stomach pain and this could be from many causes such as gastritis (e.g.
acute H. pylori infection), ulcer or what we call nonulcer dyspepsia which
is a hypersensitivity of the stomach. A full evaluation - history,
physical, testing - would be needed to determine the cause. The burping
tends to be an attempt to release air from the stomach or esophagus to
relieve pain or discomfort. In many instances, air is swallowed first then
immediately burped. By releasing air then the stomach is not as distended
and sometimes that helps relieve pain. Bottom line: figure out what the
pain is from first.