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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Belching

Belching as a symptom:

Conditions listing Belching as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions.

For a more detailed analysis of Belching as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Belching.

Discussion of underlying conditions of Belching:

Gas in the Digestive Tract: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Sometimes a person with chronic belching may have an upper GI disorder, such as peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or gastroparesis. (Source: excerpt from Gas in the Digestive Tract: NIDDK)

Gas in the Digestive Tract: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Occasionally, some people believe that swallowing air and releasing it will relieve the discomfort of these disorders, and this person may intentionally or unintentionally develop a habit of belching to relieve discomfort. (Source: excerpt from Gas in the Digestive Tract: NIDDK)

Gas in the Digestive Tract: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Gas-bloat syndrome may occur after fundoplication surgery to correct GERD. The surgery creates a one-way valve between the esophagus and stomach that allows food and gas to enter the stomach but often prevents normal belching and the ability to vomit. It occurs in about 10 percent of people who have this surgery but may improve with time. (Source: excerpt from Gas in the Digestive Tract: NIDDK)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Belching, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Belching. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Belching. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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