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Have had dull painful stomach, gas, belching and stomach rumbling on and off for 3 weeks. Pain moves around from ribs to bottom of stomach.

Have had dull painful stomach, gas, belching and stomach rumbling on and off for 3 weeks. Pain moves around from ribs to bottom of stomach.

See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching. Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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Help! I think I have low stomach acid causing me gerd because food sits in my stomach after eating, gas, belching, malabsorption? Dry hair, fatigue?

Help! I think I have low stomach acid causing me gerd because food sits in my stomach after eating, gas, belching, malabsorption? Dry hair, fatigue?

Reflux: Symptoms could be acid reflux. This condition causes some symptoms you are describing. Trial of protein pump inhibitor or H2 blocker to see if symptoms improve. Lifestyle/dietary modification including: weight loss, elevation of the head of the bed, selective elimination of dietary triggers (fatty foods, caffeine, chocolate, spicy foods, caffeine). Try not to eat after 7pm. Check thyroid as well. ...Read more

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Bloated stomach allot of gas and belching feeling of fullness no fever no diarrhea no vomiting?

Bloated stomach allot of gas and belching feeling of fullness no fever no diarrhea no vomiting?

DIET: Your history indicates you have had a good deal of testing including a liver biopsy!! Your question should be re-asked with more information. One suggestion: The most common reason for gas and bloating/belching is DIETARY! Starches (eg baked beans) can cause lower intestinal gas and Lactose Intolerance or Gluten Sensitivity upper intestinal gas. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I've noticed after i eat greasy foods my stomach starts to hurt and i start getting gas, and start belching.Why is that?

I've noticed after i eat greasy foods my stomach starts to hurt and i start getting gas, and start belching.Why is that?

See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching. Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Have pain in my upper abdomen that moves up into my chest. I can belch and ocassionally pass gas but feel when I got to the bathroom I'm not empty.

Have pain in my upper abdomen that moves up into my chest. I can belch and ocassionally pass gas but feel when I got to the bathroom I'm not empty.

R/O IBS With GERD: GERD symptoms nausea/reflux/abdominal pain /bloating. You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole) , if symptoms persist baseline EGD.. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. ...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