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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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Why does my xiphoid process feels disconfort?

Why does my xiphoid process feels disconfort?

Area of discomfort?: Is the pain reproducible when you press upon the bony tissue, or is it related to the soft tissue below the xiphoid process? Gastritis can present with pain in the epigastric region below the xiphoid process, as can peptic ulcer disease or pancreatic disease. ...Read more

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I'm having pain behind my xiphoid process.It radiates to my shoulder?

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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What is causing pain around my xiphoid process?

What is causing pain around my xiphoid process?

Depends: You need to describe the pain better. This could be due to muscular or skeletal issues, gi, lung, or cardiac problems. A simple examination or radiology studies could give useful information. Talk to your doctor. ...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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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?

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

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Help please? How hard is it to break your xiphoid process bone?

Help please? How hard is it to break your xiphoid process bone?

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

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Y ismy xiphoid process longer than normal and so tender to touch?

Y ismy xiphoid process longer than normal and so tender to touch?

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

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My xiphoid process hurts to touch and in waves I get pain in different parts of my abdomen ?

My xiphoid process hurts to touch and in waves I get pain in different parts of my abdomen ?

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

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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. ?

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

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Sharp pain below xiphoid process and ribs more pain if i bend forward?

Reflux???: Is is acute or chronic? Is it triggered by certain foods too? Try avoiding caffeine and caffeinated drinks, greasy fried foods, oj, acidic foods, spicy foods and nsaids. If you notice improvement in 2 weeks, see a GI doc for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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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