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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 (naproxen) 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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In may i was diagnosed with chlaymdia, I have been treated and cleared. I still have a burning sensation in my lower left abdomen. Why is that?

Not normal: Please contact the doc who treated you, you may have the infection in the pelvic organs or you may have something else you need an exam, blood work cultures and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have a weird burning sensation on left lower abdomen?

I have a weird burning sensation on left lower abdomen?

LLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent llq abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation near left side of abdomen when I lay down and stress too, what does it mean?

I have a burning sensation near left side of abdomen when I lay down and stress too, what does it mean?

Gastric Reflex: You may have GERD or the Gastric Esophageal Reflex disease. It requires proper diagnosis ( stool or blood test) before your doctor gives you treatment, consisting of a combo therapy. ...Read more

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I'm having a painful burning sensation in my front left lower abdomen. Is this something I should worry about?

I'm having a painful burning sensation in my front left lower abdomen. Is this something I should worry about?

Possibly: pain in left lower quad may be pain arising in bowel just under left abdominal wall or referred from an additional site such as ureteral in origin. One must examine for rebound tenderness to see if pain related to peritonitis. If such signs present then CBC and possible scan needed. ...Read more

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Male 41 yrs, 340 lbs 5'10 has been having a Burning sensation in his upped abdomen real bad. What can cause this besides GERD?

Male 41 yrs, 340 lbs 5'10 has been having a Burning sensation in his upped abdomen real bad. What can cause this besides GERD?

Epigastric pain: He has a BMI of 49 and this is a risk for GERD. Other possibilities are gastritis, ulcer, gallbladder problem. I would also be concerned about a possible cardiac problem. I would get checked. ...Read more

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I have this burning sensation in ma stomach...it's really hot and scaring. Also pain in my left abdomen?

I have this burning sensation in ma stomach...it's really hot and scaring. Also pain in my left abdomen?

Gastritis: You could be having gastritis - an inflammation and irritation of your stomach lining which can be related to heartburn, acidic food intake or stress. Abdominal pain in a young woman can be serious. Please see your doctor if your symptoms persist or worsen. ...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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What could cause a burning sensation in the lower abdomen that woke me up from my sleep. Went to use the bathroom but didn't help?

What could cause a burning sensation in the lower abdomen that woke me up from my sleep. Went to use the bathroom but didn't help?

More info needed: More information is needed to determine the cause of the burning sensation in the lower abdomen. Possibilities include urinary tract infection, pain associated with ovulation, infection in the reproductive tract, and inflammation in the bowel. Best to see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...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