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Upper Abdominal Burning Sensation
I suffer from heartburn but recently after I eat I get a burning sensation in my lower stomach it starts at the left of the abdomen and moves in the middle all the way up to my inner chest area?
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
Relief from Pyrosis: Can have symptoms w/o damage. Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Several problems could cause abdominal burning sensation but the most common would be stomach irritation (gastritis) or even stomach ulcers. Less likely would be gallbladder problems or other intestinal problems. To figure out the actual cause you may need upper endoscopy (egd) which is very effective at diagnosing ulcers and gastritis and is a quick 5 minute procedure done with light IV sedation. ...Read more
Not generally: Colon cancer usually does not cause any symptoms until it obstructs, bleeds or perforates. A contained perforation causes pain, but is not characterized as burning, more likely as a constant sharp pain. If you are concerned about abdominal pain, you need to see your physician asap. ...Read more
Why would I feel a mild lower abdominal burning sensation followed by passing a lot of gas if I get poor sleep ? Blood and stool tests are normal
Possible food : allergies. You may want to get a second opinion from an integrative medicine physician, who can help assist you and come up with better dietary and nutritional options. Everything is pointing in the direction of having an irritable bowel syndrome. You need support in this area. You just need to avoid eating those foods that you have a delayed hypersensitivity to that is causing your GI symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly heartburn: These symptoms could be related to heartburn, also known as GER (gastroesophageal reflux). Usually symptoms are worse with spicy food, greasy fatty food, alcohol, coffee, and acidic foods like tomatoes. you can try an antacid for relief. If pain does not go away, please see your primary care physician. ...Read more
I have occasional burning sensation upper back. Combined with right abdominal gnawing .Also up back pain shoulder pain. My gallbladder is 9%?
Might have: Biliary dyskinesia where the gallbladder functions poorly. Are your symptoms related to eating or is it just a random occurrence? Review your tests with the doctor who ordered them to see if you should have a referral to a gastroenterologist or if a referral to a general surgeon is indicated. If there is true biliary dyskinesia, some patients find relief with gallbladder surgery (but not everyone). ...Read more
Really bad burning sensation in my upper abdomen that spreads down my right side of my stomach and I have a stabbing pain on my right side of back?
Burning sensation in abdomen upper right corner since 2-3 yrs approx, no gall stones detected, iam occasional alcoholic & smoker, is it liver disease?
Maybe...: Not enough information to confirm your liver concern, however discomfort as described is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Time to get checked. ...Read more
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