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I can't stop burping, is that chronic?

I can't stop burping, is that chronic?

Chronic heartburn: If it has been going on for a while, then it is considered chronic heartburn, or Gerd. There is not a definite length of time, since most people cannot pinpoint an exact time that it starts. I would say if it has been going on for more than 3 to 4 months, you should be evaluated by your doctor or a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...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 stop burping very bloated?

Burping: You may be forming excessive gas or may not have normal transit of just normal amounts of gas. Forcing yourself to burp only causes you to swallow more air which aggregates the problem. Take simethicone after meals to prevent gas buildup. Drinking hot water breaks gas down and moves it along, also. See your MD or a gastroenterologist as needed. ...Read more

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What would be a reason that I can't stop burping?

What would be a reason that I can't stop burping?

Burping: Burping probably a normal response- resulting in letting out of air by relaxing the esophageal sphincter. It may occur more frequently when you eat in a hurry, or use of carbonated beverages. When eat hurriedly you tend to swallow more air which has to be expelled. Frequent belching may also be due to acid reflux, hiatal hernia, peptic ulcer disease etc. These need to be addressed if excessive. ...Read more

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I do not mean to sound disgisting but I can't stop burping and farting, it's been like this for the last two weeks. Any help on how to stop this?

Dietary changes: A diet high in fiber and vegetables will stimulate colonic bacteria to produce the gaseous output that we technically term flatus. Examine what you used to eat, what you have changed and what you can modify. It is impossible to completely eliminate this part of metabolism but you can help things. Burping is mostly eliminating swallowed air and can be minimized by eating habit changes. ...Read more

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My throat hurts like I have a golf ball stuck in the middle of it and I can't stop burping either. Why has this been happining? And what's wrong?

Likely Reflux: This sounds like acid reflux. I would start some over the counter medications like omperazole/zantac. If it persists... I would see your local ent. ...Read more

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I have had hypothyroidism. I got C. Diff back in July & don't have anymore but still recovering. My stomach area is very bloated (protruding) & I can't stop burping & passing gas. Do I have ulcer? How can I help? I got CT scan & colonoscopy = nothing

I have had hypothyroidism. I got C. Diff back in July & don't have anymore but still recovering. My stomach area is very bloated (protruding) & I can't stop burping & passing gas. Do I have ulcer? How can I help? I got CT scan & colonoscopy = nothing

Bacterial overgrowth: You give the symptoms of bacterial overgrowth syndrome which is a form of irritable bowel syndrome. The cause of this is a prior intestinal infection of any kind. You need to test for bacterial overgrowth syndrome. Less likely to be an ulcer. Avoid gas producing foods like onions. Avoid spicy foods. Take lactobacillus in pill form daily. Other probiotics could worsen problem. Follow up with GI MD. ...Read more

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For the past week every time I eat, I start burping excessively and it doesn't stop for several hours. What can cause that?

For the past week every time I eat, I start burping excessively and it doesn't stop for several hours. What can cause that?

Indigestion: Most likely caused by indigestion, should resolve without treatment or with otc meds like zantac (ranitidine). If symptoms persisit you should see your provider to be evaluated for gastritis and other GI problems. Keep food diary to see if it's related to certain foods. ...Read more

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When can I stop burping my baby?

When can I stop burping my baby?

Depends: Once your baby can eat solids drink on its own its own you probably can stop burping the child. This can vary as each childs development is different or if they have acid reflux. See your pediatrician to check your childs development. Good luck and great question. ...Read more

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At what age I stop burping my baby?

At what age I stop burping my baby?

See below: Usually you will not have to do this once he or she can sit up unsuported on their own. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my burping fits?

What can I do to stop my burping fits?

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

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Can I stop burping without medication?

Can I stop burping without medication?

Maybe... Cause?: 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

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At what age can I stop burping my baby?

At what age can I stop burping my baby?

Varies? 6-12 months: It is more important to burp very young infants as they have trouble doing it themselves. Once they get a bit older, sometimes as early as 6 months, they can burp well on their own. That would be when you can stop burping them. ...Read more

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When can I stop burping my baby before putting her to bed?

When can I stop burping my baby before putting her to bed?

Comfortable: You can stop once you see the baby appears comfortable and you can no longer elicit any burps. ...Read more

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Why does my grandma keep burping? Sometimes she stops for few hours then she burps again.

Why does my grandma keep burping? Sometimes she stops for few hours then she burps again.

Burping: This is a normal physiological process even though it may be socially bad. I would check on her diet and see if she can cut down or take less "gassy" foods. Cauliflower, Brocolli, Beans. Are known causes. Also the older we get the less milk we should take. Also make sure that she has had a physical as well. ...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 the cause for a lot of burps along with headache and how to stop it?

What is the cause for a lot of burps along with headache and how to stop it?

Stress?: You may be under a lot of stress and thus the headaches and air swallowing. However there may be other answers. ...Read more

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My burps smell like fats this was the first time this has happened what do I do To stop it?

My burps smell like fats this was the first time this has happened what do I do To stop it?

Indigestion?: When there is bad breath not associated with poor dental care, it often is some type of maldigestion, ie, something about the way your is digesting what you're eating. If there is no abdominal pain, then a course of probiotics might be helpful. Consult you're doctor if the smelly gas persists ...Read more

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What will make you stop burping brussel sprouts?

What will make you stop burping brussel sprouts?

Time, or...: ...not eating brussel sprouts. Rest assured, if your gut has normal transit and digestion, the brussel sprouts should pass within a few days. ...Read more

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I don't know how to stop farting and burping, what should I do?

Eating habits: A diet high in fiber and vegetables will stimulate colonic bacteria to produce the gaseous output that we technically term flatus. Examine what you used to eat, what you have changed and what you can modify. It is impossible to completely eliminate this part of metabolism but you can help things. Burping is mostly eliminating swallowed air and can be minimized by eating habit changes. ...Read more

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I burp a lot all day, especially after meals. I don't feel uncomfortable otherwise, no pain. How do I stop? It increases when anxious

You're A Breatharian: Ever heard of "Aerophagia? "That's Latin (from ancient Greece) for ingesting or swallowing air. People can do it when nervous or when eating or, I guess, when really really hungry (look up "Breatharians").Or when drinking a Big Gulp of your favorite carbonated beverage with your meals. So, slow down, chew thoroughly and be conscious of how you swallow. Ghandi said"drink your solids and chew your liquids" ...Read more

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What should I do to stop excessive burping and chest discomfort?

See details: You probably have reflux (gerd0. Take an over-the-counter ppi such as Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) and see if that helps. They do need to be taken daily to help. ...Read more

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Can my oral thrush cause burping? If so what can I do about it. I non stop burping but silent small burps

Oral Thrush-Burping?: Thank you for your question. The term oral thrush is usually assigned to the diagnosis of candidiasis or yeast infection within the oral cavity. Typically, thrush & its treatments are not associated with burping, however, it is certainly possible. Having a thorough examination & evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnoses and treatment of the burping. ...Read more

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I had my GS surgery on May 2013 last summer I started burping non stop even early in the morning before I eat anything I'm on Prilosec for the last 7M?

I had my GS surgery on May 2013 last summer I started burping non stop even early in the morning before I eat anything I'm on Prilosec for the last 7M?

Is GS: Gastric surgery bypass? If so what you are doing maybe of some importance. This may be related to carbonated drink, caffeine, stress, air swallower or possible food intake that causes gas? See your doctor advice in the meantime look at what you are eating or drinking as this may have a lot to do with it. ...Read more

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I had air put into my stomach and now I won't stop burping. How to stop?

I had air put into my stomach and now I won't stop burping. How to stop?

Gas: Post surgical? Gas introduced for surgical procedure will hopefully dissipate within a day or so. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pain where my esophagus is and I feel like I need to burp but I can't. What can I do to stop this uncomfortable pain?

I have a lot of pain where my esophagus is and I feel like I need to burp but I can't. What can I do to stop this uncomfortable pain?

Need thorough eval: You definitely need a good physical exam as well as history in order to have a diagnostic work up. In the interim, your physician, who I suggest you see first, would be able to try to help on a trial basis. Finding what' s causing the pain would be key in the long run. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 22 and last night in bed, I had bad pain in centre of chest and couldn't stop burping was it heart attack or not?

Unlikely: Heart attacks are unlikely in 22 year olds without a prior history of heart disease or drug use. And they don't really cause burping. See a doctor if you are still concerned. ...Read more

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I have gastritis, and I can't stop having full discomfort and I am always burping and passing gas. Constant pain. Is it best to get an endoscopy done?

I have gastritis, and I can't stop having full discomfort and I am always burping and passing gas. Constant pain. Is it best to get an endoscopy done?

Sure sounds like it: Once you're sedated, a tv camera on a thin, flexible tube is inserted through your mouth, & is passed gently into your esophagus, stomach, & upper part of the small intestine. Depending on the reason for the exam, biopsies may be taken for H.pylori bacteria, celiac sprue, eosinophilic esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, polyps can be removed, bleeding can be controlled, & other samples collected. ...Read more

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Burping a lot & having nausea feeling for few months and it's on & off. Is it GERD? Omeprazole prescribed doesn't help. How to stop?

Burping a lot & having nausea feeling for few months and it's on & off. Is it GERD? Omeprazole prescribed doesn't help. How to stop?

If persists> GI Dr.: There are a number causes for excessive belching, aerophagia and carbohydrate malabsorption being the most common. Stress management, avoidance of carbonated beverages and avoiding gum chewing may help. In your case however the presence of nausea is a bit concerning and if your symptoms don't respond to the above measures you should see a gastroenterologist. For stress >checklist Mental Health ...Read more

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Keep burping & having nausea feeling especially after meal. Avoided oily, spicy and raw food and heavy meal. Omeprazole prescribed but doesn't stop it

Burping/ nausea/eats: Did they check for H pylori that may be complicating the GERD and if it is present need antibiotics. Check for h pylori and also consider scan to check gallbladder, though usually get pain. F/u with doc ...Read more

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Gas, burping, irregular bowel movements daily, I had endoscopy done doctor said nothing to worry about. The gas is unbearable the majority of the day, I can’t stop. I am lost and I don’t know where to go at this point. Any guidance would be amazing?

Gas, burping, irregular bowel movements daily, I had endoscopy done doctor said nothing to worry about. The gas is unbearable the majority of the day, I can’t stop. I am lost and I don’t know where to go at this point. Any guidance would be amazing?

Get 2nd opinion.: There are several conditions which may account for your symptoms. If gluten intolerance and lactose intolerance have been ruled out, one may try a low FODMAP diet for about a month and observe the effects. A better option would be to consult another gastroenterologist who may consider additional testing to find the cause. ...Read more

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Bern burping for years now, not everyday but once it started, it can last a while, sometimes has heartburn. Done endoscopy, result ok. How can I stop?

Bern burping for years now, not everyday but once it started, it can last a while, sometimes has heartburn. Done endoscopy, result ok. How can I stop?

Sometimes: With a normal Endoscopy burping can be due to drinking a lot of carbonated drinks, swallowing of air, overeating. Controlling GERD, following GERD precautions, avoiding heavy meals or carbonated drinks may be helpful ...Read more