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Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain

You have identified that your pain is burning or gnawing in its nature. This probably means that it is coming from your esophagus, your stomach, or your duodenum (all structures that are exposed to stomach acid), or from your gallbladder. These organs each cause symptoms at predictable times during your digestion process. Sometimes, a relationship to your meal time can help your doctor to guess at the cause of your pain.

Your pain may be affected by eating. Please make a selection below:

I feel better right after I eat.

I feel worse right after I eat.

I can't eat or I don't notice a change with food.

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