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What causes swollen xiphoid, clicking sounds in ears and jaw pain?

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Posted on Mon, 30 May 2016
Question: HI Dr
i am a male 42 y old for the past 3 years i have this condition ,i went to several doctors & test with no positve results :
one morning i wake up & notice that my xiphoid itself was swollen , from there on all my other symtoms start to appear :
1.when i bend my back i can hear it click ,click from my lower back upwards
2.my ears feels plugged ,sometimes ringing when i iam lying down
3.when i move my chaw foreward my ears feel like it opens
4. waking up some mornings and feel like i have a hangover
5. jaws hurt some mornings
6. feels spaced out ( brain fog )
7. anxiety ,depressed
8 cant think clearly ,feels like im not fully awake
9 tired most of the time

currently taking omega 3 ,6,9 & tyrosine which relief my symptoms a little bit
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestions

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
I am Dr Mittal.
I have read your message.
I think I can help you.
First, you have uploaded the XXXXXXX of tests. we need the test reports.
Your first symptom is suggestive of a back problem. You will need some physiotherapy for it.
Your symptoms 2 to 6 are suggestive of a possible sinusitis.
I would suggest that you test with a x ray PNS waters view. This may confirm your diagnosis.
Meanwhile, start with steam inhalation 4 times a day, warm saline gargles 4 times a day, plenty of fluids, multivitamins once a day.
The last few symptoms are suggestiveof depression and I would suggest that you visit a clinical psychologist for sessions that may help you.
I have tried to make it as simple as possible. I hope that the information contained in this message will be able to help you find the best solution for your problem. Best of luck. Dr Mittal.
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Follow up: Dr. Saumya Mittal (48 minutes later)
thanks for the replay ,
so you dont think all my symtoms is due to one condition ?
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Unlikely

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Yes I think a condition connecting all 3 is unlikely unless I consider severe depression with somatoform disorder.
But I frankly don't think it is that.
Best of luck. Dr Mittal
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Specific information

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your response.
The plugged ear can be explained as a part of the sinusitis complex.
The xiphi sternum swelling can be visualized in mri (if we do it for backache) and so we can know the exact nature of the swelling .
Most commonly it's a small hernia. usually doesn't really need a treatment.

Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Saumya Mittal (2 minutes later)
how can you explain the plugged ears and my xiphoid that is swollen


i understand ,
thank you very much ! DR
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Best of luck

Detailed Answer:
Best of luck
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What causes swollen xiphoid, clicking sounds in ears and jaw pain?

Brief Answer: Suggestions Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX I am Dr Mittal. I have read your message. I think I can help you. First, you have uploaded the XXXXXXX of tests. we need the test reports. Your first symptom is suggestive of a back problem. You will need some physiotherapy for it. Your symptoms 2 to 6 are suggestive of a possible sinusitis. I would suggest that you test with a x ray PNS waters view. This may confirm your diagnosis. Meanwhile, start with steam inhalation 4 times a day, warm saline gargles 4 times a day, plenty of fluids, multivitamins once a day. The last few symptoms are suggestiveof depression and I would suggest that you visit a clinical psychologist for sessions that may help you. I have tried to make it as simple as possible. I hope that the information contained in this message will be able to help you find the best solution for your problem. Best of luck. Dr Mittal.