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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Remedies For Burning Sensation In Rib Cage

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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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What causes a burning itchy feeling in the left shoulder blade?

What causes a burning itchy feeling in the left shoulder blade?

Could be a # of cau-: ses, like: 1: skin irritation by something coming in contact with it; 2: some insect bite(s); 3: a local nerve being irritated, or from the spine itself; 4: A Metabolic cause, which can also same symptoms. See your PCP to be examined and probably investigated. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What are some causes of severe pain in the left rib cage?

What are some causes of severe pain in the left rib cage?

Could: Be musculoskeletal. You dont have cancer right? Sometimes you can get a rib fracture - this happens is rowers... Competitive ones. ...Read more

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Dull burning ache/pain in pit of stomach for 3 weeks there all day symptom of stomach cancer or anxiety?

Dull burning ache/pain in pit of stomach for 3 weeks there all day symptom of stomach cancer or anxiety?

Dyspepsia: You have dyspepsia- could be caused by different things including gastritis, ulcer, alcohol, can be worsened/related to psychological stress etc. Take some anti acid medicine, stop alcohol and stop smoking. Go to see your pmd to get checked. You are way too young to have gastric cancer - unless-if you have strong family history with stomach cancer at young age. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in center of back between shoulder blades, & upper abdomen, comes and goes. Can this be pinched nerve, acid reflux or something more?

Burning sensation in center of back between shoulder blades, & upper abdomen, comes and goes. Can this be pinched nerve, acid reflux or something more?

Nonspecific: There are a number of possibilities, including soft tissue inflammation, muscle sprain/strain, facet mediated pain, rib fracture, herniated disc, intrathoracic pathology, etc, as well as pinched nerve and acid reflux as you have stated. If your symptoms do not improve with time and conservative treatment (i.e. Anti-inflammatory meds), do see a physician. ...Read more

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What causes a burning feeling under the right rib cage?

What causes a burning feeling under the right rib cage?

Many things: can cause discomfort. Need a complete medical history and exam. Pain could be from muscle irritation, nerve irritation, shingles, gallstones, gastritis, stomach ulcer, kindney infection, kidney stone, urine infection, constipation, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of feeling pain/tightness down below your rib cage? It's more of tightness than pain though.

What are the possible causes of feeling pain/tightness down below your rib cage?  It's more of tightness than pain though.

Many causes: Tightness in the chest area can be a sign of a heart attack. If this persists, then you may want to go see a doctor asap. Urgent care or er. Other causes could be muscle soreness, gastrointestinal issues or lung issues. Please have your md evaluate you. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation under the breast?

What causes a burning sensation under the breast?

Burning sensation: Usually there is no definite abnormality of the breast itself to account for a burning sensation. Check to make sure you have no skin irritation under the breast. If the sensation persists, a mammogram and breast ultrasound can be performed. ...Read more

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What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

Unclear.: Elbow pain can come from varied conditions including musculoskeletal, rheumatological, and neurological which would include a pinched nerve. Chest pain is always a potentially very serious condition as it could represent a life threatening cardiac condition. Unless medically cleared, all complaints of chest pain should be treated as a medical emergency in an appropriate setting (e.g. Er). ...Read more

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Can you list the different possible reasons for months of LLQ abdominal pain, sometimes in groin or left side back. Small amount of melena in stool. Pain is constant, burning or pressure in changing areas of left abdomen. 33yr male?

Can you list the different possible reasons for months of LLQ abdominal pain, sometimes in groin or left side back.  Small amount of melena in stool.  Pain is constant, burning or pressure in changing areas of left abdomen.  33yr male?

LLQ: These symptoms in your age group are suggestive of inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn' s disease. Ulcerative colitis usually has more diarrhea with red blood in the stools. Diverticulitis of the Left colon generally does not have associated bleeding. Kidney stones aren't very likely the problem. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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What causes pain in right side bottom of rib cage when coughing or pressing in that area?

What causes pain in right side bottom of rib cage when coughing or pressing in that area?

Pleuritic Chest Pain: Inflammation :of Lung and covering of Lungs called Pleura occurs mainly due to Viral infection any chest wall movement like Taking deep Breath/ Coughing/laughing can cause pain in certain part of chest. Infection: Bronchitis causing muscle pull from repeated coughing lead to localized chest pain Trauma: Fall or injury to can cause pain while pressing or coughing to a localized area ...Read more

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Ears, mouth, chest, sternum, lower ribs, & abdomen all have a sharp stabbing & burning feeling. Change in bm is the only other difference. Causes?

Ears, mouth, chest, sternum, lower ribs, & abdomen all have a sharp stabbing & burning feeling. Change in bm is the only other difference. Causes?

Pain: It sounds like pain all over. Unfortunately, this is not enough to direct you to a diagnosis. Either you will need to provide more data about your condition or you will need to see a local doc for that. ...Read more

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What would cause one sharp deep pain in chest to the left of sternum? No other symptoms. Chronic upper back pain.

Depends: To answer this question, we like to know the duration of this pain, the nature, provoking factors and relieving factors. Causes can be due to muscle strain, heart disease, lung disease, infections, tumors, esophageal spasms, blood clots, etc. Get checked out ! ...Read more

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What causes a hunger kind of pain in the middle of the upper abdomen. Sometimes eating relieves the pain & other times no. Can it be my gallstones?!

What causes a hunger kind of pain in the middle of the upper abdomen. Sometimes eating relieves the pain & other times no. Can it be my gallstones?!

PROBABLY NOT: Epigastric pain that is relieved by eating is typical of ulcer or gastritis. Gallstones, when symptomatic, usually cause pain after eating, especially after fatty or greasy foods. Some other entities can also cause this type of pain, including pancreas issues. I recommend you seek a direct medical opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have pain and tightness on left side of center of throat, pain in upper L side of Chest and ear pain. Could this be thyroid related?

Have pain and tightness on left side of center of throat, pain in upper L side of Chest and ear pain. Could this be thyroid related?

Yes possibly but: other causes should be explored. Pain in the areas you mention could be referred from structures in the anterior mediastinum (upper front part of chest), esophagus (GERD), heart, or upper lungs. Without a hands-on physical exam, proper history and possibly testing it would be impossible to narrow it down just based on areas of pain. ...Read more

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