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Hi. My upper ribs right underneath my breast line keeps giving me a burning sensation, along with random sharp pain that seem to be a bit deep Inside?

Hi. My upper ribs right underneath my breast line keeps giving me a burning sensation, along with random sharp pain that seem to be a bit deep Inside?

Under rib pain: Seems like you might have reflux, especially if on left or gallbladder if on right. Try some Maalox and see if it helps. Would also check for H pylori. Which is a bug that causes reflux/gastritis and needs antibiotics. Follow up with doctor urgent care ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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For several days ive had Bad headache's, flemmy cough with burning sensation in my chest. OTC meds not helping. What could I have? Infection?

For several days ive had Bad headache's, flemmy cough with burning sensation in my chest. OTC meds not helping. What could I have? Infection?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Antibiotics do not help. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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I feel a burning sensation in the chest with a phlegm and severe cough and high fever?

I feel a burning sensation in the chest with a phlegm and severe cough and high fever?

See a doctor: Health care has always, and will always be best delivered in the doctor's office. Advice can come online, but healthcare comes face to face. This could be anything from a virus to a bacterial pneumonia to something deep in the back of the textbook. See a doctor, please. ...Read more

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Smoking for past 2 year, age 28. 4 to 5 a day. Symp:burning sensation in some areas of lung, had mild cough, cough aftr smoke. Chance of lung cancer?

Smoking for past 2 year, age 28. 4 to 5 a day. Symp:burning sensation in some areas of lung, had mild cough, cough aftr smoke. Chance of lung cancer?

Quit smoking: It is not likely that you have lung cancer, but lung symptoms are a strong reason, if you needed one, to quit smoking. Smoking causes not only lung cancer but a number of other lung disease, heart disease, stroke and other cancers. See your doctor for nicotine replacement in case you need help in quitting smoking. ...Read more

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Horrible headache w/moderate heaviness in chest & burning pain in l/s arm & sharp pain in chest 5-6 on pain scale no sob cause? Hist:htn pcos

Horrible headache w/moderate heaviness in chest & burning pain in l/s arm & sharp pain in chest 5-6 on pain scale no sob cause? Hist:htn pcos

See doctor: Hard to say what this is as yet although such symptoms do require further investigation. Htn in 17 yo should be investigated to rule out secondary causes of HTN (like renovascular causes, hormonal causes). Pcos pts have a high incidence of Insulin resistance and increased risk for CAD due to a constellation of atherosclerotic risk factors. Check echo, consider pericardial disease, dvt, etc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sensation of tearing pain, stinging or burning sensation) (better by...

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sensation of tearing pain, stinging or burning sensation) (better by...

Chest pain: Much more information about your symptoms is required in order to make a diagnosis. A physician will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. Chest discomfort can emanate from the rib cage, lungs, heart, aorta, breast or esophagus. A pinched nerve or muscle in the rib cage may be the culprit in your case. ...Read more

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I keep getting a sharp burning sensation upper right side of chest. Morning and sometimes afternoon. Help I have a PFO. Asthma. Hurts last 5-8 min?

I keep getting a sharp burning sensation upper right side of chest. Morning and sometimes afternoon. Help I have a PFO. Asthma. Hurts last 5-8 min?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...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 GT choked and started coughing real bad, and I GT a burning sensation in my middle part of my back it went all over me my chest started hurting and?

I GT choked and started coughing real bad, and I GT a burning sensation in my middle part of my back it went all over me my chest started hurting and?

Make diet changes: You may have gastric reflux disease, esophagitis, gastritis or gastric ulcer, gallbladder disease or another condition. Eating too close to bedtime? Eating very large meals? Eating gas-producing or reflux-producing foods? Correcting these issues would be a good place to start. SE your clinician for exam of symptoms persist or get worse. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, stinging or burning sensation) (worsened by: after sudden movements, ...

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, stinging or burning sensation) (worsened by: after sudden movements, ...

Musculoskeletal: Hi
Sorry to hear that you have been having pain. Likely what your are describing will get better on its own eventually. Rest from physical activity that strains that area will help. Possibly it is related skeletal/cartilage/muscle pain, given that it is related to movement. Would be happy to discuss further through inbox consult if you wish. Hope this helps! Feel better soon ...Read more

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After spirometry I coughed phlegm/ pecks of blood. Feel burning sensation in chest. No chest issues before-symptoms of collapsed lungs?

After spirometry I coughed phlegm/ pecks of blood. Feel burning sensation in chest. No chest issues before-symptoms of collapsed lungs?

Why the spirometry?: Please discuss these concerns with the physician who ordered spirometry. Spirometry may trigger coughing and labored breathing in patients that have active asthma but not in patients with controlled asthma or normal lungs. Spirometry does not cause collapsed lungs. Coughing up phlegm & blood are not symptoms of a collapsed lung. Something else is going on. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, stinging or burning sensation, sensation of pressure or heart?

I am experiencing fatigue, chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, stinging or burning sensation, sensation of pressure or heart?

Chest pain: If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but coronary syndromes and pulmonary emboli can be fatal so please get checked out right away. ...Read more

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Chest pain on left breast & underneath. It feels sharp @times. Went to ER, X-ray & blood work is fine. Burning sensation @times. Is it gas or muscular?

Chest pain on left breast & underneath. It feels sharp @times. Went to ER, X-ray & blood work is fine. Burning sensation @times. Is it gas or muscular?

SeveralPossibilities: ER rarely best place for good help. Why? 1st Med Sys not=health: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. ERs have Hi law suit rates, focus=fast/defensive medicine; not problem solving/helping you better understand&troubleshoot as primary decision maker. Medicine=LowTech. Most problems=NOT revealed by exams, usual blood & Imaging tests. Why? Humans=far more complex than any of these can ever show. Go for better! ...Read more

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I don't have no stomach pain, no coughing, no vomiting only a pain burning sensation in upper middle chest and belching for almost 4wks. Still going on?

I don't have no stomach pain, no coughing, no vomiting only a pain burning sensation in upper middle chest and belching for almost 4wks. Still going on?

Reflux: Your heartburn symptoms are consistent with a possible acid overload or gastric reflux. Dyspepsia is treatable with over the counter acid blockers like Pepcid (famotidine) or something as simple as alka-seltzer / tums. Herbalists can consider papaya enzyme and peppermint teas. Continued symptoms despite home therapies warrant a physician visit. ...Read more

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My clitorous hurts from rough stimulation. I get sharp pain and a burning sensation when I sit long or have to pee. Never had problems what's wrong?

My clitorous hurts from rough stimulation. I get sharp pain and a burning sensation when I sit long or have to pee. Never had problems what's wrong?

Here are some. ..: "What is wrong? " could be derived from honestly reviewing the sequence of events. If truly occurred after sex, look into the content of what & how you & partner did, what & how you might use topical agents - chemical or physical - so hoping to enhance the sexual pleasure. Meanwhile, stop "misusing or abusing" the body through the process of overindulgence & obsession for 1-2 wks, and see. If not.. ...Read more

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I turned my neck yesterday and I sharp pain with burning sensation traveled to the right side of my head. Is this something I should be concern about?

I turned my neck yesterday and I sharp pain with burning sensation traveled to the right side of my head. Is this something I should be concern about?

HOw long did it last: If the pain was only for a short period of time I would not worry. I might keep an eye on it and restrict your athletic activity for a short period of time, This was not following any type of trauma or accident?
I would wait a couple of days and if persist see your doc ...Read more

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51 year old male and am having occasional sharp pain in my lower stomach on the right side. Started 2 days ago more freq now more frequent now. Any ideas what this might be? Feels like a knife of a burning sensation. It comes and goes. Seems more frequ

We: We divide the abdomen in quadrants. Pain in the right lower quadrant could be appendicitis. If you have had pain for 2 days I would recommend a visit to the er to have this evaluated. You don't want a ruptured appendix...... It is not fun. ...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 felt a sharp pain when passing a stool followed by a burning sensation, and seeing bright red blood on the toilet paper. What should I do?

I felt a sharp pain when passing a stool followed by a burning sensation, and seeing bright red blood on the toilet paper. What should I do?

Hemorrhoid.: Sounds like an acute hemorrhoid. Use warm baths or heated rag on your behind several times per day, get an over the counter hydrocortisone / numbing cream, try not to strain your abdomen and absolutely prevent constipation. A non steroidal anti inflammatory agent may help with pain. ...Read more

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I have a burning pain below my lower left ribs when I bend. It feels like a sponge is being squeezed at times. Not a sharp pain, bit a dull pain.

I have a burning pain below my lower left ribs when I bend. It feels like a sponge is being squeezed at times. Not a sharp pain, bit a dull pain.

Please seek attentio: If this symptom is continuing to bother you, I would urge you to see your physician who can take a full history, do a thorough physical examination, and make the correct recommendations. ...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