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I'm almost 6 months pregnant and feels like i got a burp stuck in my chest i keep making myself burp but it still feels like i got one stuck?

I'm almost 6 months pregnant and feels like i got  a burp stuck in my chest i keep making myself burp but it still feels like i got one stuck?

Normal: As the baby grows in yor womb, the womb pushes up on your stomach. Changes can feel like heartburn, indigestion, or 'burps'. Try some antacid liquid (like maalox or mylanta) and see if that helps. Also, drink slowly so you don't swallow alot of air. ...Read more

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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 can't burp. I feel like I have gas stuck in my chest and it can't come out. Like something is blocking from the ability to let out gas or air. I had a coke today to help but it didn't and now I'm competed bloated. Please help ?

I can't burp. I feel like I have gas stuck in my chest and it can't come out. Like something is blocking from the ability to let out gas or air. I had a coke today to help but it didn't and now I'm competed bloated. Please help ?

Complicated problem: A physician will need to consider more information before providing advise: such as frequency of symptoms, onset, associated nasea/diarrhea/constipation as well as other non-gut related symptoms, medications and past medical history. You might consider a virtual consult or discussion with your primary doctor. The sensation of gas and bloating can be concerning. ...Read more

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What is causing me to burp constantly? It feels like there is gas stuck in my chest and the pressure is giving me headaches.

This : This sounds like gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) aka acid reflux. When too much acid is produced in your stomach it flows back up into the esophagus causing burning and burping. Headaches can also result from this problem, but are not as common. Gerd can be managed by eating less acidic foods, spicy foods, chocolate and caffeine. Also acid blockers (i.e. Pepcid) or proton pump inhibitors (i.e.Prolosec otc) can be used to help reduce symptoms. On the other hand chest pressure can also be cardiac in origin. Things such as angina can mimic gerd. This occurs when your heart muscle is not getting enough oxygen, and can ultimately lead to a heart attack. I recommend making an appointment with your pcp (primary care provider) sooner rather than later. A more detailed history and physical along with diagnostic tests will provide a diagnosis, and treatment can be started. ...Read more

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I feel stuck in my chest and bloated. Cant really burp?

Hard to say: May represent simple heartburn or esophageal spasm. If difficulty swallowing, then you should be evaluated soon. If not then you may try an otc heartburn medication. Follow up with pcp if continues. ...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!

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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Had a pill get stuck on the way down 14 hrs ago. Still feel like something is in chest and back like indigestion. Burps. What could this feeling be?

Had a pill get stuck on the way down 14 hrs ago. Still feel like something is in chest and back like indigestion. Burps. What could this feeling be?

Esophageal ulcer: Certain pills can cause ulcers in the esophagus if they get stuck. Drink plenty of water with pills. It might help to take antacids or an over-the-counter GERD medicine like omeprazole or famotidine. It should heal in a week or so. If you can’t eat or are vomiting you need to go to your doctor or the ER. ...Read more

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Feels like food is stuck on my chest for a few hours, no problem swallowing liquids. Have the urge to force myself to burp?

Feels like food is stuck on my chest for a few hours, no problem swallowing liquids. Have the urge to force myself to burp?

Hi: If liquids pass you probably do not have a blockage as they would come back up too. You might have irritated your lower esophagus. Liquid antacids might be the best to try at first and dose four times a day. You might need to treat up to two weeks and Zantac OTC would be easier. If your symptoms have been there longer then you need to seek further evaluation and treatment and possibly a scope. ...Read more

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My chest feels like my food is stuck and I keep burping and spitting up flem what could be my problem?

My chest feels like my food is stuck and I keep burping and spitting up flem what could be my problem?

Dysphagia?: Narrowing of the esophagus due to inflammation, scarring or tumor can cause food to get stuck. Not rare with chronic reflux/heartburn symptoms-typically solids. Tight lower esoph sphincter can cause also. Abnormalities in muscles/nerves/coordination of swallow cause problems with solids and liquids. See a GI doc. Tests include xray swallow, endoscopy, muscle test (manometry). Rx: help or cure. ...Read more

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pain in my chest where my stomach and rib cage are. feels like something is stuck in my stomach i took antacids but doesnt work burping all day long?

 pain in my chest where my stomach and rib cage are. feels like something is stuck in my stomach i took antacids but doesnt work burping all day long?

Time to see Dr.: Since you have tried the OTC meds and I assume are watching your diet, it is time to see the Dr. You may have worsening GERD, a Hiatal hernia, an ulcer issues, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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