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Doctor insights on: Difficulty Burping In Adults

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What causes difficulty in farting and burping?

What causes difficulty in farting and burping?

Not a problem: As far as burping goes you burp when a volume of air is swallowed and internal pressure builds forcing the air or other gas out of your upper GI system.
Flatulence on the other hand occurs several times a day in all of us. This is normal ad occurs due to methane buildup from normal digestion. Occasionally we have a large quantity and the "fart" happens. Most often its smaller amounts silent gas ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Hi, I have a question, I experienced difficulty in breathing but I feel better through burping, what will I do to cure this, please help?

Hi, I have a question, I experienced difficulty in breathing but I feel better through burping, what will I do to cure this, please help?

Get check up with Dr: You may have acid reflux, which is quite easy to treat with medication by your doctor. But this should not cause difficulty in breathing. So it is best that your doctor can examine and guide you properly. ...Read more

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I burp all the time, if I don't burp the air will get stuck in my chest causing difficulty with breathing. How can I stop it, I tried a lot of medicines!

Consider this...: Aerophagia (swallowed air) distends stomach & may result in burping. Also, gassiness/ stomach distension after meals can reflect: 1) partial gastric outlet obstruction due to gastritis/ulcer; 2) pyloric narrowing from scar;3) gastroparesis due to delayed stomach emptying (as w/diabetic gut neuropathy); 4) bacterial overgrowth in gut; 5) any malabsorption; 6) pancreatic maldigestion; 7) ibs; 8) more. ...Read more

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I had nissen fundoplication surgery when I was a 6 lb preemie and now have difficulty burping. I heard that the nissen may stretch as I grow. I'm 11 l

See a GI Surgeon: Absolutely, that can happen within a limited timeframe after the original surgery, however, depending on the way the fundoplication was done, you may have lost the ability to burp due to the completeness of the surgical wrap around the base of the esophagus. It takes another surgery to 'relax' the wrap to allow gas to come up, or burp, if that is the issue. ...Read more

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Adominial pain for a few days now. 2 days ago I found I was short of breath & burping alot now I am having difficulty swallow. Could it beappendicitis?

Adominial pain for a few days now. 2 days ago I found I was short of breath & burping alot now I am having difficulty swallow. Could it beappendicitis?

Probably not: Appy hurts around belly button to the front hip bone. I bet yours is higher. Sounds like acid reflux burned esophagus and may have gotten some into lungs which cause swelling and SOB with burping. I would try antacids and see if the help some. Think of it as a bad sunburn in your gut. It takes a week or two to heal. If it flares up more, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with bronchitis without a cough. Chest feels bloated but hard to burp. Chest feels congested but no difficulty breathing. What do you think?

Bronchitis: If you were examined by a doc and they heard what sounds like bronchitis in your chest it likely is correct. Sometimes the cough doesn't hit till it loosens up. Give it time. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest and back and under left side ribs frequent burping difficulty swallowing feels like food has hard time going down in chest?

Pain in left side of chest and back and under left side ribs frequent burping difficulty swallowing feels like food has hard time going down in chest?

See a doc: This might be related to gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and could be helped with an acid blocker such as omeprazole. You could try that for a couple of days. If it persists, though, probably best to see your physician. ...Read more

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Sudden severe back ache, burping and breathing difficulty are symptoms of?

Sudden severe back ache, burping and breathing difficulty are symptoms of?

Back pain: Can be because of multiple causes, therefore it can be essential for u to see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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6 lb neonate had nissen fundoplication surgery and now has difficulty burping. Baby is 11 lbs now at 2 months adjusted age. At what age/weight will the nissen stretch and allow for normal burping?

6 lb neonate had nissen fundoplication surgery and now has difficulty burping. Baby is 11 lbs now at 2 months adjusted age. At what age/weight will the nissen stretch and allow for normal burping?

You should: Speak with the surgeon who performed the operation. The average pediatrician will not know the answer to this question, and it's best to ask the surgeon who has likely performed and followed up many of these types of cases. ...Read more

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Am having difficulty sleeping & have strained breathing&burping. What shud be done stress echo or normal echo. While walking have no probs of breathing.

Am having difficulty sleeping & have strained breathing&burping. What shud be done stress echo or normal echo. While walking have no probs of breathing.

Gerd? Sleep apnea?: The fact that your shortness of breath does not get worse with walking or exercise would go against an ischemic or lack of blood flow scenario for which stress echo is necessary. In addition a regular echo might not be the next dx choice either. If this happens more during night I would consider possible gerd, aka reflux, and trying sleeping with 2 oil lows or take an anti acid Li protonix (pantoprazole) befor ...Read more

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Having GERD, I feel bloating and belching after every meal, feel some relief after burping does this can cause dizziness, difficulty in swallowing?

Having GERD, I feel bloating and belching after every meal, feel some relief after burping does this can cause dizziness, difficulty in swallowing?

GERD & Belching: Have you tried any remedies for gas such as gavison and others that can reduce bloating, belching? It might help. THe distension of the digestive tract can cause some vagus nerve stimulation leading to dizziness or light headedness. Hope this helps. Best of luck ...Read more

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Stomach bloating for last 1 year after meals, hyper acidity, feels like food is stuck in the food pipe, difficulty in burping, mild upper abs pain?

Stomach bloating for last 1 year after meals, hyper acidity, feels like food is stuck in the food pipe, difficulty in burping, mild upper abs pain?

Could be: Could be multiple things, an esophageal disorder, hyper acidity, gastroesophageal reflux disease, decreased peristalsis of the esophagus, even diabetes can cause it. See a physician who can do an appropriate work up. ...Read more

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Burping, chest tightness, bloating, difficulty breathing for 5 straight days. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Burping, chest tightness, bloating, difficulty breathing for 5 straight days. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Hard to tell: Need further info. How long does pain last? Does physical activity provoke or exacerbate the pain? How old are you? Do you smoke? Does heart disease run in your family? These questions should be answered to a health care professional, probably sooner than later. Don't presume to know what your problem is before you can have a doctor or extender. ...Read more

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What causes delayed burping, pain in the back of neck, difficulty breathing and choking feeling, headache and fast heart beat?

What causes delayed burping, pain in the back of neck, difficulty breathing and choking feeling, headache and fast heart beat?

Many possibilities: Honestly, I wish I could ask you more questions to better answer this. I am assuming all these symptoms are happening at the same time and have a seeming relationship with each other? How often does it occur? Is it sudden? If all at once suddenly have to think about an allergic reaction to something or maybe infection like meningitis.Need more info. If this is now and u can't breathe well, seek care now ...Read more

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What can cause difficulty swallowing, excessive burping, and occasional vomiting after eating in patient with previous history of ulcerative colitis?

Many things: The symptoms you are describing seem to be coming from your upper gastrointestinal tract. Ulcerative colitis normally affects the lower GI tract and presents with diarrhea. Gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux disease commonly present with burping and vomiting. Given your history of uc, it is best to be evaluated by a health professional. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food/liquid on&off, burping. Keep having to clear my throat or feel like I cant breathe. Hx:Hernia. ER? Walkin?

Difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food/liquid on&off, burping. Keep having to clear my throat or feel like I cant breathe. Hx:Hernia. ER? Walkin?

Evaluation needed: You need a swallowing evaluation as well as an upper gi evaluation of esophaguswhich can be accomplished with an old fashioned simple barium swallow examination in the xray department or by a gastroenterologist performing an esophagogasrtoscopy. The swallowing evaluation is usually done by a speech pathologist to evaluate your transferring of food or liquid from the mouth to pharynx to the esophag ...Read more

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Lately I have been waking up burping a lot, what could be the problem?

Lately I have been waking up burping a lot, what could be the problem?

GERD: Sometimes this is associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease. A condition in which the lower esophageal sphincter isn't strong enough to keep stomach acid in the stomach. Acid leaks upward - or sideways if you are laying down - and causes irritation of the GI tract sometims with burping / indigestion. ...Read more

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Why do I burp alot? I burp about 10-15 times a day, I was just curious if it could be an acid problem?

Fizz makes you burp: A full stomach needs to empty. When its air that fills you up, esp. If soda is caffeinated, the lower esophageal sphincter relaxes & allows you to burp. In so doing, other stomach contents including acid may get burped up as well. Read other healthtap answers regarding diet & behavior to minimize heartburn. If you belch a lot cut back on caffeinated & fizzy drinks, coffee, & avoid air swallowing. ...Read more

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After having food I tend to have heaviness in breathing? I feel better after 1 or 2 burps? What is the problem?

After having food I tend to have heaviness in breathing? I feel better after 1 or 2 burps? What is the problem?

Swallowing air: You are probably swallowing air with your food, we all do to some extent. Try eating small meals more frequently. ...Read more

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I burp a lot after meal, what might be the problem and what can I do to alleviate the symptom?

I burp a lot after meal, what might be the problem and what can I do to alleviate the symptom?

Usually not a prob.: Most often, people just eat too fast/consume too many carbonated beverages and the burping can be reduced by limiting the beverages and eating slower. When we eat too fast we swallow more air, which needs to come back up. If that does not help, it would be good to talk to your doctor as sometimes it can be a sign of a Hiatal hernia.

Hope you are well! ...Read more

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When I finish eat anything I want to burp but I cant. Insteated I pass gas.....What is the problem?

Not burping: This sounds like a mechanical problem. When you swallow air or gas, or your body produces air or gas from digestion (as with high fiber diets), there are only 2 ways to come out--the mouth or the anus. There is a sphincter muscle between the stomach and esophagus which, if tight, can reduce the ability to burp. In such a case, the gas has no choice but to move down the intestine as a fart. ...Read more