Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen and Upper abdominal pain

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Acid reflux

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition, where acid from the stomach leaks up into the oesophagus (gullet).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Abdominal pain after eating
  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Bloated stomach

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Acid reflux.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Peptic ulcer

Stomach ulcers, also known as gastric ulcers, are open sores that develop on the lining of the stomach.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Back pain
  • Feeling sick or nausea

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Peptic ulcer.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer is when an abnormal groups of cells, known as a tumour, develops inside the stomach.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Bloated stomach
  • Continuous, unexplained weight loss
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Stomach Cancer.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.