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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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I have had heart palpitations for 3 days now with mild discomfort I was diagnosed with costochondritis in 2013 can this cause palpitations?

I have had heart palpitations for 3 days now with mild discomfort I was diagnosed with costochondritis in 2013 can this cause palpitations?

No: Costochondritis is not a cause of palpitations.

Chest pain/discomfort with palpitations should should be evaluated for alternative causes.

Heart rhythm problems may or may not be the cause of the chest symptoms.

Best is to see a doctor for formal evaluation and since symptoms are ongoing, , would consider this evaluation to be done promptly. ...Read more

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I notice I get palpitations when I feel the pressure from costochondritis. Can that cause heart palpitations?

I notice I get palpitations when I feel the pressure from costochondritis. Can that cause heart palpitations?

Many things can: Heart palpitation is the symptom of an acute awareness of your heart beating. This can be described as beating hard, fast or abnormally. Many things can cause this, from abnormalities in the conduction system, anxiety, irritation on/around the heart or problems with delivering oxygen to heart tissue. Anytime it is coupled with chest pressure, you should have it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I was just told I have costochondritis separation. Will this make me have more heart palpitations then normal?

I was just told I have costochondritis separation. Will this make me have more heart palpitations then normal?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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Chronic back pain, IBS-C, GERD, headache, costochondritis, fatigue, poor sleep, &palpitations for 6 MOS. Abd. Ultrasound Neg. CT last year Neg. Possible dx?

Chronic back pain, IBS-C, GERD, headache, costochondritis, fatigue, poor sleep, &palpitations for 6 MOS. Abd. Ultrasound Neg. CT last year Neg. Possible dx?

Hmmmm....: Sounds like you have several diagnoses. These do not sound related. There may be some relation between the GERD and the IBS-C. fatigue / poor sleep and palpitations may be related through a common anxiety. ...Read more

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Costchondritis what symptoms can I expect? I have been feeling weird palpitations and short of breath I have no heart issues

Costchondritis what symptoms can I expect? I have been feeling weird palpitations and short of breath I have no heart issues

Palpable chest pain: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilidge-bone junction in the rib cage. It leads to palpable point tenderness that might be aggravated by chest wall manipulation or deep breaths (when chest cavity expands). It is an inflammatory process that responds to antiinflammatory meds/reassurance. It should be distinguished from such things as pulmonary embolism (dangerous) by a physician. ...Read more

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Is costochondritis dangerous?

Is costochondritis dangerous?

Not life-threatening: Costochondritis is caused by inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall. Symptoms include chest wall pain that is reproducible by touching the area on the chest. It also typically hurts to take a deep breath, cough, etc. Treatment with antiinflammatory medications like ibuprofen and heat to the area decreases symptoms until the inflammation resolves. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is costochondritis detected?

How is costochondritis detected?

Push on ribs: If the doctor pushes on the ribs or sternum and it reproduces pain, it's likely costochondritis. ...Read more

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Are there any meds for costochondritis?

Are there any meds for costochondritis?

Yes: Any antiinflammatory like nsaids (Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) like meds) will help. Remember to use the smallest possible dosis for the shortest period of time protecting your stomach with food, antacids, h2blockers (zantac) or ppis (prilosec). ...Read more

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What sort of disease is costochondritis?

What sort of disease is costochondritis?

Painful inflammation: Of the rib cartilage from seat belt any trauma that flexes the rib cage. ...Read more

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Does costochondritis need to be treated?

Yes: For pain and some swelling, it is self limited disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of costochondritis?

Pain: Symptoms include pain in the chest wall. Classically, the pain improves with aspirin. Signs include exquisite tenderness over the chest wall where the ribs and breastplate join together. ...Read more

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Is Costochondritis considered a disability?

Is Costochondritis considered a disability?

No: Disability means a person cannot do something that a person (without a particular illness or problem) can do. Costochondritis is not a disability because a person with costochondritis can still do many or most of the things that people without costochondritis can do. However, one can be disabled in one's own profession... which means that costochondritis may be a disability for a trumpet player. ...Read more

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What would cause recurring costochondritis?

Previous ones: Recurring costochondritis may occur due to the fact that there is a "weak" spot in your rib that had already been inflamed previously. It tends to be prone to subsequent injuries easier than the rest of the ribs. ...Read more

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What is costochondritis and what are the symptoms?

What is costochondritis and what are the symptoms?

Chest inflammation: Pain and inflammation where the rib cage meets the sternum in the middle of the chest. ...Read more

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Is costochondritis contagious?

Is costochondritis contagious?

Tietzes syndrome: No it is not, please refer below for more information

See this link: http://www. Healthline. Com/health/costochondritis ...Read more

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Is there a cure for costochondritis?

Is there a cure for costochondritis?

I do not think so: The goals of treatment are to reduce inflammation and to control pain. To accomplish these goals, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (nsaids) are used, with Ibuprofen usually selected as the drug of choice. Additional treatment, moist heat, and steroid injection. Thank you. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for costochondritis?

Yes: Usually it will calm down with a decent nsaid
medication.
You may need to refrain from heavy exercises
especially using your upper extremities.
It can sometimes take several weeks to calm
down, but usually is not a chronic problem. ...Read more

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Can HIV cause costochondritis?

Costochondritis: Is a medical term for what people in general think of as muscle/joint strain/pain in the chest wall or rib areas. Anything that causes chest to expand a lot, such as prolonged cough (bronchitis), upper body wgt lifting, swimming, among other activities, can cause costochondritis.Hiv isn't a direct cause, but may weaken one's immune system, so that one may get a lung infection that strains chest muscles. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis cause nausea?

Can costochondritis cause nausea?

May be!!: If you have severe pain from it you may get nausea or if you are taking pain medications for it that also may cause nausea. There is no direct correlation. ...Read more

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Does costochondritis cause nausea?

Not directly: It is inflammation of the cartilage between ribs in the chest wall or rib cage. It is treated with anti inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of costochondritis?

Medicine and time: It is an inflammation of where the ribs connect to the sternum. Anti-inflammartory medicines like Aspirin or Motrin can often help. So time costochondritis is part of a larger underlying condition like rheumatoid arthritis. It it persists more than a week see your doc. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for costochondritis?

NSAIDs: A common treatment is Ibuprofen which treats the inflammation that causes the pain. ...Read more

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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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Can sleeping incorrectly cause costochondritis?

Unlikely: This is unlikely, unless you are sleeping in a way to place direct irritating pressure to the costochondral area. ...Read more

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Willsmoking cannabis make costochondritis worse?

Willsmoking cannabis make costochondritis worse?

Probably not: Smoking cannabis can make a lot of other things about you worse -- like your coordination, perceptions, thinking & problem solving, learning, memory, fertility, immune system activity, etc. But it will probably not make costochondritis worse. It may make you less aware of it, but it will also not heal it. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Piller
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Costochondritis (Definition)

A medical term to describe an inflammatory condition that occurs in the junction of the cartilage and the bone portions of a long bone. It is most commonly used to describe these changes in the ribs, which is a cause of ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more