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Im 20. Have a tight type of feeling on and off under sternum around xiphoid. Occasional burning acid feeling in upper stomach/chest. What could it be?

Im 20. Have a tight type of feeling on and off under sternum around xiphoid. Occasional burning acid feeling in upper stomach/chest. What could it be?

Consider this...: If you're indicating your epigastrium (just below the ribs in the midline), then you may have peptic disease (e.g. ulcer, gerd, reflux) or contractions or delayed emptying of the gut in that location (stomach, mid-colon). Less likely (& appropriate to symptom duration, intensity, timing, risks) your gallbladder or pancreas may be sick. Best to get checked. ...Read more

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Persistent cough 5 weeks, experienced burning in sternum and throat, breathlessness when coughing, phlegm, 2nd lot anti b, now bitter taste?

Persistent cough 5 weeks, experienced burning in sternum and throat, breathlessness when coughing,  phlegm, 2nd lot anti b, now bitter taste?

Looks like allergy: appears you saw your md and got antibiotics. It is typically too long for a pure infection. Think about allergy and look for cause which is usually inhalant allergy like dust molds pollens etc. see an allergist. please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. ...Read more

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I have burning/ pressure beneath sternum. Pain level 2 No other symptoms. 38 female. ?

I have burning/ pressure beneath sternum. Pain level 2 No other symptoms. 38 female. ?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities and I would not hesitate to be seen for am accurate diagnosis. Among the more common conditions is reflux disease, in which stomach acid can reflux into the lower esophagus and cause symptoms similar to what you are describing. ...Read more

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Occassional burning pain near sternum while lying down if i move wrong (usually turning slightly). Subsides if i relax a minute. Any ideas?

Occassional burning pain near sternum while lying down if i move wrong (usually turning slightly). Subsides if i relax a minute. Any ideas?

Anxiety: Chest pain from anxiety is usually located over the heart and described as sharp pain. The pain usually increases when you breathe, but it doesn’t tend to continue more than a few minutes. If concerned, see your pcp for further investigation to rule out cardiovascular involvement. ...Read more

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Introducing bland foods back into my body after 2 weeks of not eating, now getting a burning feeling right below the sternum and slight nausea.

Introducing bland foods back into my body after 2 weeks of not eating, now getting a burning feeling right below the sternum and slight nausea.

Dyspepsia: The symptom you are having is likely dyspepsia. It may be ulcer related or due to esophagitis or gastritis or may be non ulcer dyspepsia. Please see a physician. Also advise not to stay off foods for non medical reasons for long periods of time. ...Read more

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I have a frequent burning / shooting chest pain to the left of my sternum. Comes and goes. Does not hurt when I press on the area. What could it be?

I have a frequent burning / shooting chest pain to the left of my sternum. Comes and goes. Does not hurt when I press on the area. What could it be?

Chest pain: chest pain with no other symptoms could be nothing or could be serious. Do you have a risk factor for heart disease like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, nicotine use or family history ? Do you lift heavy weights? Any history of anxiety? Any heartburn or trouble with spicy or acidic foods. You can try over the counter treatment with something like Prilosec OTC for a week. see a dr ...Read more

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Sudden onset burning sensation right under sternum. I was cleaning dishes when it started, I ate about 2 hours ago, pain goes away upon sitting still?

Sudden onset burning sensation right under sternum. I was cleaning dishes when it started, I ate about 2 hours ago, pain goes away upon sitting still?

Couple of things: This could be from pulling a muscle in between your ribs or it may be reflux disease due to what you ate for lunch. Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen and see if it goes away. If it is reflux it will happen again and then you can seek advice on treatment. If you experience shortness of breath you may need to be seen at the ER. ...Read more