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Will an MRI show chostochondritis? I think I tore somthing in the chest. Have had it now for 8 weeks.

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

Dr. Mark Pack
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Mri (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in both ribs, mostly left side. Pressure increase these symptoms. Had a MRI heart is normal. Costochodritis?

Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in both ribs, mostly left side. Pressure increase these symptoms. Had a MRI heart is normal. Costochodritis?

Most likely: If Asthma has been rules out, costochondtritis is more likely. The condition is common in young females. You can use OTC anti inflammatory meds to relieve ain intermittently. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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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

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

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Can costochondritis make u feel sob?

Can costochondritis make u feel sob?

Possibly: Costochondritis is inflammation of the chest wall and ribs. So deep inspiration can cause pain. Regular breathing should not be as painful. However, real shortness of breath can be caused by lung or heart issues. These should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat costochondritis pain?

Costochondritis: The best is to take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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How can I treat or treat costochondritis?

How can I treat or treat costochondritis?

NSAIDs: Costochondritis is felt to be an inflammatory process involving the junction between the cartilage and bone part of a rib. It's is traditionally treated with anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have costochondritis?

How will I know if I have costochondritis?

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

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What are some ways to treat costochondritis?

NSAIDS: The most common way is to start with nsaids (if you are not allergic and can tolerate). Another way for more "resistant" cases is injections (steroids most commonly). This is very general...Like anything in medicine, the treatment depends on the cause of the condition. ...Read more

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What to do if I have costochondritis, please help!?

What to do if I have costochondritis, please help!?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Costochondritis?

Inflammation: Costochondritis is 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 anterior chest wall pain. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC cure for costochondritis pain?

Is there an OTC cure for costochondritis pain?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of the cartilage that connects your breastbone to your ribs. It can be effectively treated with nsaids, such as Ibuprofen (advil) or naprosyn (naproxen) (aleve). Application of ice may be helpful at relieving symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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How are costochondritis and Crohn's disease different?

How are costochondritis and Crohn's disease different?

Inflammationlocation: Costochondiritis is inflammation of the cartilage between your ribs and sternum (bone in the middle of your chest) and crohn's disease is inflammation of your large intestine. ...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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How do I get rid of costochondritis?

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

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What's the treatment for costochondritis?

NSAIDs: A common treatment is Ibuprofen which treats the inflammation that causes the pain. ...Read more

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Is costochondritis a problem of the lungs?

Is costochondritis a problem of the lungs?

No: It is a musculoskeletal condition where there is pain in the chest wall due to inflammation of the cartilage at the end of the ribs where they insert into the sternum (breastbone). This does not involve the lungs. ...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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Willsmoking cannabis make costochondritis worse?

Willsmoking cannabis make costochondritis worse?

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

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Does costochondritis cause discomfort when running?

Potentially: Costochondritis can cause discomfort when running due to having to take deeper breathes with exercise. ...Read more

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Is pain on my ribs the same thing as costochondritis?

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

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Need legit info about costochondritis and treatments?

Need legit info about costochondritis and treatments?

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

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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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How effective are cortisone injections for costochondritis?

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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Does anesthesia affect patients with costochondritis differently?

Does anesthesia affect patients with costochondritis differently?

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

Dr. Christopher Piller
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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