is this bloating?

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   Posted 1/2/2012 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I've always considered my only symptom heartburn, but for a while I have also had air in my stomach that seems to need to get out. Usually what happens is I'll draw a large breathe in, and as I do or at its peak, my stomach and esophagus will rumble and I might burp. Sometimes I can draw in deep breathe after deep breathe and my esophagus will make a noise/reaccomodate itself each time for even 4-5 continuous breathes before it is completely gone. It only works when I take a deep breathe in.

I have no idea how to name this symptom. Anyone else have it? Is it what bloating is?

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   Posted 1/3/2012 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't think it's what people mean by bloating, which usually refers to the lower abdomen - it's associated with poor digestion or bacterial overgrowth in the intestines.

I'm not sure what you are experiencing - perhaps you just have trapped gas in the stomach or the deep breathing is drawing air into the lower oesophagus ??

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   Posted 1/3/2012 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
For the most part, burping is caused by air that you swallow. Aside from teenage boys engaging in belching contests, most of us don't swallow air on purpose.
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