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Dr. John Munshower
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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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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Noel Chun
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I have sharp pain with applied pressure to the left of the xiphoid process, also feel something moving in there from stretching forward and backwards.

I have sharp pain with applied pressure to the left of the xiphoid process, also feel something moving in there from stretching forward and backwards.

Musculoskeletal Pain: If the pain can be reproduced by externally applied direct pressure this pain is most likely musculoskeletal pain. Costochondritis or muscular strain/sprain. The treatment is generally supportive. Topically applied heat/cold; massage; oral analgesics. Sometimes local injection is very helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Addagada Rao
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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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Dr. Craig Carter
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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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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Leonard Weinstock
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
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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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Dr. Ashu Syal
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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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Dr. Richard Pollard
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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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