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What can cause chondritis and how is it treated?

What can cause chondritis and how is it treated?

It means inflammat-: -ation of cartilage it can B induced by infection, surgery, drugs injections. Also can B from injury. Usually there is causally related to something. ...Read more

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What leads to chondritis and how to treat it?

Not enough info: What type of chondritis? What area is involved? The answer depends on the location and the severity. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on costo chondritis/tietze syndrome?

Can you give me more info on costo chondritis/tietze syndrome?

See details: You can learn best by googling the term. It is pain and tenderness in the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the sternum or breast bone. It is often described as an inflammation but studies have shown that is only rarely the case. The cause is unknown but it is often a component of fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes. ...Read more

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I was told I had chondritis of 2nd rib almost 3 weeks ago. Pain has stopped but hard bump on rib still. How long does it usually last?

I was told I had chondritis of 2nd rib almost 3 weeks ago. Pain has stopped but hard bump on rib still. How long does it usually last?

See details: A localized issue in a single rib is very unusual so it is difficult to offer an answer without being able to personally examine the area. If it was due to trauma give it 3-6 weeks. If it was not, see a rheumatologist to find out why this occurred and to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Post by-pass surgery have developed conditions causing considerate on-going chest pain. Doctors debating between angina and costal chondritis for 2 yr?

Post by-pass surgery have developed conditions causing considerate on-going chest pain. Doctors debating between angina and costal chondritis for 2 yr?

Chest pain: It seems a long time for costochondritis but another thought is pericarditis which can persist after surgery. Most importantly, would rule out coronary blockage as a cause of the discomfort. ...Read more

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Suffer from costo chondritis. MY doctor wont prescribe anything other than paracetamol. My gran gave me melfen. Is it safe?

 Suffer from costo chondritis. MY doctor wont prescribe anything other than paracetamol. My gran gave me melfen. Is it safe?

Ibuprofen: Melfen is ibuprofen. It can be a good choice for costrocondritis , if there is no concern for stomach irritation, kidney issues, or bleeding limiting its use. Usualy dose would be 600 to 800 mg 3 times a day (with food) for 5 to 7 days. I would still check with your doctor to make sure that there is not a reason that melfen was not suggested initially. ...Read more

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I've had chondritis in left rib cage, inflammation of the left eye, and my arms feel heavy and achy all in the past 6 months. What is going on?

I've had chondritis in left rib cage, inflammation of the left eye, and my arms feel heavy and achy all in the past 6 months. What is going on?

Need more informatio: This is something you need to discuss with your physician. There is a condition called Polychondritis which could also involve the eye. I cannot confirm that this is what you have but something you can discuss with your physician. Relapsing Polychondritis is a systemic process which can cause inflammation in a blood vessels called vasculitis ...Read more

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

Ingested : Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs. ...Read more

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What might cause freq headaches in a young man in his 20's?

What might cause freq headaches in a young man in his 20's?

Could be anything: Anyehere from simple tension headaches to a tumor in the brain. Most often it could be a migraine. If severe and too frequent please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

Vagus nerve: Vagal stimulation is associated with bradycardia and hypotension- and fainty feeling. Falling is dangerous. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which . . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family. ...Read more

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Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause(s)?

Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo.  Just fainted briefly.  Cause(s)?

Many possible : Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more