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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Belching (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I have been suffering for half a year already with different kinds of health problems. Chest pain, breathing difficult, breastbone pain, blood in stool?

I have been suffering for half a year already with different kinds of health problems. Chest pain, breathing difficult, breastbone pain, blood in stool?

Multitude of symptom: I would suggest visiting with your primary care doctor or an emergency department asap. You have several symptoms that can be associated with significant disease/illness. Sounds like you could have several things going on. Best of luck. See your doctor soon. If chest pain is severe or new, you should be evaluated immediately to rule out a heart attack. ...Read more

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Alot of burping. Chest pain right in middle by breastbone and sometimes feels like it's in left breast. Comes and goes.?

Alot of burping. Chest pain right in middle by breastbone and sometimes feels like it's in left breast. Comes and goes.?

Pain: What you describe sounds like GI gas pains. You probably are an air swallower and should try to learn to swallow less air with your food, drink and snacks. You can also try simethicone9 over the counter) four times a day. ...Read more

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Can G.E reflux cause pain in chest on left side? I have chest pain on left side while making movement & whatever I eat or drink burps start. Wht it is?

Can G.E reflux cause pain in chest on left side? I have chest pain on left side while making movement & whatever I eat or drink burps start. Wht it is?

Yes, but: GERD can cause left sided pain, but not pain with movement which sounds muscular. On the other hand, burping with meals means you're swallowing air ("aerophagia") which can be a symptom of irritation in your GI tract or just of stress. So, you have more than one issue going on, sir. ...Read more

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Gas, pain just after chest, pain in tummy, burping continuously?

Gas, pain just after chest, pain in tummy, burping continuously?

Get checked for: Heart or stomach condition etc. Try peptobismol or gavincon for now. Cut back on sodas, caffeine, spicy foods, dairy products etc. Hope u feel better! ...Read more

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Why do I get chest pain and then burp bubbly white foam out?

Acid reflux: Normally, stomach acids remain in the stomach where the lining is well protected from damage by cels that produce mucin. The esophagus has less protection than the stomach and if acids leave the stomach frequently, the esophagus can be damaged. Acid exposure to damagesd tissues can cause pain (heart burn). Even though this sounds like reflux, a docctor's evaluation is suggested to confirm this. ...Read more

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How come I get chest pain and then burp all these thick bubbly white foam out?

How come I get chest pain and then burp all these thick bubbly white foam out?

See your doctor: You will need a more thorough history to be taken, an examination and some tests to figure out why you are feeling that way. It could be anything from dehydration, to heartburn to flu to something more serious... ...Read more

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I ve continuous chest pain on left side for 3 months. And I burp a lot. What it is & is it dangerous? Smoker bt already quit. And my age is 25.

I ve continuous chest pain on left side for 3 months. And I burp a lot. What it is & is it dangerous? Smoker bt already quit. And my age is 25.

Unsure: Left sided chest pain can have several causes, some very serious. With burping, uncontrolled acid reflux is high on the list. What did your Barium swallow show? If the omeprazole hasn't helped, you are due for endoscopy. Also make sure H pylori is ruled out and you avoid nsaids. Other possibilities are heart/heart lining problems, lung inflammation, chest wall musc/connective tis pain etc ...Read more

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I've been getting chest pains whenever I have to burp today I tried jogging and my chest pain was not allowing me. What could this mean? I'm 18

I've been getting chest pains whenever I have to burp today I tried jogging and my chest pain was not allowing me. What could this mean? I'm 18

Some possibilities: A person with new chest pain has to go his doctor or the E.R. To be checked for a heart problem. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad problem. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry". Lung problems include pleurisy or pneumothorax. Esophageal problems include reflux and esophagitis. Heart problems include rhythm problems, pericarditis, myocarditis, heart attack, etc... ...Read more

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I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, cough and I burp alot?

I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, cough and I burp alot?

Left sided chest pai: I do not know how old you are.
Generally if the pain increases on coughing and laughing it may be costochondritis, however you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, cough and I burp alot?

I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, cough and I burp alot?

Symptoms: You may be an air swallower and chronically distended. Not enough information here to know probability. See your doc for evaluation and suggestions ...Read more

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Hi. I have chest pain that comes and goes. It is relived by burping. I have had several ecgs and an echo that we're all fine. Very scary when I get it.

Ruling out: It sounds as though you have had only static ECGs and transthoracic echocardiograms. Neither of these tests "rule out" coronary artery disease and/or ischemia as a cause of your chest pain. A stress echocardiogram is warranted depending on other risk factors. Second, that your CP is relieved with "burping" suggest GI causes: GERD, heart burn, achalasia perhaps. SEE A GI medical doctor too! ...Read more

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Why do I get chest pain while doing physical activity followed by burping?

Why do I get chest pain while doing physical activity followed by burping?

See a doctor: Any complaint of chest pain or shortness of breath with exercise should first be evaluated to eliminate the possibility of angina, chest pain from heart disease. Some people do have nausea or burping along with this. If the symptoms continue with rest, you should seek an emergency evaluation. If you're very short of breath or feeling lightheaded, call an ambulance. ...Read more

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I swallowed a drink and got a chest pain that went into by back. The same thing happened when I burped. Is this a cause for concern?

Sounds GI related: As described, this sounds GI related, especially with the history of belching. Discuss with your dr. As it sounds like you may need to at the least avoid trigger foods that may irritate your esophagus or GI tract and cause "heart burn.". ...Read more

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Woke up at 3:00am with extreme chest pain in upper right side of body above my right breast. Burping a lot too.?

GERD: I think you have gastro esophageal reflux disease -- you may try taking Prilosec over the counter -- if not better you need to see a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Severe chest pain in center and left side for last 6 months. Back/neck pain. Never belched before but always burping now. Cardio, neuro, gastro clear.

See a doctor: You need a full detailed evaluation. Although this sounds superficially like a case of gerd, the causation remains in question and you also must exclude the possibility of their being a cardiologic or other etiology for the chest pain. Go see a general internist or family practitioner. ...Read more

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I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, I burp alot. Pain goes to my shoulder, down my back. Also hurts when I lay down. Alsowhen breathe?

I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, I burp alot. Pain goes to my shoulder, down my back. Also hurts when I lay down. Alsowhen breathe?

Probably chest wall: It needs to be checked by your doctor but it seems it is in the chest wall according to your symptoms. The other causes can be gastro esophageal reflux, pleuritic pain. At your age it is unlikely to be from your heart. Get it checked by your doctor to find the exact cause. ...Read more

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Does burping with chest pain signify a heart attack?

Hard to tell: Some patients with real heart attacks have associated sweating, nausea, burping, difficulty breathing. Not having these symptoms does not mean your not having a heart attack. Classic sudden onset of chest pain or pressure radiating to the jaw or down an arm is classic. ...Read more

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Neck, shoulder and chest pain. Acidity, indigestion, continuous burps since two months. Feel drowsy. My height 182 cms and wt. 100kgs.

Neck, shoulder and chest pain. Acidity, indigestion, continuous burps since two months. Feel drowsy. My height 182 cms and wt. 100kgs.

Gerd: You probably have gastroesophageal reflux with acid refluxing out of the stomach and causing your symptoms. Overweight, chocolate and some meds can aggravate the condition. Medicines to suppress acid production have been helpful. A GI evaluation and egd may be required to confirm the process. Wt loss would help cause less symptoms. Simethicone may help the burping. ...Read more

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28 years old,,, chest pain,,, normal catheter just spasm while inject,,, worsens some times by drinking cold water,,, improve a little by burp?

Esophageal: Your symptoms are classic for esophageal origin - esophagitis and/or spasm. Nitro helps this but a proton pump inhibitor like omeprazole (over the counter) is more likely to promote healing. ...Read more

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For about the last week I have had upper back pain that hurts in different places in my back and excessive burping with no acid just air & chest pain?

Probably GI: Still you need to rule out heart problems as women frequently have atypical chest pain masquerading as heart problems or circulatory issues. Best to start with your primary doctor and start getting the answers and some reassurance. Expect getting an ekg, blood work and possible x-rays. ...Read more

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Left side chest pain frm lst 15 days. I feel pain when I push my chest out or with other movement. Too much burps also. Is it cardiac or major lung prob?

Left side chest pain frm lst 15 days. I feel pain when I push my chest out or with other movement. Too much burps also. Is it cardiac or major lung prob?

?: You list acid reflux and omeprazole. Your burping, which can be normal, may be a symptom of GERD. The pain you describe is muscular. The key observation is that movement of your chest muscles exacerbates it. This is not true of lung or heart disease or of acid reflux. ...Read more

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For the last couple of days I have been having pains in between my shoulder blades, chest pain, and today I have what feels like heartburn. I also feel like I need to burp but cannot. And when I do finally burp I usually regurgitate a little bit. Should I

For the last couple of days I have been having pains in between my shoulder blades, chest pain, and today I have what feels like heartburn. I also feel like I need to burp but cannot. And when I do finally burp I usually regurgitate a little bit. Should I

GERD or esophagitis: It sounds like u have GERD or esophagitis (irritation of the esophagus) from acid reflux. At worst, it can cause an ulcer which can bleed and perforate (form a hole) which is life-threatening. I suggest u TTYD or see a Gastroenterologist for diagnosis & treatment, many of which are OTC nowadays. Good luck & thanks 4 using HealthTap for your question. ...Read more

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Lest side chest pain when I push my chest out. While excercise no pain at chest. But burps came loud and too much. Pain feels frm last 3 months. Wht it is?

Lest side chest pain when I push my chest out. While excercise no pain at chest. But burps came loud and too much. Pain feels frm last 3 months. Wht it is?

Chest wall: Chest discomfort which occurs with extending the chest out or with burps could be of chest wall (Ribs/muscles) or of gastrointestinal origin.
Would recommend physician evaluation to help ensure not a worrisome cause. ...Read more

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I have excessive burping, indigestion, heartburn and chest pain for 6weeks. What could be causing this? I'm in the middle of having a lot of tests.

I have excessive burping, indigestion, heartburn and chest pain for 6weeks. What could be causing this? I'm in the middle of having a lot of tests.

GERD.: Your symptoms sound typical of gastroesophageal reflux disease on the surface. Or at least something more generally related to the upper gastrointestinal tract. I hope that within your battery of test, and EGD is included. As well, you should get an ultrasound of the abdomen as this might be related to gallbladder or pancreas issues. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Breastbone Pain (Definition)

The "breast bone" is known as the sternum. Pain in that area can be from local causes, but can also be a sign of cardiac or pulmonary disease and as such pain in that area should be ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more