Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
130 Doctors are Online

Burning in chest behind nipple. Is it likely to be dissected aorta?

I m age 46. I felt something rip (up and down) in my chest behind and slightly left of my sternum about a year ago. The pain kept me in bed for most of the following week. Lately, I have this sensation as if someone sprinkled a little bit of hot sauce onto a golf ball and implanted it into my chest just behind (and slightly below) my left nipple . I m sure it s not a heart problem, but is it likely to be a dissected aorta?
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  169
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi! Thank you for your query.

Yes, you are correct. What you felt a year ago fits the classical presentation of aortic dissection. I am strongly suggesting that you immediately call your local emergency number or have someone bring you to the Emergency Room. It is highly possible that the dissection - which is a life-threatenting condition - may be progressing.

Please, make arrangements now for urgent medical care. Take care!

Dr. Galera
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor