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I have a sharp pain under my xiphoid process that makes me short of breath. I was kicked by my 1 year old daughter there. What could it be?

I have a sharp pain under my xiphoid process that makes me short of breath. I was kicked by my 1 year old daughter there. What could it be?

Depends on force: Of blunt injury. You could have injured your liver. If you are short of breath, you need to see a doctor quickly because lack of oxygen in the blood is immediately dangerous. ...Read more

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I am 3 months post op from the rny bypass. I have noticed my xiphoid process is swollen and painful to the touch. Is it a hiatal hernia?

I am 3 months post op from the rny bypass. I have noticed my xiphoid process is swollen and painful to the touch. Is it a hiatal hernia?

No, but...: This is not a symptom of a hiatal hernia, but may well be an incisional hernia. You need to present this to the surgeon who performed your bariatric procedure, preferably asap! ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I have a constant pain (feels like pulled muscle) under my xiphoid process. I noticed it last night when going to bed - particularly when lying on my left side. I am 60 yr. Old. No history of heart disease. I was out shoveling heavy/wet snow for an hour e

I have a constant pain (feels like pulled muscle) under my xiphoid process. I noticed it last night when going to bed - particularly when lying on my left side. I am 60 yr. Old. No history of heart disease. I was out shoveling heavy/wet snow for an hour e

Chest pain: While it may be only musculoskeletal, given your age and the circumstances that led to the pain, the wisest course of action is to immediately go to the er for cardiac evaluation. No adult male with chest pain should assume it is not heart related until they have been properly evaluated. Go now without further delay. ...Read more

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Laying down on side I've had horrible pain where the xiphoid process is. Excruciating. What makes this so painful?

Laying down on side I've had horrible pain where the xiphoid process is. Excruciating.  What makes this so painful?

Possibilities inclu-: de:- 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

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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I'm having pain behind my xiphoid process.It radiates to my shoulder?

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

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