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Could you tell me why my left ribcage sticks out more than my right

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly scoliosis: one of the more common reasons a person may have an assymetry in their abdomen or trunk is a condition known as scoliosis. Scoliosis is a curvature o... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Pain is probably: not related to apparent rib protuberance, but causes such as pulmonary embolism, pleurisy, and shingles are more common. No one is perfectly symmetri... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Spleen: It is possible on description that you have an enlarged spleen. Other possibilities cannot be excluded. Best will be to see GP for an exam in order to... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Should see your PCP-: For an examination, chest xrays, labs, maybe a ct scan, depending on what the pcp finds. Possibilities include rib fx, infection, pul embolus, straine... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahruq Sarela
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Fatigue: The dark eye color is from fatigue, swelling of capillary beds and pooling of blood in the vasculature. Get more sleep! Try a caffeine based eye cream... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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ER : Need more complete information but if you have rebound tenderness I would take a pregnancy test and go to ER for a full history and physical exam
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Mazar
Specializes in Cardiology
Likely not ur heart: Given the description of your symptoms this is unlikely to be heart related pain. If it hurts more with sitting try pressing on the area while laying ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Chest pain: There are several possibilities. With it lasting this long, okay to ask for a CXR, EKG and blood tests. If these initial tests are all negative, then ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Various causes: such as gastritis, pleuritis, tietze's syndrome, ibs, kidney stone, diverticular disease, etc. See your doctor for an exam.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Please see MD: You could have many issues, all of which need to be evaluated by your doctor. You may have a bowel problem with splenic flexure syndrome or possibly ... Read More

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