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Sudden onset burning sensation right under sternum. I was cleaning dishes when it started, I ate about 2 hours ago, pain goes away upon sitting still?

Sudden onset burning sensation right under sternum. I was cleaning dishes when it started, I ate about 2 hours ago, pain goes away upon sitting still?

Couple of things: This could be from pulling a muscle in between your ribs or it may be reflux disease due to what you ate for lunch. Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen and see if it goes away. If it is reflux it will happen again and then you can seek advice on treatment. If you experience shortness of breath you may need to be seen at the ER. ...Read more

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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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Localized, burning sensation on edge of sternum, left side randomly stings for a few seconds, goes away. Comes back later repeat? Just heartburn? Or..

Localized, burning sensation on edge of sternum, left side randomly stings for a few seconds, goes away. Comes back later repeat? Just heartburn? Or..

Burning sensation: Burning pain in a 21 year old , lasting few seconds is not heart pain. Heart burn doesn't cause stinging sensation. It could be musculosketal or subcutaneous nociceptor irritation/stimulation. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in my right breast, just at the boarder near the sternum. Facing me, it would be at the 1 to 3 on the clock. What causes this?

Burning sensation in my right breast, just at the boarder near the sternum. Facing me, it would be at the 1 to 3 on the clock.  What causes this?

?: Dear, it is impossible to tell based on your description. Many musculoskeletal, skin, or neuropathic conditions can cause these funky, hard to describe pains in different areas. Breast cancer (which is what most would be worried about) seems unlikely but even then, it is impossible to say much without an exam. Visit your doc to get examined and of course, faithfully do your screenings. Best 2U. ...Read more

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Hi, for the pass 2 years i'm having very bad burning sensation on my right side abdomen ?

Hi, for the pass 2 years i'm having very bad burning sensation on my right side  abdomen ?

Get eval: 2 years is along time to be dealing with a burning pain in your abdominal area. See a dr and get some testing to determine what is causing your sensations. Diverticular disease is a possibility, but a good colon exam, including a screening scope can be diagnostic. If your colonoscopy is normal, than you can look at other possible causes. As stated, a good exam and some testing will help you. ...Read more