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I'm having middle of stomach burning and constant loud belching. Can hernia, reflux or gastritis cause stomach to be noticeably distended?

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Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia is a common disorder that affects up to 30% of the general population.

Symptoms of dyspepsia include upper abdominal pain or discomfort and frequently include symptoms of burning, pressure, or fullness often, but not necessarily, related to meals. Frustratingly, symptoms of FD do not reliably guide therapy.
Treatment Options
Diet
Eradication of H. pylori
Acid-lowering
Prokinetic drug

In brief: Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia is a common disorder that affects up to 30% of the general population.

Symptoms of dyspepsia include upper abdominal pain or discomfort and frequently include symptoms of burning, pressure, or fullness often, but not necessarily, related to meals. Frustratingly, symptoms of FD do not reliably guide therapy.
Treatment Options
Diet
Eradication of H. pylori
Acid-lowering
Prokinetic drug
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reflux

Certainly see your doctor. Also ask about a probiotic.
Dr. Ohira is a good brand. Ask about DGL supplements. DGL is a type of licorice that is a natural approach to reflux. Check w/doc first. Peace and good health.

In brief: Reflux

Certainly see your doctor. Also ask about a probiotic.
Dr. Ohira is a good brand. Ask about DGL supplements. DGL is a type of licorice that is a natural approach to reflux. Check w/doc first. Peace and good health.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Distension

Abdominal distension can be caused by gastrointestinal gas entrapment or excessive gas formation from food intolerance or air swallowing, abdominal wall hernia, intestinal tract mechanical obstruction or paralytic ileus often seen after trauma or abdominal surgery.
Less common causes are abdominal aneurysm or intraabdominal or pelvic tumors. Your symptoms could be due to gastritis or gall stones.

In brief: Distension

Abdominal distension can be caused by gastrointestinal gas entrapment or excessive gas formation from food intolerance or air swallowing, abdominal wall hernia, intestinal tract mechanical obstruction or paralytic ileus often seen after trauma or abdominal surgery.
Less common causes are abdominal aneurysm or intraabdominal or pelvic tumors. Your symptoms could be due to gastritis or gall stones.
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