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Burning sensation in lower left side below rib cage and goes to the lower left back side. It sometimes stingy/itchy and I am burping alot. Cause?

 Burning sensation in lower left side below rib cage and goes to the lower left back side. It sometimes stingy/itchy and I am burping alot. Cause?

GERD a Possibility: GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) could be causing your symptoms. This is when acid in the stomach goes up into the esophagus and causes pain. It's also possible you have a hiatal hernia, which can cause similar symptoms. I recommend you see your family doctor when possible. ...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 am having pain with a burning sensation under the right side of my rib cage. What could this be?

I am having pain with a burning sensation under the right side of my rib cage. What could this be?

Lots of possibility: Here is a partial list: broken rib, shingles, irritation of lung membrane, pinched intercostal nerve, gallbladder disease, muscle sprain, hepatitis, lower lobe pneumonia. So with that partial list, there is no way that your question can be answered without a history & physical examination from your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a pain in my rib cage f for over 2 months with a burning sensation?

I have had  a pain in my rib cage f for over  2 months with a burning sensation?

Maybe ligament: pain in the rib cage could be several things. It depends on location, pain with movement or touching it. One always has to make sure it's not cardiac first then look for other sources such as inflammation of ligament, rib bruise or even mass. Best to get it checked out if not gone away in 2 months ...Read more

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I have been getting a pain with burning sensation on my left side right under rib cage, but it happens every 12 hours.. What could it be?

I  have been getting a pain with burning sensation on my left side right under rib cage, but it happens every 12 hours.. What could it be?

Muscle Strain : There is not much in that area. You could have a muscle strain. Sometimes shingles can present as a burning sensation but usually has a band of redness associated with it. Also you could have a irritated skin nerve from pressure or trauma. Tough one to answer but that should be a good start. ...Read more

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Hello sir ,i have burning sensation in my left rib cage whenever i sit for long.also,it goes away when i straighten up.also,what is a remedy for it?

Hello sir ,i have burning sensation in my left rib cage whenever i sit for long.also,it goes away when i straighten up.also,what is a remedy for it?

Nerve compression?: It seems the pain is related to posture. It's possible that you have compression of the root of a thoracic nerve as it leaves the spinal cord. These nerves travels beneath each of your ribs. Straightening the spine relieves the compression. Sit in a straight backed chair and keep the spine erect when sitting. See your physician if the problem continues. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation with pain in my lower back. And a pain just below my rib cage in the centre?

I have a burning sensation with pain in my lower back. And a pain just below my rib cage in the centre?

Pain: burning sensation in the back either muskeloskeletal(muscle and spine or kidney pain below the rib cage is a muskeloskeletal(ribs and muscle) use heat pad stretching esercise hydrate well take ibuprofen and give us more information to help you either see your PCP or you can have live consult one on one with one of our physician to discuss your problem face to face good luck ...Read more