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Dent in rib cage

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Could be broken rib: From the sever coughing you had and know it is healing this why you feel slight lump . Also could be costochondritis.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Examination: When you had the severe cough did you seek professional care to prevent scenarios such as this? Have you been to see your Primary Care Physician or Ur... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Maybe : That spends on whether or not its causing any problems. Its probably been that way all along, and you just noticed it. If you're worried, see a primar... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Rib cages often have asymmetries like these. If you feel okay, ignore it.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Need more info.: Structures in that area are spleen, kidney, diaphragm, and intestines. True muscle spasm that comes on after exercise is most likely diaphragm and wil... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Seek attention : If the pain has been present for a long time and is getting worse it would need to be evaluated. If the pain is minor and does not interfere with any... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. Potential causes can include pain at the rib bone/ cartilage junction (costocho... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Contents within: The chest grows at a programmed rate from birth 2 accommodate the organs within.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
Pulmonology 20 years experience
Yes , surgically: Surgical correction is possible depending on the extent.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
There's so much--: -B low the rib cage U have a whole book written on each organ. Needs a little more specificity. A few things that R B low Rlisted. Kidneys, liver, spl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Multiple: The rib cages protects your heart and lungs from blunt trauma that otherwise might injure them. It maintains the size of the lung cavity and provides... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Not typically: If you mean deep to the rib cage, then the answer is typically no. The structure underneath the ribs is the pulmonary cavity which contains the lungs... Read More

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