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I had gastric bypass 2 years ago. I'm having horrible gas problems. I started taking active charcoal pills, am I harming myself?

I had gastric bypass 2 years ago. I'm having horrible gas problems. I started taking active charcoal pills, am I harming myself?

No: Charcoal will not harm you. What gas comes out after gastric bypass is completely dependant on your diet. Try to reduce carbohydrates. See your bariatric program and see if they can help you. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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I had gastric bypass surgery on may 2nd 2012 and it's been great up till now I have and belching and having stomach pains radiating around my back?

I had gastric bypass surgery on may 2nd 2012 and it's been great up till now I have and belching and having stomach pains radiating around my back?

Biliary colic: These may be new symptoms unrelated to the bariatric surgery. Weight loss increases risk and incidence of gallstones. Gallstones can cause biliary colic: belching, bloating, upper abdominal pain after eating fatty foods that radiates into back. Okay to get see your doc. An ultrasound of the gallbladder can lead to a diagnosis. Avoid big meals and fatty meals until you can get evaluated. ...Read more

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I am having epigastric pain with excessive belching that leads into rlq abd pain. I have had a gastric bypass done 8 yrs ago and a ulcer. What's wrong?

I am having epigastric pain with excessive belching that leads into rlq abd pain. I have had a gastric bypass done 8 yrs ago and a ulcer. What's wrong?

Ulcer or GB: The pain in upper abdomen could be an ulcer. You absolutely must avoid tobacco and Aspirin compounds. Might also be due to sludge or stones in gallbladder. You should see your surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have had gastric bypass surgery and am having issues with painful gas?

I have had gastric bypass surgery and am having issues with painful gas?

Gastric bypass: After having gastric bypass surgery it is important to stay on the recommended diet and not vary from it. This can cause gas, and other problems. Also drink plenty of water or healthy fluids to stay adequately hydrated. If you do both of these and still have problems then follow with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Every time we have sex, my girlfriend gets severe gas pains! Why? She's 41 & has not had any kids. She used to be overweight before her gastric bypass!

Every time we have sex, my girlfriend gets severe gas pains! Why? She's 41 & has not had any kids. She used to be overweight before her gastric bypass!

Gas pains: It might be coincidental in relation to happening after intercourse. However, gastric bypass patients can get bacterial overgrowth which can cause gas pains, excessive gas production, and foul smelling gas. She can get a simple breath test to determine if she has it. Treatment is fairly simple. Sometimes just taking probiotics can help. Other times it requires rifaximin. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass surgery 3 days ago now I am having some pain in my right upper chest. Could thi be gas or should I worry about a PE? No leg pain

I had gastric bypass surgery 3 days ago now I am having some pain in my right upper chest. Could thi be gas or should I worry about a PE? No leg pain

Yes, it's possible!: Your chest pain can be from any of the following causes: PE, heart attack, heartburn, ulcer, pneumonia, pneumothorax, medication reaction, or other causes.

You should call your surgeon ASAP for immediate consultation.

If they are unavailable then go to ER immediately for evaluation for possible PE or other causes. ...Read more

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Three months after triple bypass heart surgery my dad has chest discomfort. He says it feels like gas pressure and causes belching. Cause for concern?

Three months after triple bypass heart surgery my dad has chest discomfort. He says it feels like gas pressure and causes belching. Cause for concern?

Maybe: He should go to a doctor to be evaluated. Chest discomfort in patients with coronary disease, with or without surgery, can feel like gas pressure. ...Read more

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I have long time post prandial reflux whre food/liquid comes up w/ burp. GP Rx PPi's. Its helping mostly but mild nausea/wet burp, gas is still thre. No vomiting, mild pinching pain in gastric area sometime. Blood HB/Panc profile ok. Is it Gastric CA?

I have long time post prandial reflux whre food/liquid comes up w/ burp. GP Rx PPi's. Its helping mostly but mild nausea/wet burp, gas is still thre. No vomiting, mild pinching pain in gastric area sometime. Blood HB/Panc profile ok. Is it Gastric CA?

Very unlikely: It sounds like you are on the right track. The PPIs have helped, but you still have some residual reflux symptoms. This is common and may be improved by diet or other lifestyle approaches (elevate head of bed, etc). However, with persistent symptoms you should have an upper endoscopy (EGD) to assess the esophagus and stomach on treatment, and this procedure would also screen for gastric cancer. ...Read more

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I have more than 1 year problem with nonstop gurgling in stomach and sometimes burping and flatulence (winds). What could be causes? Maybe gas?

I have more than 1 year problem with nonstop gurgling in stomach and sometimes burping and flatulence (winds). What could be causes? Maybe gas?

Check out these: Links. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=370. http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/gas-and-gas-pains/dg00014. ...Read more

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Women who never had this problem in 58 years. Gas pains daily expelled with burping and flatulence. No change in diet. Possible causes please.?

Women who never had this problem in 58 years. Gas pains daily expelled with burping and flatulence. No change in diet. Possible causes please.?

There are a number: Of different possibilities including lactose intolerance to gallbladder disease to bacterial overgrowth in your colon. Couldn't say for sure over the internet. Make an appointment with your health care provider or a GI specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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57 year old female has gastric problems and previous gall bladder problems. Stomach has gas and she burps a lot.

57 year old female has gastric problems and previous gall bladder problems. Stomach has gas and she burps a lot.

Gaseous: Is your gall bladder removed? To prevent gas build up, take simethicone 1/2 hours after meals. To break down gas bubbles, drink warm water and apply a hot water bottle to the abdomen which facilitates the moving of gas through the intestines rather than forcing yourself to belch it up as this causes more air swallowing. Perhaps an evaluation by a gastroenterologist is your best course of action. ...Read more

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Pls help me with my stomach problem. I'm experiencing gas, bloated, gurgling stomach and burping all the time.?

Pls help me with my stomach problem. I'm experiencing gas, bloated, gurgling stomach and burping all the time.?

Be seen: You should see your physician. It is likely a virus, causing a gastroenteritis, but if it has been around longer, you could have something more serious. ...Read more

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Getting problem while burping, seems something struck in throat. Feels gas problem. Vomited coffee color liquid. Please advise?

Getting problem while burping, seems something struck in throat. Feels gas problem. Vomited coffee color liquid. Please advise?

Need to see GI: Feeling something stuck in the throat and vomiting coffee ground material are serious symptoms. The later one is indicative of bleeding from the stomach or duodenum and the former one is indicative of some problem in the esophagus. I will advise you to see gastroenterologist and endoscopy will give the answer to the problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I finish eat anything I want to burp but I cant. Insteated I pass gas.....What is the problem?

When I finish eat anything I want to burp but I cant. Insteated I pass gas.....What is the problem?

Not burping: This sounds like a mechanical problem. When you swallow air or gas, or your body produces air or gas from digestion (as with high fiber diets), there are only 2 ways to come out--the mouth or the anus. There is a sphincter muscle between the stomach and esophagus which, if tight, can reduce the ability to burp. In such a case, the gas has no choice but to move down the intestine as a fart. ...Read more

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I feel indigestion, burning, burping and gas problem. Is this serious health issue? Watz the best remedy and test to diagnose further. Plz suggest

See your doctor: There may be more than one possibility here. Acid reflux is one common condition causing burning in the pit of the stomach and burping. This can be relieved with antacids. But there are many antacids one can choose. This is where your family doctor can be most helpful. Yet there are simple medications like pepcid, zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec which can provide good relief for reflux (if that is the cause). ...Read more

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Sometimes my heart will beat irregulary after a heavy meal or eating too fast. When I burp or pass gas this tends to help the problem. What is this?

Sometimes my heart will beat irregulary after a heavy meal or eating too fast. When I burp or pass gas this tends to help the problem. What is this?

Irregular: If your heart is actually beating irregularly, whether or not it is provoked by eating, you need to have more workup done. If it's coincidental and you're going into and out of an irregular rhythm, you may be at increased risk of stroke. You should see your pcp or a cardiologist. You may need a holster monitor or a loop recorder. Google them for more info. ...Read more

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I get recurrent stomach aches which I can always alleviate by burping (and releasing gas from my anus) and the ache always goes away. Problem?

I get recurrent stomach aches which I can always alleviate by burping (and releasing gas from my anus) and the ache always goes away. Problem?

Stomach aches: You need to find out the cause. Your doc will help you determine that. You MAY have a food sensitivity or allergy. Consider lab testing for that through your doc or www. Greatplainslaboratory. Com Wheat and dairy are the top culprits if this is the case. Peace and good health. Probiotics may help. Doctor Ohira is a good brand. ...Read more

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Belching problem after eating which causes me palpatations which go away when the gas is released, usually at night after eating when I lie down.

Gastric reflux: Look up resources for self treating possible GIB reflux ; eg avoid caffeine nicotine alcohol etc, late large meals, correct obesity ;failing this seek further evaluation including possible obstructive sleep apnea syndrome ...Read more

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How common is gas-bloat after fundoplication? How bad is it? I suffer from chronic bloat and burp a lot. I worry about creating a worse problem.

How common is gas-bloat after fundoplication? How bad is it? I suffer from chronic bloat and burp a lot. I worry about creating a worse problem.

Common, but...: Fundoplication decreases ability of the stomach to get rid of swallowed air by burping, so the surgery leads to an accumulation of gas in the stomach or small intestine. Some degree of gas-bloat may occur in as many as 41% of patients, by one report. The occurrence is less with patients having a partial fundoplication. Gas bloat syndrome can be mild, moderate, or bad; and it can improve with time. ...Read more

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I recently started to have a strong gas (burping) problem. H. Pylori test was negative. I am generally healthy and have a good diet. What could it be?

I recently started to have a strong gas (burping) problem. H. Pylori test was negative. I am generally healthy and have a good diet. What could it be?

Motility issue: It could be due to stress or having food that leads to relaxation of the esophageal sphincter such as coffee, alcholhol or chocolate. I suggest that you reduce intake of any of the above. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've gas problem, burping a lot. Plus warm feeling in abdomen all over. What could it be? I'm taking antacid. It usually happens after eating.

Gas buildup: If you want to reduce postprandial gastrointestinal gas buildup you have to learn which foods are the culprit and whether it's related to lactose intolerance. Additionally taking a medication like simethicone 1/2 hour after meals helps prevent gas buildup. If you have persistent symptoms despite these measures, consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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My husband has a cpap machine. He has a problem where he has bad gas and belching all day after useing the machine. What can he do about it?

My husband has a cpap machine. He has a problem where he has bad gas and belching all day after useing the machine. What can he do about it?

CPAP: Discuss this with his doctor. The pressure may be too high for him, forcing some air into his stomach. He might need another CPAP titration. I doubt that this would cause problems all day, though. ...Read more

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I'm vegan & healthy, yet having GI problems for a week now. I have dull pain/fullness in stomach after eat, excess gas & burping. Could it be a virus?

Most likely not: Possible due to increased acid secretion in the stomach. Viral gastroenteritis would also cause diarrhea or abdomen cramping pain.
If otc medication such as maalox, mintox and Prilosec otc did not help after few days - 1 week, please see your physician.
There is a bacteria called h. Pylori which can cause inflammation of the stomach and small intestine. Not treated, it could also cause cancer. ...Read more

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I had the gastric bypass on 11/03 never had a problem had a baby in 12/13. I have been having stomach pains right after I eat. What can I do?

Call your surgeon: You should call your gastric bypass surgeon and let them know what's going on. Recurrent abdominal pain could be from an ulcer, intussusception, or even an internal hernia. Urgency of appointment depends on severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My friend had gastric bypass (stomach stapling) surgery and now has constant problems with dumping, gross.?

My friend had gastric bypass (stomach stapling) surgery and now has constant problems with dumping, gross.?

Yes one of complicat: Morbid obesity it self is a lethal disease if untreated. Gastric by pass several will have benefits, will lose weight, will be able to go back to work if they are not working due to disability, b p & diabetes will be under control or even cure, quality of life improves, how ever some will have untoward effects or complications due to by pass as you mentioned all patients will have this info. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more