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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Why is it that sometimes when I have gavicson it gives me a burning feeling in my chest?

Acid = Burning: I doubt the gaviscon is causing the burning. Reflux of acid is most likely leading to irritation and inflamed esophageal tissue. If you want to try another antacid it may be time to experiment with the other products out there. If you have pain while on antacids you need to see a gastroenterologist urgently. ...Read more

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I have a burning feeling in my chest its very mild but have had it for two weeks, smoked on and off for two years?

I have a burning feeling in my chest its very mild but have had it for two weeks, smoked on and off for two years?

Burning chest: This may represent reflux from your stomach. However since you are a smoker, you warrant an exam and CXR. If all is OK your doctor may put you on a pill for stomach acid. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a burning feeling in my chest under my breasts and stomach what could thia be?

I have a burning feeling in my chest under my breasts and stomach what could thia be?

Burning Pain: The differential diagnosis of these symptoms include peptic/gastric ulcer/gastritis, heart disease, reflux, pancreatitis, and gall bladder disease (among other conditions), it is worth seeing your physician to obtain a more thorough history. ...Read more

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For the past 4 days i been having a burning feeling in my chest whether i eat or not and night sweats from chest to my head, the sweats been 2 yrs now?

For the past 4 days i been having a burning feeling in my chest whether i eat or not and night sweats from chest to my head, the sweats been 2 yrs now?

Night Sweats: There are a number of medical conditions that can cause your symptoms: tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, pulmonary actinomycosis, empyema and other medical conditions. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a burning feeling in my chest that comes and goes. The feeling is on the left side of my chest abut 5-6 inches from my shoulder.It gets kind of tight and it feels like i can feel the blood flowing in that area.

I have a burning feeling in my chest that comes and goes. The feeling is on the left side of my chest abut 5-6 inches from my shoulder.It  gets kind of tight and it feels like i can feel the blood flowing in that area.

Chest : Chest pain can mean many different things. Other factors to take into consideration are age, history of high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, family history etc. Cardiac issues need to be ruled out. Also muscle pain or even acid reflux can account for your symptoms. The bottom line is to be evaluated bu your doctor asap for a complete exam and testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a sore burning feeling in my chest when i coughed on the odd occasion.But i no longer have a sore chest should I still see a doctor?

I had a sore burning feeling in my chest when i coughed on the odd occasion.But i no longer have a sore chest should I still see a doctor?

BURNING CHEST: Should see a doctor. may need antacids. look after you diet and avoid fizzy drinks, tea ,coffee, , spicy and oily food. Also they can take a detailed history and examination to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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I am finding it hard to eat , it is like a burning feeling in my chest , I've tried heartburn and indigestion medication for 3 days but am still in pa?

I am finding it hard to eat , it is like a burning feeling in my chest , I've tried heartburn and indigestion medication for 3 days but am still in pa?

Chest burning: You should be seen and checked out. You may have reflux or a hiatel hernia. The medication may take longer than 3 days to work. However you should be seen and all other reasons looked into. ...Read more

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What could cause a burning feeling in my chest and a little bit in my throat?

What could cause a burning feeling in my chest and a little bit in my throat?

GERD: Sounds like acid reflux or gerd. Try antacids like maalox or acid reducers like zantac (ranitidine). If persistent, see your primary doc or GI specialist. ...Read more

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Burning feeling in my chest after eating, causing me asthma symptoms. What does this sound like?

Burning feeling in my chest after eating, causing me asthma symptoms. What does this sound like?

Reflux?: Looks like you are suffering from acid reflux (gerd) which has been known to be a trigger for asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I stop that burning feeling in my chest and nose from reflux i've tryed gaviscon. And tumms and are on lansoprazole 15 mg a day because 30?

How can I stop that burning  feeling in my chest  and nose from reflux i've tryed gaviscon. And tumms and are on lansoprazole  15 mg a day because 30?

Food diary: Assuming you are being managed by a physician for Lansoprazole - start a food and symptom diary. This is a great tool to determine which foods may be triggering your symptoms. Common triggers can be tomato sauce, caffeine, fruits/juice, etc. Everyone reacts differently to foods - so it is really important to take the time to do a little detective work and see what foods you should avoid. ...Read more

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I have a feeling that something is caught in my throat/lump and a burning feeling in my chest. I don't have trouble eating anything , just discomfort.

I have a feeling that something is caught in my throat/lump and a burning feeling in my chest. I don't have trouble eating anything , just discomfort.

Acid reflux: From the symptoms you are describing, you most likely have gastro-esophageal reflux, or acid reflux. You would be best served seeing a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for both work-up and definitive treatment. ...Read more

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I have the following symptoms: burning feeling in my chest and stomach. Numbness, pain and abnormal sensations in the arms and legs (on the left side). Muscle weakness and aches. Is this neuropathy?

I have the following symptoms: burning feeling in my chest and stomach. Numbness, pain and abnormal sensations in the arms and legs (on the left side). Muscle weakness and aches. Is this neuropathy?

I would see a neuro: Doc for this. Things that have to be ruled out include lyme's disease and ms among other things. Please get an evaluation to set your mind at ease or to get timely treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a constant burning and hollow feeling in my chest over my heart. Every so often i get a stabbing or pinching feeling or i get one big beat.?

I have a constant burning and hollow feeling in my chest over my heart. Every so often i get a stabbing or pinching feeling or i get one big beat.?

See below: Possibly acid reflux disease. Does it occur primarily after eating, especially spicy/fatty/ fried foods, caffeine, pop, chocolate? Worse when lying down? How long does it last? Any profuse sweating/nausea/pain in arms or neck? See pcp for evaluation. S/he can do ekg to check heart function as well as order appropriate blood work/other tests. Can also rx meds for reflux if that DX more likely. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a real bad burning feeling in the middle of my chest. what can possibly be causing this?

Hi, I have a real bad burning feeling in the middle of my chest. what can possibly be causing this?

GERD: Gastroesophageal irritation due to acid coming up your esophagus. This may also cause swallowing difficulties. May want to see your doc. ...Read more

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Burning feeling under rib cage in my chest? Feels like it's at the beginning of my stomach or end of oesophagus? What could this be?

Burning feeling under rib cage in my chest? Feels like it's at the beginning of my stomach or end of oesophagus? What could this be?

GERD: Sounds like gastro-esophageal reflux disease . Essentially the acidic gastric contents passing up into the distal esophagus due to an incompitent esophageal gastric junction. The distal esophagus has a different tissue lining than the stomach and can't tolerate the acidic reflux and this causes burning sensation. ...Read more