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i have a feeling of being squeezed around my upper rib cage,

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i have a feeling of being squeezed around my upper rib cage, just under the breast, and i have had a lot of belching. Almost feels like muscle contractions.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 7 years ago.
well this is most likley from abdominal bloating. you should try to take small meals, loose 10% body weight. avoid cheese, pizza and fatty fired food. change nexium to twice a day. also get tested for h pylori infection and get a chest xray. i would also encourage to get liver function tests and rule out gall bladder related issues.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Is upper abdominal bloating and belching generally a sign of gastrointestinal problems?
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 7 years ago.
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