Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Gas


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

Underlying conditions list: The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Gas includes:

Gas as a symptom: Conditions listing Gas as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions:

Underlying conditions discussion: Sometimes a person with chronic belching may have an upper GI disorder, such as peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or gastroparesis.1

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.1

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.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Gas in the Digestive Tract: NIDDK

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