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It is possible that the normal digestion and absorption of nutrients is not occurring due to chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic insufficiency, which will lead to residual nutrients for bacteria to feed upon, and cause burping. However other conditions such as acid reflux also need to be considered. Have you had H.pylor test done?
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It is likely that your doctors would have tested for H.pylori. What medications were prescribed for the gastric ulcer?
Are you still having burning pain in the stomach? What medication are you taking now to reduce your stomach acidity?
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With no present symptoms, and with adequate treatment of the ulcer, your burping is unlikely to be due to the acidity. So, the likely cause can be pancreatic insufficiency due to chronic pancreatitis. Or this could be due to overgrowth of bacteria in the intestine. So, I would recommend that you supplement your diet with probiotic medication, or take Activia yoghurt which contains probiotics. This may be beneficial, and your symptoms can decrease after a few days. However if the symptoms remain despite taking the probiotics for at least a month, then further testing for pancreatic insufficiency or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is required and is the next step.
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