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I've felt like my stomach is been burning. It goes up to under my ribs cage, I'm also constipated. Now I feel a burning sensation on my upper left arm?

I've felt like my stomach is been burning. It goes up to under my ribs cage, I'm also constipated. Now I feel a burning sensation on my upper left arm?

Call doctor: Without much info it's hard to guess. If sudden onset, go to the er now. If this has been gradual and is part of other ongoing symptoms, you still need to call your doctor. Better safe than sorry! ...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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Burning sensation on my left upper arm?

Burning sensation on my left upper arm?

See dr.: Not enough information to tell you what is wrong. Best for you to see a health care provider and provide them with a full history and get an exam of the area to get you properly diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in left arm that goes up to my neck?

Burning sensation in left arm that goes up to my neck?

Radiculopathy: Is what first comes to mind. Also, known as a piched nerve in your neck. However, there are other causes that need to be ruled out. It could be something as simple as a muscle spasm or something more serious. There are many questions and exam requirements to correctly identify the problem. A full history and a physical exam would be required to determine with any certainty. ...Read more

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I have a slight tingling and burning sensation in my left arm should i be worried about anything?

I have a slight tingling and burning sensation in my left arm should i be worried about anything?

LIKELY BENIGN: Could be you have some nerve irritation at wrist or elbow. Unlikely to be sign of any issue other than transient nerve pinching. If continues or worsens, have your doctor assess. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in back of left arm, above elbow. I have had no injuries. Pain also down my lower arm. No other symptoms.?

I have burning sensation in back of left arm, above elbow.  I have had no injuries.  Pain also down my lower arm. No other symptoms.?

See below: Any rashes associated with the pain area? If so, consider "shingles" but the pain often comes before the rash. Watch for this. Any numbness in the area or down the arm, consider a neck issue/brachial nerve plexus issue. See your doctor for confirmation or not. ...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 a 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

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I've been having a pain in my left shoulder from few days day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm.

I've been having a pain in my left shoulder from few days day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm.

Nerve pain: Likely due to a "pinched" nerve. Recent trauma? Apply heat, rest the joint (sling), use some non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for pain. If not better in few days, see PCP. Be well. ...Read more

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I am a 30 y old woman. Having left arm heaviness and burning sensation in fingers after heavy lifting and also on cold mornings. What could it be?

I am a 30 y old woman. Having left arm heaviness and burning sensation in fingers after heavy lifting and also on cold mornings. What could it be?

Nerve: A pinched nerve in the neck or shoulder region could be the problem. Symptoms brought on by cold temperatures suggest some vascular spasm. Bursitis of the shoulder is another possibility. An orthopedic specialist or neurologist would be best to evaluate you and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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My husband has a burning sensation in his left arm from his wrist and elbow. What could this be?

My husband has a burning sensation in his left arm from his wrist and elbow. What could this be?

Paresthesias: There are several possibilities depending on the precise distribution of the symptoms. Google separately images for ulnar nerve, median nerve and dermatomes. See which ones match best his symptoms. If these don't precisely fit the problem could also be in the spinal cord or brain. Have an evaluation by a neurologist to further help. ...Read more

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I have a bad burning sensation in my left arm and left hand?

I have a bad burning sensation in my left arm and left hand?

Consider: Could be mechanical nerve compression at elbow or wrist, but due to possible referred cardiac pain to left arm, also check for possible angina. Your doctor needs to know what is occurring. ...Read more

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It is normal to feel burning sensation in my chest and left arm after started taking Metoprolol a few days ago?

It is normal to feel burning sensation in my chest and left arm after started taking Metoprolol a few days ago?

It is unlikely: that Metoprolol would cause discomfort of this nature. You should bring this to the attention of your health care provider who has your health history and indication for treatment with metoprolol. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness as well. What can cause this and how to fix it?

Left arm pain: You need to have a good evaluation. It could be your heart. A very standard sign of heart problems is left arm pain. Heart not getting enough oxygen. Important to seek help asap. On the other had the pain might be coming from your neck and or shoulder or even your lungs. Need much more information. ...Read more

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I've been having a pain in my left shoulder blade all day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm. I'm pretty healthy.should I be wo?

I've been having a pain in my left shoulder blade all day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm. I'm pretty healthy.should I be wo?

See a physician: The burning sensation is usually a nerve type pain, but this could be related to your neck or shoulder joint. Either way I would recommend being examined by your primary care physician as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I been having like a burning sensation underneath my left arm pit and breast I have no lumps I've checked thanks Kelly?

Local irritation: Maybe related to tight garments around the area in combination with increased perspiration. Use some neutral powder to the area for a few days and of course, keep the area clean and free of irritation due to undue perspiration. ...Read more

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Was given gabapentin4mild peroneal neuropathy in knee.now have burning sensation n slight pain in left knee.left arm is palpitating. What should I do?

See pain management: Specialist or a neurologist. Peripheral neuropathy is a complicate chronic dysfunction to live with. The good news is there is a treatment for this condition ranges from conservative therapies, pharmacological and alternative options. The goals of treatment are to relieve pain, maintain normal function and improve quality of life. ...Read more

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Small lump under left arm. Was red and more swollen. Gone down over the last week but still a lump. Burning sensation not much pain. 3 weeks.?

See a doctor: You can wait for another week or two since it went down of not completely gone see a doctor. The good news that it had went down ...Read more

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I am 48 male and have mild skin burning sensation 247 in between wrist and elbow for last 3 mnths. My same left arm pains intensely when I lift load.

I am 48 male and have mild skin burning sensation 247 in between wrist and elbow for last 3 mnths. My same left arm pains intensely when I lift load.

Could be nerve root: Your description sounds like a cervical nerve root problem. Injury to the peripheral nerves exiting from your neck can cause pain, paresthesias (pins and needles), numbness, and/or weakness. You would benefit from a consultation with your doctor to delve into this issue further. Good luck to a quick recovery. ...Read more

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I have had a burning sensation on the back of my left arm and the side of my left breast. I have several cysts on both breasts and I'm scared to death?

I have had a burning sensation on the back of my left arm and the side of my left breast. I have several cysts on both breasts and I'm scared to death?

Get seen: Hard to know if the burning sensation is related to your breast or maybe a cardiac issue. You really need to see a good primary care doctor at the least to get started or a GYN for at least a breast exam. ...Read more

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Pain/burning sensation left side/left arm. No family history of heart attacks. Multiple heart test done positive. 41 years old. Am I at risk?

Pain/burning sensation left side/left arm. No family history of heart attacks. Multiple heart test done positive. 41 years old. Am I at risk?

Yes: If your heart tests are truly positive, then yes you are at risk. However, burning in left chest is not a common symptom of heart disease. You might want to see if antacids relieve this discomfort first. If they do then a stomach or esophageal problem may be the real issue. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times it's difficult to lie on my back?

Possibilities: You might have notalgia paresthetica, but the full description points toward brachial plexus. If your symptoms increase on elevation of your arm, could be thoracic outlet syndrome. If better on raising arm, might be nerve pinching in neck. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times, it's difficult to lie on my back?

I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times, it's difficult to lie on my back?

Tough: Its likely musculoskeletal with spasm. Is it worse in the hand the goes up, it may be carpal tunnel but it sounds kind of like an injury. Nerve pain is called radiculopathy and u may need 2 consider getting seen. Clinching or bringing teeth at night is often overlooked and not sleeping well delays healing but you may need 2 get seen. Good luck, try 2 aleve (naproxen) 2 x per day in the meantime ifapplicab. ...Read more

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Can bulging discs in my lower back cause me neck pain and my left arm to have a burning sensation? Sometimes it's both upper arms mostly by shoulders

Can bulging discs in my lower back cause me neck pain and my left arm to have a burning sensation? Sometimes it's both upper arms mostly by shoulders

No, it should not.: No. Lumbar (lower back) disc herniations should not cause neck pain or left arm symptoms. Cervical (neck) disc herniations however may cause your symptoms. ...Read more