• estela_arroyo estela_arroyo
    September 06, 2010
    I am having pain around/ under my xiphoid process and was wondering if its a serious problem
    estela_arroyo estela_arroyo
    September 06, 2010
    Sharp pain Pain makes me nauseas READ MORE

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    September 07, 2010
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    September 06, 2010

    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.

    • Nancy
      October 30, 2010
      Nancy
      October 30, 2010

      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!

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    • Larry
      June 20, 2011
      Larry
      June 20, 2011

      I have had these pains for several years.

      FP guy, nothing wrong...

      How did the surgery go?

      Is there a name for that type of surgery?

      What type of doctor provided the diagnosis?

      Hope you are feeling better

       

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    • Wendy Smith
      December 18, 2012
      Wendy Smith
      December 18, 2012

      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.

       

      thanks!

       

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