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Doctor insights on: Burning Sensation In Upper Left Abdomen

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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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When I lay on bed skin burning sensation in the upper left abdomen near rib cage worsens if turn left ,If turn right i can sleep without it. any help?

When I lay on bed skin burning sensation in the upper left abdomen near rib cage worsens if turn left ,If turn right i can sleep without it. any help?

Neuropathy: Localized sensation of skin burning most likely is secondary to compression or irritation of a local nerve that provides sensation to the area of skin affected. You may or may not recall any precipitating factors. Likely the discomfort will be temporary, but if it persists or worsens you will need to see a physician. ...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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What seems to be the problem if you have a feeling of burning sensation on the left upper abdomen?

What seems to be the problem if you have a feeling of burning sensation on the left upper abdomen?

See a doctor: The symptom you describe could fit into multiple different diagnoses. You need to provide a full detailed history and undergo an exam by a concerned pcp who may then want to refer you to a GI doctor. Hope you feel better quickly. ...Read more

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Warm /burning sensation in upper abdomen left side and in center of chest , abdominal area feels bloated bloated feeling goes away when i lay down?

Warm /burning sensation in upper abdomen left side and in center of chest , abdominal area feels bloated  bloated feeling goes away when i lay down?

Try lansoprazole: Sounds like it could be a peptic ulcer developing. It could be a few other things, but upper GI ulcer, or barrette's (sp?) esophagus is probably most common. Other things are possible depending on your demographics, history, etc. Try taking a medication for stomach acid, anything over the counter should due. You should also be tested for h. Pylori, the organism associated with UGI ulcers. ...Read more

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Woke up twice from burning sensation in upper abdomen, ribs, and lower part of left breast.Pain lasted 15 sec. or so. PCP says heart ok.Ideas?

Woke up twice from burning sensation in upper abdomen, ribs, and lower part of left breast.Pain lasted 15 sec. or so. PCP says heart ok.Ideas?

Rib pain: Pain in the area you describe could be heartburn especially if you were asleep. Reflux can make the acid go up you esophagus and once you sat up, it went back down. It it was sharp, occsionally we can get an inflammation of the rib(s) where the bone and cartilage join called costochondritis. Medications such as Motrin or Aleve taken for several days should help this. ...Read more

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I get a sharp burning sensation under my left rib when I bend over or twist. I can touch at the end of my rib in the upper abdomen & feel what hurts.

I get a sharp burning sensation under my left rib when I bend over or twist. I can touch at the end of my rib in the upper abdomen & feel what hurts.

Costochondritis: You may have "costochondritis" (inflammation of the cartilage at the end of your bibs (which make expansion of your chest possible) Apply heat and OTC Ibuprofen (First Aid not "treatment) which may help! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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It's an burning sensation on the left an right sides of my upper abdomen, could there be something wrong with my digestion or lack of B12 protein help?

It's an burning sensation on the left an right sides of my upper abdomen, could there be something wrong with my digestion or lack of B12 protein help?

See a GI doctor: Or your family doctor. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a rarity in the usa among anyone with a reasonable diet. You need to see a professional and bring with you a complete list of all symptoms and their timing and relationship to meals or anything else. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain under left ribs & burning sensation in chest & upper abdomen went to ER they sent me home what could it be? I can't even sleep from it.

Stabbing pain under left ribs & burning sensation in chest & upper abdomen went to ER they sent me home what could it be? I can't even sleep from it.

Intercostal neuralgi: Sounds from the information you give that you may have what is commonly called a "pinched nerve) in your dorsal (back) vertebrae. May have been caused by coughing really hard. Also to be considered is a lung infection. Please see your family physician as you may need a chest x-ray. If normal i would also suggest seeing an osteopathic physician for manipulation of your back. ...Read more

Upper Left Abdomen (Definition)

This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to ...Read more