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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly scoliosis.: There are several potential causes, but among the more common is scoliosis. Scoliosis is a curve in the spine, but the first thing that occurs is a r ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
If always that way: Asymetrical development of the body is common. If you photoshop your face in half and flip your right side and make it into your left then combine int ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Always this way?: A primary care doctor can check on this. Some people are "born that way", and have an indention on one side of the front rib cage, compared to the oth ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Exam: You may have been born this way;however, if experiencing pain, get examined and a chest xray
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: That degree of mild spinal curvature can not cause difficulty breathing; do, if you are having trouble breathing you should be seen immediately and it ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
A special case...: It's a special case when a patient is diagnosed with anxiety and convinced that he has everything that can be wrong. In such a case, the patient shoul ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Scoliosis: Most likely cause might be idiopathic scoliosis That would cause the asymmetry without pain or an injuiry Id start with an exam and xray and go from t ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Likely nothing...: One of the more common reasons for a pronounced protrusion of one side of the chest or the other is a degree of thoraco-lumbar scoliosis which is not ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably normal: There is nothing inside your rib cage that can make it "poke out." Anything that you feel must be outside the rib cage or the ribs themselves.

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