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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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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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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 sternum area... Very uncomfortable... Accompanied by some stomach cramps...

Burning sensation in sternum area... Very uncomfortable... Accompanied by some stomach cramps...

? GERD: Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease or heartburn in lay terms, or could be your heart, (unlikely in your age). Try antacids/PPIs OTC, but read the labels carefully, if no improvement, see your doctor, good luck ...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

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Burning sensation at mid chest?

Burning sensation at mid chest?

Rule out heart disea: Important to consider and rule out heart disease. Please see your doctor. If this is a new, worsening or persistent problem please go to the emergecny room. ...Read more

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How to treat burning sensation in right side of chest?

How to treat burning sensation in right side of chest?

Depends on cause: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Can lupus make you have a burning sensation feeling in chest?

Can lupus make you have a burning sensation feeling in chest?

See details: If you are talking about heartburn, it is much more likely due to medications than to the underlying disease. ...Read more

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I am having chest burning sensation mostly in night after food?

I am having chest burning sensation mostly in night after food?

Chest pain after mea: If it is mostly related to meals, and not when not after a meal, then mostly a case of reflux from the stomach back up into the esophagus. The esophagus is not made by nature to tolerate acid as food is not supposed to back up into it. Acid in the esophagus burns the esophagus. You can feel burning, or even a chest pain such as in a heart attack. Some has acid back up into the throat. ...Read more

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Chest pain feels like pressure or a burning sensation. What can be going on.

Chest pain feels like pressure or a burning sensation. What can be going on.

Acid reflux: You may be having acid reflux. Try Tums (calcium carbonate) otc and see if it helps, if not, talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Burning sensation and slight pain in chest even after one month of angioplasty. Why?

Burning sensation and slight pain in chest even after one month of angioplasty. Why?

Unknown for sure: Many of my patients who have angioplasty have mild discomfort after angioplasty for a month. Usually it doesn't last much longer than that though. I think it is from the stent stretching out the artery. Here is a link:

https://rehabilitateyourheart. Wordpress. Com/2012/10/04/chest-pain-after-having-stent/

Check out my website CardioGauge. Com for heart health education.

Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Been having a burning sensation in the middle of my chest all day. I don't have acid reflux. .. what is it?

Been having a burning sensation in the middle of my chest all day. I don't have acid reflux. .. what is it?

See ur doctor: Please see a health care professional to make sure it's nothing serious. ...Read more

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My mom aged 60 is having burning sensation in chest for last two days. Help me understand possible reasons?

My mom aged 60 is having burning sensation in chest for last two days. Help me understand possible reasons?

Depends: If her burning occurs primarily during exertion, her heart may be the culprit. If it occurs at rest, especially at night, improved with eating food, improved by belching, possibly associated with nausea, it's more likely to be acid reflux disease, gastritis, or an ulcer in her stomach or duodenum. ...Read more

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I have this burning sensation in the middle of my chest and hurts every time I eat and swallow what could it be?

I have this burning sensation in the middle of my chest and hurts every time I eat and swallow what could it be?

Esophagitis: Burning in the center of your chest is "heartburn" = acid from the stomach coming up into the esophagus, which has no natural protection from stomach acid. Prolonged acid exposure can cause inflammation, ulcers, damage, scarring, narrowing, or even cancer (but unlikely at age 28). Do not ignore these symptoms, and see md soon! Good luck! ...Read more

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Burning sensation in upper chest and pain headache and neckpain since four days why it happens sir and reamaday for that please sir?

Multiple pain sympto: It can be not easy to answer some questions without physical exam. See. U pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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I have been having a burning sensation in my chest for a day now I've never had this issue before an all I've done to treat it is take a pepcid (famotidine)?

? Acid reflux: Avoid taking caffeine products, soda, alcohol, spicy foods, oranges etc that cuase more acidity in your stomach and acid reflux.
If Pepcid (famotidine) doesn't work, try omeprazole.
Drink lots of water.
If it worsens, go see your dr. ...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 a burning sensation under my skin on my chest. What is it?

I have a burning sensation under my skin on my chest. What is it?

Maybe shingles: See your doctor to get treatment if she thinks it may be shingles. Otherwise she will know if it is the burning from reflux or chest pain or bronchitis. ...Read more

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Can migraines also cause a burning sensation the the center if the chest?

Can migraines also cause a burning sensation the the center if the chest?

Rather unlikely: The chest problems need assessment, as could be heart origin, or costochondritis, but not a part of migraine. ...Read more

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My wife has a large hard bump on chest, it has a burning sensation to it. What could this be from?

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My wife has a large hard bump on chest, it has a burning sensation to it. What could this be from?

Chest bump: Several possibilities. Need to be looked at by your family doc. For accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lately at times I get a random burning sensation on my left side of chest. What could be reasons for this?

Lately at times I get a random burning sensation on my left side of chest. What could be reasons for this?

Burn pain: Your question raises more questions. Left side relates to chest wall lung lining, lung, esophagus or stomach. At your age nerve pain should be rare. However given all of the above more detail assessment is needed and evaluation with an internist is a good start. ...Read more

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I currently have proctitis but sometimes I get this burning sensation on my back and through out my back and my chest.

I currently have proctitis but sometimes I get this burning sensation on my back and through out my back and my chest.

Speak with a Dr: It's unlikely there is any connection between your proctitis and your burning sensations. Unfortunately not enough information to give any meaningful advice. Your best option would be to discuss your symptoms with your physician or have a virtual consultation with a Health Tap physician. ...Read more

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What medications should be given to the patient who is having BP in range of 150-180mmhg has a complaint of burning sensation in chest?

What medications should be given to the patient who is having BP in range of 150-180mmhg has a complaint of burning sensation in chest?

Blood pressure: A patient with hypertension should be their physician, get appropriate evaluation and if chest symptom for that also. Then appropriate treatment recommended by the examining/treating physician should be followed. ...Read more

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I workout at night and sometimes I wake up the next morning feeling nauseous and a burning sensation in between the middle of my chest, why is that??

I workout at night and sometimes I wake up the next morning feeling nauseous and a burning sensation in between the middle of my chest, why is that??

Reflux: Could be acid reflux. Try to avoid eating anything (or drinking any protein shakes) 2 hours before bedtime. See if that helps, if not then see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in right side of my chest and roughly over the location where aorta is auscultated, now. Sometimes It's over the left. Ok?

I have a burning sensation in right side of my chest and roughly over the location where aorta is auscultated, now. Sometimes It's over the left. Ok?

Well, . ..?: I would never say a "Burning" sensation is OK. It may or may not be the heart, but something is causing your burning, so get a good examination to diagnose and treat the condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Blood in mucus, chest burning sensation also present?

Blood in mucus, chest burning sensation also present?

It varies.: It is not unusual to have small specks of blood in sputum (mucus) but the more blood the more significant the problem. It could come from trauma from forceful coughing. The strain from persistent coughing can be painful, even in trivial conditions. However, If there is fever together with chest wall pain when breathing you may want to see a doctor to rule out pneumonia. ...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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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (side: both) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: moderate).

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (side: both) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: moderate).

Chest pain: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. If you are having symptoms currently go to the Emergency Department NOW! ...Read more

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Having a burning sensation in my chest and it sometimes radiates to the back. Took Nexium (esomeprazole) but with no relief. Also had 3 ekgs that came out normal?

Having a burning sensation in my chest and it sometimes radiates to the back. Took Nexium (esomeprazole) but with no relief. Also had 3 ekgs that came out normal?

? esophageal: Since this symptom doesn't seem to be related to heart, lung or rib cage problems, an esophageal origin seems more likely. A gastroenterologist would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you. In the meantime follow a bland diet, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and continue nexium (esomeprazole). ...Read more