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Could Lyme disease cause a painful burning sensation in your ribs in your back?

Could Lyme disease cause a painful burning sensation in your ribs in your back?

Lyme's disease: Although the answer is "possible" you do not want to fall into the habit of blaming all symptoms to this condition. Always check with your physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...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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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

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Can a dislocated rib cause a burning sensation in the breast ?

Can a dislocated rib cause a burning sensation in the breast ?

It could, but...: True rib dislocations are caused by high energy trauma, not bad posture, muscle spasm, or ctd. There are some health professionals that reportedly manipulate dislocated ribs back in place, however, anatomically the joint bet. Rib and vertebrae is so rigid that the dislocation/relocation process is a trauma/surgery relationship. See your ob/gyn or pcp for an exam and to discuss other causes ; tx. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation and muscle spasm under my left ribs. Also suffer from constipation. Likely causes?

I have a burning sensation and muscle spasm under my left ribs. Also suffer from constipation. Likely causes?

Rib pain: Constipation and rib pain are 2 different problems. The rib pain can be due to costochondritis. You should see your doctor to diagnose the exact cause for these 2 different problems. ...Read more

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I have a slight burning sensation on my right side below my ribs .

I have a slight burning sensation on my right side below my ribs .

Multimodal: Gall bladder/ kidney oy musculoskeletal. Could be early rash/shingles. Any number of things can do this, if symptomatic check with dr. ...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 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 a burning sensation in the middle of the ribs & all my reports seem normal. What may be the reason???

I have a burning sensation in the middle of the ribs & all my reports seem normal. What may be the reason???

Pleurisy: Some inflammation on lung membrane can cause this symptom. The doctor can listen to breathing sounds to make the diagnosis. Make sure the chest X-ray is normal. Feel better ...Read more