Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
xiphoid process-swelling, pain and discomfort
Hi all, I recently noticed a swelling directly on my xiphoid process. It is probably 2inches wide and can be seen when i suck in my stomach. It hurts to the touch and is a little frightening. I know that you can strain the xiphoid just like anything else, but I have been an athlete all my life and never had any problems here...any advice?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
351246 tn?1379685732
Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
You could probably be having an inflammation of the 7th costal cartilage that overlaps the xiphoid process (costochondritis) or it could be inflammation of the joint between the main body of the breast bone and xiphoid process. Apply a local analgesic cream or spray and apply hot fomentation. Take any non steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) and see. The only other diagnosis can be severe acidity in which NSAID can cause further problems. Hence please consult a doctor first and then start treatment.
Hope this helps. Do let me know if there is any thing else and keep me posted. Take care!

Discussion is closed
Cancel
Avatar universal
A related discussion, discomfort at bottom of sternum was started.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
Top General Health Answerers
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar f tn
Blank
Gemfly
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
1415174 tn?1453246703
Blank
mkh9
CA
363281 tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Nelson, New Zealand
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON