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Doctor insights on: Burning Sensation In My Chest Symptoms

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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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I have upperleft chest and back pain shortly after eating. It comes and goes..Sort of a burning sensation. No other symptoms. What could this be?

I have upperleft chest and back pain shortly after eating. It comes and goes..Sort of a burning sensation.  No other symptoms.  What could this be?

Pain: Upper chest and back pain intermittently recurring after eating suggests gastronesophageal reflux. Gastritis or stomach ulcer are considerations. This could be triggered by long term use of NSAID (ibuprofen). Other more serious conditions may present this way. It would be wise to see a physician to have a proper history and perform an examination to determine what testing might be necessary. ...Read more

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After spirometry i coughed phlegm/ pecks of blood. Feel burning sensation in chest. No chest issues before-symptoms of collapsed lungs?

After spirometry i coughed phlegm/ pecks of blood. Feel burning sensation in chest. No chest issues before-symptoms of collapsed lungs?

Why the spirometry?: Please discuss these concerns with the physician who ordered spirometry. Spirometry may trigger coughing and labored breathing in patients that have active asthma but not in patients with controlled asthma or normal lungs. Spirometry does not cause collapsed lungs. Coughing up phlegm & blood are not symptoms of a collapsed lung. Something else is going on. ...Read more

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Can the symptoms of gerd or acid reflux feel like burning sensation in the lungs? I have chest discomfort, hard to tell if acid reflux or asthma type

Can the symptoms of gerd or acid reflux feel like burning sensation in the lungs? I have chest discomfort, hard to tell if acid reflux or asthma type

Check on chest pain: Pleuritic chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in my chest, what do you recommend?

I have burning sensation in my chest, what do you recommend?

Need doctor Eval: Need to discuss with your doctor. Most likely is gastric reflux, but must be certain that it's nothing more serious. ...Read more

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I have just noticed a burning sensation in my chest, i'm 19 years old, non smoker. I have just eaten some chocolate and drank a coffee. Please help?

I have just noticed a burning sensation in my chest, i'm 19 years old, non smoker. I have just eaten some chocolate and drank a coffee. Please help?

Probably heartburn: The caffeine in chocolate and coffee can often set you up for some acid reflux. A few antacid tablets should give at least temporary relief. If the pain persists have it checked out.If it calms down quickly consider watching your diet. ...Read more