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Have costochondritis, suddenly finding it difficult to breath, is this normal? Its worrying as i havent had this symptom previous nights

Have costochondritis, suddenly finding it difficult to breath, is this normal? Its worrying as i havent had this symptom previous nights

Maybe: Costochondritis may cause pain with deep breaths, but if the pain is severe or persists, I would recommend being checked out to make sure nothing else is going on that could be more serious. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Piller
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Costochondritis (Definition)

Costochondritis is a condition of rib cartilage inflammation. This can cause chest pain, especially when ...Read more


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Tight aching rib cage muscles front and back when walking fast. I think I have costochondritis but this is a new symptom. Does this cause those SX?

Tight aching rib cage muscles front and back when walking fast. I think I have costochondritis but this is a new symptom.  Does this cause those SX?

Chest wall pain: if you do, indeed, have costochondritis, then this could explain your pain. usually this pain is only in the front along your breast bone and edges of ribs. it could also be pleuritis. ...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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What is it if you have symptoms of costochondritis that lasts only for a few minutes? I've heard that costocondritis lasts longer.

Not costal: Typical costo chondritic pain does not come and go as you describe. Another cause such as musculoskeletal pain or simply chest wall or pleuritic pain would be more likely. ...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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What are common symptoms of costochondritis?

Pain at sternum-rib: Costochondritis is inflammation at the joint where the rib joins the breastbone. Indocin (an anti-inflammatory) seems to work well ...Read more

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How long do symptoms of costochondritis last? Been taking Aleve for a few days and it isn't helping much.

How long do symptoms of costochondritis last? Been taking Aleve for a few days and it isn't helping much.

2 weeks: I advise patients to treat their symptoms for 2 weeks with anti-inflammatories and to follow up if symptoms are not better in 2 weeks. ...Read more