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Wilderness: Gastric Squeeze (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Medical assistance for gastric squeeze is rarely required. However, see a health care provider if severe pain fails to subside after belching or flatulence occurs.

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Divers Alert Network, Diving Medicine, Gastrointestinal Issues - Consider Them Before Returning to Diving

Divers Alert Network, Diving Medicine, Frequently Asked Questions, Scuba Diving Safety

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Decompression Illness

Medically reviewed by a Board Certified Family Practice Physician


"Diaphragmatic rupture resulting from gastrointestinal barotrauma in a scuba diver."
Br J Sports Med. 1998 Mar;32(1):75-6M
Authors: Hayden JD, Davies JB, Martin IG
U.S. National Library of Medicine

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/25/2016
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