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Thyroid nodule, upper thigh pain/burning! Boil on r.Leg too...Should I go on to the er?

Thyroid nodule, upper thigh pain/burning! Boil on r.Leg too...Should I go on to the er?

The ER: Can't help with a thyroid nodule. A lower leg (calf?) boil is unlikely to cause thigh discomfort in the absence of extensive soft tissue infection which would cause skin redness, pain, and fever. Overall, unless you feel acutely ill, visiting your family clinician is likely the best route. ...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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Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! No thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!

Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! No thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!

Toenails: Your medical history is complicated. The problem with your toenails has many possible causes have them evaluated by a dermatologist. It could be due to an infectious (bacterial or fungal), or immunologic, or physical etiology. The burning may or may not be related to the cracking of your nails. ...Read more

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Burning sensation at back of my head, with brain fog, vision problems, light sensitivity, mood swing, fatigue. Thyroid tests are back to normal. Help?

Burning sensation at back of my head, with brain fog, vision problems, light sensitivity, mood swing, fatigue. Thyroid tests are back to normal. Help?

See an ophtalmologys: The symptoms you're mentioning are concerning. Brain fog and vision problems, especially. A thorough ophtalmological exam, will be able to discern if your problems are at the eye/vision level or if there is further neurological, occipital brain lobe, involvement. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my arms, neck and lips doesn't last long?

I have a burning sensation in my arms, neck and lips doesn't last long?

See doctor: This could be due various reasons like allergic reaction eczema etc. Please consult your doctor for detailed history and examination. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on lower back of head down my neck to the middle of shoulder blades?

Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation on neck, head. I cannot feel my legs. Should I be concerned I am having a stroke?

I have burning sensation on neck, head. I cannot feel my legs. Should I be concerned I am having a stroke?

Possible: You are young to have a stroke but there is a poosibility however you could have peripheral ie a nerve or a spinal cord problem or a central nervous ie spine and brain or could be a chemical problem in the brain ie pysch or meatbolic ie diabetes and other problems please please see a doctor your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Burning sensation along shunt track in my neck only What does this usually mean how to get rid of it?

Burning sensation along shunt track in my neck only What does this usually mean how to get rid of it?

Shunt: I assume your shunt track runs from your ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. I do not know how long you have had it, but it should not cause "burning". Try to contact your neurosurgeon for advice. Any headache or fever? ...Read more

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Can severe sinusitis cause upper back neck pain? Unable to sleep or lay down bcause of the burning sensation.

Can severe sinusitis cause upper back neck pain? Unable to sleep or lay down bcause of the burning sensation.

Referred pain: Deep somatic pain arises from deeper body structures and has a dull, deep, depressing quality. The site where the pain is perceived by you may not indicate the
true source of the pain, the diagnosis of deep somatic pain is often elusive. It is a possibility that source of the pain neck, and site is sinus.
Rec.: see pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the head can also cause this. If it was sudden, severe and causing nausea or vision problems, go to the ER NOW ...Read more

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I am having numbness in my left deltoid. I also have right side neck pain and a burning sensation in my rt shoulder. - in 2004 I had a fx of the L1?

I am having numbness in my left deltoid. I also have right side neck pain and a burning sensation in my rt shoulder. - in 2004 I had a fx of the L1?

This is not due to: An old l 1 fracture but could be related to a neck and/or right shoulder issue. If symptoms persist or progress, see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical nerve impingement. Is it applicable to my condition since I have pain &cramps in neck&shoulder with burning sensation?

What are the symptoms of cervical nerve impingement. Is it applicable to my condition since I have pain &cramps in neck&shoulder with burning sensation?

Possibly: Pain in shoulder which moves into the arm, especially down into the fingers is often related to a cervical nerve root. But if it's only in the upper arm there are other potential causes. Lung problems, anginal heart pain, liver or gallbladder problems can cause pain in the shoulder and upper arm. If you're having this much pain you should be evaluated. At least then you can be treated for the pain. ...Read more

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Burning sensation left in chest, persistent. Arm pit and had some pain in neck and arm. Pain has been on and off wakes me while sleep short of breat?

Burning sensation left in chest, persistent. Arm pit and had some pain in neck and arm. Pain has been on and off wakes me while sleep short of breat?

Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the chest? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Breathing? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same. Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? If worsening or a/w shortness of breath see an md. If severe call 911. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation that comes and goes at the back left hand side of my head and a little down the back of my neck. It feels almost like acid. It is not painful but rather disconcerting.?

Pinched nerve?: Hi Olivia, perhaps a pinching, or irritation of the C2 / C3 nerves that supply that area? Take some time, notice if there is pattern to this, worse with certain activity / posture? Eased by Ibuprofen? Does it come more often in periods when you are under a degree of physical / mental stress? If it persists, becomes severe, or you get similar symptoms in other parts of your body then do see your GP ...Read more

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The back of my neck constantly feels painful and has a burning sensation. What could this be?

Neck pain: Constant discomfort with burning sensation in the back of the neck is often caused by chronic tension in neck muscles from stress. They can also be strained or stressed from poor posture while working at a desk or computer or improper pillows. Other possibilities include exposure to wind and drafts, or arthritis of the vertebrae, or old whiplash injury. See your physician for evaluation as neede ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in your arms, neck, and upper back?

What causes a burning sensation in your arms, neck, and upper back?

C-radiculopathy...: ......one of your nasty little brothers shining a magnifying lens on your neck while you're out minding your own business and getting a tan! I'm jealous...we used to live in Austin....beautiful weather but you can keep the fire ants! Now, why at such a young age are you having these issues? Your symptoms could be an entrapment of the suprascapular nerve. See a neurologist for more workup. ...Read more

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What causes my face to have a burning sensation and aching knees and aching neck?

What causes my face to have a burning sensation and aching knees and aching neck?

Uncertain: When your physician evaluates you he or she will use the symptoms to look got neurological or vascular causes. You'll need a full check up, metabolic evaluation as well as a neurologic evaluation and rheumatologic examination. ...Read more

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I have daily neck pain at the base of my skull and frequent skin burning sensation all over my body. Please tell me what this is??

Need eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left shoulder up a lil toward my neck and a burning sensation. What can this be some times pain takes over my intire arm.?

Neurologic problem: Your symptoms sound like a cervical (neck) nerve root problem. A cervical radiculopathy often presents as neck pain with radiation into the upper extremity. It can be associated with pins and needles, numbness, pain, and/or weakness.

You would benefit from a medical consultation given your symptoms especially if they are persistent. Good luck to a quick recovery! ...Read more

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Weird sharp chest pains, both sides and sometimes in the middle of my chest. Pain in bottom of arm sometimes and also in neck. Burning sensation?

Weird sharp chest pains, both sides and sometimes in the middle of my chest. Pain in bottom of arm sometimes and also in neck. Burning sensation?

Atypical chest pain: Given age group and no documented risk factors, your symptoms are unlikely cardiac in origin. However an evaluation with blood tests (thyroid unction) an echocardiogram (sonogram of the heart) to rule out structural disease and a treadmill stress test for coronary and abnormal heart rhythm abnormalities would help to rule out cardiac etiologies. ...Read more

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I have had neck pain that depending on if I turn it the wrong way radiates down my rt arm, also a very strong burning sensation in my rt shoulder.

Cervical disc or: Shoulder arthritis or worse rotator cuff tear, take over the counter pain meds, ice, heat biofreeze, good body mechanics when lifting, get xray and mri ideal of neck and shoulder will show the cause ...Read more

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I have been having a burning sensation across my upper back and down my neck. There is no rash of any sort and the pain radiates for a few minutes?

May be nerve pain: Often a burning sensation indicates a nerve being pinched or trapped the location of the sensation suggests the possibility of a nerve from the lower part of the cervical spine being piched. There are many other reasons but if this persists you should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I awoke covered in bug bites (bed bugs/ants?) burning sensation, itchy. Neck is stiff and painful, can't turn to the right. Travelling in Vietnam. Sos

See doctor: Can't really tell what may be causing the problem and whether the skin rash is from bug bites at all from the description. The stiff and painful neck is worrisome and one needs to consider meningitis which can be associated with a generalized rash in some cases. Urge you to see a doctor ASAP. Consider contacting the US embassy to make a recommendation ...Read more

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What causes cool burning sensation in the neck and down the arms and in the upper back? Sometimes I have hot burning pain? Please help

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle weakness and burning pain in the arms, finger numbness, neck pains, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have heartburn. I have a burning sensation in back neck and arms. Can heartburn cause this? It's constantly there and goes into my cheeks.

I have heartburn. I have a burning sensation in back neck and arms. Can heartburn cause this? It's constantly there and goes into my cheeks.

GERD: The most common symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are heartburn, regurgitation, and dysphagia (problems swallowing). Differential diagnosis of GERD includes coronary artery disease. Women are less likely than men to have typical angina (chest pain). Symptoms of MI in women may differ slightly from those in men. Many cases go unrecognized, particularly at young age or in diabetes. ...Read more

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I may have irritated or pinched nerves in my neck weightlifting. Numbness and burning sensation is something I have had since. Although it's eased.

I may have irritated or pinched nerves in my neck weightlifting. Numbness and burning sensation is something I have had since. Although it's eased.

Your question is??: You have not asked a question. If it is improving, give it some additional time. If it persists, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia cause hot&burning sensation in the left shoulder&neck at the same time with cramps. Does it cause throbbing in diff. Body parts. Help!?

Can fibromyalgia cause hot&burning sensation in the left shoulder&neck at the same time with cramps. Does it cause throbbing in diff. Body parts. Help!?

Not really: Fibromyalgia is a whole body malady characterized by aching pain. If you have symptoms specific to a region of the body (arm or leg), you should see your doctor to find out what is causing them. It would be unusual for fibromyalgia to cause regional symptoms. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more