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Had med. Sternotomy yrs ago for afib. Followed by chronic xiphoid pain. Xiphoidectomy made it worse. Now have upper ab pain/tension, rib tension/tension in mus. Below ribs. Intercostal nerve block?
Bro found hard lump on sternum 3 mnths ago below xiphoid. No pain and he feels well. Lump changes shape daily. What could this be.Could it be serious?
Hard to say: It would probably be best if he was seen by his doctor just to make sure it's nothing. ...Read more
Feeling slight pressure below last rib, to side of xiphoid process. No pain but distinct feeling, like a thumb's pushing in. Worth a trip to Dr? 2 wks
I lifted some heavy weight and did some damage to my xiphoid process. Only pain when i cough/sneeze. Otherwise discomfort. Ekg ok. Any medical help?
No.: Unfortunately, rib strains and xiphoid process strains are treated only with avoidance of straining, and waiting. You can use otc analgesics to lessen the pain, however, they wont work very good for something like this. You don't need any surgery or bracing. Pain typically improves over a period of a couple weeks. Good luck! ...Read more
I can feel a lump about the size of a quarter below my xiphoid process. There's no pain and I have no other symptoms. Should I be concerned seriously ?
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
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
Stinging pain on xiphoid, left side where ribs start, when snapping my fingers or leaning forward. Light exertion might cause as well. Is this muscles?
Rib cartilage: In a young healthy person localized pain in the chest wall is most commonly due to inflammation of the joint between the rob and sternum or the cartilage. Local ice packs or a counter irritant cream may help. The association of chest pain with exertion is always a red flag and warrants that you see a physician and be thoroughly examined. ...Read more
What causes 1.5 yr intermittent pain left shoulder blade,down arm to fingers,ribs below breast.PCP says not cardiac.Some pain in xiphoid,chest.
I am 33 old female with upper epigastric pain under xiphoid process. Better in the morning, worse by evening, I have mid lt back pain near spine. I have had neg. abd. Ct, upper endo, stool test, lipase and abd UL 4 months ago. Symptoms still persist?
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
I noticed pain a couple of days ago when i touched the xiphoid process it is actually quite painful. It hurts if I sit a certain way as well. Why?
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
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