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I had liposuction on my lower back and fat transferred to my buttocks 3mo ago why do I still have burning sensation in my lower back?

I had liposuction on my lower back and fat transferred to my buttocks 3mo ago why do I still have burning sensation in my lower back?

Nerve recovery: One of the most common, usually completely reversible consequences of liposuction is change in sensation. Areas of numbness are expected after liposuction due to minor trauma to sensory nerves but complete sensation is expected to return within days, weeks or at most, months. This symptom can be minimally bothersome or more so. Discuss your symptoms with your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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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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What can cause a burning sensation in my back?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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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Can bulging discs in my lower back cause me neck pain and my left arm to have a burning sensation? Sometimes it's both upper arms mostly by shoulders

Can bulging discs in my lower back cause me neck pain and my left arm to have a burning sensation? Sometimes it's both upper arms mostly by shoulders

No, it should not.: No. Lumbar (lower back) disc herniations should not cause neck pain or left arm symptoms. Cervical (neck) disc herniations however may cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause a burning sensation up your back to your head?

What can cause a burning sensation up your back to your head?

Neuralgia: What you are describing is nerve pain which is described as burning in nature, likely secondary to a pinched nerve either c2 or c3 dermatome. ...Read more

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What would cause a burning sensation in my left adbomen. Pain started when I woke up, then went away after an hour. Burning came back 10 hours later ?

Dyspepsia: Hi Shannon, from the symptoms you list, it looks like you are having dyspepsia which can have many possible causes including acid reflux disease (GERD) or peptic ulcer disease. You should see your primary care doctor, or schedule a consult with a health tap doctor to have an evaluation to rule out concerning issues related to your symptoms and get appropriate treatment. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What could cause a burning sensation under the skin on the back?

What could cause a burning sensation under the skin on the back?

NotalgiaParesthetica: What you describe sounds like "notalgia paresthetica". It is usually caused by irritation of nerve roots as they exit the spine. The most common problem is poor posture and slouching. I recommend postural exercises and muscle strengthening to my patients with this problem. It does work. To be certain of what you are experiencing, i would see a dermatologist or your pcp first. ...Read more

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Could fibromyalgia cause pain in the upper shoulders &very hot burning sensation that goes along the back of my head.Ifeel shoulders painful &hot also?

Possibly: If the pain is generalized and there are areas of soft tissue tenderness, then it is likely fibromyalgia. Localized pain just to the neck and shoulder areas is unlikely to be fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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For about a week, I have had this burning sensation in the hip/back area. Any idea what could cause?

For about a week, I have had this burning sensation in the hip/back area. Any idea what could cause?

Did/do you have rash: Shingles can present like this. Of course if you had an injury or have early arthritis this could also be disk pain. Unless it's very mild you should probably be seen. If there is/was a rash you should be put on an antiviral medicine as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I've had this burning sensation on my tongue for 4 days. I had this 2 months ago it went away now came back. What can cause this pain.?

I've had this burning sensation on my tongue for 4 days. I had this 2 months ago it went away now came back. What can cause this pain.?

Many causes: Burning in the tongue can be cause by yeast infection, dryness of the mouth, deficiencies of the b-vitamins, nerve injury, diabetes, low thyroid hormone, too much mouthwash use, using a blood pressure medication which we refer to as an ace inhibitor. It can also be caused by a psychological factory like anxiety or depression. ...Read more

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What causes hot burning sensation in the whole back till the back of head..Could fibromiyalji be the cause or is there any other.What I do for relief?

What causes hot burning sensation in the whole back till the back of head..Could fibromiyalji be the cause or is there any other.What I do for relief?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching. Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. ...Read more

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Could Lyme disease cause a painful burning sensation in your ribs in your back?

Could Lyme disease cause a painful burning sensation in your ribs in your back?

Lyme's disease: Although the answer is "possible" you do not want to fall into the habit of blaming all symptoms to this condition. Always check with your physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does scoliosis cause back pain -one side of my upper back and burning sensation?

Does scoliosis cause back pain -one side of my upper back and burning sensation?

It can: Yes scoliosis can cause this. Symptomatic treatment with heat/ice/massage/stretching is usually adequate. If not see a spine physiatrist or surgeon to discuss further. ...Read more

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What could cause burning sensation in gallbladder area along with back tenderness after eatting?

What could cause burning sensation in gallbladder area along with back tenderness after eatting?

Gallbladder: This is usually due to gallbladder stone or sludge. Need a right upper quadrant ultrasound as a first step. Specially if occurs after eating fatty food. ...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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What would be the main cause of a burning sensation in the spine along with difficulty swallowing? Im thinking reflux.

What would be the main cause of a burning sensation in the spine along with difficulty swallowing?  Im thinking reflux.

Heartburn: This can be secondary to reflux, however burning sensation along spine is not typical of reflux. Given difficulty swallowing this can be either case of reflux, candida, and/or narrowing of esophagus. Given your age above 40 and difficulty swallowing (dysphasia) which is one of alarm signs, endoscopy is recommended to rule out complication of reflux and to screen for barrets(per malignant condition. ...Read more

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