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    Old 01-12-2005, 11:01 AM   #1
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    burning sensation in upper chest and back

    What would cause a constant burning sensation in chest and back? Does chronic bronchitis cause this?

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    Old 01-13-2005, 04:18 AM   #2
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    Re: burning sensation in upper chest and back

    You should tell some additional symptoms: How long do you have this sensation, which part of the day, excactly location. Change with food, breath or position? Caugh, sputum? Age, occupation and anything what could be related by your opinion.

    Old 01-15-2005, 09:16 AM   #3
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    Re: burning sensation in upper chest and back

    Thanks for your reply I have had this sensation for over three months and it sometimes produces night sweats. I have had a constant cough for over 8 months and yet this burning came on afterwards. I am a 41 year old male non-smoker. I was diagnosed with esophagitis and am on Pantoloc for this. Doctors thought the acid might have caused bronchitis but it is taking one hell of a long time to clear up. I just came back from my doctor and he said "I have been practicing medicine for over 10 years and I never seen one case of chronic bronchitis by a non-smoker." I am somewhat relieved that it might just be bronchitis but why is taking soooo long to clear up??? I see a lung specialist on Tuesday. Finally Any advice??

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    Re: burning sensation in upper chest and back

    If the acid is making its way into your lungs you would also be hoarse due to the acid passing over your vocal cords. do you have hoarseness and a chronic sore throat, too? The acid can do lots of damage to your trachea and your lungs. when you go to the lung specialist, see about getting a bronchoscopy. this can tell if there is any damage done to your trachea or your lungs. they may just do a flexible largynoscope first. Tube with tiny camera up your nose and down your trachea. But you are probably used to having the tubes up your nose with the esophagus issues. Good luck on finding out what is going on.

    Old 02-24-2005, 04:35 AM   #5
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    Re: burning sensation in upper chest and back

    I just finished getting results from my CT Scan and I was told that my lungs appeared okay but that I have sinusitis (sp.). Despite this I still get burning in my rib area and have a chronic cough. The cough goes away when I am on antibiotics and when I cough deeply I smell an odor coming from my lungs (like when I used to get when I had pneumonia). Will this burning and tightness in my chest and back ever go away? Could it be that I have chronic bronchitis and the CT scan not pick it up? I have been off work now for eight months due to this problem. Help!!

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