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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
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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