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can being overweight cause problems with the xiphoid process

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fletcher Derrick
62 years experience Urology
Yes: With a serious frontal chest injury, the xiphoid could be broken, dislocated etc and act just like a rib fracture and puncture an internal organ.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Various causes: Acute pain in the pit of the stomach with back and shoulder radiation could be due to gastritis, pylorospasm, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, gall bladder ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Talk to MD: The nerves from you spine travel along the edge of the ribs to the xyphoid process, so any inflammation or irritation of the nerve at that level will ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
23 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Heartburn?: Carbonated drinks can cause indigestion and heartburn, also known as gastroesophageal reflux. This could cause chest pain and perhaps even difficulty ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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You are most likely: Suffering from aerophagia secondary to your anxiety. This is where you swallow air and it gets trapped in the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphinct ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Chest pain?: Your xyphoid process is under your sternum and in the middle of your chest, so radiaition to your shuolder could be simple heart burn or could be card ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Get examined and perhaps undergo some imaging studies. You know this is not normal. Go and get seen.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Weinstock
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Most likely inflammation of the cartilage. With the movement exacerbating the pain this would make internal disease less likely
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Xiphoid process : Yes it can feel like a knot especiallif its calcified.
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Dr. Karen Shackelford
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Area of discomfort?: Is the pain reproducible when you press upon the bony tissue, or is it related to the soft tissue below the xiphoid process? Gastritis can present wit ... Read More
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