Gas, Bloating, and Burping - Check Your Symptoms

Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:

  • You passed out (lost consciousness).
  • You vomit blood or what looks like coffee grounds.
  • You pass maroon or very bloody stools.
  • You have chest pain or pressure. This may occur with:
    • Sweating.
    • Shortness of breath.
    • Nausea or vomiting.
    • Pain that spreads from the chest to the neck, jaw, or one or both shoulders or arms.
    • Feeling dizzy or lightheaded.
    • A fast or uneven pulse.
    After calling 911, chew 1 adult-strength aspirin. Wait for an ambulance. Do not try to drive yourself.

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • You have severe belly pain.
  • Your stools are black and tarlike or have streaks of blood.
  • You have trouble swallowing.
  • You are losing weight and do not know why.

Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

  • You do not get better as expected.
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