The most common cause of burning in the chest by far is G.E.R.D (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). Heartburn strikes an estimated 20% of Americans at least once a week.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.
More common symptoms are:
Feeling that food is stuck behind the breastbone
Heartburn or a burning pain in the chest (under the breastbone)
Increased by bending, stooping, lying down, or eating
More likely or worse at night
Relieved by antacids
Nausea after eating
Less common symptoms are:
Bringing food back up (regurgitation)
Cough or wheezing
Hoarseness or change in voice
Other over-the-counter and prescription drugs can treat GERD. They work more slowly than antacids but give you longer relief. Your pharmacist, doctor, or nurse can tell you how to take these drugs.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) decrease the amount of acid produced in your stomach
H2 blockers (antagonists) lower the amount of acid released in the stomach
Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux can be brought on or made worse by...
Beta-blockers for high blood pressure or heart disease
Bronchodilators for asthma
Calcium channel blockers for high blood pressure
Sedatives for insomnia or anxiety
See your gastro. They will prescribe over the counter medicine that will manage the problem in a few days.
Good advice from above poster (I would say her name but I am afraid you will think I am saying "don't worry";) )
I am svr and cirrhotic like you and I have pain on my right side. Have it checked out as if it is gall bladder you don't want the bile ducts getting clogged if that is the case.
Try not to worry. I share the same fears but the stress will only make it worse. I am finding meditation helpful with these matters and of course continue to be proactive about your health.
All the best
50 percent of people who have hepatitis C also have gallstones. The liver doesn't have feeling but gallstones that block the gallbladder from releasing
bile can cause burning, pain and discomfort. The gallbladder sit directly
under the liver.
Best to You