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I have constant belching and burping all day for about a month now. What causes this?

I have constant belching and burping all day for about a month now. What causes this?

U may have: Developed reflux.This is a backwash of stomach acid up into the esophagus. This causes irritation /inflammation and dysfunction of the esophagus...Sometimes resulting in burping and burning (heartburn). ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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What makes a person belch very sulfaric rotten egg smelling and tasting burps. Sometimes without eating yet that day?

What makes a person belch very sulfaric rotten egg smelling and tasting burps. Sometimes without eating yet that day?

Oral hygiene: Reflux can indeed cause similar symptoms. But most etiologies of these symptoms are either a consequence of dietary factors or poor oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Is there a link between angina and excessive belching (burping)?

Is there a link between angina and excessive belching (burping)?

Possible: One if the rare symptoms of angina is dyspepsia, indigestion and belching. Most common is chest pain that radiates to neck and shoulder or heaviness in the chest. If one has risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, overweight, smoking and family historyi, then belching should not be ignored. ...Read more

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I am burping (belching) too much, bothersome, chronic, and happens everyday. On 40 mg Prilosec. No relief. What could it be?

While I can't: Say for certain, but a common reason why people will belch (eructation) is actually related to swallowing air (aerophagia). In fact we often do this without even realizing this. Some things you could do to see if it helps is to avoid gum chewing, smoking, drinking carbonated beverages, and gulping food and liquids. If this doesn't help talk with your doc. ...Read more

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I have a belch reflux disorder. I cant burp, I have pain and bloating every time I eat unless I gag myself. Do you know of any treatments?

Gastroenterologist: Don't force yourself to burp as this only causes more gas buildup. Drinking hot (not too hot) water breaks down gas and enables you to pass it rectally. Eating several smaller meals daily is better than large meals. Avoid oily foods. Taking simethicone after meals helps prevent gas buildup. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my constant belching? I feel the air in my stomach or my chest and have to burp it up, it keeps me up at night sometimes. I am an 18 year old female.

Hello.: Hello. Here are some possible causes for burping/ belching. Swallowing air while eating, gastropareris (stomach is paralyzed), drinking carbonated beverages, hiatal hernia, heliobacter pyloric infection of stomach, food intolerances and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (sibo). The best way to determine the cause is to be medically evaluated. So, if this is a chronic problem, especially since it keeps you up at night; would get it assessed. ...Read more

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Can I be physically unable to burp? My throat gurgles and croaks all the time and I let out a huge belch after I gag when I drink too fast. Help.

May need GI eval: You may need to see a gastroenterologist to make sure there is nothing physically blocking your esophagus that may be preventing you from belching. ...Read more

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What could cause gas/belching to feel stuck in esophagus or stomach when trying to burp?

What could cause gas/belching to feel stuck in esophagus or stomach when trying to burp?

Esophagus not opened: If the esophagus it is not opened-up from your stomach up to your mouth, the gas won't come out. Some spasm in any part of the length of your esophagus can occur and stop the gas from coming up.
Sometime it is easier to do than others...The more relaxed you are, the easier it is to burp...
Have fun with it, just keep it civil :-). ...Read more

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I have a problem with indigestion of foods eaten and lots of burping and belching.+increase in my belly n stomach size. What must I do?

I have a problem with indigestion of foods eaten and lots of burping and belching.+increase in my belly n stomach size. What must I do?

See doc for exam to…: Check for ulcers or esophagus problems like reflux. Avoid gas-forming foods (pop, beans, peanuts, broccoli family, dairy products). Gas-x (simethicone) helps break up gas; beano taken before meal helps break down gas-formers; lactaid/dairy ease helps digest lactose. Activated charcoal caps helps absorb gas. Reflux/ulcers: antacids, zantac, (ranitidine) Prilosec or prevacid. ...Read more

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Having GERD, I feel bloating and belching after every meal, feel some relief after burping does this can cause dizziness, difficulty in swallowing?

Having GERD, I feel bloating and belching after every meal, feel some relief after burping does this can cause dizziness, difficulty in swallowing?

GERD & Belching: Have you tried any remedies for gas such as gavison and others that can reduce bloating, belching? It might help. THe distension of the digestive tract can cause some vagus nerve stimulation leading to dizziness or light headedness. Hope this helps. Best of luck ...Read more

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Stool and breath smells. It is not my oral hygiene. And I started belching a lot, maybe cause I had beans last night, but I pooped it out, still burping?

Stool and breath smells. It is not my oral hygiene. And I started belching a lot, maybe cause I had beans last night, but I pooped it out, still burping?

GI issues: First you should go to doctors for definitive diagnosis. The issues you could be halitosis or possible GI issues like reflux and other pathologies. Your doctor can find cause and treat. ...Read more

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Could a mild case of tummy bug be consideredwhen having a low temp of 92.3 frequent bt but not diarrhea nausea no vomiting burping and belching?

Virus: A viral gastroenteritis doesn't necessarily cause fever or low body temperature, but nausea, vomiting and eventual diarrhea, fatigue and body aches are characteristics. Belching is caused by various disorders such as simple indigestion, lactose or gluten intolerance, gall bladder disorders, air swallowing or GERD. Taking mylanta after meals should reduce gas buildup. See your MD as needed. ...Read more

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I am always burping and little chest pressure. Thinking of any heart disease. One year before did tests but were normal. Have no heartburn but belching?

Frequent belching: Is a form of eructation, gerd or heartburn. Heartburn can be without pain just that acid and gas. You have had a good test for the heart and heart problem should not develop so suddenly unless something was missed. You are on Omeprazole so try an antacid or h2 blocker in addition (mylanta or zantac). Then go see your doctor and discuss it. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache head and eye heaviness, time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate) (occurred: > 3 hrs) (quality: sensation of pressure or fullness. Belching a lot, burping relieves heaviness or feeling of fullness, . Pain on eyebrow?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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17 year old boy having burning in stomach along with heavy gas and burping/belching. Could it be due to stomach cancer?

17 year old boy having burning in stomach along with heavy gas and burping/belching. Could it be due to stomach cancer?

Unlikely: If ordinary remedies for heartburn are ineffective, get seen now. If this is a persistent problem, discuss it with your physician on your next visit. ...Read more

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I have had very bad gas, burping all the time since having my upper endoscopy. Tightness in my chest, gurgling in stomach & belching. Is this normal?

I have had very bad gas, burping all the time since having my upper endoscopy. Tightness in my chest, gurgling in stomach & belching. Is this normal?

Maybe just GERD, or: 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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Reflux symptom starts off with nauseousness, you want to throw up, belching and burping, then pain goes into the back, causing the heart to flutter. Had to have ablation to fix the arrhythmia. Still have the attacks, but the heart does not race now. Stan

Hello.: Hello. I don't know what the cause of your symptoms is.
Possible symptoms of reflux include: regurgitation of acid into your throat or mouth. This can leave a bad taste in your mouth or even cause you to vomit. Symptoms which fall under the category of dyspepsia include: nausea or burping after eating, feeling bloated or uncomfortably full with possible pain in the upper abdomen after eating a big meal. The symptoms can be triggered after lying on your back, eating too much or bending over; especially if lifting something heavy. Heartburn can be experienced as burning that can rise from your stomach and ascend as high as the throat.
Here is the problem. Sometimes when a person is having a heart attack, they may think that they are having heartburn. The fact that your pain goes into your back and that your heart is fluttering is of concern. You didn't mention if you have any sense of tightness or issues with your breathing. Also don't know if you have been having these events for years or if they just started.
If there is pain in your neck, shoulder, jaw or teeth or you are experiencing shortness of breath, that could be more suggestive of cardiac. Cardiac events can lead to feeling dizzy, nausea or having increased sweating. The pain from a cardiac source is often described as tightness, fullness or "feeling like their is an elephant sitting on my chest." it can occur intermittently for minutes at a time. If your symptoms are consistent with a heart attack then please call 911. Regardless, you need to have your symptoms medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Lot of burping/belching. Taking omeprazole-bicarb. Always had loose stools now much worse sometimes leads to vomiting. Colonoscopy/endoscopy clear?

Lot of burping/belching. Taking omeprazole-bicarb. Always had loose stools now much worse sometimes leads to vomiting. Colonoscopy/endoscopy clear?

Hard to say: Warrants an exam. I think gall bladder issues need to be ruled out. Anxiety and irritable bowel rarely are bad enough to cause vomiting. Other possibilities exist. ...Read more

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Burping and a gulping sensation tonight. Tried multiple pillows. Antacids and Mylanta. Dozed off and suddenly sensation my air stopped in throat. Sat up and hard belch produced severe burning in throat and chest. Terrible taste. After hour, throat se

Burping and a gulping sensation tonight. Tried multiple pillows. Antacids and Mylanta. Dozed off and suddenly sensation my air stopped in throat. Sat up and hard belch produced severe burning in throat and chest. Terrible taste. After hour, throat se

Bad GERD: Sounds like you have acid from the stomach coming right up into your mouth - GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease - GERD. This produces symptoms as you describe. Treatment is simple - an over the counter PPI such as omeprazole will work wonders. Real question is why this is occurring - should see doc to straighten this out. ...Read more

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What may cause excessive belching and burping after eating? T I always had issues with bowel movements. The burps started as side effect from the birth control. The last 4 months, I had excessive belching and burping after eating and they are long and som

It: It sounds like you are dealing with acid reflux. Your stomach is producing excess acid after eating. Typically this happens after eating spicy foods, acidic foods, caffeine, and chocolate, but could occur after eating anything. There are more serious issues that could be occuring (i.e. Stomach ulcer). Therefore you need to see your doctor for a medical work up, testing, and treatment. In the meantime you can try over the counter Pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Severe chest pain in center and left side for last 6 months. Back/neck pain. Never belched before but always burping now. Cardio, neuro, gastro clear.

See a doctor: You need a full detailed evaluation. Although this sounds superficially like a case of gerd, the causation remains in question and you also must exclude the possibility of their being a cardiologic or other etiology for the chest pain. Go see a general internist or family practitioner. ...Read more

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What can cause a lump-in-throat sensation immediatly after burping? I don't think I belched up acid, but...

What can cause a lump-in-throat sensation immediatly after burping? I don't think I belched up acid, but...

Reflux: The lump I'm the throat feeling is most likely from reflux. Stay away from acidic foods and eat healthier and you should be ok. The lump in the throat is due to the spasm of the cricopharyngeal muscle which is the upper esophageal sphincter. When there is acid in the lower esophagus it will tighten and cause that sensation. Go online and research acidic foods to see what foods to avoid. ...Read more