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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?
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
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
Yes: Any rubbing, stretching, or trauma to the rib region can injure these muscles. ...Read more
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
Can costochondritis cause pain where esophugus is located? Where besides the back does it cause pain!?
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
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
What can cause recurring bouts of costochondritis thru life? This pain came back suddenly yesterday, does so for a period of time, every year or so.
Yes, it can come: Back and unfortunately you can not do anything about it other than treat it with nsaid. ...Read more
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
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
Costochondritis. Sitting in certain position when I have to move I have to very slow from the chest pain will it cause whole rib areas hurt?
I have 2-3 major sneezing fits a day, for over 20 years. This has caused costochondritis. It is becoming much worse. What can I do to lessen this?
I have Costochondritis and it's been acting up lately more then ever before. .. I am also a heavy weed smoker. .. Does the weed cause my chest pain?
Weed / costochondrit:
Is it costochondritis and not asthma? Costo you press and feel pain asthma you fell short of breath. Any inhalant can irritate the lung and if you have asthma can exacerbate it. Also there may be impurities since it is not FDA controlled, that are irritating the lung. Try a few days off, also get evaluated for asthma. F/u w/ doc
http://www. Drugabuse. Gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana ...Read more
Can someone have long-term costochondritis and if so is there usually another underlying cause that should be addressed? It feels like my chest (left) pops when I move my arm a certain way.
Yes, not uncommon: Millions of folks suffer from this annoying condition and in a sizable number the condition can become long term. Learning to manage pain with anti inflammatory agents, heat, and avoiding physical movement that may precipitate the pain, are the key elements. ...Read more
Why does scoliosis causes costochondritis sometimes? Is it because the ribs are protruding in the wrong way?
Potentially: Patients with scoliosis do have some degree of an asymmetric trunk rotation (atr) and this can cause some deformity at the ribs as well. This could potentially out you at increased risk for episodes of costochondritis. Don't hesitate to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more
BELOW: Could be caused by coughing or sneezing but not by just having exposure to mold ...Read more
Certainly can: Costochondritis symptoms can relapse from time to time and can last for a few weeks up to a year. Most of the time, routinely taking NSAID medications, such as ibuprofen, will help with the pain. If your current treatment has been tried for 3-4 weeks without any relief, it would be good to be seen again. Otherwise, it is normal to have tenderness and pain even after the symptoms resolved. ...Read more
Is slipping rib syndrome different from Costochondritis? Would xrays show it? I was told its costochondritis but I went cause my ribs cave in like srs
Different: Neither can be seen on Xray as too subtle. Slipped rib syndrome is often a missed diagnosis as it is not taught in many medical schools. See this link (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1150226/). It is more common in people who are 'hyper mobile'. Costochondrotis is an inflammation of the rib/cartilage and is different. It can follow a viral illness https://www. Southerncross. Co.nz/gr ...Read more
Does costochondritis cause sharp/shooting localized pain? Was in ER overnight for similar pain 2wks ago, had stress test/bloodwork & was told I was ok
See an osteopathic: Doctor or a physical therapist. Slipped rib syndrome is also a common cause of pain. The underlying problem most often is mechanical. Inflammation is secondary and treating inflammation with anti-inflammatories does not address the cause. Gentle manual therapy may be all you need. ...Read more
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is a benign inflammation of the cartilage near the sternum. Although it can cause chest pain which may feel as though it is coming from the heart, it does not cause an enlarged heart. If your costochondritis is not resolving, be sure to see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Diagnosed with costochondritis can it effect ribs in back or generally localized to front? Back ribs more sore than front no known cause
It effect the front: Part of the ribs, but the pain could extend to the back. ...Read more
Diagnosed with costochondritis in both chest sides 2 months ago and since had had shortness of breath that comes and goes can costo cause this?
Yes, as well pulmonary hypertension.Costochondritis is a common form of inflammation of the cartilage where ribs attach to the breastbone, the sternum. The inflammation can involve multiple cartilage areas on both sides of the sternum but usually is on one side only.
The causes of costochondritis are not known and may involve several factors. Possible causes include heredity (genetic predisposition), viruses, and trauma (injury).
Costochondritis can be an independent condition by itself or sometimes can be a feature of a more widespread disorder.
Examples of illnesses that can feature costochondritis include fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease).
Costochondritis and Tietze's syndrome are diagnosed based on the typical history of pain localized to the cartilage adjacent to the breastbone as well as the examination findings of tenderness. Swelling is also noted in patients with Tietze's syndrome. Costochondritis can be aggravated by any activity that involves stressing the structures of the front of the chest cage.
It is generally best to minimize these activities until the inflammation of the rib and cartilage areas has subsided. Rest, anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and cortisone injections have been used as therapy for the inflamed, painful cartilage of both costochondritis and Tietze's syndrome. Ice packs applied to local swelling can sometimes help to reduce pain and inflammation. Local lidocaine analgesic patch (Lidoderm) application can reduce pain ...Read more
What can cause recurring bouts of costochondritis thru life? This pain came back suddenly yesterday, does so every year or so. Sternum very tender.
Suspect fibromyalgia: I suspect that this is fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia causes widespread Musculoskeletal pain and pain along the chest wall and the sternum even cause costochondritis. It is also known as tietz-tietztsyndrome can occur in the setting. You need to have your physician evaluate you and have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Possibly Yes: A hard blow to chest can cause an acute injury and resultant inflammation to the chest wall, giving rise to same symptoms as in costochondritis, (CC) which in mist cases doesn't have an apparent cause. Follow up visit with his doctor is advisable in light of his underlying Kawasaki's disease, although no special tests or treatment is needed in most cases of CC. Rest and OTC pain meds should work. ...Read more
I notice I get palpitations when I feel the pressure from costochondritis. Can that cause heart palpitations?
Many things can: Heart palpitation is the symptom of an acute awareness of your heart beating. This can be described as beating hard, fast or abnormally. Many things can cause this, from abnormalities in the conduction system, anxiety, irritation on/around the heart or problems with delivering oxygen to heart tissue. Anytime it is coupled with chest pressure, you should have it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
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