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Chest pain is one of the scariest symptoms a person can have because the first thing we usually think of is a heart attack. Of course, any new chest pain should be considered a medical emergency and checked out right away. But once a heart problem has been ruled out, one of the possibilities your doctor may consider is costochondritis. Costochondritis ((kos-toe-KHON-dri-tis) is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum). It is one of the most common cause of musculoskeletal chest pain. Symptoms: The two main symptoms of costochondritis are pain and tenderness in the chest wall, specifically where the ribs attach to the breastbone.
Pain – The pain of costochondritis is usually described as sharp and/or stabbing, but may also be dull, burning or gnawing. Often the pain gets worse when coughing or taking a deep breath. There may also be some difficulty breathing. The location of the pain can be on either...
Is Pseudotumor Cerebri ever associated with facial numbness and facial twitching? Also, how does a physician differentiate between Pseudotumor Cerebri and Malignant Hypertension since one of the major things that they both have in common is increase in blood pressure and increased cranial pressure?
I have recently been diagnosed with PTC and have been unable to find out if maybe this is why my face is numb and twitchy all the time. Recently, I have gone from it being only on the right side of my face to both sides and my eyes twitch at the same time and make it impossible to read, concentrate and at times even to stand up because it throws me off balance. It seems to twitch and go numb more right before and during my headaches. My doctor seemed to think that it might be stress but its freaking me out as it is getting more and more regular. I am currently taking Diamox 500mg 2x per day with an extra 250mg dosage...
Symptoms and Complications Raynaud's Phenomenon Raynaud's phenomenon is often the first sign of the scleroderma disease process. With this condition, small blood vessels constrict in the fingers, toes, ears, and sometimes even the nose. Attacks of Raynaud's phenomenon can occur several times a day, and are often brought on or worsened by exposure to cold. Warmth relieves these attacks. In severe cases, attacks can develop regardless of the temperature. Severe cases may also cause open sores or damage to the skin and bones, if the circulation is cut off for too long. Typically, the fingers go through three color changes: First, they become very pale. As the blood flow is cut off, they turn a bluish color, usually in the top two sections of the second and third fingers. Finally, when blood flow returns, the fingers become red. Tingling and pain can occur in the affected regions.
Click the icon to see an image of Raynaud's phenomenon. Raynaud's is very common and occurs in 3 - 5% of the general ...
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