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Can't burp, but gas comes up on its own.
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An_198112 posted:
I've never been able to burp on my own. Probably about a handful of times a year i'll accidently burp without trying. For the last few years i've had problems with gas coming up on its own after eating or drinking certain things. Depending what it is I'll sometimes get bad heartburn, and usually have gas come up on its own. The gas is kind of like burps, but its more like small gas bubbles coming up that I can't control. I can kind of force them out by tightening my abdomen, but they come out on their own even if i don't. It's not loud like a burp when the gas comes up. It kind of sounds like a squeeky door openning in my throat, and can only be heard if you were sitting right next to me. It's annoying like having the hiccups. For a while I've been able to keep the heartburn completely under control and the burps kind of under control by changing my diet to not eat certain foods, all sodas, beer, and other things. The past month the gas coming up has been getting significantly worse and happens pretty much anytime I eat now, no matter what it is I eat, and will last for 2-5 hours usually. The only relief I've been able to get is if I make myself gag. I'll spit up a little flem and a burp will come out with it. That used to do the job completely, but now its only temporarily helping and the uncontrolled burps will start again after a bit. A few days ago it got so bad that it made me start coughing really bad and a big burp came out during coughing. Somebody suggested prilosec to me, and i've been on it for about 10 days with no relief. I think the problem has still been getting worse since I've been on prilosec. I made an appointment with my doctor, but it's not for another 3 weeks, and it's been getting worse and worse. Does anyone know what it might be?
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socialposter responded:
Anon, there is nothing to worry if you are not burping at all. It only happens when there is a trapped air packet int he stomach, if there are none, it does not matter. Hyperacidity can also cause burping so if you do not have it, then there is no way to burp.
 
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cjgoodale responded:
I have this same exact problem except it hasn't gotten bad, just very annoying. Did you ever figure out what the problem was and how to fix it?


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