Wilderness: Gastric Squeeze Topic Guide
Scuba Diving: Gastric Squeeze: Gastric squeeze is sometimes suffered by scuba divers when gas pressure builds up painfully in the gastro-intestinal tract, causing belching and flatulence. Medical intervention is rarely required, but severe cases of gastric squeeze can cause a gut rupture.
Scuba Diving: Barotrauma and Decompression Sickness Barotrauma and decompression sickness refers to medical problems that occur during diving. These problems include decompression illness (the bends), external ear squeeze, middle ear squeeze, inner ear barotrauma, sinus squeeze, face mask squeeze, suit squeeze, lung squeeze, tooth squeeze, and gastric squeeze (aerogastralgia). Treatment is determined by the type of injury or medical problem.