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Been having sharp pains and burning sensation in left side and upper center of stomach area. But no gas. What could this be?

Been having sharp pains and burning sensation in left side and upper center of stomach area. But no gas. What could this be?

LLQ abdominal pain: This is usually related to the colon if it only happens from time to time it could be related to constipation. If it happens frequently it could be related to irritable bowel syndrome. Both are benign conditions. High fiber diet with lots of fruits and vegetables would be helpful. ...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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Age23f, Burning sensation in left side of abdomen, non radiating, specially at empty stomach. What could be the cause and how to treat?!

Age23f, Burning sensation in left side of abdomen, non radiating, specially at empty stomach. What could be the cause and how to treat?!

Dyspepsia, acid: Might be sign of acid induced dyspepsia. Maybe an ulcer but not specific enough symptom to diagnose an ulcer. Usually a trial of a PPI (acid suppression) medication after speaking to a doctor regarding your personal contraindications a PPI medication will result in both a diagnosis and a treatment...if symptoms respond. This is usually taken for 4 weeks. Avoid NSAIDs, test for h pylori ...Read more

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Burning sensation on left side?

Burning sensation on left side?

Need more info: Sorry, but it is hard to say beyond some general comments. The location, aspects of when it started, associated symptoms and so on are needed. In general, burning sensations or pains suggest nerve involvement. Nerve pain (neuropathy) causes burning and tingling, and be caused by nerve injury, irritation or infection. One cause of burning with nothing else can be a first sign of shingles. Write more. ...Read more

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What causes tingling burning sensation on left side of the body?

What causes tingling burning sensation on left side of the body?

Need details: If the symptoms are indeed involving left face, left arm, left chest and left leg, then the problem is likely in right brain. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation near left side of abdomen when I lay down and stress too, what does it mean?

I have a burning sensation near left side of abdomen when I lay down and stress too, what does it mean?

Gastric Reflex: You may have GERD or the Gastric Esophageal Reflex disease. It requires proper diagnosis (stool or blood test) before your doctor gives you treatment, consisting of a combo therapy. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation on left side of tongue due to having top n bottom left wisdoms out 2wks. I've been feeling burning in my mouth 5 days?

What causes a burning sensation on left side of tongue due to having top n bottom left wisdoms out 2wks. I've been feeling burning in my mouth 5 days?

Careful: Correlation isn't the same as causation. Burning mouth sensations are caused by several possible factors including allergies, hormonal diseases, medications, nutritional deficiencies, and acid reflux as well as infection. It may have nothing to do with your recent extractions or it may be a complication of that procedure. Go back to the extracting dentist for an evaluation. ...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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Burning sensation on left side of face, started from inside nose to eye. Now its a line of burning sensation from my eye through my nose down my chin?

Burning sensation on left side of face, started from inside nose to eye. Now its a line of burning sensation from my eye through my nose down my chin?

Facial pain: Although most likely this is not serious, I suggest you see your doctor for adequate diagnosis. Rarely, in young woman, the immune system can turn against our own myelin of the central nervous system. This may manifest as an intense facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia in demyelinating disorder). Once again, is rare, but worth discussing with your physician. He may decide MRI testing is necessary. ...Read more

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Irritation/ burning sensation on left side of Tongue, Oral Surgeon said it maybe a nerve pressing on my Brain! Could this be a Brain Tumor?

Irritation/ burning sensation on left side of Tongue, Oral Surgeon said it maybe a nerve pressing on my Brain! Could this be a Brain Tumor?

Requires evaluation: It would be helpful to know why the Oral Surgeon would make such a statement. Was there evidence on the examination? Abnormal sensations on the tongue can originate from irritation of lower cranial nerves but would require evaluation prior to making conclusions in any type of statement. It would require imaging studies and examination ...Read more

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I feel pressure with burning sensation on left side of chest. I have GERD, can this be gerd? Heart burn. I also have cramps on right side chest?

I feel pressure with burning sensation on left side of chest. I have GERD, can this be gerd? Heart burn. I also have cramps on right side chest?

We ALWAYS worry: When we hear" chest pain" we are always worried about heart disease. Yes, your symptoms may be, and probably are, related to your gerd, but I recommend consultation asap. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on left side of neck tingling and numbness on right arm/hand, feels like blood gets cut off is this from a pinched nerve?

Burning sensation on left side of neck tingling and numbness on right arm/hand, feels like blood gets cut off is this from a pinched nerve?

Possibly: Depending on how long this has gone on, you should probably see a pain doctor to find out the cause. Could be a pinched nerve or something else. ...Read more

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What could be causing a burning sensation down the left side of my body?

What could be causing a burning sensation down the left side of my body?

Numbness body: The abnormal sensation comes when nerves from the brain or spinal cord are irritated. If it is whole left side with face then I would do brain imaging. ...Read more

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If there is a burning sensation on the left side like in the middle but the pain only occurs every now and then. Should I be worried?

If there is a burning sensation on the left side like in the middle but the pain only occurs every now and then. Should I be worried?

Needs work-up: Suggest you see your family doctor. You certainly need a urinalysis and probably either an abdominal ultrasound or an abdominal ct scan to discover cause. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation on the left side of my body from head to back. What causes the pain?

Atypical symptom: Burning in such a large area of your body is atypical. I am not sure of the cause but if it is central nervous system related it has to be coming from right side of the brain possibly thalamus. This however extremely rare and very unlikely. Most likely there is some other non nervous system related explanation. ...Read more

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What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

Focal symptoms: Could be a migraine aura, possible transient cerebral ischemia, a focal sensory seizure, and if left arm only, maybe cardiac issue. Sometimes following certain strokes, a focal pain issue with ensue. A focal process in neck could result in unilateral issues in arm and leg. Best to get such problems examined and diagnosed. ...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 am experiencing burning sensation in whole left side of body. It is constant. Hot baths and otc pain meds have not worked. It has been five days.?

I am experiencing burning sensation in whole left side of body. It is constant. Hot baths and otc pain meds have not worked. It has been five days.?

More evaluation: A burning sensation over one entire side of the body is unusual. Do you have any other symptoms- weakness, tingling, numbness, dizziness, headache, fever, etc.? I recommend an evaluation by your physician as no easy or obvious answer to your question occurs to me. ...Read more

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Strange burning sensation under tongue, left side towards back. Should I be worried?

Strange burning sensation under tongue, left side towards back. Should I be worried?

Tongue pain: It could be a canker sore or accidental cut\abrasion. This would need to be confirmed with a one on one personal clinical exam. Check it our with your dentist. ...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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The skin on my stomach has a burning sensation on the left side. What is the problem?

The skin on my stomach has a burning sensation on the left side. What is the problem?

Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Help! Could stress cause a burning sensation on the left side of brain?

Help! Could stress cause a burning sensation on the left side of brain?

I don't about: Brain pain in that specific area but stress can certainly contribute to headaches (i.e., migraine headaches, tension headaches). ...Read more

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I have a slight burning sensation on the left side of my head, my shoulders and back. I sometimes feel it in my left arm. What, possibly, could it be?

I have a slight burning sensation on the left side of my head, my shoulders and back. I sometimes feel it in my left arm. What, possibly, could it be?

R/O DISC DISEASE: Your description of the pain sounds neuropathic in nature. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam. Full lab tests including TFTS /Vit b12/Vit d/ Lyme disease. If symptoms persist an you have increased knee reflexes, MRI of brain would be needed to evaluate for MS. If reflexes are weak or foot drop is present. Mri of cervical spine is needed to rule out herniated disc or mass effect. ...Read more