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Milton, FL
A 24-year-old female asked:

What causes severe gnawing feeling in the stomach and chest after eating. feels like bad hunger pangs. not diabetic. have gerd but take protonix (pantoprazole) daily?

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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Pediatric Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Reflux likely: The pain location and quality indicate its origin is in the esophagus or stomach. It could be under-treated gastroesophageal reflux. However, at this point further testing might be indicated to ensure other diagnoses are not missed.
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