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Tietzes Syndrome Lupus
What are some nonmedication related ways of dealing with constant (1 month+) chest pain that might be caused by something such as Tietze Syndrome?
Clinical diagnosis: Based on your reported symptoms(history) and your examination. Tietze's syndrome is chest wall pain at the costochondral(bone-cartilage junctions of that front chest/sternum) with associated swelling at the joints too. Costochondritis lacks the joint swelling. Sometimes inflammatory markers like an ESR/CRP are checked as it tends to be normal in costochondritis and elevated in Tietze's. ...Read more
Push: Tietze syndrome, as you put it, is a term often used to describe costochondritis. It involves an inflammation of the ribs at the junction where the bone of the rib meets the cartilage portion. Patients usually have pretty severe tenderness in their rib at the site of the pain. So if you palpate the area you are hurting, and it is on the rib and it is quite tender, it may be costochondritis. ...Read more
See details: You can learn best by googling the term. It is pain and tenderness in the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the sternum or breast bone. It is often described as an inflammation but studies have shown that is only rarely the case. The cause is unknown but it is often a component of fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: Tietze's disease or syndrome is a musculoskeletal problem and would not cause these symptoms. ...Read more
I've had Tietze Syndrome on my left ribcage for over 3 months now. Is it normal for the pain to appear in my left elbow, shoulder and shoulderblade?
What treatment options are there for tietze syndrome? I'm currently on meloxican, zonegran & a muscle relaxer. I can't get the inflammation down.
Time: Costochondritis and tietze syndrome often improve w/ nsaids and avoidance of activities which aggravate the chest pain.If Mobic (meloxicam) is not helping your physician may want to try a different antiinflammatory.Orthopedists are sometimes asked to see pts. W/ rib pain.My experience is that this inflammatory pain almost always improves w/ time... Best of luck! ...Read more
I have Tietze Syndrome & the lump is getting slightly bigger. I am also sneezing everyday & it smells bad. Is this allergy or do I need to check it?
Get Checked: If you are a bad odor from a lump, it should be checked for some type of infection. Also if it is increasing in size, or is painful. ...Read more
I am an 18 year old female with tietze syndrome. I have severe GERD and cannot have oral steroids. What would you're recommedation be to do. I have had a steroid injection, physical therapy, been to the chiropractor and much more. What do I need to do nex
Oral steroids no: Oral steroids will not help. It is also called costochondritis. You best long term approach is an exercise and more exercise program. To improve the gerd you need weight loss as well and better overall conditioning is your best long term approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Each person differen: t one time it is said there are 1400 different types of lupus. It can be skin, blood vessel inflammation, mucus membranes, brain, lungs, heart, kidney and a variety of laboratory tests from a + ANA, antinuclear antibody, low blood counts, urine protein and casts, etc. Your physicians can help you or have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Similar: "lupus-like syndrome" is a term applied to illnesses that may share many features of lupus (rash, sensitivity to sun, arthritis, chest pain, fatigue) but occurs in the setting of using certain other medications, cancers, or infections. Systemic lupus erythematosus usually has no identifiable trigger and requires a certain number of features be present to make the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Sjogrens syndrome will typically presenst with dry eyes and dry mouth. It is not uncommon for sjogrens to occur with other rheumatic illnesses such as lupus. We call this secondary sjogrens and tends to cause the above issues. We still treat the underlying illness and in your case lupus. Sjogrens can occur by itself and we call this primary sjogrens and may have more issues then secondary sjogrens. ...Read more
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