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xiphoid removal- thoracic surgery

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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.