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Belching: Introduction

Belching: Producing gas from the oral area. See detailed information below for a list of 68 causes of Belching, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Belching:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Belching. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Belching

Home medical tests possibly related to Belching:

Causes of Types of Belching:

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Belching: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Belching, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Belching Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Belching may include:

  • Carbamazepine - mainly used for belching associated with flutter of the diaphragm
  • Apo-Carbamazepine - mainly used for belching associated with flutter of the diaphragm
  • Carbitrol Extended Release - mainly used for belching associated with flutter of the diaphragm
  • Domcarbamazepine-CR - mainly used for belching associated with flutter of the diaphragm
  • Epitol - mainly used for belching associated with flutter of the diaphragm
  • Gen-Carbamazepine CR - mainly used for belching associated with flutter of the diaphragm
  • Mazepine - mainly used for belching associated with flutter of the diaphragm
  • more treatments...»

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Alternative Treatments for Belching

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Belching may include:

Stories from Users for Belching

Real-life user stories relating to Belching:

Message Boards for Belching

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Belching or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Belching:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Belching. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • General inspection - note gulping of air and repetitive belching.
    • Examine the gastrointestinal system to exclude signs of organic disease e.g. bowel obstruction, abdominal masses
  • Blood tests
    • Hemoglobin looking for anemia that may suggest malabsorption of iron, folate, B12, Albumin level looking for evidence of hypoalbuminaemia that may suggest malabsorption
  • Radiology investigation
    • Abdominal X-Ray is not normally required unless bowel obstruction is suspected
  • more tests...»

Belching: Animations

Medications or substances causing Belching:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Belching as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Belching: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Belching may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Belching

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Belching. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Belching: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Belching

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, ...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance....read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to "...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious diarrheal illness (i.e. ...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better...read more »

Belching: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Belching

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Belching: Related Rare Diseases

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Belching: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Belching:

The ejection of gas or air through the mouth from the stomach.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Belching:

The list of organs typically affected by Belching may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Belching

The list below shows some of the causes of Belching mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Belching?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Belching. Of the 68 causes of Belching that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 8 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 63 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Belching:

The following list of conditions have 'Belching' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Belching Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Belching based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Belching?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Belching, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Belching:

    Burping, Eructation
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Belching:

    Subtypes of Belching:

    Gas with discharge (6 causes), Eructation (5 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Belching:

    Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Flatulence (201 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Belching:

    Gas (201 causes), Flatulence (201 causes), Heartburn (163 causes), Reflux, GERD (163 causes), Gastro esophageal reflux disease (163 causes), Acidity, Stomach ulcer, Oesophageal motility disorders

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Belching

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