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How long does pain below sternum associated with chest wall pain last?

How long does pain below sternum associated with chest wall pain last?

Costochondritis: If you have chest wall inflammation (costochondritis) it can take up to 4 weeks. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories can help this. It can be viral in nature and be called the tietze virus. See a physician to rule cardiac problems and get an ekg. ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Lazarus
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Hellp Syndrome (Definition)

HELLP syndrome is named for 3 features of the disease (hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels, and low platelet levels). It is a life-threatening condition that ...Read more


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How long does visual changes associated with hellp syndrome last?

How long does visual changes associated with hellp syndrome last?

Depends on Cause: "hellp" is an abbreviation of three main features of this syndrome: hemolysis elevated liver enzymes low platelet count this condition is a form of pre-eclampsia during childbearing. Visual changes may stem from different causes such as corneal or macular edema which may be more temporary or retinal breaks/detachments which may be more severe and permanent. Best to see your eye md! ...Read more

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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

See below: Actually hellp and preeclampsia really are not associated with swelling - this is still in the old text books, but we do not use swelling as an indication for for hellp or preeclampsia. ...Read more

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How long does hellp syndrome last?

How long does hellp syndrome last?

Depends: That ? Should be directed to your OB and the perinatologist as they know your specific situation, your ? Does not have a general answer so discuss this with them. ...Read more

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If you have hellp syndrome, will pt & ptt be normal or prolonged?

If you have hellp syndrome, will pt & ptt be normal or prolonged?

Normal usually.: Unless your liver has completely shut down (fulminant liver failure with or without liver capsule hematoma) and/or your placenta has abrupted, your coagulation tests aptt/pt/inr should remain normal. Your platelet count and bleeding time may be increased though. Expert care and prompt dleivery are warranted regardless of gestational age. ...Read more

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Pain below sternum after drinking?

Pain below sternum after drinking?

GERD: This type of discomfort typically represents an acid-peptic process such as ulcers or gastroesophageal reflux. As a part of evaluation and treatment, a trial of acid suppression such as with antacids or medicaitons such as prilosec. An evaluation by our physician can also determine if further evaluation is warranted, such as an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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35 yo wife has pain below sternum this pain waxes and wanes over past few days?

35 yo wife has pain below sternum this pain waxes and wanes over past few days?

Below sternum pain: Pain below the sternum as described may be esophageal in nature, & possibly related to spasms of the esophagus muscle. Less likely but certainly concerning would be heart pain--this must be evaluated asap please. Once she is reassured her heart is fine, other considerations then include: esophageal inflammation, mediastinitis, lung & brochial problems, syndrome x, breast disease. Get it checked. ...Read more

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'what does it mean if I have pain below sternum and i''m burping?'

'what does it mean if I have pain below sternum and i''m burping?'

Gastritis: Most likely it seems you have gastric symptoms please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pain Under Breast Bone (Definition)

Chest pain is discomfort or pain that you feel anywhere along the front of your body between your ...Read more