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How do you relieve trapped gas in the chest?

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Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018
Question: Gastric kind of pain that you have on the chest, it's been there for few days, not very painful though
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Take antacids

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

You probably have regurgitation and/or bloating.
Antacids like Digene or Ranitidine work well.
Digene can be taken 3-4 times a day.
Ranitidine is taken once a day.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.




Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (10 days later)
Greetingsi dr vaishalee
So, I tried and looks like the issue still persist, the uncomfortability has moved on the right side of the chest too, not frequently, no major pain, just that poking sensation once a while.
I consulted a cardiologist, he suggested ecg,echo,TNT, etc, but since it's also on the right side, do u suggest I do them? Or do you suggest other medications.?
Thnx
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly send details of your chest pain.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Kindly describe following characteristics of pain- whether its localized in some area of lung or generalized, whether it gets worse on pressing or moving, any shortness of breath, any other symptoms.

ECG and echo are basic heart tests. Echo will help find if there is any structural heart problem which may get missed on ECG.
Nonetheless, its mandatory to perform an ECG. A chest X ray A view should also be taken to check for any lung problems. These two are basic tests and must be done.
If these come back normal, then further tests may be undertaken.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Vaishalee Punj,
General & Family Physician

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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How do you relieve trapped gas in the chest?

Brief Answer: Take antacids Detailed Answer: Hello, You probably have regurgitation and/or bloating. Antacids like Digene or Ranitidine work well. Digene can be taken 3-4 times a day. Ranitidine is taken once a day. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.