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My husband has a burning sensation under his left breast. What could it be??

My husband has a burning sensation under his left breast. What could it be??

Gastric or Heart: It could be indigestion, ulcer, or a cardiac problem. A MD visit will sort out the answer if it continues. ...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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I have burning sensation under my left breast off and on for quiet a while now what is it? Heartburn maybe?

I have burning sensation under my left breast off and on for quiet a while now what is it? Heartburn maybe?

Multiple choices: This could be breast tissue, reflux, costochondritis, rib dysfunction. If it is not getting better with heat/cold and/or nonsteroidals, then seek evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing burning sensation under my left breast. I don't have a rash or any skin irritation and it doesn't hurt to touch.?

I am experiencing burning sensation under my left breast. I don't have a rash or any skin irritation and it doesn't hurt to touch.?

See your doctor: There could be several causes behind your breast pain, such as benign breast pain, infection, allergic reaction, hormonal changes, or even malignancy/cancer. Iit is important to see your doctor for an examination in the case of any concerning breast symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under my left breast bone, I think that it's heart burn. What should I do?

I have a burning sensation under my left breast bone, I think that it's heart burn. What should I do?

Heart disease: The symptom may or may not be heart burn. You need to see a doctor for history/physical and any other evaluation needed to determine what you are feeling. ...Read more

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What can cause a burning sensation on my left breast?

What can cause a burning sensation on my left breast?

Several things: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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Help please? What is causing the burning sensation in my left breast?

Help please? What is causing the burning sensation in my left breast?

Radiculopathy: It is possible that the pain could represent irritation to a nerve root in the spine causing radiating pain to the breast. If the pain is accompanied by a rash in the area, it may be a case of shingles. It is also possible to have pain from trauma to the area. A physical exam and more detailed history would help in sorting through the various possible causes. ...Read more

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Help! I have burning sensation underneath my left breast. What does it mean?

Help! I have burning sensation underneath my left breast. What does it mean?

Burning sensation: Usually a burning sensation is not serious. There is rarely an abnormality of the breast that accounts for this sensation. Check to make sure there are no skin abnormalities under the breast. ...Read more

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What is it when my left breast has a severe burning sensation in it and a knot? What could this be? It feels like a hot poker is being stabbed into br

What is it when my left breast has a severe burning sensation in it and a knot? What could this be? It feels like a hot poker is being stabbed into br

Breast knot: Your symptoms warrant immediate evaluation with your physician. You could be dealing with some sort of inflammatory process or a mass (tumor). Contact your doctor to plan diagnostic testing and therapy. Hope your feel better soon. ...Read more

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Started having pain/burning sensation in my upper left back for a few days now and now I feel it under my left breast. On a scale of 10 pain is a 3/4?

Started having pain/burning sensation in my upper left back for a few days now and now I feel it under my left breast. On a scale of 10 pain is a 3/4?

Requires exam and: Testing. This sounds like neuritis, a nerve inflammation due to many causes: viral infection, nerve compression, and overuse or trauma are leading causes. You may need nerve conduction studies and a neurology consultation. ...Read more

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Hi I have a pinching burning sensation right below my left breast.. I breast feed and I only get the pain when I lay and feed him?

Hi I have a pinching burning sensation right below my left breast.. I breast feed and I only get the pain when I lay and feed him?

Positioning: Examine your breast in that area for redness or swelling. Since this seems to be positional, it is possible that the baby is not getting a proper latch in this position. Take care at your next feeding to be sure baby opens wide and that the tip of your nipple is in the back of his mouth. Be sure also to rotate positions equally such that you are compressing all of the mild ducts equally! ...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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I have a burning sensation in chest right below left breast comes and goes I have no heart problems except heart murmur whar could cause this?

I have a burning sensation in chest right below left breast comes and goes I have no heart problems except heart murmur whar could cause this?

Costochondritis: Hi!
there are several things that could cause similar symptoms. It could simply be inflammation of the skin (rash?) or of the cartiliage which joins the ribs to the sternum which is called costochondritis and sometimes responds well to Ibuprofen or anaprox (naproxen). If so, usually goes away on its own after awhile.
Good luck!
dr b. ...Read more

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Under my left breast, towards the centre at the crease. I have a stabbing pain, it aches, a burning sensation, and the skin is numb. What could it be?

Under my left breast, towards the centre at the crease. I have a stabbing pain, it aches, a burning sensation, and the skin is numb. What could it be?

Slipped Rib Syndrome: This window won't fit all the details but please refer to my blog here.
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html. ...Read more

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4 days before period. Constant dull achey pain in left ovary. Left breast has burning sensation. 2 neg pregnancy tests so far.

4 days before period. Constant dull achey pain in left ovary. Left breast has burning sensation. 2 neg pregnancy tests so far.

Premenstrual: Dysphoric disorder can be treated with anti-inflammatory medications taken the day before or the day of menstrual flow. Ibuprofen 400 mg 2-3 times daily for 3-4 days usually helps, as does Aleve (naproxen) 1-2 times daily. PMDD can affect young women as well as older ones. Pain in left ovary is concerning and will likely need pelvic ultrasound to diagnose. See a GYN or family physician right away. ...Read more

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Can anyone please clarify my doubt?, I am having sore nipples In left breast and burning sensation feel on outside of left breast. There is no discharge I am panic and feel worried

Can anyone please clarify my doubt?, I am having sore nipples In left breast and burning sensation feel on outside of left breast. There is no discharge I am panic and feel worried

Breast pain: One sided breast pain is generally due to mastitis, which is usually easily treated with antibiotics and warm compresses. Pain and burning is generally not associated with malignant conditions. If this persists after allowing heat or warm water to contact the breast, see your gyn provider. ...Read more

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HiI have pain under my left breast bone which I would descibe as a burning sensation. I also feel I have to burp a lot and feel nauseous at times.

Maybe stomach reflux: This might be stomach acid reflux into the esophagus creating the pain. See a MD as at 32 it is unlikely that it is cardiac related unless you had a problem from birth. (congenital) ...Read more

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Chest pain on left breast & underneath. It feels sharp @times. Went to ER, X-ray & blood work is fine. Burning sensation @times. Is it gas or muscular?

Chest pain on left breast & underneath. It feels sharp @times. Went to ER, X-ray & blood work is fine. Burning sensation @times. Is it gas or muscular?

SeveralPossibilities: ER rarely best place for good help. Why? 1st Med Sys not=health: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. ERs have Hi law suit rates, focus=fast/defensive medicine; not problem solving/helping you better understand&troubleshoot as primary decision maker. Medicine=LowTech. Most problems=NOT revealed by exams, usual blood & Imaging tests. Why? Humans=far more complex than any of these can ever show. Go for better! ...Read more

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I'm 10 days past ovulation my left breast has a burning sensation headaches and heartburn. Could this be a early pregnancy symptom or something else.

I'm 10 days past ovulation my left breast has a burning sensation headaches and heartburn. Could this be a early pregnancy symptom or something else.

Yes: These could be signs of early pregnancy. Additional signs are nausea, sensation of abdominal bloating, dull lower abdominal cramping, sensation of fullness in the breast, and backache.

In case this turns not to be pregnancy, it could also be symptoms preceding onset of menses, sometimes called premenstrual syndrome.

Dr M. Dartey ...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 (naproxen) taken for several days should help this. ...Read more

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Indigestion or heartattack I am having a burning sensation in my throat, chest pain under my left breast, my neck hurts

Exam: Go to er. Only professional evaluation and tests can answer your question. Internet is not the right place to address your concern. ...Read more

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What is the burning pain under left shoulder blade and left breast?

Referred neck pain: The neck can refer pain along the medial border of the scapula and the C8 nerve root in the neck can make your anterior chest hurt. ...Read more

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Hi dr I have a stinging burning pain in my left breast but no lump, what mite this be? Thank you

Hi dr I have a stinging burning pain in my left breast but no lump, what mite this be? Thank you

Fibrocystic breast: This is a benign inflammation of the breast. However it could be something more serious so see your doctor for an examination and possibly a mammogram. ...Read more

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Burning pain under my left breast wrapping around to my back, used to get this pain regularly about a year ago, and happened again yesterday.

Shingles?: Pinched nerve in your back. Either way, consider getting an evaluation. If you had a rash last year, would have to believe it was shingles. ...Read more

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Pinching pain in left breast I wake at night with bad burning pain in that area. I turn on my back and it slowly subsides. Have some stabbing pain day?

Nerve pain: This sounds like pain from a nerve that may be irritated as it leaves the vertebra in your spine and wraps around your rib cage. A spur or disc could be the cause. Sometimes shingles has this type of discomfort but a rash appears after several days in shingles cases. Consult the physician who diagnosed your disc problem that you had in your neck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for costochondritis to wake me up? And last all day? Burning pain under left breast for 2 years. Ruled out cardiac. Can't take antiinflam

Unlikely: The duration of your symptoms for years makes costochondritis less likely, but may still be contributing if waxing and waning symptoms.

Trial of steroid burst/rapid taper may be adequate to assess if inflammatory component is contributing.

If no response, consider alternative etiologies and work up: GI, pain medicine, etc. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about breast pain? I've had the pain in my left breast for 2 days now. Its like a sharp burning pain and only in the nippe and areola area, but if I try to pinpoint it, I can't. If my shirt brushes on it its painful or if I'm just sitt

Should I be worried about breast pain? I've had the pain in my left breast for 2 days now. Its like a sharp burning pain and only in the nippe and areola area, but if I try to pinpoint it, I can't. If my shirt brushes on it its painful or if I'm just sitt

Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cuase the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp and burning pain in my left breast. It hurts to move and pick things up. At times it hurts so bad ill cry and drop to my knees.?

I'm having sharp and burning pain in my left breast. It hurts to move and pick things up. At times it hurts so bad ill cry and drop to my knees.?

See a doctor: You may have something wrong within your breast, but what you feel is breast pain could even be coming from somewhere else in your body. I recommend that you see a doctor, who can examine you, run tests if needed, and get you feeling better. ...Read more