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I Can T Stop Burping
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
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
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
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
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?
I've had a history of ulcers & hypothyroidism. I contracted C. Diff back in July & I don't have it anymore but I'm still recovering. My stomach area is very bloated (even protruding) & I can't stop burping & passing gas. Why is this & how can I help?
Bloating: Try probiotics, yogurt, and Prilosec.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
For the past week every time I eat, I start burping excessively and it doesn't stop for several hours. What can cause that?
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
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
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
Comfortable: You can stop once you see the baby appears comfortable and you can no longer elicit any burps. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I have on and off diarrhea And I keep burping up this taste like rotten eggs How do I stop this? Help!
SEE: A DOCTOR, YOU NEED GI EVALUATION.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Gas: Post surgical? Gas introduced for surgical procedure will hopefully dissipate within a day or so. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Can't stop burping/farting. Constant excessive gas these past 5 days since low-abdomen cramping & diarrhea. Worse after I eat. Better in the morning.
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
My father cannot stop burping even without drinking any kind of carbonated drinks. Can this mean something bad??
Constant burping: Yes, this could be a problem. Your father should see his doctor for a check up. ...Read more
Clear liquid coming out of my nose and feeling uncomfortable with burps coming out. What is this and how do I stop this?
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?
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