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Doctor insights on: Burning Sensation In Left And Right Chest

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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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With no prior medical issues what could be responsible for burning sensation in left part of the chest ?

With no prior medical issues what could be responsible for burning sensation in left part of the chest ?

Depends: Depends whether it is a deep or superficial burning, and whether you shortness of breath as well. Left chest discomfort means a heart problem should be ruled out--see your primary doctor. Depending on the exam (listening to chest/heart sounds), you may need an electrocardiogram (ekg) or other tests. If the burning is superficial and is the only symptom, this may be musculoskeletal strain. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause burning sensation in left shoulder and arm pit chest area. If I touch where it hurts it hurts worse?

Can acid reflux cause burning sensation in left shoulder and arm pit chest area. If I touch where it hurts it hurts worse?

No, this isn't GERD: This symptoms constellation is not consistent with reflux disease. It should be checked out just the same. The fact that the pain is worse when you touch the area suggests that it is either musculoskeletal or nerve pain. Is it related to meals? I'm wondering why you are associating this with reflux? The best way to approach this is to visit with your doc and have an exam done with some tests. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in left upper chest on and off feeling dont think its heartburn feels like a dull burn cant tell if its skin or deep in sometimes fe?

Atypical chest pain: Need more information to evaluate the chest pain. At your age it not very common to be cardiac origin, still can not rule out the possibility. It could be acid reflux, esophagitis, esophageal infection, sapsm, costochondritis and may more. Have it checked out with detailed history and physical. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation right now in the left side of my chest. If been there for at least 20 minutes. Thoughts?

I have a burning sensation right now in the left side of my chest. If been there for at least 20 minutes. Thoughts?

Depends: Chest pain has many causes and many implications. Some are minor like acid reflux and some can be life threatening lung collapse, heart attack. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. If your pain is still persisting in your chest prompt check at an emergency room is indicated. ...Read more

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Lately at times I get a random burning sensation on my left side of chest. What could be reasons for this ?

Lately at times  I get a random burning sensation on my left side of chest. What could be reasons for this ?

Burn pain: Your question raises more questions. Left side relates to chest wall lung lining, lung, esophagus or stomach. At your age nerve pain should be rare. However given all of the above more detail assessment is needed and evaluation with an internist is a good start. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in right side of my chest and roughly over the location where aorta is auscultated, now. Sometimes It's over the left. ok?

I have a burning sensation in right side of my chest and roughly over the location where aorta is auscultated, now. Sometimes It's over the left. ok?

Well, ...?: I would never say a "Burning" sensation is OK. It may or may not be the heart, but something is causing your burning, so get a good examination to diagnose and treat the condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Weird bubbling (not burning) sensation in upper left chest/abdomen?

Weird bubbling (not burning) sensation in upper left chest/abdomen?

More info: Is it occurring w/ breathing or anytime. Any reflux symptoms? Any breathing issues? Fever? Possibly gastroesophageal reflux, gas, or even lung disease. If any pain associated or breathing issues, i would be seen by your family physician. ...Read more

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Dizziness,nausea, vomiting feeling spe after eat heaviness or pressure n my left side of my chest burning sensation after passing a stool,constipation?

Dizziness,nausea, vomiting feeling spe after eat heaviness or pressure n my left side of my chest burning sensation after passing a stool,constipation?

Need more info: The first three symptoms localize your problem to stomach and esophagus. May be gastritis or esophagitis. I would ask how long you have been having these symptoms, how are your bowel movements, etc ...Read more

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I lifted a heavy bag out of car and have a burning sensation in my arm and swollen tissue left side of chest?

I lifted a heavy bag out of car and have a burning sensation in my arm and swollen tissue left side of chest?

Strain likely: This more likely a strain rather than a heart symptom. With a strain motion of the rib cage and arm will affect the discomfort more and there may be associated tenderness as well. See your Physician if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: rest) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (side: left) (severity: moderate) . The foll...

I am experiencing  chest pain or discomfort (better by: rest) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (side: left) (severity: moderate) . The foll...

Need information: Stinging burning pain sounds like inflamed nerve, and if only on one side, could be a pinched nerve or early shingles (herpes zoster), but it is important to know if it is aggravated by breathing or twisting or movement, if it causes shortness of breath, dizziness or lightheadedness, or it there are other associated symtpoms. Either see a doctor for evaluation or consult with Healthtap doctor. ...Read more

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I get a chest burning sensation on the center of my left chest usually when bending over or laying down, only lasts a few seconds , then a burp follow?

I get a chest burning sensation on the center of my left chest usually when bending over or laying down, only lasts a few seconds , then a burp follow?

Sounds like: esophageal reflux. Not Cardiac. Discuss this with your health care provider to obtain appropriate diagnosis and treatment in order to avoid more serious future complications. ...Read more

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Burning sensation from left nipple status post open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

Burning sensation from left nipple status post  open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

It happens.: From any open heart surgery you have many of your superficial nerves of chest wall injury , so burning sensation is not uncommon. It may get better over a long time, it's hard to predict. ...Read more

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Blood Tested negative for risk of PE. Have pleural effusion and atelectasis now upper left chest started burning sensation. Worry?

Blood Tested negative for risk of PE. Have pleural effusion and atelectasis now upper left chest started burning sensation. Worry?

Pleural effusion: is not normal. If persistent, have your doctor investigate atypical infection such as TB or fungus and even cancer in rare cases. ...Read more