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i have a feeling such as empy stomach, (up right between my ribs) and if i eat something i get a sharp pain in my chest area (more on the right side)+?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
GERD?: Some things that come to mind include gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which can cause both pain on an empty stomach and chest pain after eating. Gall bladder problems can also cause right-sided abdominal and chest pain, especially after eating fatty meals. Heart problems do not usually cause "sharp" pain, but it still needs to be ruled out by your doctor.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
Esophagitis: You may have had the ongoing esophageal reflux and overtime without proper treatment it may develop into esophagitis or ulcer or worse -- please see a GI doctor asap for a good upper GI evaluation and treatment.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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