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xiphoid removal- thoracic surgery

(7 Posts)
grannotmum Fri 09-Aug-19 18:18:06

Anyone know anything about this painful condition? Do any hospitals in uk do this surgery? This is blighting my retirement and my GP practice think I have Munchausens Syndrome(spelt like this?). Please rescue me someone.

wildswan16 Fri 09-Aug-19 18:34:17

As far as I know removal would only be contemplated for actual damage that showed up on x-ray. If it just painful then anti-inflammatories are the usual treatment.

It sounds like your GP isn't certain that this is what is causing your pain but that is something you need to follow-up with him/her.

grannotmum Tue 03-Sep-19 18:18:12

I have already has 6 years of increasing pain from this and now can't wear a bra or anything touching my xiphoid, or move properly without serious pain If anyone knows what I have to do to get treatment please let me know. I do not want to have injections for the rest of my life and NSAIDS make my asthma too severe. Thanks anyway for your comments anyway.

EllanVannin Tue 03-Sep-19 19:25:25

Haven't you been referred to a consultant ?

EllanVannin Tue 03-Sep-19 19:26:25

Or had an x-ray or scan ?

Cherrytree59 Tue 03-Sep-19 19:39:34

Why about a one off paid consultation
at a private hospital.

BradfordLass72 Wed 04-Sep-19 02:31:56

It sound as if you need to change your doctor for a start.