What causes chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain. Chest wall pain is very common ie with lifting or straining. Costochondritis defines an area of pain and inflammation on the breast bone area. Sometimes a late sequela of a pulmonary infection. The worst cause would be pulmonary infarct causing pleurisy or pain worse with breathing.

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What can cause chest wall pain?

Virus. Often times it is viral in nature but you need an ekg to rule out any cardiac problems or lung issues. Some people get asthmatic and later have chest wall pain. Chronic coughing from bronchitis, smoking, and other lung irritations can cause this as well. Read more...

Urgent:dry cough non productive causes chest wall pain no sob sometimes 4x a day no fever headache history-minimal lung collapse hbp hyperthyroidism?

Allergies. Dry cough self limiting over a few days most likely sec to bronchitis, or post nasal drip.If there is h/o hbp i presume hypertension, check out nedicines like ace, inhibitors causing cough. Read more...
Cough. Maybe viral , best thing to do is see doctor get a physical exam and possibly a chest xray. Read more...

In a 29yo f; where would one start looking 4 a cause of bilat. Pingueculitis, bilat. Ankle/foot edema, & chest wall pain? Could there be a unifying dx?

Pingueculitis. Pingueculitis is usually an isolated ocular condition usually related to chronic environmental exposure to sun and wind. Most likely not related to your other symptoms. Read more...

Could fatty liver that is borderline enlarged cause chest wall pain or rib pain? I am aching in my right kidney area and sore when you push. No UTI or kidney problems

No. Fatty liver does not usually cause enlargement -- if your liver is enlarged you need to be evaluated for other cause such as subacute alcoholic hepatitis or others -- and the pain in the right flank may also be caused by other musculoskeletal problem. Read more...
Isolated rib pain. Hi angie, it's more likely to be isolated rib dysfunction then liver or kidney pain. Try doing some psoas muscle stretches (cobra position in yoga) and see if it goes away. Read more...

What is chest wall pain?

External pain. Chest wall pain comes from the skin, bones, cartilage, or muscle of the thorax, and does not arise from the internal organs (heart, lungs). It is usually inflammatory in etiology, but may also be traumatic. Read more...
Various. Pain involving the rib cage or breast bone can be caused by muscle strain, virus, costochondritis, or rarely a tumor. Read more...

What are the tests for chest wall pain?

We have to be. Careful, about possible cardiac origin, if that was addressed the second will be x-ray, cat scan and nerve block. This usually address most of the issues. Read more...

What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain. Chest wall pain occurs with a variety of conditions. In and of itself, it is such a vague complaint that is has very little diagnostic specificity. However, it may be associated with serious underlying disease processes and therefore should not be ignored. Read more...
Musculoskeletal- ske. Musculoskeletal for example arthritis of the ribcage. Read more...