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Doctor insights on: What Causes Excessive Burping And Gas

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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 causes gas and bloating?

What causes gas and bloating?

See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty in farting and burping?

What causes difficulty in farting and burping?

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

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Does excessive burping and gas indicate hunger?

Does excessive burping and gas indicate hunger?

Not necessarily.: Would not assume that is the reason. ...Read more

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What causes upset stomach, nausea and excess gas?

What causes upset stomach, nausea and excess gas?

Upset stomach: A variety of conditions can cause nausea and gas from lactose intolerance to gastroesophageal reflux. Check with your doctor or gastroenterologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause excessive passing of gas and constipation?

Does diabetes cause excessive passing of gas and constipation?

Not necessarily: Diabetes can cause gastrointestinal symptoms, but the place to start evaluating things is your diet. Do you drink plenty of water daily? Do you eat fruits and vegetables? Have you recently added a new food to your diet? And how well is your diabetes controlled? First, talk with your doctor about changes in your bowels like this, keep diabetes controlled, and consider a nutrition evaluation. ...Read more

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Sour burps, a lot of gas and loose bowels, what could cause this?

Sour burps, a lot of gas and loose bowels, what could cause this?

Maybe not just gas: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more

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What causes excessive gas? And is it unhealthy?

What causes excessive gas? And is it unhealthy?

Gas cause by foods: Excessive gas is most often caused by certain foods such as leafy veggies. It is not unhealthy. Increasing fiber in your diet may be helpful. ...Read more

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What causes a gurling tummy, bloating, and burps?

What causes a gurling tummy, bloating, and burps?

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

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What could be causing frequent bloating and flatulence?

What could be causing frequent bloating and flatulence?

Got Milk?: Many possibilities. For example lactose intolerance is a notorious cause of bloating and flatulence. It can come on later in life at times. If you can't find anything else, it might be worth considering a diary-free trial. If you clear up when you stop all dairy and the symptoms return when you restart dairy then you have found the cause. If you want to drink milk use lactaid milk. ...Read more

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Low Stomach pain, rumbling and movement inside stomach especially after eating and occasional passing of gas. What could be the cause?

Low Stomach pain, rumbling and movement inside stomach especially after eating and occasional passing of gas. What could be the cause?

Simplistically...: Movement of gut contents due to muscular activity of the GI tract is defined as "peristalsis." If your's is excessive, acutely increased, particularly noisy or bothersome so as to interfere with daily function then seek evaluation. Inhibition of peristalsis slows the above gut process and in some cases can quiet the rumbling. ...Read more

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Nausea, gas, belching, diarrhea, stomach pain, and lots of stomach grumbling. What could all of this be caused from?

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

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Stomach pain from frequent constipation and gas build up. Causes and cures?

Stomach pain from frequent constipation and gas build up. Causes and cures?

Diet and/or meds: Chronic constipation can cause build up of gas as well constipation can be caused by not drinking enough fluids, not having enough fiber in your food, and sometime some over the counter or prescription medicines can also cause it have more fiber in your diet with whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and drink more fluids if that does not help short course of laxative with/without stool softner. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive stomach gas and stabbing back pain?

What can cause excessive stomach gas and stabbing back pain?

Abd pain & bloating: Broad question. Consider allergies such as lactose or gluten. Testing by your doctor may reveal the source. With significant gas in the large intestine, some discomfort may be felt in the back in addition to abdominal bloating. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive gas with really bad smell?

Various things: This can be with seen with change in diet or a food intolerance such as lactose intolerance. If there is accompanying foul smelling stools/diarrhea, then causes such as gluten sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease), irritable bowel syndrome, various infections of the GI tract, or IBD (Crohns and/or Ulcerative colitis) should be considered. This a relatively non-specific symptom. ...Read more

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What causes lower stomach pain, dizziness, and excessive sweating?

Abdominal pain: While a stomach bug could give you these symptoms, i would suggest going to the emergency room if the symptoms do not significantly improve. The abdominal symptoms could be seen with appendicitis, gall bladder problems and pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Does pleural effusion cause excess gas and burping as well as chest pain?

Does pleural effusion cause excess gas and burping as well as chest pain?

No: A pleural effusion can cause symptoms based on volume. If large enough, the symptoms are shortness of breath or possibly chest pain. Excess gas is not one of the findings. ...Read more

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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