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Why do crichopharyngeal spasms make you burp?

Why do crichopharyngeal spasms make you burp?

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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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 was dx w/ IBS-C younger. When I'm anxious, IBS-C symptoms flare. Can it cause pain on R side, colicky like spasms. Feel gasses move. Burping. IBS?

I was dx w/ IBS-C younger. When I'm anxious, IBS-C symptoms flare. Can it cause pain on R side, colicky like spasms. Feel gasses move. Burping. IBS?

Symptoms of IBS: Control of symptoms. Try higher fiber diet, physical exercise, stress management and use medications. See your PCP or gastroenterities ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal spasm, burping and abdominal discomfort.

I am experiencing abdominal spasm, burping and abdominal discomfort.

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic. Your physician or a gastroenterologist will take a thorough history, perform a complete examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. In the meantime follow a bland, fat free diet and take mylanta after meals to prevent gas buildup. ...Read more

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Hello, if I have a lower back spasm can that cause diarrhea? I also am burping alot, I don't have a fever.

Hello, if I have a lower back spasm can that cause diarrhea? I also am burping alot, I don't have a fever.

NO!: Diarrhea and burping are probably not related to your diarrhea!!! Suggest you get these somewhat "confuing" symptoms clarified with a Complete Physical Examination/Evaluation by your Primary Care Provider!!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...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?

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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Swallowing and when feel a burp coming, intense pain mid upper back sharp clenching spasm but only with swallow and b4 burp. Diffuse but r side worse?

Esophagus: These symptoms suggest esophageal spasm which is painful, usually fleeting and can be felt in the front or back of the torso. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about these symptoms. ...Read more

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For 3 days, spasm-like pain b/wspine & left shoulder blade when I burp, or hiccup. I was heavy lifting less than a week ago and had a massage two days ago for pain. Have GERD but doesn't feel related.

Back or rib?: You may have a bad back strain, or could have cracked a rib. Try moist heat to area, OTC pain meds. If no better next day or two, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in the ribs right behind my left shoulder blade that ONLY shows up when I burp/hiccup — like a spasm. Massage and physio helps but only for so long. Any ideas?

Pain in the ribs right behind my left shoulder blade that ONLY shows up when I burp/hiccup — like a spasm. Massage and physio helps but only for so long. Any ideas?

Some ideas: Diaphram pain often goes to that spot. Hiccup is a spasm of diaphram.

Other things affecting the diaphram can be the reason and a chest x-ray and at least Hiatal Hernia (a full stomach would make this much worse) should also be considered.

Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, ...Read more

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At least once a week I've been feeling what feels like heart palpitations, fluttering. Every time I feel that, I burp. Related to gerd? Esophagus spasm?

At least once a week I've been feeling what feels like heart palpitations, fluttering. Every time I feel that, I burp. Related to gerd? Esophagus spasm?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. GI gas could cause palpitations ...Read more

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Throat spasm triggered by burping? Now when I drink water or talk I feel the spasm. Like a marble trying to go down. Last for seconds.

Throat spasm triggered by burping? Now when I drink water or talk I feel the spasm. Like a marble trying to go down. Last for seconds.

Stress causing spasm: Most likely stress or reflux or both causing spasm in the food pipe and creating these feeling take anti acid and make sure to see your doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment good luck ...Read more

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What is esophageal spasms? Is it related to gerd?I'm 37 weeks pregnant and having skipped heartbeat sensation, will burp and past out gas after that.

What is esophageal spasms? Is it related to gerd?I'm 37 weeks pregnant and having skipped heartbeat sensation, will burp and past out gas after that.

Not related to GERD: Esophageal spasm are irregular uncoordinated and sometimes powefull contractionsof the esophagus. There are two types of esophageal spasm
1diffuse which is irregular, uncoordinated squeezing of the muscle of the esophagus
2nutcracker esophagus which squeezes esophagus in coordinated way. But squeezing is very strong
spasm causes pain in chest
your symptoms suggest gerd and you should check with md. ...Read more

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Take protonix (pantoprazole) but still have mild post nasal drip, clearing throat clear mucus/ little yellow/ burping/ feeling something in throat and spasm. Why?

Take protonix (pantoprazole) but still have mild post nasal drip, clearing throat clear mucus/ little yellow/ burping/ feeling something in throat and spasm. Why?

Wrong drug: Protonix (pantoprazole) is not for postnasal drip. Protonix (pantoprazole) decreases gastric acid. I would see you physician and get treated for the postnasal drip. This treatment would help most of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Experiencing muscle spasms under left breast diaphragm area as well as tenderness in back of upper left back, with a lot of burping. Lung congestion to?

Experiencing muscle spasms under left breast diaphragm area as well as tenderness in back of upper left back, with a lot of burping. Lung congestion to?

See your physician: Say "pain", not "muscle spasm"; you may unintentionally mislead your physician. Any upper abdominal pain with upper back pain radiation is suspicious for pancreatic pain. While it can be a benign gastroduodenitis, you must not miss a more serious diagnosis, like pancreatitis, or a duodenal ulcer penetrating into the head of the pancreas. See your physician. ...Read more

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Constant ache in right-hand side abdomen half-way up ribs, combined with throat spasm, and burping. Made worse by lying or leaning. Passing gas also!

Constant ache in right-hand side abdomen half-way up ribs, combined with throat spasm, and burping. Made worse by lying or leaning.  Passing gas also!

Exam needed: These symptoms and their location suggest liver or gall bladder origin. Appendicitis symptoms are usually in the right lower abdomen. I recommend that you be examined by your physician and appropriate testing will be done. Referral may be made to an abdominal surgeon or gastroenterologist depending upon the findings. ...Read more

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Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head? Could it stop it spasming?

Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head?  Could it stop it spasming?

Stress and spasm: Muscle spasms can be the result of tension. Massage can be helpful in the acute stage of a muscle spasm. Progressive muscle relaxation can be a tool that you can learn from a stress management program or from a recording, or stress reduction workbook, or an app. ...Read more

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The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor. ...Read more

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After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

Bile leak: I always worry about a bile leak after a cholecystectomy. I would be urgently evaluated by the surgeon who performed the surgery, if it continues to be of discomfort for you through the night, have a very low threshold for being emergently evaluated in the emergency department by an ER doctor. Be well. ...Read more

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I've herniated discs in the past. A few days ago I was leaning and then I was on my knees in pain. It's been 4 days and it still is spasming. Help!

I've herniated discs in the past. A few days ago I was leaning and then I was on my knees in pain. It's been 4 days and it still is spasming.  Help!

Back pain: Is one of the most common presenting symptoms in the Office and the Emergency room. With your pre-existing History of the Herniated discs, you are certainly more susceptible to pains in your back. See your Doctor and maybe a good Physical therapy program designed for you as well as some medications after a physical exam can be of benefit to you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can being choked cause Cricopharyngeal spasm?

Can being choked cause Cricopharyngeal spasm?

Spasm: If you are able to get on your computer to type this question, then I don't think your having cricopharyngeal spasm will be much of a problem. You need to contact your friendly police department ASAP about your being choked by someone(if that is what happened). ...Read more

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My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

See a doctor: I am unfamiliar with chest spasms. I would urge that you have a doctor evaluate the chest pain. ...Read more

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Can Cricopharyngeal spasm causesupraorbital neuralgia?

Can Cricopharyngeal spasm causesupraorbital neuralgia?

No relationship: Maybe you could converse with one of our doctors via a Concierge visit and clarify all of this. ...Read more

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How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

Diagnose the Cause: First the cause of this symptom must be diagnosed. Given that it is most likely neurological you may need an MRI. There is no home remedy or treatment that we can recommend until the cause of the situation is identified. ...Read more

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Will a vasodilator stop my arteries from spasming?

Will a vasodilator stop my arteries from spasming?

Raynauds: In the setting of some clinical conditions, vasodialtors can treat the symptoms of vasospasm, etc. ...Read more