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What Causes Belching And Indigestion
Many things: Many conditions can cause these symptoms, but the most common are indigestion and dietary indiscretion. Other conditions that can bring about these symptoms are reflux disease, gastric and duodenal ulcers, pancreatic disease, esophagitis, gall bladder disease, liver disease, parasitic infection, medication reaction, and the list goes on and on. If the symptoms are of a concern please see a doctor. ...Read more
Symptoms: All three symptoms are very common and the three appearing together would not be rare. The coincidence of any of them could be random. Many things can cause any or all of them. ...Read more
Lots of things, C MD: Indigestion and fatigue are both nonspecific symptoms. Could be lots of things, e.g. Ulcers with bleeding which cause iron deficiency which leads to fatigue; could be hepatitis which leads to above; could be gyn issues; could be depression . Can't tell here. See your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a problem: As far as burping goes you burp when a volume of air is swallowed and internal pressure builds forcing the air or other gas out of your upper GI system. Flatulence on the other hand occurs several times a day in all of us. This is normal ad occurs due to methane buildup from normal digestion. Occasionally we have a large quantity and the "fart" happens. Most often its smaller amounts silent gas ...Read more
Many things: The most common cause would be a viral or bacterial infection of the intestinal tract. Occasionally, these can be quite severe, and can require hospitalization for IV fluids. Generally, No specific treatment. Just let it run its course. Treatment is geared at symptom relief and dehydration. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Nausea, gas, belching, diarrhea, stomach pain, and lots of stomach grumbling. What could all of this be caused from?
Many possibilities: This symptom complex can be the result of a wide variety of conditions. Go see a GI doctor and allow them to evaluate you. This may be very simple, but potentially quite severe. Let them work this up and make you feel better. ...Read more
Stomach acidity: Our GI system is in continuous operation, with the average adult swallowing 1 quart of saliva/day & the esophagus opening slightly to let it into the stomach. We feed at intervals & the muscular stomach walls squeeze & mix food with stomach acid. If the esophagus opens to accept saliva while the stomach is squeezing, acid is pushed up the esophagus & may burn the walls.Over time this can cause hb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
Possibly: Excess fiber and not enough fluids. Remember, anything with caffeine or alcohol dehydrates and therefore creates an imbalance of fiber and fluids. Drink 80-100 ounces caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and eat a high fiber diet. If you are eating properly you do not need fiber supplements as this may cause an excess fiber and can lead to gas pains, cramping and constipation. ...Read more
Stomach emptying...: ...For most is 1-2 hours after liquid, 3-6 hours after solids are ingested. Carbohydrates, proteins, small frequent meals exit faster than fats &/or large meals. Medications, diabetes, neuropathies, some infections can alter stomach emptying as can mechanical delays due to stenosis &scarring of the pylorus, gallbladder disease, small bowel pathology.Get checked if post-prandial bloating persists. ...Read more
Absolutely, but...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more
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