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Hardening Of Cartilage In Rib Cage
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Need chest xray: They could be several reason for pain in the rib, from trauma, metabolic, tumor, inflamatory, infectious, perhaps intraabominal or intrathoraxic pathology.Need a lot more detatails about this pain characteristics.Recomended to seeyour fp and chest x-ray.May need more diagnostic testing such as ct scan and or bone scan. ...Read more
More details?: Chest pain is always of concern although at your age, I would focus more on some muscular sprain. However cardiac disease , reflux disease can also cause chest pain. If the problem persists, see a doctor. This should not be ignored especially if you have a strong family history of heart disease in the family. ...Read more
Nobody knows: No one can tell you for sure without a biopsy. First, it would be important to know how big the lump is, how long it has been there, and whether it has changed in size or not over time. Any personal or family history of breast cancer would also be important to know. A fine needle or core biopsy of the lump will make the diagnosis, but before that, a mammogram would be recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 minute prickling/burning pain. Left side of upper rib cage under breast & pain in the bottom of left breast . Constant worry of cardiac issue.
Yes: See your doctor to rule out cardio problems. ...Read more
More info: need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/through the middle. There are some dangerous causes so if symptoms worsen change or fail to improve you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
Anatomy: The esophagus and stomach. Why? Is something happening or wrong? ...Read more
Can costochondritis / inflammation cause left flank and pain at/near bottom rib or is it limited to the sternum/upper rib area?
No: The usual cause of superficial lump is lypoma, bony growth or neuroma. A lypoma is usually painless, freely mobile, and remains stable over time. Bone spur is hard, fixed and tender on palpation. Neuroma may or may not painful but usually fixed. Just monitor for changes in size, superficial ulceration, changes in color and if any suspicious change talk to your PCP. ...Read more
One of my lower ribs sticks out a little in front of the stomach.No pain.Maybe from an old gymnastics injury.Maybe cartilage growth or split rib cage?
Ribs: It could be any of these things but I suggest that none of them should cause you any problem ...Read more
Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes of rib pain from xiphoid process to the right side along ribs. Definitely rib pain the dr said?
Talk to MD: The nerves from you spine travel along the edge of the ribs to the xyphoid process, so any inflammation or irritation of the nerve at that level will feel like pain along the distribution of that nerve. Keep in touch with md to make sure nothing else is going on, but the rib pain diagnosis seems accurate based on this information. ...Read more
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