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What causes belching along with rumbling under left rib cage?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2015
Question: Hello I am a 26 year old male who has been dealing with a weird stonach issue on and off for about 3 months now. The symptoms that occur are

Belching
Rumbling feeling/gurgling under left rib cage
Nausea- not daily and only occasionally
I have also felt like an empty stomach feeling when I just ate.
The most predominant symptom is the rumbling under rib cage and belching! It's pretty consistent!

I am a 26 year old male.
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Dyspepsia with GERD

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

You are having symptoms of dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
The rumbling and gurgling are due to indigestion and increased gas.

An upper GI endoscopy and test for Helicobacter pylori may be done.

You can take prilosec and probiotics for relief.

I hope that answers your query.
Let me know if you have any more questions.
Regards,
Dr.R.K.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ratnakar Kini (4 minutes later)
Is this something serious? Should I worry about it! I suffer from anxiety. I went to the doctor and they said take the things you had stated as well. They ran a metabolic panel on me and all levels were in range. I am really concerned and nervous about all of this. Thank you!
Is dypsepsia something I should worry about?
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Dyspepsia is not a thing to worry about unless you have the following symptoms.
1. Weight loss
2. Blood vomiting
3. Black stools.

If these three are not there, you need not worry.
Just continue taking the medications.

Regards,
Dr.R.K.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ratnakar Kini (3 minutes later)
No my stools are like a light to medium brown and softish that's normal right. I can sometimes feel the gas moving through my system from upper GI to lower GI. I have never had any stomach issues my entire life? What causes these at my age of 26? Can this really enter my life out of nowhere?
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Normal stools only

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Your stools are normal only.
Your symptoms might probably be due to a stomach bug and the resulting indigestion.

As suggested earlier, take prilosec and probiotics for relief.

Regards,
Dr.R.K.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes belching along with rumbling under left rib cage?

Brief Answer: Dyspepsia with GERD Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query. I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you. You are having symptoms of dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The rumbling and gurgling are due to indigestion and increased gas. An upper GI endoscopy and test for Helicobacter pylori may be done. You can take prilosec and probiotics for relief. I hope that answers your query. Let me know if you have any more questions. Regards, Dr.R.K.