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smoking and costochondritis

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It does: Some studies suggest that costochondritis could be caused by Marijuana, especially for people who are male. The fact is that Marijuana use may have a ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: No relationship is known. However, It would not hurt to quit! (Just being a doctor (:-)>)
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Not life-threatening: Costochondritis is caused by inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall. Symptoms include chest wall pain that is reproducible by touching the ar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Push on ribs: If the doctor pushes on the ribs or sternum and it reproduces pain, it's likely costochondritis.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Any antiinflammatory like nsaids( Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) like meds) will help. Remember to use the smallest possible dosis for the shortest ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Costochondritis: Is a frustrating, not serious, not lifethreatening sharp chest pain that is worse with deep inspiration, cough, or movement. Your muscles between your ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: For pain and some swelling, it is self limited disease.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Symptoms include pain in the chest wall. Classically, the pain improves with aspirin. Signs include exquisite tenderness over the chest wall where the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Disability means a person cannot do something that a person (without a particular illness or problem) can do. Costochondritis is not a disability beca ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Previous ones: Recurring costochondritis may occur due to the fact that there is a "weak" spot in your rib that had already been inflamed previously. It tends to be ... Read More
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