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What causes a burning sensations in the chest?

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Posted on Mon, 6 Aug 2018
Question: Hi there
I have a burning sensation in the middle of my chest and then down to just under my breast bone in the middle. What might this be ? Its been about 30 mins and happened earlier today as well.
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (23 minutes later)
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Brief Answer:
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After going through the medical details provided by you I understand your concern and would like to tell you that considering your young age group and female gender the possibility of a coronary heart disease is very minimal and the symptoms which you are experiencing could very well be due to a simple gastric upset.

However still I would like to suggest you to get an ECG done to make things are alright from cardiac perspective.

By the time you can take some proton pump inhibitors like pantoprazole to settle any gastritis if it’s there.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Bhanu Partap (18 minutes later)
Hi there
I XXXXXXX hve an ECG done abljt 6 weeks ago and it was all clear. As i was hving musclular pain in the chest area. Do i need to go and get another one ? It has been happening after i eat too. Should i have skme heart burn tablets, would i be experiencing othe symltoms if i had heart related issues ? r
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (53 minutes later)
Detailed Answer:
Yes it’s advisable to repeat an ecg even it was done before. And if it’s happening happening after eating then most like it’s gastric only.

Pantoprazole which I suggested is that same heart burn medicine.

Yes there are some associated symptoms like sweating, uneasiness, shortness of breath in case of heart issues.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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What causes a burning sensations in the chest?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Brief Answer: Please refer to the detailed answer below After going through the medical details provided by you I understand your concern and would like to tell you that considering your young age group and female gender the possibility of a coronary heart disease is very minimal and the symptoms which you are experiencing could very well be due to a simple gastric upset. However still I would like to suggest you to get an ECG done to make things are alright from cardiac perspective. By the time you can take some proton pump inhibitors like pantoprazole to settle any gastritis if it’s there.