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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Burning Sensation In Upper Left 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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When I lay on bed skin burning sensation in the upper left abdomen near rib cage worsens if turn left ,If turn right i can sleep without it. any help?

When I lay on bed skin burning sensation in the upper left abdomen near rib cage worsens if turn left ,If turn right i can sleep without it. any help?

Neuropathy: Localized sensation of skin burning most likely is secondary to compression or irritation of a local nerve that provides sensation to the area of skin affected. You may or may not recall any precipitating factors. Likely the discomfort will be temporary, but if it persists or worsens you will need to see a physician. ...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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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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Woke up twice from burning sensation in upper abdomen, ribs, and lower part of left breast.Pain lasted 15 sec. or so. PCP says heart ok.Ideas?

Woke up twice from burning sensation in upper abdomen, ribs, and lower part of left breast.Pain lasted 15 sec. or so. PCP says heart ok.Ideas?

Rib pain: Pain in the area you describe could be heartburn especially if you were asleep. Reflux can make the acid go up you esophagus and once you sat up, it went back down. It it was sharp, occsionally we can get an inflammation of the rib(s) where the bone and cartilage join called costochondritis. Medications such as Motrin or Aleve taken for several days should help this. ...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

Upper Left Abdomen (Definition)

This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to ...Read more