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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Continuous Burping for hours

 adikulki - Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:11 pm


My father is 57 and has had diabetes for the past 10-15 years. For the last 4-5 years he has developed this a new disorder... excessive burping. He can burp continuously for hours together. Sometimes after eating/drinking and sometimes without. This continuous burping can last for 2-3 days and then he goes back to his normal state which is burping every 1-2 minutes. Is this a reason to worry about? He saw some doctors and they have no clue. What kind of doctor should he go to? Thank you.
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:19 pm

User avatar Hi,
Thank you for the post. There are hardly any organic diseases that cause such continued burping. Your father must first be examined by your regular family doctor and if need be, by a gastroenterologist. If nothing organic is diagnosed, then a consultation with a psychologist may be worthwhile.Your doctor will certainly guide you, based on what turns up during the course of the workup.

I would refer you to the following link where i have addressed a similar query. Hopefully this may be helpful to you.
Best wishes!


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