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17 Jan 2008

stomach burning pain
My fiance suffers from burning pain in the abdomen starting from under the breastbone which lasts for about 30 minutes, while the pain slowly moves down to her navel. She has experienced this pain for the last 13 years. Normally it happens in early morning or just after she wakes. She has been for many tests over the years and has even been monitored in hospital while experiencing this, but nobody has been able to help. They can not explain it. She is currently 29 years old and can not stand it anymore. Please could someone try and explain this symptom.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Gouwsap
If she had a gastroscopy that was normal, it may be that she gets esophageal spasms. Has she seen a gastroenterologist about this yet?
Does it help if she takes an anti-acid?
Has she tried an antispasmodic?
Does she have any other symptoms like nausea or heartburn?
Dr Bets
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