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I have a burning pain that has went from my right side to my left side, under rib cage. I recently had to lift a pt in and out of bed. Siatica?

I have a burning pain that has went from my right side to my left side, under rib cage. I recently had to lift a pt in and out of bed. Siatica?

Muscle strain: Sounds like a muscle strain. Lifting patients alone in and out of bed can be difficult and can cause injury to you if you are not lifting correctly or lifting too heavy a weight. Seek evaluation from your medical provider. You can also try taking ibuprofen to see if the pain resolves or changed.
Sciatica is pain that runs down the legs caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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Hello I have a burning sensation on left side under rib cage along with nausea and a fever of 101?

Hello I have a burning sensation on left side under rib cage along with nausea and a fever of 101?

Get evaluated: Fever, vomiting and worsening pain are all serious symptoms that warrant evaluation at your local health care facility or a call to your doc with directions. Possible organs involved include lung, spleen, gallbladder, stomach, esophagus and diaphragm. Could be a viral infection of another type of infection. Don't delay, ask a friend or family to go with you. ...Read more

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I have been getting a pain with burning sensation on my left side right under rib cage, but it happens every 12 hours. What could it be?

I have been getting a pain with burning sensation on my left side right under rib cage, but it happens every 12 hours. What could it be?

Muscle Strain: There is not much in that area. You could have a muscle strain. Sometimes shingles can present as a burning sensation but usually has a band of redness associated with it. Also you could have a irritated skin nerve from pressure or trauma. Tough one to answer but that should be a good start. ...Read more

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Have been having a pain with burning sensation on my left lower side of my stomach under rib cage. It comes and goes.

Abdominal pain: It always worth seeing a doc to differentiate your signs and symptoms it could be some intermittent gastritis or maybe intercostal neuralgia so probably worth making an appointment with your pcp to determine the cause ...Read more

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I have had lower rig back pain for two weeks now I have a red rash that's raised on right upper side of my buttock w/ burning sensation under rib cage?

I have had lower rig back pain for two weeks now I have a red rash that's raised on right upper side of my buttock w/ burning sensation under rib cage?

Burning rash: What you are describing sounds like shingles. Have you been under a lot of stress? You need to go to the ER or go see your doctor for medication for this, the sooner the faster it goes away ...Read more

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Have burning pain upper rite belly under rib cage heart burn most every am can't sleep on my rite side it hurts my mid rite side back badly?

Have burning pain upper rite belly under rib cage heart burn most every am can't sleep on my rite side it hurts my mid rite side back badly?

Have tests done: It is best to see your doctor and discuss it. Things to consider would be the gallbladder, the liver itself or the stomach and the duodenum, the ribs and the lung wil have to be look at. We can't do that with simple history alone, we need labs and imaging procedures. Good luck. ...Read more

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Aching burning pain under rib cage. What can I use for this?

Aching burning pain under rib cage. What can I use for this?

Where exactly?: Describe the location, timing and character of the pain in more detail. This is very important to be able to provide you a diagnosis and therefore recommend a treatment. ...Read more

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I have RUQ sudden onset stabbing burning pain under rib cage worse when I move or bend since last night, getting worse and now moving into my back?

Go to urgent care: Although doesn't sound serious, but due to intensity, should rule out any significant pathology. A blood test or X-ray may help to make a definitive diagnosis. Feel better:) ...Read more

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Having right side flank pain burning stabbing pain under rib cage into back area I have a history of 12 stones n dehydration? Plz help

Having right side flank pain burning stabbing pain under rib cage into back area I have a history of 12 stones n dehydration? Plz help

Here are some. ..: Your personal experience in handling multiple stones should be the invaluable asset for you to decide when, what, and how to take timely action for current ordeal. If current Sx deviates from those in prior stone attack, go to ER to assure no gallbladder or lung issues. If similar and tolerable, you can wait, but if the pain becomes persistent and you feel chill, that is emergency and go to ER. ...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

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What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

Burning pain:
Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in lower left side below rib cage and goes to the lower left back side. It sometimes stingy/itchy and I am burping alot. Cause?

Burning sensation in lower left side below rib cage and goes to the lower left back side. It sometimes stingy/itchy and I am burping alot. Cause?

GERD a Possibility: GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) could be causing your symptoms. This is when acid in the stomach goes up into the esophagus and causes pain. It's also possible you have a hiatal hernia, which can cause similar symptoms. I recommend you see your family doctor when possible. ...Read more

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Dr for the last one year I have burning sensation on left and right corner of stomach, below rib cage. At times feel left side intestines are jumping?

Dr for the last one year I have burning sensation on left and right corner of stomach, below rib cage. At times feel left side intestines are jumping?

Thor disc herniation: This could represent intracoastal neuralgia or a pain that runs along the nerves of the rib cage and an injection might cure it.

Also may have thoracic disc herniation of degenerative disc disease- get thoracic mri. ...Read more

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Sharp, burning pain left flank side near rib cage, can't take deep breaths, also burns towards my lower back...! any idea's?

Sharp, burning pain left flank side near rib cage, can't take deep breaths, also burns towards my lower back...! any idea's?

Neurocostal: Sharp ; burning pain seems neuropathic and radiation pattern around flank of lower chest suggests neural impingement at costal vertebral junction. Inspiration ; costal lift would be expected to intensify this pain. Perhaps a rib-vertebra subluxation is at play. Absence of cough, fever, ; shortness of breath discount pneumothorax ; infection. Pleurisy certainly a concern. Doctor's exam a must. ...Read more

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Can you die from htlv and can it calls a burn sensation on my left side of my stomach under the rib cage and also a burning sensation my left leg from?

Can you die from htlv and can it calls a burn sensation on my left side of my stomach under the rib cage and also a burning sensation my left leg from?

Yes, and may be: 2-4% of the people infected with htlv develop t cell leukemia which may be fatal. Please see these two sites for more informatio on the topic.
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/219285-overview
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/219285-overview. ...Read more

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I am having pain with a burning sensation under the right side of my rib cage. What could this be?

I am having pain with a burning sensation under the right side of my rib cage. What could this be?

Lots of possibility: Here is a partial list: broken rib, shingles, irritation of lung membrane, pinched intercostal nerve, gallbladder disease, muscle sprain, hepatitis, lower lobe pneumonia. So with that partial list, there is no way that your question can be answered without a history & physical examination from your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain below my rib cage on the right side, and pain goes through to the back as well. The pain in my back feels like a burning pain and its wors?

I have pain below my rib cage on the right side, and pain goes through to the back as well. The pain in my back feels like a burning pain and its wors?

See your doctor: With what seems to be new onset pain, you should consult a health care provided who can obtain more details and do a thorough physical exam. Subsequent tests might be needed such as imaging to further evaluate this issue. ...Read more

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Can burning pain under left rib cage front due constipation?

Can burning pain under left rib cage front due constipation?

Pain rib cage: Usually not. This is a radicular pattern from the back. You need to be examined. They will want to know what brings the pain on. What makes it better? What makes it worse? ...Read more

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I have a sharp burning pain in the upper right side of abdomen just below my rib cage. What could be causing this?

Burning pain: If a crusting rash is present shortly it is shingles. Otherwise have someone check the nerve on that side and your spine where the nerve originates from. ...Read more

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My lower right side by my rib cage is have a burning pain. What would this be or causing this?

See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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Hello sir, I have burning sensation in my left rib cage whenever I sit for long. Also, it goes away when I straighten up. Also, what is a remedy for it?

Hello sir, I have burning sensation in my left rib cage whenever I sit for long. Also, it goes away when I straighten up. Also, what is a remedy for it?

Diagnosis: It would require a specific diagnosis, I would not hesitate to be seen. Typical causes would include abnormalities in one of the structures of the left upper quadrant such as the lung, stomach and pancreas, or an irritation of a nerve in your thoracic spine. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a burning pain under my rib cage on my right side?

See your doctor: Your single symptom is too vague to provide any diagnosis. It could be a sign of an ulcer. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more


Pain Or Discomfort, Burning Or Stinging (Definition)

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