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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.

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 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.

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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.

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The cause of burning sensation and swollen in lymph nodes behind ear near jaw and neck and supra sternum notch+ fatigue for 7 days+ear ache +feverish?

The cause of burning sensation and swollen in lymph nodes behind ear near jaw and neck and supra sternum notch+ fatigue for 7 days+ear ache +feverish?

Ominous symptoms: I suggest a comprehensive examination, blood testing, clinical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.