Did anyone have an experience with excessive burping ? What was the cause and did any treatment work with it ? and is it true that burping is a sympyom of cancer ?
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I used to have episodes of really uncomfortable burping. They went away after I had my gall bladder removed.
Now, if I eat too much fatty food, I get the same symptoms (burping, gas, discomfort, bloating). I try to regulate how much fat I eat at a time. If I overindulge and get "the burps", then I take an OTC anti-gas pill (simethicone– spelling?), and it subsides.
I have had a number of "cancer scares" in my life. Please don't panic about cancer. : ) A lot of symptoms of cancer are also symptoms of other, less serious, problems, especially in the guts, which can be really complicated– or really simple (too much fatty food).
If you are worried, see a doctor. If the doctor doesn't seem to be listening to you, get a second opinion or even a third. Try to find a doctor that you trust, one who listens carefully. Medicine is still an art as well as a science. At some point, you just have to trust the scans and the doctors…But you can still be in the "watchful waiting" stage.
Once, a gyn literally laughed out loud at my cancer fear. She was right, it wasn't cancer. But I never went back to her. I now have a great gyn, who sees things from my perspective: There are reasons for my concern but I'm not a doctor, so she explains things to reassure me, and she doesn't laugh at me.
I don't mean to minimize your worry or to make any of this seem easy: It's hard to get the right "tone" in a short post. It IS scary when your body is doing strange things, and sometimes it does seem that the doctors aren't hearing you.
I have really rambled all over the place in this post- sorry about that! But I hope that sharing some of my experiences has been helpful to you.
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I had my gall bladder removed years back. While western medicine docs would tell me that there are typically no ill-effects, the lack of concentrated bile at the beginning of the digestion process is CRITICAL for digestion of fats & such. Finally an ND recommended Ox Bile Acids (Jarrow makes a good brand), available at Whole Foods , Sprouts or any decent nat'l health food store. 2-3 capsules per meal.
Excessive burping can be a sign of gastroparesis
After my treatment for esophageal cancer finished, I had burping constantly it went on for a couple of years. I would warn whoever I was with that I would probably do it and not to think poorly of me! It has been several years now in my remission and I’m not doing the burping at all. By the way it didn’t matter what it was I was eating or drinking the burps/belches just came. None of my medical team thought there was anything bad about it, Also telling me there was nothing to worry about.
Your cancer fear is so valid and I suspect burping is often a sign of digestive disorder much less serious first before the thought cancer comes up. Have you ever been seen to potentially diagnose a hernia or gallbladder issues? Or food disorders like celiac or non celiac gluten sensitivity. Perhaps you have other symptoms besides burping? My aunt had a hiatal hernia and she burped a lot after meals and just recently had it fixed. Have you ever had any of this checked out?
Hope did you stop burping? Any medication?
I’m really not burping at all anymore. Just the occasional burp like anyone else. I was never given any medication for it. However, I am taking famotidine for the rest of my life, Per my G.I. doctor. He thinks my cancer might have been caused by silent Gerd
I have been having this burping since November. I had a colonoscopy in Jan, normal result. Had upper endoscopy in Feb, only mild GERD.I took medications for GERD but the burping did not improve. I started to think pancreatic cancer, as I also developed abdominal pain and weight loss recently, bit after CT scan, MRI and endoscopic ultrasound,, this also has been ruled out. Still have the burping and pain. I will have the test for celiac disease soon. But if this also is negative, nobody can give me an explanation for burping and pain.I started to think of MALS after I read about it here but I don't know if anyone where I live knows about this disease.
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