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What's the cause of a burning feeling in my upper abdomen?

What's the cause of a burning feeling in my upper abdomen?

Heartburn: It could be heartburn. A quick and easy way to find out is to try tums. If the pain goes away, you've nailed it. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Burning In Abdomen (Definition)

Burning in abdomen is also known as Abdominal burning. Burning feeling in the upper abdomen is a common symptom that may be due to a number of causes, such as a stomach ulcer, or acid ...Read more


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I have a burning aching feeling in my upper abdomen/my stomach after i eat that gradually goes away. It's been 3 days.

I have a burning aching feeling in my upper abdomen/my stomach after i eat that gradually goes away. It's been 3 days.

Dyspepsia: There are a lot of possibilities, but your description of burning stomach pain raises the probability of gastritis ; ulcers. Stop any non-prescribed nsaid's (aspiriin, advil, aleve, motrin, etc.) ; start an otc acid reducer (like Prilosec otc, Prevacid 24hr). Seek emergency care if lightheaded, worsening symptoms, vomiting coffee ground material or passing black stool or blood. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a burning and cooling feeling on the left upper abdomen?

What causes a burning and cooling feeling on the left upper abdomen?

Depends: left upper abdomin incases the spleen , clears old blood cells and has a role in infection prevention, but it could be as easy as cool fluids drank just prior since the stomach is partly there too, if no other symptoms like bloating or pain or change in stool pattern not much concern yet. ...Read more

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There's a slight burning feeling/discomfort in my upper left abdomen area. I've felt this before, but it went away. I feel it again, what could it be?

There's a slight burning feeling/discomfort in my upper left abdomen area. I've felt this before, but it went away. I feel it again, what could it be?

LUQ abd discomfort: It could be many things. Is it worsened or relieved by eating? Worse with exercise? Exercise induced suggests musculoskeletal, food induced (especially fat) suggests gallbladder problems. You are already on Prilosec that should help with peptic problems. If it persists, a physical exam and an ultrasound may be helpful. ...Read more

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What seems to be the problem if you have a feeling of burning sensation on the left upper abdomen?

What seems to be the problem if you have a feeling of burning sensation on the left upper abdomen?

See a doctor: The symptom you describe could fit into multiple different diagnoses. You need to provide a full detailed history and undergo an exam by a concerned pcp who may then want to refer you to a GI doctor. Hope you feel better quickly. ...Read more

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Woke to a 30 sec. burning squeezing pain between breasts.Now same feeling in upper abdomen and ribs below bra line.PCP says heart ok.What causes this?

Woke to a 30 sec. burning squeezing pain between breasts.Now same feeling in upper abdomen and ribs below bra line.PCP says heart ok.What causes this?

Atypical chest pain: A heart attack is rare in a pre-menopause without underlying heart condition, extreme obesity , familial elevated cholesterol or triglycerides,spasm, Marfan's, use of cocaine, amphetamines. Causes of atypical chest pain are reflux, H pylori, elevated thyroid level, mitral valve prolapse, esophageal spasm,anxiety, food intolerances,gallbladder.Talk with a doctor, consider antacid/omeprazole ...Read more

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Pain in upper left abdomen yellow stools Pain near left should blade burning in abdomen sometimes sharp jabs help me no insurance ?

Pain in upper left abdomen yellow stools Pain near left should blade burning in abdomen sometimes sharp jabs help me no insurance ?

Exam: Your symptoms require further examination and evaluation with blood and urine testing as well as an abdominal ultrasound. Continue your Dexilant and I suggest calling your local health department clinic for an appointment. ...Read more

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3 yrs heavy drinking, 1 yr smoking, bloodtest shows kidney/liver function ok. Dull pain in lower right back, burning in abdomen. Chronic pancreatitis?

3 yrs heavy drinking, 1 yr smoking, bloodtest shows kidney/liver function ok. Dull pain in lower right back, burning in abdomen.
Chronic pancreatitis?

Impossible to say: If you had blood tests because of these symptoms, i would hope that they also did tests for pancreatic damage, particularly a lipase (or an older test, amylase). Are you still drinking, despite the pain? If so, i would be very concerned. Easiest way to find if they are related is to stop and see what happens. Gastritis or even a peptic ulcer is a more common problem, and alcohol makes it worse. ...Read more

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Dr suspects peripheral neuropathy. Had severe burning in abdomen & head last night. This is new..scary. Contact Neurologist again?

Dr suspects peripheral neuropathy. Had severe burning in abdomen & head last night. This is new..scary. Contact Neurologist again?

↑ed blood glucose is: most common basis for peripheral neuropathy. While this is recognized after people have been diagnosed as having DM for a long time, it also occurs in some far before they are declared as DM. Thus suggest checking HbA1c (Optimal 5.0%, not called DM until 6.5% of higher) & optimize by cutting carbs & consider the best of the DM meds (the GlP-1 analogues) & review emedicinehealth.com neuropathy. ...Read more

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I have dull burning in abdomen with indigestion and tenderness in center of breastbone. Probiotics help. also taking nexium 20mg and mylanta. ?

I have dull burning in abdomen with indigestion and tenderness in center of breastbone. Probiotics help.  also taking nexium 20mg and mylanta. ?

This is a statement-: -followed by a? mark. Try to be specific & ask a question. I'm sure it has to do with your reflux, but not sure what advice you need. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more