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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
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
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?
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
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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