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I get a very strong burning sensation in the center of mychest. It lasts for about 10 minutes and then goes away.It is so bad that I have to lay down. What should I do?
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree
In brief: Go to the ER
This symptom may indicate coronary disease and an impending heart attack.
Other possible causes are acid reflux, but you can't make assumptions without a professional evaluation. Get evaluated immediately. Good luck!

In brief: Go to the ER
This symptom may indicate coronary disease and an impending heart attack.
Other possible causes are acid reflux, but you can't make assumptions without a professional evaluation. Get evaluated immediately. Good luck!
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Did you have this symptom during the exercise EKG? Has a cardiologist definitely ruled out a cardiac cause of your symptoms? If a cardiologist has definitely ruled out a cardiac etiology, then see your family doctor again as you may then need a GI work up. But, cardiac cause must be definitely ruled out first!!!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See doctor...
This symptom could be cardiac in nature so you need to be evaluated by your doctor asap so a cardiac etiology can be ruled out first.
Other possibilities include reflux disease which can be easily treated. See your doctor asap so the etiology of these symptoms can be determined. Then, treatment can be rendered.

In brief: See doctor...
This symptom could be cardiac in nature so you need to be evaluated by your doctor asap so a cardiac etiology can be ruled out first.
Other possibilities include reflux disease which can be easily treated. See your doctor asap so the etiology of these symptoms can be determined. Then, treatment can be rendered.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See a Dr immediately
This is a dangerous complaint that needs immediate evaluation.
As simple as heartburn or as serious as a heart attack you need this pevaluated immediately - an emergency room is not far away - nor does it take long to call 911 for chest pain. Do so now.!

In brief: See a Dr immediately
This is a dangerous complaint that needs immediate evaluation.
As simple as heartburn or as serious as a heart attack you need this pevaluated immediately - an emergency room is not far away - nor does it take long to call 911 for chest pain. Do so now.!
Dr. Edwin Schuller
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Many possibilities
Strong burning in the chest can be caused by a number of possibilities.
These include heart problems (heart attack, angina, aneurysm, etc.), lung problems (pneumonia, etc.), or even intestinal issues (acid reflux, ulcers, bleeding, etc.). Best to see your doctor who can examine you to narrow the diagnosis. If severe or persistent, one should call 911 or get to the er for an emergency evaluation.

In brief: Many possibilities
Strong burning in the chest can be caused by a number of possibilities.
These include heart problems (heart attack, angina, aneurysm, etc.), lung problems (pneumonia, etc.), or even intestinal issues (acid reflux, ulcers, bleeding, etc.). Best to see your doctor who can examine you to narrow the diagnosis. If severe or persistent, one should call 911 or get to the er for an emergency evaluation.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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