Fast Five Quiz: Belching and Bloating

Sarah El-Nakeep, MD


May 24, 2023

Gastroparesis causes belching along with abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Pyloroplasty treats gastroparesis, improving the symptom of belching. Belching increases after gastric bypass surgery including laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy over time. Appendectomy has no appreciable long-term effect on belching.

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This Fast Five Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape articles Gallstones (Cholelithiasis), Ovarian Cancer, Rumination, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Imaging, and Pyloroplasty.

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