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Doctor insights on: Inflammation Of Cartilage Between Ribs And Breastbone

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What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

Activity: Known as costochondritis. Can come on with increased activity. Some people prone. Don't think there is anything to do to prevent. ...Read more

Cartilage (Definition)

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


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Inflammation of the ribs and dizziness?

Need more info: See a doctor and provide a full history and undergo an exam. Cannot diagnose this over the internet. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis / inflammation cause left flank and pain at/near bottom rib or is it limited to the sternum/upper rib area?

Can costochondritis / inflammation cause left flank and pain at/near bottom rib or is it limited to the sternum/upper rib area?

Costrochondritis: Costco chondrites typically afflicts the stern all region though other forms of inflammation can involve ribs more posteriorly in the flank area. If this is not improving or remains persistent seek physician evaluation. ...Read more

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Costochondritis: can it cause swelling of the organs underneath the ribs?

Costochondritis: can it cause swelling of the organs underneath the ribs?

Costochondritis : Most of the time it is a localized condition. Only in severe cases it can cause inflammation of the pleura adjacent to it. ...Read more

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Will an xray of the rib cage appear different between bruised&fractured ribs and what would the difference be? Can xray show organ damage?

Will an xray of the rib cage appear different between bruised&fractured ribs and what would the difference be? Can xray show organ damage?

Yes and no: An x-ray can show a fracture of the ribs but will not show a bruise. However, rib fractures can be hard to see and may be missed. Which organ are you referring to? Organ damage is hard to see on x-ray depending on the organ. Lung damage can be seen but you will need a CT scan with Contrast to see Liver, spleen or kidney damage. ...Read more

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Left side chest pain all the time from several days. Pain can be pinpointed between the joint of rib and the sternum. Chest squeeze/long breath =pain.

Left side chest pain all the time from several days. Pain can be pinpointed between the joint of rib and the sternum. Chest squeeze/long breath =pain.

Chest wall pain: Hi, if this chest pain is not brought on by exertion (walking, running, exercise) and is there all the time with movement of your torso or pushing on a specific spot with your finger, it is most likely a chest wall pain/costochondritis. Consider warm or cold compress, and taking ibuprofen like medication may help. ...Read more

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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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Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

GERD,ULCer & more.: These r a few common causes, also gastritis, esophageal diverticulum. U need 2 b cn buy a gastroenterologist . 2 avoid serious complications. Get in 4 an evaluation ...Read more

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What's the name of an inflammation of the muscles near your rib cage?

What's the name of an inflammation of the muscles near your rib cage?

Costochondritis: Pain/inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall (specifically where the ribs attach to the breastbone) is called 'costochondritis'. 'tietze's syndrome' is another term for pain originating from the ribs/cartilage. ...Read more

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Pain in the rib wall where the rib cage makes a corner?

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

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Pain on upper rightside of chest behind the breastbone, between top breast and collarbone like a burn when moving in certain positions or deep inhale?

Pain on upper rightside of chest behind the breastbone, between top breast and collarbone like a burn when moving in certain positions or deep inhale?

See below: If it hurts when you move your arms against resistance without moving your body the pain is musculoskeletal. Otherwise it sound like esophageal pain. Take milk and Prilosec. If the pain is relieved, avoid alcohol and spicy foods until it resolves. If it stays or recurs, see your MD. Reflux (GERD) may be a factor ...Read more

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What causes both upper flank areas to swelli around where the rib cage & breast bone meets?

What causes both upper flank  areas to swelli around where the rib cage & breast bone meets?

Costochondritis: This is the most likely cause of the symptoms you describe. It is inflammation in the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum or breast bone. Treatment usually involves anti-inflammatory medications and rest, avoiding strenuous activity until symptoms resolve. Cold packs can help reduce swelling. ...Read more

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Can liver inflammation cause chest wall pain localized on the last rib on both sides just above the abdomen?

Can liver inflammation cause chest wall pain localized on the last rib on both sides just above the abdomen?

Possible: This can happen with irritation of the diaphragm from something taking place within the abdomen, but would not make that assumption without being examined and assessed by a professional. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Lump on rib cage just under collar bone in the middle of chest?

Lump on rib cage just under collar bone in the middle of chest?

Impossible to: tell just by this description. Soft tissue mass in this area is most likely lipoma, but it could be abnormally enlarged lymph node caused by infection or tumor. Have your doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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What causes pain under right rib cage in back? The pain is including the ribs.

Long list: Any change in whites of eyes? Dark urine? Can be hepatitis, rib issue, pleurisy.. See a doctor if this is not very short term or getting worse. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more