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I'm a 21-year-old male. And I feel like a burp is stuck in my lower chest but every time I try to burp there's a little vomit but no air. What is it?

I'm a 21-year-old male. And I feel like a burp is stuck in my lower chest but every time I try to burp there's a little vomit but no air. What is it?

Esophagus.: You might have an issue with your lower esophagus. It could be a hiatal hernia, diverticula, web or stricture. All of these are benign problems that can usually be improved. Your doctor may order a barium swallow (drinking contrast under xray), or endoscopy to see what's wrong. ...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'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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I feel stuck in my chest and bloated. Can't really burp?

I feel stuck in my chest and bloated. Can't 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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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 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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Hi. For the last couple of days i have been experiencing pressure in my chest whenever I eat or drink while swallowing.it. almost feels as though something is stuck in my chest. Sometimes I feel as though I need to burp, but instead i have a painful type

Hi. For the last couple of days i have been experiencing pressure in my chest whenever I eat or drink while swallowing.it. almost feels as though something is stuck in my chest. Sometimes I feel as though I need to burp, but instead i have a painful type

GERD / H. pylori: Your symptoms are consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The pain and burping is caused from acid coming up from the stomach into the esophagus. The stomach acid causes irritation to the esophagus which can lead to serious problems. H. pylori is a bacterium that can live in the stomach and can cause GERD. H. pylori can be cured. Consider having a blood test for H.pylori. ...Read more

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For the last wk after every meal, my food feels like it is getting stuck right below my chest. My burps also have a metallic taste. What could this be?

For the last wk after every meal, my food feels like it is getting stuck right below my chest. My burps also have a metallic taste. What could this be?

Food stuck: Check for GERD/ reflux with or without H pylori . May also be stricture from chronic reflux, or eosinophilic espohagitis. Try ranitidine /prevecid and follow up with gastroenterologist ...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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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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Chest discomfort. Need to burp but can't. Chest feels compressed. Male, 42 years old.

Chest discomfort. Need to burp but can't. Chest feels compressed. Male, 42 years old.

Hi, : Hi, I hope you are doing alright because I am answering this 13 hours after you wrote in. I don't know if there is a family history of heart disease, if you smoke, if you are obese, if you have high cholesterol or trigycerides. Chest tightness can occur with asthma. Whenever, I hear about chest tightness I wonder if the person has any chest pain, shortness of breath, pounding or racing heart, irregular hearbeat, numbness or radiation of pain down the left arm. A heart attack can also present as upper abdominal pain or even as pain in the jaw. I hope you are feeling ok. If you had a constellation of symptoms consistent with a heart attack, that would be a reason to call 911. ...Read more

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Why do I keep burping up air, even when I don't even eat or drink. I feel it in my chest.?

Why do I keep burping up air, even when I don't even eat or drink. I feel it in my chest.?

See answer: You may have a leaky valve (lower esophageal sphincter) triggered by caffeine, coffee, smoking, etc. However, as you notice this occurs even when not eating/drinking and feeling of a bubble in your chest, there's a possibility of a hiatal hernia. Best to see a GI doctor to get evaluated further. ...Read more

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Whatever I eat, feels is struck in my chest this is happening since 5 days, even after a burp I feel something hard betwen my chest, normal bp age 28?

Whatever I eat, feels is struck in my chest this is happening since 5 days, even after a burp I feel something hard betwen my chest, normal bp age 28?

Stuck in chest: May be reflux, or h pylori infections (a bacterium associated with reflux) or may have an esphageal web or stricutre or achalasia -esophgeal dysmotility, rarely a chest lesion/mass. Can try ranitidine /prevecid but would also get a chest xray(check for mass) and follow up with doctor/gastroeneterologist. ...Read more

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My husband is 52years old. He is feeling like he has airpockets on his chest and he feels like burping multiple times.is it heartburn?no?

Get checked out: From your description alone, it is difficult to tell for sure what the symptoms are. It may just be acid reflex, but anytime a middle-aged man has unexplained symptoms in his chest, we are always concerned about the possibility of heart problems. He should get checked out right away to determine the cause. Do not let him delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain in my chest which feels like a gas bubble but I can't burp how can I relieve this?

I have pain in my chest which feels like a gas bubble but I can't burp how can I relieve this?

ER?: How old are you? If you are over 40 and have any risk factors for heart disease such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, previous heart problems, diabetes or strong family history of heart disease, then I would go to the ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why when I burp does it feel/sound like bubbles/gurgling in my throat/chest?

Burping: When you are releasing gas in you stomach, it passes thru the throat and your mouth. It is normal. Try to eat slowly so you are not ingesting too much air while eating. See a GI doctor for your gastritis. ...Read more

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Uneasiness in chest due to burp. What should I do?

Gerd: Avoid large volume meals. Try maalox or mylanta.If you still have symptoms consider seeing your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My burps get built up in my chest but won't come out unless I burp myself what causes this?

Flatulence: Have your physician check you for causes of flatulence including digestive (stomach, gallbladder) or esophageal spasm. Possible that you also may be refuxing stomach acid with gas.- get checked. ...Read more

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I have chest discomfort every now n then which is relieved by lots of burps. What could this be?

I have chest discomfort every now n then which is relieved by lots of burps. What could this be?

Esophagus symptoms: Most likely your symptoms are related to your esophagus, either through acid reflux or esophageal spasm. It is important to be checked by your doctor to make sure the chest pain isn't from a more serious problem. There are meds to help relieve the esophagus symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a feeling of needing to burp or something is stuck I am in real pain in my chest please help?

I have a feeling of needing to burp or something is stuck I am in real pain in my chest please help?

Gas bubble: It sounds like a gas bubble from indigestion but could also be due to Acid reflux disease. Check to see if any food makes it worse and try to avoid those. Avoid tobacco use and don't drink too much coffee. Try OTC meds like Toms or Zantac (ranitidine) for a few days, if no improvement, see you PCP for help. ...Read more

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When I burp I feel a full pain in my upper chest, I have no idea what it is but it's been happening for more than a day. ?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux often causes symptoms like the ones you have. Use an antacid like Pepcid (famotidine) or Prilosec once daily for one week and it should eliminate any symptoms due to Acid reflux. ...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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What could cause an “airy” feeling in the chest when breathing? Accompanied by lots of burping, has been happening all night.

Bloating?: If you are burping a lot, you have likely swallowed too much air which may be from anxiety or even acid reflux (one subconsciously swallows saliva to neutralize the acid). I am not clear on what is meant by airy feeling but suspect that this may be from bloating. ...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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My chest has been hurting and I've been burping more than usual.... Now everytime I take a drink of something, it hurts my chest. Why is this happening?

Acid reflux: Your symptoms are typical of gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). There are many treatments. Avoid alcohol and tobacco. Don't eat or drink within 60 minutes of bedtime. Mylanta, pepto bismal, Tums and rolaids help. Zantac (ranitidine) and Pepcid are better. Prilosec and prevecid are better yet. If not improving in 2 days, see your doctor. ...Read more