscopy.  I have not taken any Metamucil today, had some yoghurt and free range eggs and am almost pain free.  IMPOSSIBLE, RIGHT? I can't wait to see how I feel tomorrow and if I will be able to have a good night sleep for the first time in a long time.

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jsalflex11, Community Member
8/ 4/11 9:09am

wow there is someone else out there going thru what i have gone thru too. I do have lower back pain and neck pain. my S1 L5 disc is herniated and the disc above it is dessecated (dried up) and a nerve impingement in my lower back. I am only 35 yrs old, i used to be very active. I also have 2bulging disc in myneck, a nerve impingement in my neck, it feels like my head is way tooo heavy for my neck. yes drs have given me the look of "missy ur a hypochondriac". well they take me serious now, because last year on sept 4, i ended up having a stroke. The  rapid hb and the anxiety, blurry vision, turns out i was having a silent stroke, and i started to bleed from my nose but it wasnt coming out of my nose, i was swallowing these  heavy blood clots into my throat. they say i must of had a huge blood clot. Luckily Im a nurse, and i know that if my bp at the house was 184/124, thats an immediate run to the hospital. i was admitted for 4 days. i was on a floor that housed 90yr olds. to top that off, i had a blood clot on top of my pituatary gland, which sits on top of ur brain. that area there a normal MRI/ CT Scan does not pic up any images in that area. they got to see "Residue" on that area of what the blood clot left behind. I just got an occipital nerve block done to my neck, to try to relieve my severe migranes and neck pain. they say im too young for any surgery and will put me at 70/30 or may leave me worst. I live with daily chronic pain, but i dont want for my kids to see me in pain, so i rough it out. I dont sleep much maybe 4 hrs tops. I also have another problem called Hip impingement aka Hip Acetabular Protrusio. i was told i need surgery on both hips. the left is the worst, but i dont feel pain there. all the pain is in my right hip, i cant radiate my hip out. I have done physical therapy to kill time, because i have military insurance, and they are stubborn, and they want u to go thru many things before u sign up for surgery. and then i got the date for my surgery and for the insurance company to tell me, no YOU CANT get ur surgery in st loius, mo, all because i live in a certain region and i cant cross to another region and soo i have to find a dr in my region for this complicated surgery. ive been like this for a yr. the waiting game, causes lots of anxiety. and today my hand is feeling rather numb on my left, i felt some left pressure last night like an electrical current behind my left rid, near my heart. rapid heart beat yesterday with shortness of breath. I also suffer from IBS. and i also have pro longed menses and was diagnosed with PCOS. I was given bc pills to try to control the abnormal bleeding for years and well the nuerologist, thinks that the bc pills might of triggered the clot up on the pituatary gland. I also have diabetes and i take insulin. i also have OsteoArthritis in my right knee. I am not obese. I weigh 172 and my height is 5'7.5 all these problems, i have kept hush hush from society. I am a nurse, I recently got fired from a well known university medical center. Someone told my boss that they think im faking my pain. I would go the extra mile for others, that person even said "I dont think she knows how to draw blood". this was a 23 yr old baby saying all this..  i was being watched. one day, this young girl dropped a chart off her desk, it was a chart of mine, i had a hard time getting it.. she walked past me and didnt help. i had to go down and kneel and then crawl to the nearest wall to get up. Very hard for me, and soo the RN there decided to take me off probation becasue they thought i was probably faking it.. she says, you have exactly 3 days to get me proof or you will be terminated. i got her all the proof within a day. This was stressfull for me, because i couldnt believe i had to go thru all that. 1 week later i got fired, due to my health reasons. because "i can possible slow down the clinic", meanwhile i asked for a desk job, and they said they dont have any?? meanwhile the 2 receptionist at the front desk both have canes. I brought my cane to work many times and then i stopped because ppl were expressing it was in the way. So the day of that japan incidents on March 11, 2011 i was let go. I did get a letter back stating that my Protein Nuclear Reactor blood test states that it was too high. mines is at a 9.89. the normal is less than 3.0, underneath it says "danger for future cardiac event". that right there scares me.

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jsalflex11, Community Member
8/ 4/11 9:18am

i forgot to mention I also have an FPO in my heart. its when the blood flows thru one valve and then the blood rushes back up thru the same hole, when its supposed to go thru another.

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jsalflex11, Community Member
8/ 4/11 9:18am

i forgot to mention I also have an FPO in my heart. its when the blood flows thru one valve and then the blood rushes back up thru the same hole, when its supposed to go thru another.

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guest, Community Member
1/12/12 6:04pm

i had this same problem about 4 years ago, i would be about my normal daily business and i would get these shooting pain that only last but a second.....turns out it was pericarditis, where the saccovering around the heart becomes inflamed and mine had water in the heart sac. she gave me strong doses of aspirin to dry out the fluid.....

 

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Jadri, Community Member
1/26/12 7:13pm

i wonder if i might have the same thing. I landed in the ER after having sever attacks (didnt know what it was first). but it felt like that feeling after someone scares you pretty bad. through out my whole body and i felt weak. my arms and legs felt weak and i felt like i was going to pass out and die. i called an ambulance after about 6 attacks one after the other in a period of about 10 minutes. They checked my heart and everything looked good. i went to my regular doctor and they did an EKG and it was fine but the doctor did mention that it wouldng give much information because it was only a 10 second test. she reffered me to a cardio doc and the Doc put me on a heart monitor for 7 days. The results, he says, are fine. nothing unusual. its 01/26/15 today and i had some similiar attacks. where there is pain around my heart through out the day and my hands get weak and feel light headed. My regular doctor seems to think it is acid reflex. they found i had H-pilori bateria and put me on antiabiotics for 2 weeks. i went back after that and then she told me that they also found ecoli in my stomach and gave me more antibiotics. but today 01/26/12 i still have those symptoms. im nervous and im just confused and scared. Dont know what to do. or think. i do hope its just acid reflex. im going to try some tums. thanks everybody for all your posts because they truly help just to know that other people are going thru the same thing. God bless you all and God give us strenght and wisdom to be able to tackle all these things.

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justhelping, Community Member
6/ 2/09 7:39am

Pericardium and Pericarditis

What is the pericardium?

The pericardium (pair"e-KAR'de-um) is the thin sac (membrane) that surrounds the heart and the roots of the great blood vessels.

What is pericarditis?

Pericarditis (pair"e-kar-DI'tis) is inflammation of the pericardium. The pericardium has an inner and outer layer with a small amount of lubricating fluid between them. When the pericardium becomes inflamed, the amount of fluid between the two layers increases. This squeezes the heart and restricts its action.

Who gets pericarditis and what does it feel like?

This problem occurs most often in men ages 20 to 50. Chest pain is common, especially pain behind the breastbone. Sometimes this pain spreads to the neck and left shoulder. Pain from pericarditis is different from angina (AN'jih-nah or an-JI'nah). (Angina is chest pain or discomfort due to reduced blood supply to the heart muscle.) Angina feels like pressure, but pericarditis usually is a sharp, piercing pain over the center or left side of the chest. Often this pain gets worse if the person takes a deep breath. Less often the pain is dull. A fever is also common. Often people with pericarditis report feeling sick. Some have pain when they swallow.

What causes pericarditis?

In most cases, why pericarditis occurs is unknown. However, it can result from one or more of these:

  • a viral, bacterial or fungal infection
  • heart attack
  • cancer spreading from a nearby tumor in the lung, breast or the blood
  • radiation treatment
  • injury or surgery

Sometimes it accompanies rheumatoid arthritis, lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) (e-rith"eh-mah-TO'sus) and kidney failure.

How is pericarditis treated?

Analgesics or anti-inflammatory drugs are given to relieve pain. Antibiotics are also prescribed if the pericarditis is due to a bacterial infection. If excess fluid is seriously affecting the heart's action, a needle may be used to draw it off. In some cases surgery may be required.

Acute inflammatory pericarditis usually lasts one to three weeks and doesn't lead to further problems. About 20 percent of pericarditis patients have a recurrence within months or, rarely, within years.

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Mike, Community Member
7/18/09 8:28pm

Pericarditis is a very good example of a lot of the pain I am experiencing. I am 23 I take a beta blocker for my irregular heartbeat I have the burning in my esophagus but it does not always accompany this sharp pain that shoots through the left side of my chest. I have had ekg and strees tests blood tests all have revealed nothing abnormal. I have had some concern that I may have testical cancer blood results show nothing but I have quite a few masses, I am curently waiting for a ultra sound. I usually get a headache when I have these pains which last for several days on end the headaches are better with rest. So I am going to mention this when I go to my next appointement

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Rodney Dowell, Community Member
9/ 8/09 9:29am

 

gas pain on left side around heart area

i have been getting pain on left side under and around heart area, more in the abdomond than in the chest. I also have a heart murmur and sleeping disorder. Two years ago I had AFIB and will remain on high blood pressure and medicine for AFIB.

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fawaz, Community Member
11/20/09 6:49am

For the last week or so, I have been in terrible condition. This problem of whether it is gas or Heart problem has made my life miserable. It was on my left side. Seems that it was a heart problem and I was almost convinced that it was a heart attack.

 

Ran through to the emergency in hospital, they did all my ECG/Troponin Blood test/Blood Pressue all seems fine but the pain still there. Thought that it may be because of a kidney stone (as I had one earlier), got X-rays for Abdomen and Chest, all seemed fine. Prescribed by the doctor to take an Acid removal tablet. Has been better since. The doctor said it is called 'Dispepsia' which is a sort of a stomach disorder.

 

 

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Jinna, Community Member
12/ 3/09 3:37am

Finally! I am only 19 years old and im feeling this sharp intense pain in my chest..mostly in the center and right behind/under my left breast. It hurt so bad when it first came on and last 4 to 5 minutes. It was extremely painful to move or even breathe. I went to the doctors the next morning and had an EKG done. It came out abnormal and all the nurses gave me that "oh shit" look. Yet no one told me why. The first conclusion my doctor came up with was drugs. He think im a drug addict and that's what it's from. Funny cuz ive never touched drugs. When he finally realized that i wasn't backing down he told me that it was because i was in a hurry and that's why my heart beat was really rapid. I walked quite calmly to the office. Then he told me it was acid reflux brought on by my meal. I've eatten the same thing for years and the same amount. I've eatten more on thanksgiving and felt fine! My doctor didn't listen to me at all, thinking i was 19 and needed attention. But i've always felt a flutter in my heart when i lay down and breathe. Just recently it started becoming painful and im out of breath when im just simply walking around. Im extremely healthy and don't have a weight problem. No doctor wants to care about this. They all tell me that the burning pain is acid. Yet im not even having burning pain. Im so glad im not the only one who has to deal with this.

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Tuelo Nkwane, Community Member
1/20/10 6:46am

I woke up last night in the middle of terrible pains on left side around heart area. The pains made movement impossible, becuase I was also sleepy, I feel asleep. In the morning the pains had disappeared completely.

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Tuelo Nkwane, Community Member
1/20/10 6:51am

i got pain on left side under and around heart area last nite. In the morning they had disappreared.

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lenny, Community Member
3/ 4/10 7:59am

The month of February i have had 2 angioplasties     each time 2 stents were put in .   since then  i have had a burning sensation (Pain ) that wraps around  my back my chest and stomach .  i burp after i eat which i never did before .  i think im going nuts ..  the cardiologists say my heart is ok but this is puzzling to me .   i am taking so many meds i wonder if this is causing it

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candy, Community Member
4/25/10 12:46am

ive been having pain like this for months it comes and it goes .. and i really dont know what to do i go to different doctors and they dont know what it is .. i just had a heart monitor for 24 hour to see if its my heart but im so confuse.. i get a pain on the left side of my shoulder and around my leftside  chest and theres day i wont have it . and theirs other day i go to sleep with it and wake up with the pain.. is so wierd if any one has any information i would appreciate it thanks.

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amar, Community Member
5/ 3/10 12:53pm

Hello this is gas pain on ur heart area. but make sure do not drink alcohol.  and also start ur exersice.

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amar, Community Member
5/ 3/10 12:54pm

Hello this is gas pain on ur heart area. but make sure do not drink alcohol.  and also start ur exersice.

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andy, Community Member
5/13/10 9:23am

you know i've intently or response's and i was just wondering if any had recently(last two years) been given simvitatin's or the like....i never suffered before i was put on this tablet's..admittedly my cholestral has gone down to 4.1 ,but these pains described to a tee need existed before.....just wondered?????andy 41 y.o. male

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kemico, Community Member
6/28/10 11:04pm

I believe it is the heart but the doctor's can't figure out what's causing it so the give you a diagnose to keep you coming back so they can charge your insurance. I have alot of the symptom some of you described plus dizzieness and chest pain and gas that rotates all around from my chest to my back and mine happenes regularly I wish it would give me a break and go away for awhile . My mother use to have the same pain as I and she kept telling her doctor that she was having heartattacks and the would tell her no she wasn't she was to young to be having them and it didn't show that in the ekg or none of the other tests they gave her. My mom died June,08 1992 of a masive heartattack at the age of 43 and it was never revealed by any of the countless doctors she saw or threw any test they preformed that she was infact having heartattacks. Well my moms mother died of the same thing in 1970 at age 42 I have a few more years before I turn 40 but I'am so scared because I think Im going to die like my mother and grandmother.

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hattie cloud, Community Member
7/26/10 6:54am

gas around my heart.it started after drinking this new water called heathy water.

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rgdm, Community Member
2/13/11 3:20am

It is gas.  I get it every few years or so ... or when I eat something that causes gas, like wheat or cabbage with onions.  I take some Gas-X and something for the pain, like an ibuprophen and the immediate discomfort goes away.  There is soreness surrounding the heart area for a couple of days afterwards.  Just a reminder not to eat foods that create methane in my body.  It is rather scary.

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newt, Community Member
2/27/11 10:39am

I have gas that builds up around my heart as well.  I know it is gas I can get it to move around causing a gurggling sound and feeling on the back of my heart.  I can move it around until I can belch it out then all is good.  It depends mostly on what I eat so I try to stay away from most italian spices.   doctors say  this dont happen but I have about 1000 incidences where i can belch in thier face to prove it.  I recomend drinking alot of water then breathing in deaply to fill your lungs and poking with your finger around the rib sections to see if it moves. I also hop a little while doing this or roll on the floor. 

      The first time I had this my heart was beating so hard from the pressure I thought I was having a heart attack.   Now my blood pressure shoots up everytime it happens.  I was in the doctors office and she was ready to test my blood pressure and all of a sudden the gas hit me.   she checked my blood pressure and freaked she ask if I was feeling well I just told her I had a little gas.  she reset the monitor several timeas and then said it must be broken so she went to get another.   I stood up and done the inhale hopping poking thing described above and got the gas to move up and I belched several times.  she came back and checked my blood pressure and presto it was fine.   she said she thought I was going to have a stroke right in front of her before.  she rechecked it with the first monitor and it was working now lol.    

        point is doctors spend years in school and still dont know sh#$t.  a doctor who admits this is probably a good one.

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Mubi, Community Member
4/ 7/11 12:57am
I have the same problem. I have this atleast once a year. Excessive burps withgas pain on the lower side area around the heart. It stays for few days and then vanishes. Usually it starts with eating something which upsets my stomach. But pain is not in or around stomach, its on area around the heart. Its not permanent it comes and goes twice or thrice in a minute. When I burp I get better and then it comes again. This pain is very light so I dont burp all the time sometime I dont care about the pain. Yesterday it started and i think will stay for few days. I just drink warm glass of water and feeling little better now. Reply
Julie, Community Member
6/10/11 11:35pm
I'm amazed that I'm not alone! I'm 26 years old and feel thing! I know that innate abused my body by over eating and eating foods that are processed, dairy etc. I've started tom read a book called "THE MIRACLE OF FASTING"by PAUL BRAGG. you can find it at whole foods or amazon.com I also recommend "THE CHINA STUDY." My problems started September 2010. I've had themfast heart rate and pain on the right side of my heart too and if I burp it goes away. Our food can be our medicine so I'm definitly going make healthier choices. I also recommend listening to SID ROTH on IT''S SUPERNATURAL. it'll really bless you. Also for more peaceful moments, listen to Julie True, Grace Williams. :):) Stay positive people! YOU'RE NOT ALONE! Reply
Julie, Community Member
6/10/11 11:42pm
I heard BEANO does help with gas so i will try it. When this happened to me, I seriously thought i was having a heart attack. I think everyone here has had the same experience. It's comforting. And the comment about doctors not knowing anything..totally agree! I'm seriously considering going to a naturapath doctor. It's a bit more expensive but I want someone who wants to help me not give me another pill. Reply
dhillon, Community Member
10/14/11 7:27am

sorry, i don't have an answer, but only want to add that i have exact same problem. it started about five years back and is getting worse.  i feel lots of gas or gas bubble trapped under my heart.  i relieve it by pushing my ribbs inwards from under my arm pits, sometimes lifting my lefting my breasts up, lifting my left breast and putting lots of pressure on left ribs, pressing in from under arm pits and bending left and right, sitting up at night and sometimes sitting up doesn't help and i have stand up and take few steps.  even drinking water causes gas to be trapped. i don't have the pain but do feel lots of pressure on the heart and occasionally in the left arm and chest. my burbs are like a storm and often in multiples. i have never discussed it with any doctor yet.

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kem, Community Member
12/17/11 1:57pm

I am really happy to know that sooo many others share the same pain that i've been experiencing! I no longer feel frightened and alone! I have been to the doctor and those visits only left me scared and frustrated because they could never find anything wrong with me.  This forum has made me feel at ease.  Thank you!!!

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Gasmaster, Community Member
12/19/11 3:45pm

I have occasional episodes of what I call "gastro-vascular discomfort" (if you're a doctor, you're laughing).  These are periodic episodes of intermittent gas-like pains that seem to "pulse" around the heart area.  There is nothing normally symptomatic of heart attack such as shortness of breath, or deep, intense pressure in the chest, or any pain in the left arm, etc.

 

Although I am moderately obese and have been most of life, now at 61 I still continue to test free of any blood pressure, cholesterol, or sugar problems. 

 

The pain seems to be particulary acute when I drink too much caffeinated coffee in particular. I also eat mostly very healthy foods, albeit the portions are too large or too frequent, so I eat a lot of raw gassy foods like cruciferous veggies and a lot of high fiber foods and dairy products.

 

I do smoke or drink alcohol, nor do I take any medications other than for hypothyroidism, i.e. Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid) which I just started on a week ago.

 

So, while the periodic gas occurences in the chest area somewhat disconcerting, I have not felt compelled to make an issue of it with my doctor.

 

After reading the comments here, I will try taking some club soda with Rolaids and an aspirin and lay off the coffee as much as possible.

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Nicole, Community Member
12/31/11 1:21pm

I'm 14 and i started having pain in the upper left on my heart. It feels like its sore kinda like a bruise. It started when i was in the shower and i had a weird pain in my stomach then after i was breathing a little hard. My ears got pluged like in the mountains and i couldnt feel my heart beat. I got very scared. Now i get pains in my left elbow and shoulder when i have the pain in my heart.

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donkey ollie, Community Member
2/18/12 10:44pm

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ray, Community Member
3/ 4/12 2:23am

for the past week or so i have had pressure around the heart area allways on the left side, every now and then i will get some pain and break out in a sweat, i notice gurgling in my stomach moving up through my chest, i burp alot and it seems to subside. it has scared me as this has never happened before so naturally i feel like i may be having a heart attack. went to the clinic all my vitals were good and the ekg also looked good my blood pressure was up some though... this of course has caused me to stress and when i stress i loose weight, i have quit smoking and am going to start eating better as i travel the state daily for work and eat lousy drive through food too much! i hope this will help... hate to say this but im glad there are so many out there with the same issues as this is very scary to me, ive been lucky to have been very healthy all my life and now at 49 this has just begun... hopefully i can beat it! thanks to all for sharing your stories as it gives hope.

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