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Is costochondritis a problem of the lungs?

Is costochondritis a problem of the lungs?

No: It is a musculoskeletal condition where there is pain in the chest wall due to inflammation of the cartilage at the end of the ribs where they insert into the sternum (breastbone). This does not involve the lungs. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Hi, i've been having a small pain under my right breast (male) and, i've read up and people say it's a collapsed lung or costochondritis, do you know?

Hi, i've been having a small pain under my right breast (male) and, i've read up and people say it's a collapsed lung or costochondritis, do you know?

You are correct: You are correct that both of these conditions can give you chest pains - non cardiac, but usually they are located in different place and they stronger. Possibly you have muscular pain due to pulled muscle. ...Read more

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Costochondritis for a month.Have had heart,lungs and blood clots ruled out.On Motrin and ativan (lorazepam).Been having weird head pains for a week is it the meds?

Costochondritis for a month.Have had heart,lungs and blood clots ruled out.On Motrin and ativan (lorazepam).Been having weird head pains for a week is it the meds?

Motrin: Yes. Sometimes antiinflammatories can cause these side effects. Make sure you are taking the correct dose and check with your doctor. You may have to change this medication. ...Read more

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I have pain in left side of chest. I smoked weed for around 3 years but stopped, i'm 22 now.Could it be chostochondritis?Lung cancer or something else?

I have pain in left side of chest. I smoked weed for around 3 years but stopped, i'm 22 now.Could it be chostochondritis?Lung cancer or something else?

Yes: Could be anything! cancer is not the first thing i would think of but you require a proper physical exam and appropriate diagnostic studies to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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If we can breathe thousands of times a day without feeling any problems, why do some people get costochondritis?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is a common cause of chest wall pain, although the cause isn't always clear, in fact sometimes after a thorough history i still cannot determine the cause. Sometimes there is a clear cause - someone has a respiratory infection and has been coughing, or an athlete has been exerting him/herself wt lifting or direct trauma from a contact sport. See your dr to confirm the diagnosis! ...Read more

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Costochondritis is there anyway to diagnose it properly I have no heart problems but the pain makes my back and shoulders hurt what can I do help?

US gall bladder: If you have costochondritis and you are on medication, we need to see if you have gall bladder stones which can cause these symptoms too. If your gall bladder is normal and pain persists, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with costochondritis. normal ECG bloodwork xray but still fear the pain is something more serious.I am a20 y/o male no past health problems ?

Diagnosed with costochondritis. normal ECG bloodwork xray but still fear the pain is something more serious.I am a20 y/o male no past health problems
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Chest pain: Hi, at healthy adult ur age the most common cause of the pain in the chest pain is inflammation of muscles, bones and cartilage in chest wall, trust ur treating doctor and go on with ur life, Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Piller
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Costochondritis (Definition)

Costochondritis is a condition of rib cartilage inflammation. This can cause chest pain, especially when ...Read more