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Causes Of Costal Margin Tenderness
What could be the significance of enlarged painful lymph nodes at the base of the sternum and along the rib line?
A recent infection-: -is the best bet. Especially if you are sick now. But they may appear later @ you notice them when you are well. If no recent illness @ you are worried, have it evaluated by your PCP. ...Read more
MRCP "Persistent mild dilation of the central intrahepatic duct. There are areas of mild narrowing & irregularity of the intrahepatic ducts & proximal common duct. No dilation of common bile duct. Gallbladder sludge is present." What causes this?
Nonspecific: I believe that the ductal findings are nonspecific. Sludge in the gall bladder can cause abdominal distress and indigestion. A gastroenterologist would sit down with the radiologist and review the images and decide whether more imaging studies like an MRI or liver biopsy are advisable depending upon your symptoms or lack of symptoms. ...Read more
Wcapsular distention causes moderate deformity of the cranialfibers ofthe supraspinatus moderate cartilage loss at the acromioclavicular joint meaning?
It sounds like there: is fluid in the joint which is distended. This in turn pushes up on the supraspinatus & deforms it or makes it bow upwards. @ the, level of its attachment @ the humoral head. Mod cart loss @ AC joint means there's arthritis there, or could also B from infection or inflammation. ...Read more
Yes: As you breast feed, your breasts are initially engorged/swollen then soften as the milk is released. If you have a persistent area of swelling, redness in your breast, you may have a mastitis. See your health provider immediately to see if antibiotics are necessary for your condition. ...Read more
What is "localized continuous ulceration, friability and irregular margins of the mucosa with no bleeding noted in the lower third of esophagus" ?
My X-Ray report's Impression states that: soft tissue mass indenting the anterior margin of nasopharynx. Suggestive of adenoid hypertrophy. What's it?
Enlarged adenoids: Adenoid tissue , part of immune system, resides in nasopharynx. Can enlarge and cause mouth breathing, airway obstruction, chronic ear infections and sometimes associated with sinus disease. ,Adenoids and tonsils are sometimes removed if chronic issues impair patients health. ...Read more
What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more
What would cause tenderness to touch in abdominal part of esophagus? In the weird sort of bony area between breasts. History of acid reflux.
Tenderness?: Sounds like you may have chostochondritis an inflammation of the cartilages joining your reibs to your breastbone. This is also called Tse+Tse's Syndrome after the Doctor who described it. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH REFLUX..and in fact YOU CANNOT "FEEL" your esophgas from the outside. Try applying heat and taking Ibuprofen (with milk to avoid aggravating your reflux) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Costochondritis: This is the most likely cause of the symptoms you describe. It is inflammation in the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum or breast bone. Treatment usually involves anti-inflammatory medications and rest, avoiding strenuous activity until symptoms resolve. Cold packs can help reduce swelling. ...Read more
Injury would be the : Foremost cause of this problem. Otherwise a fracture of a weakened bone (called pathological fx) due to any cause, like a cyst, which can occur with slightest of an injury (which normally would not cause a fx). Another possibility could be referred pain from the spine. See your orthopod. ...Read more
Possible infection: There are many possible reasons for this and more information is needed to help guide you. If the skin is hot and red, this could related to a skin infection called cellulitis which normally requires antibiotic treatment. If the symptoms are more internal, it could be related to a urinary tract infection. I would recommend having your medical provider examine you and advise on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meaning of Foci of increased radiotracer uptake anterior left ribs 5th 6th 7th.Clinical history for possible trauma and radiographic correlation.
Bone scan: I assume this is a bone scan. Increased uptake means a site of abnormal increased bone metabolic activity, which is usually a response to trauma, infection, inflammation, or neoplasm. When multiple foci line up along successive ribs, it is almost invariably due to trauma. If it is along the anterior margins of the ribs, it could also be costcochondritis. ...Read more