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what does it mean when your chest burns

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Chest infection: The term "chest infection" has little medical meaning because it does not characterize the area of the chest involved. If this is pneumonia (infection ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely acid reflux : Go see your dr for meds. In the meantime, avoid intake of caffeine , spicy foods, soda, alcohol , skipping meals. Also try otc antacids and Omeprazole ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cary Rose
Dr. Cary Rose answered
Specializes in Cardiology
Gastric reflux: In a young person, this is commonly gerd. Rarely if ever cardiac. Must also consider hiatal hernia.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Could be gastric, esophageal, duodenal peptic disease, less likely to be related to the heart or lungs but it won't hurt to go get checked out.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irritation: Vaginal burning is usually from some type of irritation. Among common causes are: infection, sexual trauma, allergic reactions, skin conditions such ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irritation: It usually means your vagina is irritated. This can be due to sexual trauma, lack of hormones, an infection (such as a yeast infection), a reaction t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
19 years experience Cardiology
Stress: Most often related to stress and catecholamine changes, but also with changes in your accessory intercostal muscle use with disturbed respiration duri ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Reflux: The most common problem that causes throat burning is reflux. This make sense because when you reflux, you are getting a strong acid from your stomac ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cough pain: Generally if your chest hurts when you cough, you've irritated some intercostal muscle(s), the muscles between the ribs.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Menstrual cycle: Menstrual cycle and pregnancy are common causes of breast pain.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Two prior answers. : This sounds like overnight something has affected your lung function, breathing pattern, or lung lining or chest --which inflamed can cause pain upon ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Anxiety, but: Could be pericardits: see a cardiologist.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Local irritation: Either from an inflammation -or the content of the douche itself.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: If the pain is present only when you cough, deep breathe, move around, etc. And not all the time, then it is most likely musculoskeletal pain. The mo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Chest pain with breathing should be evaluated by your doc. Could be musculoskeletal or heart or lung related.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: It means you should go to the doctor and be checked, "can't breath" shouldn't be taken lightly.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Weber Chuang
24 years experience Urology
Need further eval: Burning may be a signing of a urinary tract infection. Bladder irritants, such as caffeine, alcohol, and spicy foods can also cause burning with urin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
20 years experience Cardiology
Hard to say: It doesn't really "mean" anything. Those are very non-specific symptoms that could suggest anything at all.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
You may: You may have an infection.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Urinary tract infect: Uti or urinary tract infection comes to mind when someone complains of stomach pain (typically above pelvis) and reports bloody urine, especially if f ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Meralgia: The commonest cause is an irritated nerve (lateral femoral cutaneous) in the front and lateral side of the thigh. The 2 commonest causes of this are d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Burp: Acid reflux. take some antacids or drink milk. If chronic, take prilosec
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Probably nerve: Burning sensations typically have a nerve origin.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pinched nerve: This sensation may represent a pinched nerve or physical reaction to some type of stress.
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