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Doctor insights on: 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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Dull pain in left side under breast x4.5 WKS. Feels like the pain is coming from ribs, breastbone, lungs, or upper abdomen. Not bad, but annoying. Dx?

Many possible: pains in this area are most commonly stomach/esophagus (GE jxn), musculoskeletal (rib/muscle/connective tissue strain) and less commonly heart or pericardium or lung or mesenteric. But for allopathic dx it takes about $1000 worth of tests as well as a skilled practitioner. Remember, the textbooks weren't written to serve women. ...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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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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Fatigue, body aches, sore throat, headache, mild nausea, pain in upper left hand side under rib cage ranging from dull to sharp pain. Mono? See a doc?

Fatigue, body aches, sore throat, headache, mild nausea, pain in upper left hand side under rib cage ranging from dull to sharp pain. Mono? See a doc?

Could very well B-: -the symptoms of ULQ pain is indicative of spleen involvement & 1 of the main complications is serious, splenic rupture. This can B fatal. Get in 2 B Cn now. In the meantime modify Ur activities 2 avoid abdominal injury. No sports. ...Read more

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Aching burning pain under rib cage. What can I use for this?

Aching burning pain under rib cage. What can I use for this?

Where exactly?: Describe the location, timing and character of the pain in more detail. This is very important to be able to provide you a diagnosis and therefore recommend a treatment. ...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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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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I've been getting an intermittent throbbing type pain in my left rib cage, below the breast but towards center of whole ribcage. No pain if touched?

I've been getting an intermittent throbbing type pain in my left rib cage, below the breast but towards center of whole ribcage. No pain if touched?

Throbbing chest pain: There are many possibilities. You should report this to your doctor and be seen for a physical examination and tests to determine the cause. Because this is recurring and throbbing, you definitely need a check up and evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a dull ache in ribs just under right breast?Pain sometimes shoots to the center of chest between breasts, or dull ache in xyphoid area.

What causes a dull ache in ribs just under right breast?Pain sometimes shoots to the center of chest between breasts, or dull ache in xyphoid area.

Many things: This could related to a soft tissue injury with referred pain. It could also be related to irritation of one of the intercostal nerves, which can sometimes be related to recurrent chickenpox(so called zoster). It could be lung related inflammation and damage too. To be honest, you'd be best suited to be evaluated in person. If you develop shortness of breath seek a more urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes pain in upper left abd under ribs, in center upper and burning in chest? Mri was nor. Hurts after eating. Help!

GERD: It sounds as though you might be suffering from gastro-esophageal reflux, or GERD. GERD causes burning and pain in the center of the chest due to acid from the stomach rising into the esophagus. There are many underlying factors that contribute to this. I suggest an over the counter acid blocker (Tums (calcium carbonate) or Prilosec) for a 2 week period. If your condition persists, you should go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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2mos off/on dull intermittent ache bottom of left rib cage almost on top of stomach. Feels muscular but can also feel acidic in tummy. Any idea?

2mos off/on dull intermittent ache bottom of left rib cage almost on top of stomach. Feels muscular but can also feel acidic in tummy. Any idea?

See your doctor: As you mentioned that you may have increased 'acid in your tummy', this may mean or point toward some form of hyperacidity issue occurring in your stomach that needs to be worked up. So that should be the first place to start. Also, it's important to not eat close to bedtime, reduce any form of acidic or tomato-based products, processed foods, fried foods, sodas, sugary desserts or carbs. ...Read more

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Intermittent burning left shoulderblade pain 8 mos.Pain along bra line in ribs left side and underarm.Woke up today with tingling in both hands.Ideas?

Intermittent burning left shoulderblade pain 8 mos.Pain along bra line in ribs left side and underarm.Woke up today with tingling in both hands.Ideas?

Work,computer?: sometimes these are work related disabilities including computer use. for example carpal tunnel can cause tingling. but this should be checked out by neurologist ...Read more

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Burning pain in left upper back, shoulderblade, ribs under armpit, breast, and below breast.Some arm pain too.Pain moves and is intermittent. ideas?

Burning pain in left upper back, shoulderblade, ribs under armpit, breast, and below breast.Some arm pain too.Pain moves and is intermittent. ideas?

Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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Dull ache under rib cage, and pain in right shoulder, also pain in middle under breast bone! please help. Feel so ill?

Dull ache under rib cage, and pain in right shoulder, also pain in middle under breast bone! please help. Feel so ill?

Get doc eval: If the pain is on the right side could be gallbladder and it could be infected. Gallbladder pain radiates to the right shoulder. ...Read more

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I have persistent pain in left breast burning in sensation, somehow pain in armpit, left side of back, left arm and pricking pain medial to left breast?

I have persistent pain in left breast burning in sensation, somehow pain in armpit, left side of back, left arm and pricking pain medial to left breast?

Complicated case: It looks like you are having a neuropathic pain from the distribution of your pain. In any case your presentation is a bit concerning and advise you to see your family doc so that you can get the assessment and treatment. Best wishes ...Read more

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Burning sensation and pain in lower right leg, numbing sensation in foot, pinching sensation in hip ? No back pain.

Burning sensation and pain in lower right leg, numbing sensation in foot, pinching sensation in hip ?  No back pain.

Depends: I would like to know where the pain starts. If it originates at the buttock it is possible that the problem could be coming from the back despite not having back pain. My advice would be to get an EMG to rule out a radiculopathy, consider imaging of L-spine and Right Hip, and based on these results decide further tx. Buttock pain could be coming from back, hip or SI joint. Further w/u needed. ...Read more