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Diagnostic Tests for Belching

Diagnostic Test list for Belching:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Belching includes:

  • 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
    • Upper abdominal ultrasound scan if suspect gallstones
    • Upper endoscopy - should be considered if alarm symptoms e.g. weight loss, vomiting.
  • Other tests
    • Two week trial of a lactose free diet - will help to confirm a suspicion of lactose intolerance.
    • Hydrogen breath testing - may confirm a diagnosis of lactose intolerance.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Belching causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Belching:

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