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Is burping acid reflux and gas a sign of pregnancy?

Is burping acid reflux and gas a sign of pregnancy?

Maybe...: But gerd & burping are commmon without needing to evoke worry about pregnancy. Involuntary belching after a meal is normally caused by release of swallowed gas. 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. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is acid indigestion and heartburn?

What is acid indigestion and heartburn?

Heartburn issues: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux, rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach, & even consider non-gi related problems that can mimic heartburn (has your heart been checked?). pH testing may be helpful. Tried an acid blocker yet? ...Read more

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Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness, heartburn (gerd), extra saliva, regurgitation of food or liquid, overeating, stomach upset, thro...

I am experiencing  bloating or abdominal fullness, heartburn (gerd), extra saliva, regurgitation of food or liquid, overeating, stomach upset, thro...

GI symptoms: These are all symptoms related to digestion. The good bacteria in your gut may be imbalanced or it could be something more. Please see your doc who will help you figure it out and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant with bad heartburn or acid reflux is Tums (calcium carbonate) safe to take?

I'm 11 weeks pregnant with bad heartburn or acid reflux is Tums (calcium carbonate) safe to take?

Yes: Tums is typically what i tell pregnant women with heartburn to start with, as it also gets you extra calcium, which is good in pregnancy unless you are at risk for kidney stones. If that doesn't help, many patients find relief with over the counter pepcid (famotidine). ...Read more

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Can weight loss surgery cause stomach gas, acid reflux or heartburn?

Can weight loss surgery cause stomach gas, acid reflux or heartburn?

It depends: There are a few surgical options for wt loss and a few are actually very effective in reducing gerd symptoms. I do have patients who report more gerd sx after lap band but usually improves with dietary modification. Sometimes band adjustments are helpful for persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Any dairy = reflux/heartburn. Extreme fatty food = no heartburn, no reflux. No lactose milk = acid reflux too. What causes reflux then ? Thank you.

Any dairy = reflux/heartburn. Extreme fatty food = no heartburn, no reflux. No lactose milk = acid reflux too. What causes reflux then ? Thank you.

Milk protein Allergy: If the reflux is triggered by both lactose containing and lactose free milk, then you may have milk protein allergy. An allergic reaction releases histamine. Histamine in the stomach will increase acid production and cause stomach contractions which will push the acid up the esophagus. Try avoiding cows milk products and see if it helps. ...Read more

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Any remedies for hiatus hernia ? Symptoms include some burping, bad breath, some reflux.

Any remedies for hiatus hernia ? Symptoms include some burping, bad breath, some reflux.

Maybe: First line therapy would be acid blocking medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors. If those do not work surgery to correct the hernia may be needed. Given that you are young, i'd consider surgery sooner than later as we are just learning some of the long term issues with chronic anti acid medication. One example is increased osteoporosis due to decreased calcium absorption. ...Read more

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How serious is bloating in lower abdomen even after eating small amount, loud frequent gurgling, and heartburn, requiring antacids, zantac (ranitidine)?

How serious is bloating in lower abdomen even after eating small amount, loud frequent gurgling, and heartburn, requiring antacids, zantac (ranitidine)?

Not serious: Most people have symptoms of bloating without any serious illness. Make sure you are not constipated. Smaller frequent feeding, avoiding over eating, spicy food, stress and anxiety will help with symptoms of heart burning and acid reflux ...Read more

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Can there be any difference between g.E.R.D, heartburn, and acid reflux?

Can there be any difference between g.E.R.D, heartburn, and acid reflux?

Reflux: Gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a disease where the valve between the esophagus and stomach doesn't stay closed. This allows stomach content to enter the esophagus. When acid enters, it can be painful. This is heartburn. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms such as acid reflux, heartburn, burping, gas, bloating, but can't vomit, what that could be and can you suggesting some reliever?

I'm having symptoms such as acid reflux, heartburn, burping, gas, bloating, but can't vomit, what that could be and can you suggesting some reliever?

GERD: Your symptoms are consistent with reflux of stomach acid into esophagus. This creates inflammation of the esophagus ( the food tube ).This is usually a chronic problem and requires medical attention. Long term inflammation increases risk of Esophageal Cancer and must be monitored by endoscopy. Relief with meds like Nexium can help control symptoms but if this lasts longer than 2 weeks,see your doc ...Read more

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Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Protonix (pantoprazole): The most common side effects from taking Protonix (pantoprazole) are headaches, constipation, gas , and nausea. There is a long list of potential side effects that are really rather rare but these are the ones I have seen in clinical practice. Occasionally someone will have diarrhea or abdominal pain as well. ...Read more

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Endless burping, just after food & when hungry. No gall bladder. Acid relux? I take prevacid (lansoprazole) 15mg qd. Increase?

Endless burping, just after food & when hungry. No gall bladder. Acid relux? I take prevacid (lansoprazole) 15mg qd. Increase?

Hiatal hernia: You may have gerd associated with a hiatal hernia or paraesophageal hernia which are conditions where the stomach has moved into the chest cavity through a defect in the diaphragm. Surgery is sometimes indicated. ...Read more

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Mild gastritis diagnosed via endoscopy. Could gas, belching bloating, heartburn, & dyspepsia be related to IBS. Is a colonoscopy required? 48 y/o fem.

Mild gastritis diagnosed via endoscopy. Could gas, belching bloating, heartburn, & dyspepsia be related to IBS. Is a colonoscopy required? 48 y/o fem.

S.C.D.: Discuss with your gastroenterologist. Try dairy free x1 month,if no relief follow Specific carbohydrate diet.Google for Elaine Gotschall's book or recommendations. ...Read more

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Acid reflux and upset stomach is a cause of chest discomfort or one more symptom ?

Both: Chest discomfort is and can be a symptom of many medical problems! The most life threatening are heart disease and pulmonary embolus! These must be excluded first by a thorough history and exam! Then less emergent causes such as acid reflux can be evaluated! Please don't ignore chest discomfort! Could be life threatening ...Read more

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Gallbladder post 1year bravo test negative for acid reflux, but upper gi showed esphogitis reflux and some erosion, what is causing if no acid reflux ?

Gallbladder post 1year bravo test negative for acid reflux, but upper gi showed esphogitis reflux and some erosion, what is causing if no acid reflux ?

Non-acid reflux: Could be non-acid reflux. Also, no test is perfect, and the bravo study could be incorrect. Its also important to use the bravo data to correlate symptoms to acid reflux episodes. There is also a 24 hour pH-impedance study that can detect reflux that is not acid. Ask your GI doctor about these. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more


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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more