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Does Costochondritis Show On An Mri
Will an MRI show chostochondritis? I think I tore somthing in the chest. Have had it now for 8 weeks.
Not likely: No. An MRI is generally not helpful. A Rx that works but is not often tried is to wear a rib belt to decrease pain by limiting chest expansion just enough to help the injury resolve quicker! Sometimes a direct injection at the most painful area with a steroid and a Caine will also hasten recovery. ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
42y/o m. I have chronic chest pains, had all possible cardiac tests, all negative. Mri -, what could it be. R/o gastro prob and costacondritis. 10yr?
Any other symptoms?: I am assuming you are not asthmatic. I see you know a good deal of the differential diagnosis. There is a subset of patients with negative gastroduodenoscopy (egd) that may have esophageal spasm. A specialized study that measure pressures at the esophagus can be diagnostic. Also anxiety disorders/psychosomatic should be in the differential. Connective tissue diseases/ myopathy also possibilities. ...Read more
Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in both ribs, mostly left side. Pressure increase these symptoms. Had a MRI heart is normal. Costochodritis?
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
Diagnosis of...: ...Exclusion. Symptoms of costochondritis are from chest wall pain, which can be hard to distinguish from those of more serious conditions (heart, lung, blood clots). Doctors first "rule out" these other conditions. If your symptoms and the doctors findings while examining you support the diagnosis of costochondritis, there is your answer. Treatment is anti-inflammatory measures & pain relief. ...Read more
Varies: Costochondritis is an inflmayltory condotion of the ribs where the bone and cartilage art of the rib join. Rest and anti inflammatories are the gold standard for it; and it will usually resolve on its own at some point as well. Would certainly want to be checked to make sure it is not a heart or lung problem. ...Read more
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
Medicine and time: It is an inflammation of where the ribs connect to the sternum. Anti-inflammartory medicines like Aspirin or Motrin can often help. So time costochondritis is part of a larger underlying condition like rheumatoid arthritis. It it persists more than a week see your doc. ...Read more
Probably not: Smoking cannabis can make a lot of other things about you worse -- like your coordination, perceptions, thinking & problem solving, learning, memory, fertility, immune system activity, etc. But it will probably not make costochondritis worse. It may make you less aware of it, but it will also not heal it. ...Read more
It could be: .Costochondritis is an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone, or sternum. The condition causes localized chest pain that you can reproduce by pushing on the cartilage in the front of your ribcage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condittin. ...Read more
Rib/breastbone joint: Costochondritis is pain in the joints where your ribs meet your breastbone. Causes: heavy lifting or intense exercise; any illness with lots of coughing/sneezing; blow to your chest. Local treatments include creams [over the counter capsaicin, Aspirin or rx diclofenac], Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen or prescription pain relievers. Gentle stretching or heating pads may also help. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: I would recommend taking an anti-inflammatory by mouth over a steroid injection. Costochondritis is inflammation of the muscle between the ribs. Underneath that sits the lung. An injection given to deep can puncture the lung and cause breathing problems. I would recommend an anti-inflammatory medication by mouth to treat instead of an injection. ...Read more
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Probably Not: Unless the cause for costochondritis was chest trauma, infection, or some other confounding or metabolic condition, there should be little concern for how anesthesia might affect you. Because the concerns behind your question should be addressed more specifically, i'd suggest speaking directly to your anesthesiology care provider for a more in-depth consultation. ...Read more
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