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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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