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an empty feeling in stomach- like butterflies before an exam. It

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an empty feeling in stomach- like butterflies before an exam.
It is grief or something more serious like osephagial cancer?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from JA
Thanks for the question

I would not jump to esophageal cancer if this is the concern.

Cancer of the esophagus would typically take decades fo poorly treated GERD, or heavy drinking and poorly treated GERD.

If there is an issue in this respect, then a GI doctor should do a scope.

Anxiety, dperession, generalized anxiety disorder, gastritis and stomach ulcer can all cause this feeling or contribute to it.

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