If you're having pain in the area of your xiphoid process, you really should see your doctor because other more serious problems like gallbladder, bone and heart disease can also cause pain in that area.
If it does turn out to be xiphoid process pain, common treatments include:
• Analgesics (pain medications)
• Hot or cold treatment
• An elastic rib belt
Also, try to avoid lifting heavy objects as that can often trigger xiphoid process pain.
it is serious and not all people are looking for drugs, am sechuled for surgery on the 16th of Nov. the pain is the xiphoid process as shown on a bone scan, it's not my gallbladder (dont have one ).It's not my heart or my back or anything else they try to tell you !So if you believe its your xiphoid process ask for a bone scan this actually shows the bones! Good luck!
Nancy, my husband and I just came home from the dr. who said his chest pain is caused by his xiphoid process. So I came home and looked on here to learn some details and saw your note. Just wondering how you are doing after your surgery, and if you would recommend a bone scan for him?
We hope you are feeling much better, and would very much like your opinion on what we should do next. The doctor didn't really know what to do, said Tony would always be on pain pills and he should go up to Mayo Clinic for another opinion.