Nausea associated with a desire to burp or belch may indicate a form of dyspepsia, a sensation of pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen; it often is recurrent. It may be described as indigestion, gassiness, early satiety, postprandial fullness, gnawing, or burning. Patients with predominant or frequent (more than once a week) heartburn or acid regurgitation, should be considered to have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) until proven otherwise. Other possible causes include gastritis (inflammation of the inner mucosal lining of the stomach) or peptic ulcer disease (ulcer in the stomach or duodenum which is the first and smallest segment of the small intestines).
In order to identify the underlying cause, you should be evaluated by a physician who will examine your abdomen and order basic and specific tests to help make the correct diagnosis.
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It is recommended that all individuals see a Family Doctor for a full medical examination annually. Adults should get their blood pressure checked (US Preventive Task Force), a flu vaccine (CDC) and more each year.