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Doctor insights on: Inflammation Of Cartilage Between Ribs And Breastbone

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Will 3t MRI be more effective in finding cartilage inflammation in chest and neck, or am I fine with 1.5 t? Any considerable differences? Any safety concerns between 1.5 t and 3t?

Will 3t MRI be more effective in finding cartilage inflammation in chest and neck, or am I fine with 1.5 t? Any considerable differences? Any safety concerns between 1.5 t and 3t?

3T: For cartilage abnormalities, 3t imaging is great due to it's resolution capabilities, but still the imaging is dependent on the protocols set on each machine. I would trust the radiologist recommendation for which machine to use for your ailment. ...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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Hurt chest surfing, 6/7th rib, closer to the cartilage/sternum. Let it rest for 5 weeks, was better, but pain returned, worse lying down. What is it?

Hurt chest surfing, 6/7th rib, closer to the cartilage/sternum. Let it rest for 5 weeks, was better, but pain returned, worse lying down. What is it?

Fracture?: You may have broken your ribs. You need to rest for at least 6 weeks. It may take up to a few months in order for the ribs to sufficiently heal in order to surf again.
Followup with a doctor if the pain continues. ...Read more

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Right side rib pain radiating to chest over a month. Cannot sleep on right side xray showed calcified cartilage in ribs? I have hashimotos

Right side rib pain radiating to chest over a month. Cannot sleep on right side xray showed calcified cartilage in ribs? I have hashimotos

Costochondritis?: Costochondritis is an inflammation of one or more of the joints that connect the ribs to the breast bone. The pain tends to radiate along the nerve (s) that travel with the rib (s). It can be tender to the touch and painful with movement of the arm or compression & expansion of the chest wall. It's usually treated with anti-inflammatories, ice and relative rest. It's NOT caused by Hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Have had on and off chest pain. Been told it's inflamed rib joint cartilage. Now have a persistent cough with no cause for the past few weeks.

Chest pain: Your cough needs to be evaluated. .. Sometimes GERD or acid reflux disease will cause heartburn and may course chronic cough due to exposure of acid to upper respiratory tract. .. Also we must exclude other causes of cough such as asthma, allergies etc. .. If this continues I suggest a PCP visit and some basic work up including chest X-eat and possibly trial of PPI such as Protonix (pantoprazole) to see changes ...Read more

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I fractured chest wall cartilage, what to do?

I fractured chest wall cartilage, what to do?

Conservative: Basically you will need rest, anti inflammatory medications, and possibly use of a rib belt. It can take 3-6 months for healing.

good luck ...Read more

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Can I take omeprazole for chest inflammation?

Can I take omeprazole for chest inflammation?

No: Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor to treat gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. Will decrease the acidity production of your stomach. Do you have history of sjs or are you in the hospital for that? Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fractured chest wall cartilage?

What to do if I have fractured chest wall cartilage?

Generally nothing --: Except pain meds and support bandage and to support the chest wall when coughing/sneezing, or doing any sudden movements to minimize the pain and discomfort.
I would suggest you see your PCP or a surgeon to ensure you have no underlying injury to the Lungs, trachea, major vessels and the heart, diaphragm, have any associated injuries to other parts of the body.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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I constantly have chest phloem. Why? Is it the inflammation from asthma?

I constantly have chest phloem. Why? Is it the inflammation from asthma?

It may be: Inflammation form asthma nay cause a reactive airway disease manifestation of mucus/phlegm build up. Allergies, smoking, and possible infectious processes can also predispose one to phlegm production. If troublesome, seek medical attention for treatment options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 22 yr. Male, I am experiencing a squeezing and crushing sensation in my upper left chest (around 2nd costal cartilage) when eating food.?

I am 22 yr. Male, I am experiencing a squeezing and crushing sensation in my upper left chest (around 2nd costal cartilage) when eating food.?

FirstCheckYourDiet: If you were older I'd suggest you go get yourself checked ASAP because those kinds of discomforts could be due to a heart problem. Much less likely at your age but not impossible. Because it's when you are eating (or after?) I'd first try and see if it is something specific I'm eating that is the cause, The acid from your stomach could be coming back up. So if this persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Chest keeps popping I don't know why went to the doctor and they said, y chest was inflamed is the anything that can make the inflammation go away?

Chest keeps popping I don't know why went to the doctor and they said, y chest was inflamed is the anything that can make the inflammation go away?

NSAID'S / DICLOFENAC: Dear pka,
if your physician examined you and perfomed a complete chest evaluation (maybe including chest xray), and diagnosed you with "inflammation", it is necessary to revisit him/her to find out what is causing the inflammation in the chest. Is it the chest wall that is inflammed or is it something inside the chest proper that is inflammed. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed 15mg of melixicam for chest inflammation. After reading the reviews from people, I'm terrified about being on it. Is it safe?

Costochondritis: Often, costochondritis goes away without treatment.

Over-the-counter medicines to ease pain include:

●Pain-relieving creams that have capsaicin or salicylates in them
●Pain-relieving pills such as acetaminophen (sample brand name: Tylenol) or ibuprofen (sample brand name: Advil).
Your doctor might prescribe medicines that ease pain, including Meloxicam. ...Read more

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Can EKG or ECG show chest inflammation?

Can EKG or ECG show chest inflammation?

No: An ECG monitors the electrical impulses/conduction of the heart. It does not monitor or diagnose chest inflammation. There are many organs/tissues within the thoracic cavity, so I'm not sure what you mean by chest inflammation. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between heart attack pain and chest inflammation?

I want to know what is the difference between heart attack pain and chest inflammation?

Can overlap: Heartburn is esophagitis, gastritis, reflux and related to diet, timing, bending over, regurgitation,
better with antacids, GI meds Prilosec etc. Sometimes belching.
Tends to be front and neck and " burning"!

angina and heart attack tend to be pressure, squeeze, and sweaty, clammy, fearful- anxiety provoking fear of death! ...Read more

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I was presribed predisone for my skin inflammation however, im still getting over a serious chest cold. When should I start taking the medication?

I was presribed predisone for my skin inflammation however, im still getting over a serious chest cold. When should I start taking the medication?

As prescribed: Yes you should start taking the meds. As prescribed as the prescribing doctor must know that you are recovering from chest cold, no relations.. ...Read more

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I have had intermittent pain in my neck, chest and arm for over a year. I had a thermagram that showed inflammation. What could be causing the pain?

Many things: Wide spread inflammation is usually associated with autoimmune disorders. The circumstances you described, fibromyalgia is a likely diagnosis. A year is too long to wait while having pain. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Taking omeprazole every 12hrs for chest inflammation for a week and no change prescribed by a dr?

Taking omeprazole every 12hrs for chest inflammation for a week and no change prescribed by a dr?

Omeprazole for GERD: Omeprazole is used for gastro esophageal reflux as it cuts down the acid production. It is not a medicine for chest inflammation.Your doctor is treating you for acid regurgitation which can sometime cause cough and congestion. If you are not doing better, I will make another appt to see the doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel inflammation or referred pain in right side of chest from gallbladder? Feels heavy. No stones just low function

Is it possible to feel inflammation or referred pain in right side of chest from gallbladder? Feels heavy. No stones just low function

Gallbladder symptoms: Nerves to the gallbladder can give pain in upper abdomen, lower chest, or sometimes in the right shoulder. If you have had ultrasound or other gallbladder test (often hida scan is done) and have continuing symptoms, it is reasonable to ask your doctor to refer you to a surgeon.

Gall bladder removal is commonly done, and most people do well with it. ...Read more

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I'm 27 and all the doc I've seen said I have Costoch something to do with chest bone and cartilage. I've taken meds for a month and isn't better help?

I'm 27 and all the doc I've seen said I have Costoch something to do with chest bone and cartilage. I've taken meds for a month and isn't better help?

Costoch: Have not heard of disease called costoch. Perhaps this is an abbreviation for costochonditis. Please give more information so we can help you. ...Read more

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Chest pain because of possible inflammation. What can be done?

Chest pain: First a diagnosis of cause needs to be made. If due to non infectious inflammation, anti inflammatory drugs can be tried. ...Read more

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Can stomach inflammation cause a pain in the chest and throat?

Yes: Stomach inflammation will increase the acid in your stomach and if it is associated with reflux you could end up with pain in the chest and throat
sleep with your head up, avoid late meal or snacks, avoid spicy and greasy food and take anti acid in addition to the medicine that has been prescribed to you for your inflamed stomach ...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