Pain Under Left Breast Gas

Sometimes you may feel sharp stabbing pain under your left breast and can have multiple thoughts about it like maybe it’s a heart attack, etc. There can be many reasons for the pain under the left breast, you must not jump to conclusions. The worst-case scenario of the pain under the left breast is a heart attack.

Normally, the gas pain under the left breast is harmless, but it is quite tricky to distinguish it from other chest pain and heart attack. You must observe the symptoms carefully and then decide whether it’s a normal gas pain or something serious.

Pain Under Left Breast Gas
Pain Under Left Breast Gas

Verify It’s Gas Pain or Heart Attack

Gas pain can be troubling as it can be difficult to distinguish it from heart-related problems and pain. Their symptoms resemble each other.

In both cases:

  • It feels like a sharp stabbing pain
  • Pain in upper body parts like shoulders, neck, jaw, etc
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting and nausea

However, there are some symptoms that are different from each other, that includes:

  • Heart attack causes breathlessness whereas gas pain doesn’t cause this.
  • Gas pain can be easily treated using drugs. However, heart pain like heart attack needs special medical treatment.
  • A heart attack doesn’t cause bloating while gas pain causes bloating.

These are the symptoms that resemble and distinguish between heart-related pain and gas pain under the left breast. You must carefully observe the symptoms and then react to the situation accordingly.

Causes of Gas Pain Under Left Breast

  • Heartburn
  • Food Poisoning
  • Overeating
  • Gastritis
  • Artificial Sweeteners


Heartburn is also known as indigestion, can cause sharp pain in the chest similar to a heart attack. Heartburn occurs when the acid leaks into the esophagus.


  • Sharp stabbing pain
  • Bloating or belching
  • Pain gets worse after eating or lying down
  • Nausea

Food Poisoning

Eating junk food or unhygienic food can cause food poisoning and can be responsible for gas pain under the left breast.


  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever

Over Eating

When a person overeats, it can upset the digestive system and can cause extra gas. If someone lacks the enzymes to break the food to get digested, he/she may suffer from chest pain.


  • Bloating
  • Excessive gas
  • Abdominal pain


Gastritis is a condition that occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed. Its symptoms are similar to other problems, so it will be difficult to know that you have gastritis. It is better to consult a doctor.


  • Sharp stabbing pain in the chest
  • Painful breathing

Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol and xylitol can cause excessive gas and pain in the chest when used in excess amounts.


  • Excessive gas
  • Sharp chest pain under the left breast
  • Pain intensifies with eating

Excess Carbonation

Using an excessive amount of products such as soda, soft drinks, etc that consists of carbon dioxide can cause gas and make you burp.


●     Discomfort
●     Pain
●     Excessive gas

By Lee Chen

Note: You should always be consulting a medical professional for medication recommendations. This article is in no way medical advice or prescription. Many over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen and home-remedies can help you in breast pain. Furthermore, you can also opt for using a supportive bra that aids you. Normally, these medications are more than sufficient in treating breast pain, however, if the pain continues, you should seek immediate medical attention.