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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Burning Sensation In Center Upper 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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Age23f, Burning sensation in left side of abdomen, non radiating, specially at empty stomach. What could be the cause and how to treat?!

Age23f, Burning sensation in left side of abdomen, non radiating, specially at empty stomach. What could be the cause and how to treat?!

Dyspepsia, acid: Might be sign of acid induced dyspepsia. Maybe an ulcer but not specific enough symptom to diagnose an ulcer. Usually a trial of a PPI (acid suppression) medication after speaking to a doctor regarding your personal contraindications a PPI medication will result in both a diagnosis and a treatment...if symptoms respond. This is usually taken for 4 weeks. Avoid NSAIDs, test for h pylori Read more

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What could cause stomach burning sensation when drinking alcohol, coffee, etc? (abdominal ultrasound normal, negative h pylori)

What could cause stomach burning sensation when drinking alcohol, coffee, etc? (abdominal ultrasound normal, negative h pylori)

Gastritis: You could have gastritis caused by alcohol consumption, or due to medications such as ibuprofen. You should consider seeing a GI to help evaluate your symptoms. Read more

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What can a burning sensation in your upper abdomen mean?

What can a burning sensation in your upper abdomen mean?

Possible PUD?: There are a lot of possibilities, but your description of burning stomach pain raises the probability of gastritis ; ulcers. Stop any non-prescribed nsaid's (aspiriin, advil, aleve, (naproxen) motrin, etc.) ; start an otc acid reducer (like Prilosec otc, Prevacid 24hr). Seek emergency care if lightheaded, worsening symptoms, vomiting coffee ground material or passing black stool or blood. Your doc can help. 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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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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Burning sensation in abdomen upper right corner since 2-3 yrs approx, no gall stones detected, iam occasional alcoholic & smoker, is it liver disease?

Burning sensation in abdomen upper right corner since 2-3 yrs approx, no gall stones detected, iam occasional alcoholic & smoker, is it liver disease?

Maybe...: Not enough information to confirm your liver concern, however discomfort as described is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Time to get checked. 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

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What causes a burning sensation in stomach?

What causes a burning sensation in stomach?

Inflammation: Assuming we are talking about your stomach and not your abdomen. Gastritis, stomach ulcers, hunger pangs, reflux. I would first try a liquid antacid 2 tablespoons (30ml); either maalox or mylanta. If this does not relieve the symptoms within 30 minutes or if the burning is recurrent then see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Read more

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What is the cause & cure for burning sensation in the stomach?

What is the cause & cure for burning sensation in the stomach?

Acid: Usually due yo excess acid, but also can be a sign of an ulcer or erosion of your esophagus from reflux acid. Read more

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Can drinking two liters of cause a burning sensation in the stomach?

Can drinking two liters of cause a burning sensation in the stomach?

Sure. Depends☀☔: What are you drinking. Even with water, that much, if not already dehydrated, can cause one to feel uncomfortable. More info is needed, though. Read more

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What could cause constant burning sensation in the stomach and urine to have a bad odor?

What could cause constant burning sensation in the stomach and urine to have a bad odor?

UTI: A urinary tract infection could do that, as well as several less likely things. See your doctor. Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in the throat and chest after eating? Is it the stomach acid?

What causes a burning sensation in the throat and chest after eating? Is it the stomach acid?

Very likely: You seem to be describing acid reflux. Treatment usually starts with an otc anatacid. Ask you pediatrician which one is best for you. Read more

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Could a burning sensation in the stomach also be caused by anxiety and stress?

Could a burning sensation in the stomach also be caused by anxiety and stress?

It could: Psychological stress can cause all kinds of physical symptoms, but before you decide that it is psychological, it is important to rule out any medical problem which could have been brought on by stress or may be causing the symptoms. Get a physical and speak to your physician. If they find no medical causation or think you simply need to learn some stress reduction techniques, find a psychologist. Read more

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What could cause the burning sensation in my stomach when I eat any kind of fruit early in the morning?

What could cause the burning sensation in my stomach when I eat any kind of fruit early in the morning?

Gastitis or ulcer: Your symptome sugestive of gastric problem, may be simple irritation, excessive acid production or even an ulcer. You need to have diagnosis before treating see your doctor. Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more