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Dr. Warren Foster
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Belching (Overview)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back out to make noise.


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What causes belching when you have colon cancer spread to the liver?

What causes belching when you have colon cancer spread to the liver?

Not specific: Belching relayed to swallowing air, or some gastric irritation, or outflow obstruction with relief of stomach gas by belching instead if forward peristalsis. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
438 Doctors shared insights

Belching (Overview)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back out to make noise.


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My two almost three year old daughter keeps belching and it smells very sour, what could this mean?

My two almost three year old daughter keeps belching and it smells very sour, what could this mean?

Upset tummy!: Hi Tina, it sounds like your little one might have some acid reflux, especially if it's been going on a while. Some kiddos will get symptoms like that when they get the stomach flu, but others have it most of the time. Look for other signs like cough or vomiting. Check her diet. Writing down the symptoms and how often you're noticing them might help when you talk to her doctor about it. ...Read more

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What would be a reason someone can't burp? And is the condition treatable?

What would be a reason someone can't burp? And is the condition treatable?

Why doe one need to?: The need to burp may be related to symptoms of abd bloating, chest tightness, abd pain, nausea, heartburn. One needs to describe the underlying symptom causing the need to burp in order to get proper relief of the sensation of the need to burp. If one just wants to burp for fun as some teens do, then try drinking carbonated drinks, e.g. Sodas. ...Read more

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I burp alot n with that ive back pain, wat could be the reason for it and also how it could be treated any serious issues regarding this?

I burp alot n with that ive back pain, wat could be the reason for it and also how it could be treated any serious issues regarding this?

Burping the cause?: I am not sure the burping is related to your back pain although to you it may seem to be related temporally. I would seek a visit with a physician if your back pain is persisting more than 3-4 weeks or keeping you from being functional ...Read more

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How to cure excessive belching associated with a flu?

Consider ginger.: You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of contiuious belching?

Depends: Common causes are eating too much too fast, reflux disease and reactions to certain foods. Its good to eat smaller amounts slowly, chewing thoroughly, and focusing on what you eat - in general and not just for belching! some foods create more gas especially in some people. A more serious cause can be gastroparesis, which slows movement through stomach down. Diabetes can cause this, so may need eval. ...Read more

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I keep getting tablets, food and air that is hard to burp out, stuck, midchest. Pain to the right side in the same place when I breathe deeply. Cause?

I keep getting tablets, food and air that is hard to burp out, stuck, midchest. Pain to the right side in the same place when I breathe deeply. Cause?

Esophagus: This needs urgent evaluation by a gastroenterologist and you will probably need an upper endoscopy (camera put down into your stomach and esophagus). You may have a narrowing in your esophagus or you may have an allergic condition called eosinophilic esophagitis. Chew and swallow food very carefully for now ...Read more

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My throat gurgles when I'm nervous. It sounds like I'm belching. It's embarrassing! It's not often I actually belch. How to prevent this?

Nervous belching: Its difficult to know what you mean by "gurgles". If you mean that you are burping or have air escaping during speech when you are nervous, then you may have anti-peristaltic movement of esophagus triggered by adrenalin. Is there a sour taste in your mouth or burning that may suggest acid reflux as well? Talk to your PCP about beta-blockers or anxiolytics. You may need an ENT indirect laryngoscopy ...Read more

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What food should I avoid to stop belching?

What food should I avoid to stop belching?

Belching: Foods that increase stomach acid or delay stomach emptying all should be avoided. Many people also forget that all carbonated bevorages contain co2 which contributes to stomach gas even if not caffeinated. ...Read more

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Can you die from constant belching?

No: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching.

Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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What caused my belching for two days?

What caused my belching for two days?

Burping issues: Involuntary belching after a meal is normal, caused by release of swallowed gas after distension of the stomach with food. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness &bloating, relieved by belching. Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. In some, belching can become habitual. ...Read more

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What food should I avoid to stop belching?

Belching: Foods that increase stomach acid or delay stomach emptying all should be avoided. Many people also forget that all carbonated bevorages contain co2 which contributes to stomach gas even if not caffeinated. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to vimit while belching?

Yes: It is considered a wet burp and often increases in frequency with time peaking at about 4 mo before declining. ...Read more

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Does constant night time belching indicate any health issue?

Usually not: But if it continues or interferring with your life, best to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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How do I stop the belching so much? Where is the air coming from?

See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching.

Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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I am always belching even when I'm just waking up. What could cause this?

Aerophagia: This may mean you swallow more air or make more gas. Things like carbonated beverages are no-brainers on this but even things like drinking from straws can increase gas in the stomach. Gas neutralizing agents like over the counter gasx can sometimes be helpful. ...Read more

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Can lymphoma cause constant belching?

Can lymphoma cause constant belching?

Possibly, but...: It's more likely that a medication related to treatment of lymphoma is causing constant belching. Anything that slows down the digestive system can cause belching. Lymphoma around the stomach or intestines can do that, but so can many chemotherapy drugs. ...Read more

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Is there a link between stress and belching?

See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching.

Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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What should I do when I belching smelling belch?

See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching.

Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Excessive belching throughout the day. What tests do I need?

Keep Diet Journal: Frequent belching can be related to reflux disease. Can be aggravated by certain food intake and intolerances. Use caution with over-indulgence of fast foods, carbonated drinks, legumes, beans, . .. Gastric acid issues can be aggravated by stimulants (caffeine), acidic foods (tomato/pickle-based), and fatty foods. Journal of food intake and symptoms will help healthcare provider narrow diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am belching and I feel nauseated. Am I having ovulationg symptoms?

Not related: If you are belching and feeling nauseated this is more likey a digestive issue. Gerd (acid reflux), h. Pylori infection, and food intolerance are the conditions most commonly associated with these symptoms. Ovulation symptoms usually occur in the lower abdomen and can present as a dull or sharp passing pain on one side or the other that last a short amount of time. ...Read more

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Belching is constant for 3 days possibly associated with prolonged stress, what is wrong?

You many have: Already identified the cause: stress. (it is not the only reason for ^'ed burping). What are you doing to manage or v your stress levels? O address stress:
talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi. ...Read more

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I have heard belching can be habitual. How do I stop this habit? I belch very frequently, when I haven't eaten

See below: First of all you can exercise self control. Second find what foods make you form gas and then just avoid them.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Really worried. About husband belching alot even in sleep lost lot weiht cant keeo food down or eat much if he manages it, it comes. Back up?

Really worried. About husband belching alot even in sleep lost lot weiht cant keeo food down or eat much if he manages it, it comes. Back up?

Time to see doc: Your worries are legitimate. It does not sound that these symptoms can be ignored anymore. What are your husband' s plans going forward? What are his fears? Has he tried any antireflux meds, best will be to convince him to see whoever he trusts the most, maybe his primary care doc in order to put together a better plan going forward. ...Read more

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Been belching (loud and long....Every 5 seconds) continuously for 72 hours. What could it be? No other symptoms. Cannot go to school or work.

Angina: Symptoms of angina pectoris can present with specific symptoms, which are easy to recognize, or vague symptoms like chills, nausea, dizziness, belching and mild chest pain. Typical and atypical forms of angina symptoms may rarely be associated masked predominantly extra cardiac manifestations, which are occasionally referred to the abdomen. Pt. Had 72 hrs. Of belching ; relieved bangina txmt. ...Read more

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For approx. 2 months I've been belching after drinking ANY fluids (completely out of the ordinary). Never w/ food. Why is this suddenly happening?

Belching: Most likely your are swallowing air when you drink and this makes you belch when it comes up. Friends would do this in high school to get a good loud burp. ...Read more

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I am a young patient, 24. I'm quickly loosing weigt, 12 in two months though I have good appetite, constant belching upper adb. Discomfort. No pain.?

I am a young patient, 24. I'm quickly loosing weigt, 12 in two months though I have good appetite, constant belching upper adb. Discomfort. No pain.?

Fast Weight Loss: I think anyone with unexplained fast weight loss should have an evaluation by their primary care physician. If you have been trying to loose weight but it is faster than expected then I am not as worried. Mostly, you will be fine but fast weight loss can be a sign of a serious disorder. Meet with you pcp and decide how best to proceed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Constipation belching and nausuas what could it be?

Constipation belching and nausuas what could it be?

Depends: How long? How severe? What sort of diet do you eat? Are you otherwise well? Could be many answers! ...Read more

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What causes stomach pains and sour belches?

What causes stomach pains and sour belches?

Many things: Many conditions can cause these symptoms, but the most common are indigestion and dietary indiscretion. Other conditions that can bring about these symptoms are reflux disease, gastric and duodenal ulcers, pancreatic disease, esophagitis, gall bladder disease, liver disease, parasitic infection, medication reaction, and the list goes on and on. If the symptoms are of a concern please see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of contiuious belching?

Depends: Common causes are eating too much too fast, reflux disease and reactions to certain foods. Its good to eat smaller amounts slowly, chewing thoroughly, and focusing on what you eat - in general and not just for belching! some foods create more gas especially in some people. A more serious cause can be gastroparesis, which slows movement through stomach down. Diabetes can cause this, so may need eval. ...Read more