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Why do I spit up my food when I burp?

Why do I spit up my food when I burp?

Regurgitation: When you burp, you are relaxing the lower esophageal sphincter (muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that keeps food and gas in the stomach for digestion). When this muscle opens to allow gas out, some food particles are also making their way across the sphincter and regurgitating up the esophagus. Antireflux medications can help but so can careful diet (no overeating, avoid sodas, late meals, etc. ...Read more

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My 8 days old baby gets lots of hiccups after feedings/burping. Also some spit up. Issues with BFing, supplementing with formula/pumping. cause?

My 8 days old baby gets lots of hiccups after feedings/burping. Also some spit up. Issues with BFing, supplementing with formula/pumping. cause?

Benign variation: Hiccups have been explained as a spontaneous nerve discharge triggering the breathing muscle to tighten in a cycle like a heart beat. Some have suggested the stomach of the newborn rubs the diaphram and triggers the pattern, and that with age the stomach moves away lessening the problem. The most active cases have them before birth. I know of no treatment with any value. ...Read more

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3 wk old being burped after every oz of formula still looks and cries for food after 4 oz bottle. When given more, spits it all up. What's wrong?

3 wk old being burped after every oz of formula still looks and cries for food after 4 oz bottle. When given more, spits it all up. What's wrong?

Acid reflux, infants: Acid reflux is common in infants and symptoms can include vomiting during or after feedings, irritability during feeding or while laying flat, poor growth, excessive appetite and chronic nasal congestion. Formula changes and/or medications are sometimes used to address this, but many babies outgrow it on their own. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you spit up your food everyday like not on purpose?

What does it mean when you spit up your food everyday like not on purpose?

GERD: If you are having food come back up and not making yourself do it, then it sounds like you have reflux, a condition where the stomach contents comes back up into the throat/mouth or out altogether. Make sure you are not overeating, reduce caffeine, eat small frequent meals, and if these don't help the symptoms subside, talk to your family or GI doctor about other interventions. ...Read more

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My 3 month old is vomiting up all of her food she eats right afterward, its not a little spit up she will only eat two ounce and it all comes back up?

My 3 month old is vomiting up all of her food she eats right afterward, its not a little spit up she will only eat two ounce and it all comes back up?

3m vomiting: I agree. More information is needed. How long has it been going on? Is the vomit projectile? Is your child having a fever? Is there a change in the number of wet diapers? These are all important questions to determine the cause. I would recommend taking your baby to the pediatrician or er immediately if there is associated fever, decreased urine output, projectile vomiting, or lethargy. ...Read more

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When i eat too much of a greasy food, i spit up shortly after,.as if my body doesnt like the greasiness same to some meds like Tylenol (acetaminophen) ...why is that?

Greasy food: tends to empty the slowest from your stomach, so it sits there and is more likely to be refluxed. So when eating greasy food, moderation is the key. ...Read more

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My chest feels like my food is stuck and I keep burping and spitting up flem what could be my problem?

My chest feels like my food is stuck and I keep burping and spitting up flem what could be my problem?

Dysphagia?: Narrowing of the esophagus due to inflammation, scarring or tumor can cause food to get stuck. Not rare with chronic reflux/heartburn symptoms-typically solids. Tight lower esoph sphincter can cause also. Abnormalities in muscles/nerves/coordination of swallow cause problems with solids and liquids. See a GI doc. Tests include xray swallow, endoscopy, muscle test (manometry). Rx: help or cure. ...Read more

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Worsening cough. Coughed so hard i spit up food. Now my ribs and back hurt. Doc thought it was congestion but no improvement. What cud be wrong?

Worsening cough. Coughed so hard i spit up food. Now my ribs and back hurt. Doc thought it was congestion but no improvement. What cud be wrong?

If viral in origin-: -not much U can do. If bacterial U need 2 B on antibiotics.coughing can cause vomiting, especially if U have asthma. B sure U R under medical care. ...Read more

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Back of mouth feels gluely dry/ hard time breathing and swallowing spit not food/lump in throat/wks and getting worse/wheezing in burping sticky phleg

Back of mouth feels gluely dry/ hard time breathing and swallowing spit not food/lump in throat/wks and getting worse/wheezing in burping sticky phleg

See doctor!: It sounds like you may be get dealing with severe allergy symptoms. This is potentially life-threatening if untreated, and you need to see someone asap to get this thing turned around, if that's what it is. If you have to go to an emergency room, do so. But if you have a doctor please call him or her right away. ...Read more

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I get burps quite often these days and few of them end up with acidic food approaching my mouth. Is it something I should worry about ?

See MD if chronic: What you describe is consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) which is common but treatable, and need evaluation to optimize. Start with omeprazole or similar, and if chronic should see Gastroenterologist to discuss options. Happy to consult. My recent publication (on PubMed) also highlights endoscopic (non surgical) options given mounting concerns of long-term PPI use. ...Read more

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If you have gas build up in your stomach and you have food or drink in your stomach is it normal for some food to get burped into esophahous/mouth?

If you have gas build up in your stomach and you have food or drink in your stomach is it normal for some food to get burped into esophahous/mouth?

Not usually: Occasionally food and stomach juice may back wash into the esophagus, but when there is increase in frequency & severity of these episodes damage to the lining of the esophagus occurs. A barrier exists that prevents this from occurring frequently at the junction of the esophagus and stomach; GE sphincter. A lot of problem with reflux is underestimated. Consult with a doctor for control. Take care ...Read more

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Pain nife in midle of chest.burp relax but feel food taste in mouth.pain in jaws neck sholder.barium xray show no reflux.al cardiac test ok sugestion?

Pain nife in midle of chest.burp relax but feel food taste in mouth.pain in jaws neck sholder.barium xray show no reflux.al cardiac test ok sugestion?

Probably GERD: A negative esophageal does not rule out an intermittent process such as reflux. Perhaps a trial of medication and lifestyle modification is warranted to see if you respond. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause you to spit up blood?

Can alcohol cause you to spit up blood?

Possibly: After vomiting you can develop small tears in the esophagus that can bleed. Also, more frequent alcohol abusers can develop ulcers. In any case, go see your doctor.. ...Read more

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What are the chunks in my mucus i spit up?

What are the chunks in my mucus i spit up?

"Chunks"?: Sounds like you mean "tonsil stones" or "tonsilar calculi" or "tonsilloliths." they're mostly just calcium, usually about the size of a grain of rice and they smell horrible if you mash 'em! they are not an infection. They appear in some people and not others because of differences in the structure of tonsils. Don't worry about them, just don't ever bite 'em - they taste awful! ...Read more

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Why does baby spit up smell like sour milk?

Why does baby spit up smell like sour milk?

Gotta love babies.: Like so many other adorable things babies produce, that sour milk smell is just the normal smell of baby spitup. It's partially digested food/formula/milk mixed with your baby's stomach acid. It doesn't mean the food is going bad. ...Read more

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Is it normal to always spit up a little phlem?

Is it normal to always spit up a little phlem?

Not normal: It is not normal but lot of people do for different reasons. Smoking. Allergies. Sinus congestion. Etc can do that. ...Read more

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Do babies spit up more than usual when teething?

Do babies spit up more than usual when teething?

No: Babies will be teething on and off for a period of 18 to 30 months and "spitting up" isn't a feature of teething. ...Read more

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WHAT CAUSES INFANT TO CHOKE AND SPIT UP IN SLEEP?

WHAT CAUSES INFANT TO CHOKE AND SPIT UP IN SLEEP?

Reflux: It is most likely due to infant gastric esophageal reflux (GED). It is very common in infant due to the anatomy at this age. Make sure burp them after each feeding and keep upright position for another 15min after feeding. May elevate the head of the bed/crib 15-30 degree to prevent reflux. ...Read more

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Why does baby spit up when on zantac (ranitidine)?

Why does baby spit up when on zantac (ranitidine)?

Used for babies spit: Zantac (ranitidine) for babies is prescribed for spitting up due to esophageal reflux If the baby is still spitting discuss with your Pediatrician as either need dose adjustment or discontinuation and change to some other drug ...Read more

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What does it mean when you spit up blood after smoking?

What does it mean when you spit up blood after smoking?

Not good: Either a direct irritation , an infection a damage on airways by the chronic irritation ora cancer get expert evaluation rigth away. ...Read more

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Why does my 4-month-old baby spit up after every feeding?

Why does my 4-month-old baby spit up after every feeding?

GER: Gastroesophageal reflux is common in infants until their esophageal sphincter develops, and are prone to increased symptoms after feeds, while laying flat, with pressure on the abdomen and with rapid position changes. Common symptoms include spitting up, nasal congestion, fussiness, gagging/coughing and more. GER usually diminishes around 6 months. ...Read more

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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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Nutrition (Definition)

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