Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

174 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

I have costochondral complications and i feel nauseous,cough,and lack of sleep. Do i need medical attention ?

I suffered a Costalchondral seperation of the ribs that connect to the xiphoid process on my left side almost three months ago now i feel nauseous and sometimes get dark bags under my eyes like i m not sleeping enough and feel a tightness in my upper abdomen if i eat too much or anything that can cause gas. The bones don t seem to be regrowing very fast at all and i was wondering if this is a sign of something more serious. When i broke the bones all i was doing was tying my shoes and i coughed real hard.
Sun, 8 May 2011
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
  User's Response
Hi,
If this had been a traumatic rib fracture and is pain free at present, you needn't worry about this. I can't relate it to any of your current problems.
I find this answer helpful
General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,
After accident you might have taken treatment from orthopedic surgeon and till to day you must be in contact with him so ask regarding your problem,
It is difficult to say any thing regarding your present problem as what type of treatment you are given that we do not know.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi there I cannot sleep even with assistane with sleep medication. I am constantly going to the toilet at night I lie back down in bed and feel I need to go again. My tounge is dry so just wet my tounge to get rid of feeling. I feel as though my heart is racing and feel lke I have toxins in my body is this due to lack of sleep?

doctor1 MD

im having a very hard time at work focusing on my job. i work in a very fast paced cathlab and i feel my work is suffering. i procrastinate at home all the time with no motivation. i need to do something to help get out please helpof this situation im in and medication is the only thing that will help. i have exhausted the extra coffee and trying to get more sleep. its not working!!please help

doctor1 MD

Hi i am 31yrs old and have been suffering from sleep deprivation round about 10 yrs now and in thest 10 yrs i have not got night deep sleep .i think alot of future and everytime i close my eyes i still could see the outside world thats the feeling i have when i try to sleep and due to this i have dark spot between the eyes and nose and it has started from the day i got this disease .I sweat alot on the face when i go to humid places because of lack of sleep .i never ever feel like that i have slept for so many hours .After these many years i realized that this is a disease and if i dont cure it i will definately have more complications in future .please advise a good doctor whos is not inclined towards getting money from patients rather give importance for patients well-being

Recent questions on  Xiphoid process

doctor1 MD

My Xiphoid process is sore to touch and has moved to the left side and twisted a bit. It is tender to touch and may be a bit swollen. I have noticed an increase in gastric reflux and numbness in both hands when sleeping which may not be associated with the misshapen xiphoid.

doctor1 MD

I am a healthy 56 y/o woman. Physical therapist . 3 week history of intermittent (4-5 times/week)- Hx of pressure/gas feeling below and my right to xiphoid process . Lesser but same symptoms upwards, maybe 4 inches. Especially after evening meal....

doctor1 MD

I am a 65-year-old male who weights about 185 over 6 feet. i have had a prtrouding xiphoid process on my barrel chest since a child. Today, I fell flat on my chest when bending over and my protruding xiphoid process is no longer protruding. It is...

doctor1 MD

Can xiphoid process be affected after pregnancy? Mine seems a little uncomfortable and I've never had an issue before, but had a baby 7 months ago and just started noticing this a month ago.

doctor1 MD

I am a Flight Attendant and after work yesterday, later in evening, I noticed pain near xiphoid process. Also, I lifted a heavy box from Costco, up two flights of stairs. I didnt lift any particularly heavy luggage items, during flight, but was engaging in some pretty aggressive rearraning of pax luggage in overhead bins. Felt ok, when I got home, but suprisingly the pain increased til bedtime and was really bad during nite. Any suggestions! Claudia

doctor1 MD

I am a 28 male and recently noticed long sort of bump which I think it originates at my sternum but hard to say. I have looked online and it seems it could be my xiphoid. I only feel it when I "suck in" my stomache but it seems to hang down about 2 inches. No pain, except when I press it, it makes me feel a little uneasy. Does this sound like my xiphoid? What is a "normal" xiphoid size?

doctor1 MD

Multiple symptoms. After a normal breakfast of toast and eggs over easy with glass of milk, within an hour I started to feel gassy and bloated. Which lead to feeling distended below front ribs up into xyphoid area. Liver felt hard...and had pain in back about where the base of the lungs would be. Accomponied by extreme fatigue and nausea. Felt similar to extreme over eating. So full even difgicult to drink small amount of water. Only relief is to lie down with heating pad. Several hours later symptoms reduced but still evident.