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Grayslake, IL
A 38-year-old female asked:

What causes burning sensations from xyphoid area all around chest (where the bra underwire is,even without bra on)? pcp says not heart.cardiac anxiety

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Many things: You are right, you want to rule out more concerning life threatening cardiac(heart) pathology but it's possible that anxiety, gastrointestinal, pulmonary(lung) or even plain dermatologic(skin) related issues could be driving your symptoms. You should make sure you feel like your doctor is exploring all possibilities.
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