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Doctor insights on: Inflammation Of Cartilage Between Ribs And Breastbone

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
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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?

Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
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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?

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

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Philip Miller
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I have a pain in my breastbone which is also around in the top of my ribs both sides what could it be ?

Dr. Philip Miller
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I have a pain in my breastbone which is also around in the top of my ribs both sides what could it be ?

Possible costochondr: You ust be examined and have your chest palpated by your physician. This may be an inflammation of the chest wall or rib cartilages. You may need a chest xray for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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The area around my r 6&7 rib - the costal cartilage feels like friction or something crackling there, is it "normal "?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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The area around my r 6&7 rib - the costal cartilage feels like friction or something crackling there, is it "normal "?

No It is not: Costochondritis is the most common cause of chest pain originating in the chest wall. Symptoms include: pain and tenderness in the locations where your ribs attach to your breastbone .Often sharp pain, though also dull and gnawing pain location often on left side of breastbone, but possible on either side of chest , pain when taking deep breaths, pain when coughing, difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Dr. Michele Arnold
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What's the name of an inflammation of the muscles near your rib cage?

Dr. Michele Arnold
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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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Dr. Forrest Jones
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2w later pain in the coastal cartilage/false ribs area when pressed, laughing, coughing. What could this be?

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2w later pain in the coastal cartilage/false ribs area when pressed, laughing, coughing. What could this be?

Costochondritis: You probably have an inflammation in your rib called costochondritis. This will only occur on one side, is relieved by OTC pain medications, & usually goes away by itself. Did you have a recent viral infection, fall, injury or strain? These things can cause this condition. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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How can you tell if you have a cracked or fractured rib and not just the cartilage pains?

Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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How can you tell if you have a cracked or fractured rib and not just the cartilage pains?

See a doctor: Really an x-ray or ct scan are the best for this. Both can hurt for months really. ...Read more

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Dr. Jessica Allan
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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?

Dr. Jessica Allan
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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?

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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Dr. Walter Husar
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I believe I have suffered a costachondral separation (rib 8, 9, 10), moving around irt causes discomfort. Will the cartilage regeneration during healing?

Dr. Walter Husar
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Costochondritis: What are you describe is an inflammation of the costal cartilage, rather than tear or separation and will slowly heal by itself, judicious of use of non-steroidal medication helps the discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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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

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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

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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