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I have noise and pressure in my abdomen with belching or burping and left sided pain as well

The stomach makes a weird sound that goes up through the larynx.

I have also changes in the appearance and consistency of my stool.



Dear Jeanette,

When a person burps, his larynx, upper esophageal sphincter, and the diaphragm all works in a respective pattern in order to regulate the rise and fall of the air flow from the stomach to the esophagus in the chest.

The sound of burping is caused by the vibration of the upper esophageal sphincter as the gas passes through it.

Intestinal gas or bloating is among the many symptoms that may manifest if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Conditions closely associated with intestinal gas are:

-Belching, known as burping
-Intermittent Abdominal Distention and Bloating

You may have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) but this is only a diagnosis of elimination.

The pain may be linked to a change in the appearance or consistency of your stool, a symptom of IBS.

While the symptoms are quite real, psychological factors often play a role in the development of IBS.

Acknowledging psychological conditions may help you and your doctor successfully manage your condition.

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