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Hello, I'm a 21 year old male. After I eat for a while, I feel bloated.  And then I feel like belching because I feel this will relieve the bloating.  And then every once in a while, I get heartburn for a short amount of time.  I was wondering if this is GERD? I was just wondering what else it could be.  Thank you
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It could be GERD... it could be a few other things as well, along with garden-variety indigestion.  Do you eat fast?  Slow?  Eat a lot of fatty junk food?  Eat late at night or right before going to bed?  Drink alchohol - particularly beer?  Carbonated beverages?  Ever wake up at night with a vomit-like taste in your mouth?  Have you tried over-the-counter remedies like pepcid or tagamet 30 minutes before eating a meal?  There are a lot of things you can do to help yourself other than trying to belch it away.  A little more info might help us point you in the right direction.  :-)
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