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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 christa, Community Member, asks

Q: what does it mean when you cannot burp or pass gas though you feel like you need to?

ate some bad food 6 days ago and since then have felt unwell. i cannot burp or pass gas although at times i feel gassy. what does this mean and how can i improve the situation? I have been previously diagnosed with a hiatal hernia but i do not experience any reflux from it. I was taking nexium but have stopped over two years ago with no adverse effect.

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wesselj, Community Member
10/ 3/08 10:46am

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Denise, Community Member
6/10/09 4:25pm

I have suffered with acid reflux for years. I took Nexium for many years an then stopped.  I have on occasion had severe chest pain which has brought me to the hospital thinking I was having a heart attack.  Each time they would say it was Esophagial spasms. I have noticed that I cannot burp the way I use to and that if I do it is deep down in my throat.  Can you tell me if this is something I should worry about?  I am back on the Nexium now. Thanks

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By christa, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/14/11, First Published: 09/17/08