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Very painful Xiphoid Process

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 29, 2008
  • 03:11 PM

My xiphoid process pain has been getting worse and more swollen for the last 5 or so years, and my xp is now sticking out making a bump on my chest. It is extremely painful now almost all the time. Does anyone know of a surgen in the Denver area that has done this removal before?
Thank you.

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  • I've had my Xiphoid Process removed and now now have chronic pain in that area? What was your decision? Do you have it removed too? Are you now feeling better?-MarcusV
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  • Hi Marcus Please email me at mhct8888@yahoo.com I'd like to ask you more about your experience. Cheers Michael
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 12, 2008
    • 09:57 PM
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  • I suffer from the same. My pain as well has increased over the last 5 years. I am at the point of getting it removed. I read a reply that one person has chronic pain in the xiphoid area after removal, so this causes me some hestitation. It kind of feels like I constantly have a golf ball in my stomach. It is rather annoying. It is difficult to explain. If anyone out there has had it removed I would appreciate your take on whether or not you got relief or if it only worsened the matter.Please e-mail: barbara.wehle@us.army.mil
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 30, 2008
    • 07:02 PM
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  • I've had my Xiphoid Process removed and now now have chronic pain in that area? What was your decision? Do you have it removed too? Are you now feeling better?-MarcusVMarcus, My son had his xiphoid process removed over three years ago and is still experiencing constant pain in the incision area with increased pain with movement. Is yours similar? I would like to hear your experiences and what you have tried to correct and if any have been even partially successful.
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  • My daughter suffered a trauma in a car accident and has had chronic pain for almost a year. After a recent CT Scan they showed that her xiphoid was slightly deviated. She had a local block to this area and noticed that the pain she was feeling in her ribs and behind her shoulder blades was alleviated. The next step according to Dr. would be to find a thoracic surgeon to remove the xiphoid. Has anybody had positive results from this surgery? Also has anybody had similiar pain symptoms? Her's include pain in the ribs, back, shoulder blades, and very bad headaches. If anybody has addtional information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
    kducat 1 Replies
    • November 7, 2011
    • 06:01 PM
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  • Hi, I see you posted this in 2011 but I am hoping to get a response from someone. I have the exact symptoms of pain in the chest & back pain between shoulder blades, headaches and a constant irritation. Did your daughter have the surgery or anyone else reading this have the surgery ? And if you did, what is your feedback.
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  • Anonymous if you are still looking for answers and are wondering about surgery you can leave your contact information and I'll tell you about the surgery I had n November 2014 to remove mine.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 22, 2015
    • 10:43 PM
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