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Doctor insights on: I Have A Burning Sensation On The Left Side Of Chest And My Left Arm Seems Weaker Than My Right Arm

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I lifted a heavy bag out of car and have a burning sensation in my arm and swollen tissue left side of chest?

I lifted a heavy bag out of car and have a burning sensation in my arm and swollen tissue left side of chest?

Strain likely: This more likely a strain rather than a heart symptom. With a strain motion of the rib cage and arm will affect the discomfort more and there may be associated tenderness as well. See your Physician if you have further concerns. ...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 have had a burning sensation on the back of my left arm and the side of my left breast. I have several cysts on both breasts and I'm scared to death?

I have had a burning sensation on the back of my left arm and the side of my left breast. I have several cysts on both breasts and I'm scared to death?

Get seen: Hard to know if the burning sensation is related to your breast or maybe a cardiac issue. You really need to see a good primary care doctor at the least to get started or a GYN for at least a breast exam. ...Read more

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It is normal to feel burning sensation in my chest and left arm after started taking Metoprolol a few days ago?

It is normal to feel burning sensation in my chest and left arm after started taking Metoprolol a few days ago?

It is unlikely: that Metoprolol would cause discomfort of this nature. You should bring this to the attention of your health care provider who has your health history and indication for treatment with metoprolol. ...Read more

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Lately at times I get a random burning sensation on my left side of chest. What could be reasons for this?

Lately at times I get a random burning sensation on my left side of chest. What could be reasons for this?

Burn pain: Your question raises more questions. Left side relates to chest wall lung lining, lung, esophagus or stomach. At your age nerve pain should be rare. However, given all the above more detail assessment is needed and evaluation with an internist is a good start. ...Read more

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I feel pressure with burning sensation on left side of chest. I have GERD, can this be gerd? Heart burn. I also have cramps on right side chest?

I feel pressure with burning sensation on left side of chest. I have GERD, can this be gerd? Heart burn. I also have cramps on right side chest?

We ALWAYS worry: When we hear" chest pain" we are always worried about heart disease. Yes, your symptoms may be, and probably are, related to your gerd, but I recommend consultation asap. ...Read more

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On protonix for 4 wks now & day i can still feel heartburn at times and ea night def feel it (never in my throat ever just burning sensation in my left side of chest). Fully checked out heart two weeks all ok there. PPI not working? EGD scheduled

On protonix for 4 wks now & day i can still feel heartburn at times and ea night def feel it (never in my throat ever just burning sensation in my left side of chest). Fully checked out heart two weeks all ok there.  PPI not working? EGD scheduled

Get EGD!: Since you are not better after a month of meds, getting an EGD is the best next step. If you have not been checked for H. pylori, that is worth trying first. Follow all your docs' dietary and lifestyle recommendations now! ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times it's difficult to lie on my back?

Possibilities: You might have notalgia paresthetica, but the full description points toward brachial plexus. If your symptoms increase on elevation of your arm, could be thoracic outlet syndrome. If better on raising arm, might be nerve pinching in neck. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times, it's difficult to lie on my back?

I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times, it's difficult to lie on my back?

Tough: Its likely musculoskeletal with spasm. Is it worse in the hand the goes up, it may be carpal tunnel but it sounds kind of like an injury. Nerve pain is called radiculopathy and u may need 2 consider getting seen. Clinching or bringing teeth at night is often overlooked and not sleeping well delays healing but you may need 2 get seen. Good luck, try 2 aleve (naproxen) 2 x per day in the meantime ifapplicab. ...Read more

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I been having like a burning sensation underneath my left arm pit and breast I have no lumps I've checked thanks Kelly?

I been having like a burning sensation underneath my left arm pit and breast I have no lumps I've checked thanks Kelly?

Local irritation: Maybe related to tight garments around the area in combination with increased perspiration. Use some neutral powder to the area for a few days and of course, keep the area clean and free of irritation due to undue perspiration. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on chest after eating spicy food right arm at night pins and needels?

Burning sensation on chest after eating spicy food right arm at night pins and needels?

Heartburn/Acid reflu: Male says Burning sensation on chest after eating spicy foods right arm at night pins and needles Consistent with Heartburn/Acid reflux Disease. Good idea to see PCP/GI Consult for appropriate treatment and dietary tips. ...Read more

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Chest pain, lump in throat feeling, and flushed/burning sensation in cheeks? Weeks ago, had chest pain, hot flash feeling, numb right arm. 26/female.

Chest pain, lump in throat feeling, and flushed/burning sensation in cheeks? Weeks ago, had chest pain, hot flash feeling, numb right arm. 26/female.

See your Dr.: If no worrisome family or personal history, could be thyroid issue, but need exam and testing to be sure is not heart-related, or GI source which would need different treatment. If symptoms worsen, go to er for evaluation asap. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in right side of chest for some time and then it goes away and some time i feelheaviness in chest after eating what is the?

I have a burning sensation in right side of chest for some time and then it goes away and some time i feelheaviness in chest after eating what is the?

Chest Pain Causes: The first thing you may think of is heart attack. Certainly chest pain is not something to ignore. But you should know that it has many possible causes.

http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain ...Read more

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Causes of deep burning sensation in right side of chest and right upper back/middle back? On and off, don't last long. Don't think it's heartburn

Causes of deep burning sensation in right side of chest and right upper back/middle back? On and off, don't last long. Don't think it's heartburn

Needs to be watched: In your age group, the most common causes are musculoskeletal problems that usually self-resolve. Esophageal spasm can cause deep middle pain. Acid reflux is also a possibility despite taking tums (calcium carbonate). Young women who are smokers and are taking oral contraceptive pills are at risk for lung blood clot that can cause chest pain. Heart issues need always to be ruled out but are unlikely at your age. ...Read more

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How to treat burning sensation in right side of chest?

How to treat burning sensation in right side of chest?

Depends on cause: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I keep getting a sharp burning sensation upper right side of chest. Morning and sometimes afternoon. Help I have a PFO. Asthma. Hurts last 5-8 min?

I keep getting a sharp burning sensation upper right side of chest. Morning and sometimes afternoon. Help I have a PFO. Asthma. Hurts last 5-8 min?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I have a slight burning sensation on the left side of my head, my shoulders and back. I sometimes feel it in my left arm. What, possibly, could it be?

I have a slight burning sensation on the left side of my head, my shoulders and back. I sometimes feel it in my left arm. What, possibly, could it be?

R/O DISC DISEASE: Your description of the pain sounds neuropathic in nature. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam. Full lab tests including TFTS /Vit b12/Vit d/ Lyme disease. If symptoms persist a you have increased knee reflexes, MRI of brain would be needed to evaluate for MS. If reflexes are weak or foot drop is present. Mri of cervical spine is needed to rule out herniated disc or mass effect. ...Read more

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Pain/burning sensation left side/left arm. No family history of heart attacks. Multiple heart test done positive. 41 years old. Am I at risk?

Pain/burning sensation left side/left arm. No family history of heart attacks. Multiple heart test done positive. 41 years old. Am I at risk?

Yes: If your heart tests are truly positive, then yes you are at risk. However, burning in left chest is not a common symptom of heart disease. You might want to see if antacids relieve this discomfort first. If they do then a stomach or esophageal problem may be the real issue. ...Read more

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Burning pain in upper chest into left arm?

Burning pain in upper chest into left arm?

Well, with only that: I would have to recommend you see a doctor right away to rule out a heart condition if this is the very first time you are experiencing the symptom and if you have risk factors such as a positive family history, smoking, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes mellitus (which you have) etc. ...Read more

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Left chest burning pain with fatique and pain down below left arm?

Dr. attention ASAP: You need to seek medical attention asap. Your symptoms as described may be heart related and that is the most important thing to rule out. The computer is certainly not the arena for asking about chest pain, as it could be too long before you get a response. Seek medical attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having off and on burning pain on left side of chest near underam. Could this be heartburn?

Having off and on burning pain on left side of chest near underam.  Could this be heartburn?

Heartburn: If the pain is in the underarm area, it cannot be heartburn. Do you see any rash or other lesions? If you have some skin condition — which is the most likely issue — please see a dermatologist for proper evaluation. ...Read more