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Pain Behind Xiphoid Process
Chest pain?: Your xyphoid process is under your sternum and in the middle of your chest, so radiaition to your shuolder could be simple heart burn or could be cardiac related. See your dr. To get an evaluation and a proper diagnosis for any necessary treatment (and to assure it is not your heart). ...Read more
For 3 yrs I have been having a gnawing pain in my upper abdomen right behind the xiphoid process area. It radiates to my back and have lost 20 lbs over the last few yrs. It seems to be the worst in the morning after I wake up and a little better in the
See your doctor: You definitely need some testing done, would suggest an ultrasound and blood work including a standard set of blood test. Major possibilities include Gallbladder, pancreas or stomach ulcers. The above test will point the way to further investigations. ...Read more
Laying down on side I've had horrible pain where the xiphoid process is. Excruciating. What makes this so painful?
1: Chondritis/Costchondritis of the X process or adjacent ribs;
2: Adjacent structures: Lungs= pneumonia or pleurisy;
Heart: Angina or pericarditis;
Stomach: gastritis, esophagitis, hiatal hernia;
Gall bladder infection/inflammation;
3: Referred pain from the spine due to a disc lesion or spinal stenosis. ...Read more
I noticed pain a couple of days ago when I touched the xiphoid process it is actually quite painful. It hurts if I sit a certain way as well. Why?
Have worked out and lost 110 lbs and just noticed my xiphoid-process sticks out little bit more, under my left peck. No pain, but saw it and curious?
Xiphoid prominent: Loss of 110 lbs (congratulations) on way to have ' six pack ' abdominal wall, xyphoid will get prominent due to loss of fat, don't worry, just tone up ...Read more
I have swollen extremly painful fo touch or bending forward xiphoid process. 4 years plus duration. Help.
Hard: You would require asharp blow to the lower chest an fracture a small thin bone held by ligaments. Its more likely to bend and strain the ligaments then to fracture ...Read more
See below: Xiphoidalgia (xiphoidynia) is a relatively rare syndrome that is characterized by localized discomfort and tenderness over the xiphoid process of the sternum. Symptoms are often aggravated by eating a heavy meal or bending or twisting movements; they may also be associated with heavy work or a cough. Analgesics or a local injection may help. ...Read more
Xiphoid: The xiphoid process is a cartilage at the bottom of the sternum and as such can become tender or irritated. However it shouldn't cause waves of discomfort in other areas of the abdomen as the tenderness is well localized to the end it the sternum. If you're experiencing frequent abdominal discomfort and tenderness in the actual abdomen, you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Can your xiphoid process puncture anything or cause internal bleeding if stretched the wrong way?
I have a weird bubble type sensation around my Xiphoid Process. I am 20 years old and it lasts about a minute each time and comes and goes.?
What is there?: At the level of the xyphoid process is the lower esophagus, upper stomach, mid-pancreas, transverse colon. Likely esophageal spasm due to fleeting nature. Could be "gas" in the top of the stomach or the transverse colon. Something medically important will last and last and tend to worsen over time. I would give this time and if persists, changes, worsens, seek care from primary doctor. ...Read more
I can feel a lump about the size of a quarter below my xiphoid process. There's no pain and I have no other symptoms. Should I be concerned seriously?
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
I've had persistent pain near my xiphoid process for a few months. I was previously diagnosed with costochondritus. Could this be related?
I am suffering from a sharp pain on the right side of my chest from last 6 months. The pain is just above the xiphoid process toward the right. Help!
Pain in the xiphoid process when exercising most critical during sports like soccer that includes lot's of constant running? Jogging and stoping
Xiphoid pain: While you are young to be concern, but I think you see your primary care physician. ...Read more
Hard to explain but I feel like I can move something in the middle of my chest like below my xiphoid process with my finger...some pressure also.
Sudden onset: pain radiating out from xiphoid process with back pain at same level and towards shoulders. What might cause this? History back spasms
Various causes: Acute pain in the pit of the stomach with back and shoulder radiation could be due to gastritis, pylorospasm, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, gall bladder problems, etc. Xiphoid or sternal inflammation or pinched nerve in the rib cage are less likely. If you have abdominal tenderness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension or persistent pain, see your physician. ...Read more
I have sharp pain with applied pressure to the left of the xiphoid process, also feel something moving in there from stretching forward and backwards.
If the pain can be reproduced by externally applied direct pressure this pain is most likely musculoskeletal pain.
Costochondritis or muscular strain/sprain.
The treatment is generally supportive.
Topically applied heat/cold; massage; oral analgesics. Sometimes local injection is very helpful. ...Read more
My xiphoid process is very tender to the touch. Been that way for a year or so. There has been no impact, gal bladder or any other issues! What's wrong?
Costochondritis?: Could just be an inflammatory process of unknown cause that is responsible for your symptoms. Ask your doctor if a course of anti-inflammatory medication is appropriate. It doesn't sound dangerous. Also, make sure to get a good physical exam from your doctor as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I get a sharp pain by my xiphoid process and difficulty breathing only when I drink carbonated drinks. What could be the problem.?
I have a "small" hiatal hernia, and lately have had pain and swelling in the xiphoid process and around to my back. Could these be related?
Doubtful: The esophageal hiatus (the hole in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes) can stretch out to allow some or all of the stomach to go into the chest is located just in front of the spine. It would not cause swelling near the xiphoid process. Maybe excess gas in the stomach or colon could cause that. It doesn't sound specific to any one diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Pain in different parts of the abdomen an xiphoid process tender to touch and the sides of my back hurts when I turn been like it 3 weeks now?
Muscular or: This can be muscular or something abdominal. A good exam can help delineate this. Any nausea or gas? ...Read more
I'm having pains where the xiphoid process would be. I'm sick with flu. Seen doctor in the a.M, didn't seem concerned-but it's bring me to tears. Why?
Inflammation: This can be very common and it is inflammation of the cartilage around the ribs/sternum. Helped with antiinflammatories (ibuprofen, etc). Hurts because there is inflammation and movement and when you breath and cough, feels worse. Generally not dangerous but feels terrible. Sometimes doc will use steroids to help right away but watch out with an already weak immune system. ...Read more
I've been jogging for a couple of months and reached 4 mile mark today. Anyway, this week my xiphoid process and ribs have been sore. Is this normal?
It's inflammation: Congrats on reaching your 4 mile goal. It sounds like you have what is called costochondritis. it is an inflammation of the joint between the breast bone (sternum) and the ribs. You may find that you have tenderness to touch and pain with deep breathing. Treatment includes rest, icing 5-10 minutes/day, and anti-inflammatory meds (Aleve, Ibuprofen). If you have persistent chest pain, see your doc! ...Read more
Feeling slight pressure below last rib, to side of xiphoid process. No pain but distinct feeling, like a thumb's pushing in. Worth a trip to Dr? 2 wks
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