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What Causes Excessive Burping And Gas
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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