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Costochondritis (Definition)

A medical term to describe an inflammatory condition that occurs in the junction of the cartilage and the bone portions of a long bone. It is most commonly used to describe these changes in the ribs, which is a cause of ...Read more


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I have had heart palpitations for 3 days now with mild discomfort I was diagnosed with costochondritis in 2013 can this cause palpitations?

I have had heart palpitations for 3 days now with mild discomfort I was diagnosed with costochondritis in 2013 can this cause palpitations?

No: Costochondritis is not a cause of palpitations. Chest pain/discomfort with palpitations should should be evaluated for alternative causes. Heart rhythm problems may or may not be the cause of the chest symptoms. Best is to see a doctor for formal evaluation and since symptoms are ongoing, , would consider this evaluation to be done promptly. ...Read more

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Have gerd, costochondritis symptoms are burning throat like something is stuck and chest discomfort, med not working great Nexium (esomeprazole) and Pepcid any sugg?

Have gerd, costochondritis symptoms are burning throat like something is stuck and chest discomfort,  med not working great Nexium (esomeprazole) and Pepcid any sugg?

?endoscopy: Gerd can burning in throat and chest discomfort as well as causing food to get caught in esophagus. Costochondritis is inflammation of junction of ribs with cartilage in front of chest along the side of sternum. Usually tenderness to touch and pain with movement but not burning in throat. You need to see G-I doctor since meds not working. You may need someone to look down the esophagus. ...Read more

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Can low vit d levels cause costochondritis?

Can low vit d levels cause costochondritis?

Costochondritis: The cause of costochondritis is not fully understood but is thought to be secondary to overuse, trauma, and possibly a recent upper respiratory infection. There is no clear association with vitamin d levels. ...Read more

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Could a sternal rub potentially cause costochondritis?

Could a sternal rub potentially cause costochondritis?

Yes: Any rubbing, stretching, or trauma to the rib region can injure these muscles. ...Read more

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I am wondering which autoimmune illnesses can cause costochondritis?

I am wondering which autoimmune illnesses can cause costochondritis?

CAN BE BY ITSELF: Costochondritis can simply be mild inflammation of the tissue between ribs and may be not be associated with ant other disease and this would be the most common cause. Trauma can cause the inflammation by simply lifting something heavy. Rarely, it could be associated with other illnesses such as rheumatoid or lupus. However costochondritis is not typically the 1st problem of those illnesses. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis cause pain where esophugus is located ? Where besides the back does it cause pain !?

Can costochondritis cause pain where esophugus is located ? Where besides the back does it cause pain !?

Chest pain: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage in between various ribs. It can be caused by trauma or an infection. Physical examination will reveal marked tenderness in an intercostal region. Costochondritis typically causes pain the front of the rib cage. ...Read more

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Can HIV cause costochondritis?

Costochondritis: Is a medical term for what people in general think of as muscle/joint strain/pain in the chest wall or rib areas. Anything that causes chest to expand a lot, such as prolonged cough(bronchitis), upper body wgt lifting, swimming, among other activities, can cause costochondritis.Hiv isn't a direct cause, but may weaken one's immune system, so that one may get a lung infection that strains chest muscles. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis cause nausea?

Can costochondritis cause nausea?

May be !!: If you have severe pain from it you may get nausea or if you are taking pain medications for it that also may cause nausea. There is no direct correlation. ...Read more

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Does costochondritis cause nausea?

Does costochondritis cause nausea?

Not directly: It is inflammation of the cartilage between ribs in the chest wall or rib cage. It is treated with anti inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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Can sleeping incorrectly cause costochondritis?

Unlikely: This is unlikely, unless you are sleeping in a way to place direct irritating pressure to the costochondral area. ...Read more

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Costochondritis: can it cause swelling of the organs underneath the ribs?

Costochondritis : Most of the time it is a localized condition. Only in severe cases it can cause inflammation of the pleura adjacent to it. ...Read more

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I need info on causes of costochondritis?

Pain rib/cartilage: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone-sternum. Common causes are : injury & coughing and rare causes: rheumatoid arthritis, infection, & tumor. Costochondritis occurs most often in women and in people older than 40. See also http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/costochondritis/ds00626. ...Read more

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What would cause recurring costochondritis?

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 prone to subsequent injuries easier than the rest of the ribs. ...Read more

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Can swelling from costochondritis cause stretch marks?

Can swelling from costochondritis cause stretch marks?

No: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Does costochondritis cause tightness of the chest?

Does costochondritis cause tightness of the chest?

Definitely maybe: While it more typically causes "sharp", muscular-like pain that is well-localized to the affected rib, costochondritis sometimes can feel more like a tightness. A sometimes helpful clue is if the symptom is accentuated by deep breathing. Due to the normal expansion of the rib cage with deep inspiration, costochondritis pain can increase, whereas tightness due to blocked arteries usually will not. ...Read more

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What causes costochondritis other than chest trauma?

What causes costochondritis other than chest trauma?

Multiple causes:: Trauma being one that you mentioned; Others include: Inflammation from any reason; Infection, like Viral, bacterial, etc; Idiopathic, where no cause can be found for it. I believe a number of mechanisms work together and in most cases no particular cause can be identified. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis cause side pain like pain on my side ribs ?

Can costochondritis cause side pain like pain on my side ribs ?

Yes: The pain could be muscular or related to cartilage. However if the pain has been ongoing for a while it needs further imaging and evaluation by your doctor. See this link: http://www.healthline.com/health/costochondritis ...Read more

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