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My chest burns for a little bit goes away and comes back. No other symptoms?

My chest burns for a little bit goes away and comes back. No other symptoms?

Possible Reflux: Sounds like a possible case of gastric reflux. However, if the symptom is particularly bothersome and it's the first experience you're having with it then, you should go to your doctor and have a good physical done to make sure you don't need to see a specialist or do some other tests. Questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi Cheers! and GO CAVS! ...Read more

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My chest burns when i cough what do I have?

My chest burns when i cough what do I have?

?bronchitis: Burning on coughing could be bronchitis (do you have fever, green or yellow sputum?) pleurisy, or even reflux (do you have heartburn?) i recommend you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Every time I eat, my chest burns and it feels like the food just sits there and is waiting to come back up. What are these symptoms of? Thanks.

Every time I eat, my chest burns and it feels like the food just sits there and is waiting to come back up. What are these symptoms of? Thanks.

GERD: Maybe describing gastroesophageal reflux (gerd)--regardless of whether caused by delay in stomach emptying, relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, partial gastric outlet blockage, biliary/pancreatic pathology, esophageal dysmotility, altered salivary flow, etc. Your response to behavior/diet modification (fats, caffeine, chocolate, etc.) and an acid-reducer (like Prilosec otc) may be helpful. ...Read more

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I picked up a virus or something, and have a dry cough, but when i cough my chest burns. Never had this issue before. Suggestions?

I picked up a virus or something, and have a dry cough, but when i cough my chest burns. Never had  this issue before. Suggestions?

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this and would have to ask numerous questions and examine you before addressing this appropriately. Chest burning is of concern but can be from numerous potential sources. Go and be seen and good luck. ...Read more

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Everytime i eat my chest burns or drink. Most f the time it burns all the time. Can this be due to my heart? been like this for a few weeks

Everytime i eat my chest burns or drink. Most f the time it burns all the time. Can this be due to my heart? been like this for a few weeks

Possible heartburn : Likely you are experiencing acid reflux, which is caused by acid flowing back up the food pipe. Though it is referred to as heartburn, it is not actually related to your heart. Treatment options include immediate relief( pepto bismol, tums, etc), medications like Zantac and longer acting, more definitive treatments called PPI( for example, omeprazole). Lifestyle changes like adjusting bed and diet ...Read more

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How to get rid of acid reflux? After i eat my chest burns bad

How to get rid of acid reflux? After i eat my chest burns  bad

Gerd: Much of gerd is caused by diet. Cut back in foods such as spicy or fatty foods, citrus fruits, tomato sauces, chocolate, mints. Decrease caffeine, alcohol, smoking. Lose weight. Ultimately antacid medicine may help. ...Read more

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Why i get panic attack when i go to sleep? And why my chest burns eben i drink lot of water?

Why i get panic attack when i go to sleep? And why my chest burns eben i drink lot of water?

Increased stress: During the course of a day, you build up stress from school, work, family and social obligations, etc. By the end of the day, when you go to sleep, all that srtess comes to a head. So, when you go to sleep or begin to dream, a panic attack strikes. How much is a " a lot of water"? Too much water can pose serious health hazards. I hope you're seeing a qualified doctor for the panic attacks. ...Read more

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I drank two energy drinks and ate lots of chocolate + candy. Now my chest burns really badly and my stomach is turning! what is going on?

I drank two energy drinks and ate lots of chocolate + candy. Now my chest burns really badly and my stomach is turning! what is going on?

Could be caffeine OD: some energy drinks have relatively modest amounts of caffeine, and some have quite a bit. Chocolate also has caffeine in it, and I don't know what kind of candy you are talking about. I would cut way back on your caffeine intake, and if these symptoms are still bothering you, see your doctor or go to an urgent care center to have your pulse and blood pressure checked etc. ...Read more

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I've had mild congestion and lately shortness of breath chest tightness. Today when i cough my chest burns. No fevers or any other symptoms.

I've had mild congestion and lately shortness of breath chest tightness. Today when i cough my chest burns. No fevers or any other symptoms.

Viral syndrome?: This sounds like a viral syndrome, but it could of course be something more serious like angina-equivalent as well. I would have my primary care physician check me out first and obtain a chest x-ray and an ekg. ...Read more

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I've got this pounding pain on right back of head and when I cough my chest burns. No mucus but stuffy nose. What could this be?

I've got this pounding pain on right back of head and when I cough my chest burns. No mucus but stuffy nose. What could this be?

Need to see doctor: to correlate your symptoms along with your anxiety profile. Stress can make many things seem like they're happening together as one problem. An in-person doctor visit is best to nail down the diagnosis, and do possible blood work or labs after the physical exam. Best to have an accurate diagnosis with your medical history. Can be allergy, sinuses, post nasal drip, bronchitis or none of these. ...Read more

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Doctor gave me azithromycin for chest infection, now my chest burns and I have a cough does that means it's healing me?!

Doctor gave me azithromycin for chest infection, now my chest burns and I have a cough does that means it's healing me?!

Chest infection: The term "chest infection" has little medical meaning because it does not characterize the area of the chest involved. If this is pneumonia (infection of lung tissue) and you are having "burning" and a cough would strongly suggest you go back and be re-examined and be sure that you are not becoming worse. And stop smoking. ...Read more

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Can GERD eventually hurt chest muscles? My chest burns I have no heart issues my upper back burns too my upper arms tingle and my nipples hurt

Can GERD eventually hurt chest muscles? My chest burns I have no heart issues my upper back burns too my upper arms tingle and my nipples hurt

Probably not : Gerd can cause heartburn but should not cause chest and upper back pain and tingling. This may be a problem with your neck or the nerves or muscles around it. You should see your primary doctor and a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Took 15 mci of rai on Monday. My urine smells bad and my chest burns. Is this from the treatment or something else?

Took 15 mci of rai on Monday. My urine smells bad and my chest burns. Is this from the treatment or something else?

RAI: I have not previously heard of this in my patients. Nonetheless I would call the team that gave you the RAI and let then know. They may call you back or recommend you see your doctor. I strongly suspect that the RAI folks would be concerned and interested to find out what is wrong. Please let me know if you can. ...Read more

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Why my throat & chest burns when i cough?

Why my throat & chest burns when i cough?

Acid reflux: When we cough, we rapidly change the pressure in the chest area. The negative pressure created coughing can lead to some of the acids in the stomach being pulled up into the esophagus and the back of the throat.This can cause the burning you are experiencing. Additionally, this may indicate that there is a weak muscle separating the stomach from the esophagus. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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On Ranatadine & gaviscon for gastritis. Im getting no relief my chest aches/burns all day, even wakes me up. Can't take omeprazol. What's a good pain relief option? I've changed my diet, risen my bed, I don't drink or smoke. Or eat 3hrs before bed.

On Ranatadine & gaviscon for gastritis. Im getting no relief my chest aches/burns all day, even wakes me up. Can't take omeprazol. What's a good pain relief option? I've changed my diet, risen my bed, I don't drink or smoke. Or eat 3hrs before bed.

I have a few: thoughts, but you will need to continue to work closely with your gastroenterologist. Sometimes a different (from omeprazol) PPI may be effective, i.e pantoprazole or esomeprazole. Maximal doses of the H2 blocker (ranitidine) and PPI if tolerated (twice daily). Try sulcrafate. Baclofen can reduce the rate of sphincter relaxation; pain modulator such as trazodone; surgery as last resort. ...Read more

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I went to urgent care four days ago with major breathing problems I'm 27 yrs old I've been smoking cigarettes since I was 13 for more than two years a I've been smoking a pack or more a day ...my chest still burns even though they gave me medicine to help

I went to urgent care four days ago with major breathing problems I'm 27 yrs old I've been smoking cigarettes since I was 13 for more than two years a I've been smoking a pack or more a day ...my chest still burns even though they gave me medicine to help

Question?: You don't need me (or anyone else) to tell you what to do to get better. You all ready know. Whether you use hypnosis, yoga, transcendental meditation, behavior mod, gum, patches, pills or whatever - do something now and try to reclaim the 50 years you're robbing from yourself. Good luck ! (ps: only you can do it.) ...Read more