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Causes Of Chondritis
Could chondritis cause flares of aching pain under and around bottom of rib cage, front and back, that worsens with activity and improves lying down?
Unlikely: Other issues are more likely. Have you seen a rheumatologist? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chondritis - why is there hardly anything known about this? I was diagnosed with this wednesday and I have not found much information.
I think i may have chondritis, because everytime i flex my chest or bend over directly in the center hurts. What should I do? How does it go away?
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
4 mos ago had cost chondritis. Have had 2 recurrences since. Viral infections shouldn't recur should they? Thanks
Post by-pass surgery have developed conditions causing considerate on-going chest pain. Doctors debating between angina and costal chondritis for 2 yr?
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
Petechiae on hard palate x1 week. No known trauma. dx Wegener's (kidney, skin, joint now with chondritis) currently flaring. Vasculitis related?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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