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What causes a burning sensation all over your body?

What causes a burning sensation all over your body?

Hhmmm: Not very much comes to mind that can cause burning all over the body. Some physicians might right this off as a psychiatric diagnosis. So you may want to give a careful review of all symptoms and problems you may have. For burning all over i would look for inflammation, toxins or neurologic issues at the level of the brain that would affect your perception body wide. ...Read more

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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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What causes tingling burning sensation on left side of the body?

What causes tingling burning sensation on left side of the body?

Need details: If the symptoms are indeed involving left face, left arm, left chest and left leg , then the problem is likely in right brain. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme numbness and burning sensation throughout my body?

What can cause extreme numbness and burning sensation throughout my body?

General check up: You need to see a doctor for general up for any neurological disorder or even diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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What causes burning sensation in the various parts of the body?

Peripheral neuropath: Peripheral neuropathy refers to damaged sensory nerves caused by diabetes, vitamin deficiency, physical trauma, consequence of shingles, etc. Go see your doctor for evaluation & appropriate treatment. Sometimes we use older antidepressants like Amitriptyline (lots of side effects in elderly), epilepsy drugs like Gabapentin & pregabalin, pepper compound (capsaicin), numbing agent (lidocaine) etc. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation on the left side of my body from head to back. What causes the pain?

Atypical symptom: Burning in such a large area of your body is atypical. I am not sure of the cause but if it is central nervous system related it has to be coming from right side of the brain possibly thalamus. This however extremely rare and very unlikely. Most likely there is some other non nervous system related explanation. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of numbness and burning sensation of one part of the body which lasted for seconds with no other associated symptoms?

What can be the cause of numbness and burning sensation of one part of the body which lasted for seconds with no other associated symptoms?

Maybe nerve pressed: A person who gets numbness, tingling, or odd sensations in various parts of his body, is likely stimulating or pressing on the nerve to that part of the body. Pressing on the blood vessels to that part of the body is also possibly a cause, but less likely. The person can see his primary care doctor and show him exactly what happens. The doctor may refer to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

Focal symptoms: Could be a migraine aura, possible transient cerebral ischemia, a focal sensory seizure, and if left arm only, maybe cardiac issue. Sometimes following certain strokes, a focal pain issue with ensue. A focal process in neck could result in unilateral issues in arm and leg. Best to get such problems examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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Feeling burning sensation all over my body, specially feet and palms. What causes it?

Feeling burning sensation all over my body, specially feet and palms. What causes it?

Several things: Several things can cause that. This includes small fiber neuropathies, certain dermatologic disorders, among others. Start with your primary doctor. Might need to see derm or neurology. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause you to feel burning sensation in parts of the body? I felt hot on right side in the back of my neck all the way down to my arm

Could anxiety cause you to feel burning sensation in parts of the body? I felt hot on right side in the back of my neck all the way down to my arm

Yes... but: Anxiety can cause a sensation of burning skin by triggering the 'fight or flight' response. However there are medical conditions that can cause a sensation of burning skin. Do see your pcp to rule this out before saying it's all from anxiety. Best wishes. ...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

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What causes a burning sensation in elbow?

What causes a burning sensation in elbow?

Tendinitis: Most times burning pain in the elbow w/out a history of trauma is tendinitis.Occ. The ulnar nerve(funny bone) can get irritated and cause burning pain esp.If your pinkie or ring finger get numb or tingle.Tendinitis responds to nsaids, rest from offending activities(power grip), ice massage etc. If no improvement see your orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in a vein?

What causes a burning sensation in a vein?

Not : Enough data for any worthy reply: which vein and where located? Besides, burning sensation is usually denotes a peripheral nerve irritation... And to a vein, unless it may have a blood clot in it... ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in stomach?

What causes a burning sensation in stomach?

Inflammation: Assuming we are talking about your stomach and not your abdomen. Gastritis, stomach ulcers, hunger pangs, reflux. I would first try a liquid antacid 2 tablespoons (30ml); either maalox or mylanta. If this does not relieve the symptoms within 30 minutes or if the burning is recurrent then see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation after urinating?

What causes a burning sensation after urinating?

Possibilities: Trauma or inflammation to the urethra causes the burning sensation. This can come from kidney stones, infection or very acidic concentrated urine. In men prostatic fluid which is rich in sugar if not flushed from the urethra after intercourse dries and with urination you get very minor shearing and discomfort. If the symptom is persistent see your doctor for approriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation under the breast?

What causes a burning sensation under the breast?

Burning sensation: Usually there is no definite abnormality of the breast itself to account for a burning sensation. Check to make sure you have no skin irritation under the breast. If the sensation persists, a mammogram and breast ultrasound can be performed. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation on skin on buttok burns especially in evening c hurts to sit

What causes  a burning sensation on skin on buttok burns  especially in evening  c hurts to sit

Neuritis or bursitis: Inflammation of the busal sac near the sciatic nerve with the stretch and pressure from sitting irritating the nerve or bursal sac in that are couase these symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation during or after intercourse?

What causes a burning sensation during or after intercourse?

For a man or woman?: It’s the friction during sex that causes the burning sensations, but it isn't till after that you tend to notice it. Or could not enough lubrication and or herpes or crabs. For men there are many things that can cause a mans penis to burn after sex. Condom allergy, lubricant allergy, std, spermicide to it and many people are allergic to it read more: http://wiki.Answers.Com/q/what_causes_burnin. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation on the outer lips of the vagina?

What causes a burning sensation on the outer lips of the vagina?

Vaginal discomfort: Burning sensation in the vaginal could be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Herpes for example causes burning sensation of the vulva or vagina. Being perimenopausal, with hormonal changes can also cause those sensations. Have your obgyn examine you. ...Read more

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"what causes a burning sensation on the feet?" i feel a burning sensation under the feet every day all day and it does not go away, what is it?

"what causes a burning sensation on the feet?" i feel a burning sensation under the feet every day all day and it does not go away, what is it?

MANY things.: Generally when someone describes their pain the way you did, it's some type of nerve irritation. Many differrent things can cause small fiber neuropathy in the feet. See a podiatrist for a more detailed exam and diagnosis. Treatment may be very simple! ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in the vagina towards the end if urinating?

What causes a burning sensation in the vagina towards the end if urinating?

Vaginal infection: Burning sensation in the vaginal could be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Herpes for example causes burning sensation of the vulva or vagina. A UTI infection can cause those symptoms as well. Have your obgyn examine you and do urine culture or vaginal culture. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation on left side of tongue due to having top n bottom left wisdoms out 2wks.Ive been feeling burning in my mouth 5 days?

What causes a burning sensation on left side of tongue due to having top n bottom left wisdoms out 2wks.Ive been feeling burning in my mouth 5 days?

Careful: Correlation isn't the same as causation. Burning mouth sensations are caused by several possible factors including allergies, hormonal diseases, medications, nutritional deficiencies, and acid reflux as well as infection. It may have nothing to do with your recent extractions or it may be a complication of that procedure. Go back to the extracting dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation up and down the left hand?

What causes a burning sensation up and down the left hand?

As I have said: In other posts, I am quick to blame these symptoms on carpal tunnel syndrome. The best way to know is to see your doctor and start with a work up. ...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