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A 30-year-old female asked:

I'm having middle of stomach burning and constant loud belching. can hernia, reflux or gastritis cause stomach to be noticeably distended?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Distension: Abdominal distension can be caused by gastrointestinal gas entrapment or excessive gas formation from food intolerance or air swallowing, abdominal wall hernia, intestinal tract mechanical obstruction or paralytic ileus often seen after trauma or abdominal surgery. Less common causes are abdominal aneurysm or intraabdominal or pelvic tumors. Your symptoms could be due to gastritis or gall stones.
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Dyspepsia: Dyspepsia is a common disorder that affects up to 30% of the general population. Symptoms of dyspepsia include upper abdominal pain or discomfort and frequently include symptoms of burning, pressure, or fullness often, but not necessarily, related to meals. Frustratingly, symptoms of FD do not reliably guide therapy. Treatment Options Diet Eradication of H. pylori Acid-lowering Prokinetic drug
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Reflux: Certainly see your doctor. Also ask about a probiotic. Dr. Ohira is a good brand. Ask about DGL supplements. DGL is a type of licorice that is a natural approach to reflux. Check w/doc first. Peace and good health.

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