A 21-year-old female asked:
Burning feeling under rib cage in my chest? feels like it's at the beginning of my stomach or end of oesophagus? what could this be?
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Hand Surgery 40 years experience
GERD: Sounds like gastro-esophageal reflux disease . Essentially the acidic gastric contents passing up into the distal esophagus due to an incompitent esophageal gastric junction. The distal esophagus has a different tissue lining than the stomach and can't tolerate the acidic reflux and this causes burning sensation.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2015
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