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Can Being Overweight Cause Problems With The Xiphoid Process
Causes of rib pain from xiphoid process to the right side along ribs. Definitely rib pain the dr said?
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 feel like pain along the distribution of that nerve. Keep in touch with md to make sure nothing else is going on, but the rib pain diagnosis seems accurate based on this information. ...Read more
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
Sudden onset: pain radiating out from xiphoid process with back pain at same level and towards shoulders. What might cause this? history back spasms
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 problems, etc. Xiphoid or sternal inflammation or pinched nerve in the rib cage are less likely. If you have abdominal tenderness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension or persistent pain, see your physician. ...Read more
I get a sharp pain by my xiphoid process and difficulty breathing only when i drink carbonated drinks. What could be the problem.?
Can xiphoid process cause sharp chest/back pains off and on? I can feel the knot under sternum, i'm burping a lot and suffer from anxiety.
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 sphincter closes and the expanding air in the esophagus eventually forms enough pressure to cause pain near the xiphoid process and eventually causes a belch to erupt. In another variation goes into the stomach first and then erupts back into the esophagus and then eventually out through the throat.Best wishes. Please see a gastroenterologist for full evaluation. ...Read more
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 cardiac related. See your dr. To get an evaluation and a proper diagnosis for any necessary treatment (and to assure it is not your heart). ...Read more
I have swollen extremly painful fo touch or bending forward xiphoid process. 4 years plus duration. Help.
Laying down on side I've had horrible pain where the xiphoid process is. Excruciating. What makes this so painful?
Possibilities inclu-: de:- 1: Chondritis/Costchondritis of the X process or adjacent ribs; 2: Adjacent structures: Lungs= pneumonia or pleurisy; Heart: Angina or pericarditis; Stomach: gastritis, esophagitis, hiatal hernia; Gall bladder infection/inflammation; 3: Referred pain from the spine due to a disc lesion or spinal stenosis. ...Read more
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