Belching is otherwise called burping. It occurs as an act of expulsion of air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach gets distended or expanded. Commonly, belching is seen in GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Chronic belching is seen during inflammation of the stomach, ulcers, or due to Helicobacter pylori infection. It can occur along with other symptoms like discomfort or bloating. Taking anti-gas medication like Simethicone provides some relief. Bismuth subsalicylate is helpful in cases of having burps smelling like sulfur.

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Why do I have a crampy stomach and belching even when scope tests remain clear?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my early 60s. For the last three months, after dinner, I feel indigestion for 2 hours and have a crampy stomach with lots of belchings. Because of this, I am not on regular food. Earlier, I had a few issues, but that was manageable and not so intense. Now, even when not taking food...  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern for your symptoms. Having normal endoscopy reports does not eliminate other small intestine related causes for indigestion. Constipation itself cause heartburn and belching related to incomplete evacuation due to slow intestinal movement. ...  Read Full »

Are excessive stomach gas and burps signs of something worse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old male, 6 feet tall, and I weigh 170 pounds. I am healthy, and I do exercise three times a week. Recently I have been having a problem going for over a year already. I keep feeling like there is a lot of gas in my stomach, and I need to burp so badly in order to get it o...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptom of excessive gas filling up in the abdomen, bloating sensation, needing to burp are possibly signs of dyspepsia which is a medical term to describe disorders of upper gastrointestinal tract. It is usually a result of increased acid production in the stomach....  Read Full »

Why do I have burps, heartburn, chest pain, and fast heartbeats?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 22 years old. My height is 161 cm, and my weight is 50 kg. I suffer from heartburn, burps, chest pain, panic attacks, sudden unease in breathing, fast heartbeats, and uncomfortable feelings for three years. At present, I am not under any medication, but I have taken Rabeprazole and Di...  Read Full »

Dr. Acha Varun Babu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your history, I suggest you undergo few investigations to rule out gastric, cardiac, and pulmonary causes for your symptoms like heartburn, uneasy breathing, etc. May I know what your job is and the kind of work you do? How are your bowel habits? ...  Read Full »

Can stress cause excessive burping?

Query: Hi doctor, I have excessive burping for two months. I do not have any other symptoms. I consulted a general practitioner and she told me that there is nothing to worry about it. I do not drink carbonated drinks or smoking. I eat a lot of vegetables and fruits throughout the day. What to do?   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This kind of burping is not a health issue unless social life is not disturbed. The common cause of burping is supragastric belching. This occurs due to trapped air in the esophagus. It can come and go frequently as it happens in air spaces while breathing. If you h...  Read Full »

Please suggest medications for my stomach pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask about my stomach pain. I have a hard time while breathing and burping before, during, and after taking meals. It lasts till now. It keeps bothering me every day. I am worried about my health. I have stomach pain at the upper center part of the stomach and I do not have di...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have symptoms due to gastritis. Start taking tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg twice daily half an hour before food for two weeks. Stay away from hot beverages including coffee and tea, spicy foods, bakery products, and products containing gluten like bread. Take a heal...  Read Full »

Why is the left side of stomach pulsating?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female who is generally in good health. Yesterday, I went to dinner, ate a lot, felt very full after and felt I had strong gas. But, I was not in pain, just felt very full. What freaked me out was this pulsating feeling on the left side of my stomach above my belly bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. Burping was never and will never be a sign of pregnancy. It generally is due to the intake of food which does not get digested properly and results in belching. It is temporary and should settle in 36 to 48 hours. In case it is bothering you, ...  Read Full »

Will hypertensive medication cause stomach bloating and chest heaviness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling bloated (gas in the stomach), heaviness in the chest, feeling that there is phlegm in the throat. When burping or belching, I felt relieved and fine. But after a while, the above symptoms appear again. I am a 60-year-old female with hypertension and I am currently taking...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I guess you are on Twynsta 40/10 which is a combination of Telmisartan and Amlodipine and Bisoprolol 5 mg. So this is likely a gastric and reflux problem, however, sometimes symptoms of gastritis and heart disease overlap in elders with such symptoms. Electrocardiog...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for bloating with frequent burping post meals?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from gas for the past three years. I have bloating after meals for about 15 minutes after which it passes away. I can eat normally, but some times I feel bloated and cannot eat. I keep burping like once in 20 minutes. Is that normal? And also bloating increases...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the burping while having meals, or just after the meals is a normal phenomenon. And I assure you it is not alarming in your case. However, it may cause trouble if gas trapped excessively and result in belly swelling. The reason behind this excessive bloating i...  Read Full »

What does symptoms like excessive gas, belching, bad taste and hairy tongue indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old male. My height is 5' 11" and I weigh about 120 kg. I do not do any exercise. Just a month ago, I experienced painful stomach cramps, diarrhea, excessive gas, sweating, and belching with bad taste which lasted for one night. I rested up for two days and felt much be...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay S Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, thank you for the detailed history of your symptoms and photos which you have attached. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Before I discuss further about possible diagnosis let me assure you that your symptoms or the photos you have sent d...  Read Full »

Why do I belch excessively in the morning on an empty stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male. I am suffering from excessive belching for the last 5 years. I have done endoscopy and the doctor suggested me acid reflux capsules Nexpro RD 20. I have been taking one capsule every morning before meal, but still I have excessive belching problem. Those capsul...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have acidity. Please take Nexpro RD 20 (Esomeprazole) every day in the morning on empty stomach and do not eat or drink anything for the next 30 minutes. Diet should be less in spice and if you have to eat spicy food then please take curds after the meal. You ...  Read Full »

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