Burning Chest Pain Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand burning chest pain symptoms, including 4 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 4 Possible Burning Chest Pain Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

4 Possible Burning Chest Pain Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced burning chest pain. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Acid reflux disease (gerd)

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in infants refers to the passage of stomach contents into the throat causing troublesome symptoms, such as feeding intolerance, inadequate oral intake of calories and/or poor weight gain. Vomiting or visible regurgitation ...

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Acute costochondritis (chest wall syndrome)

Acute costochondritis is the inflammation of the flexible cartilage that connects each rib to the breastbone. Costochondritis is caused by excessive coughing or by straining the upper body, as with weightlifti...

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Atypical chest pain

Atypical chest pain describes the situation when someone's chest pain is unlikely to be related to heart or lung disease. There are many other possible causes that could explain chest pain, like sore chest wall muscles or psychological factors like stress and anxiety.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath

Symptoms that always occur with atypical chest pain: chest pain

Symptoms that never occur with atypical chest pain: fever

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Stomach ulcer

A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach or the first part of your small intestine (the duodenum), which causes pain following meals or on an empty stomach.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, moderate abdominal pain, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps)

Symptoms that never occur with stomach ulcer: pain in the lower left abdomen

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Burning Chest Pain

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Do you notice your heart beating hard, rapidly, or irregularly (also called palpitations)?
  • Where is your chest pain exactly?
  • Do your symptoms occur after an emotional time or recent stress?
  • Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Burning Chest Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced burning chest pain have also experienced:

  • 6% Rib Pain
  • 5% Rib Pain On One Side
  • 4% Tight, Heavy, Squeezing Chest Pain

People who have experienced burning chest pain were most often matched with:

  • 44% Atypical Chest Pain
  • 33% Acid Reflux Disease (Gerd)
  • 22% Acute Costochondritis (Chest Wall Syndrome)

People who have experienced burning chest pain had symptoms persist for:

  • 49% Less than a day
  • 23% Less than a week
  • 13% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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