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pimple on rib cage

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes zoster?: If the pimples/rash on your back and "rib cage" (your chest?) are all in one large cluster, you probably have herpes zositer, also called shingles. It ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Mono-like: Sounds like a mononucleosis-like syndrome, which can have many causes, from epstein-barr virus. Cmv, toxoplasmosis, HIV and so on and so on. Go see a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Contents within: The chest grows at a programmed rate from birth 2 accommodate the organs within.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain: Many things. Among them, your rib could be broken. You could have an infection. The pain could come from something other than your rib. Cancer might d ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
GB, ulcer, GERD?: Gb attacks usually follow a fatty meal. Gerd, esophagitis, gastritis & ulcers r also culprits 4 these symptoms. Get in 2 c a GI specialist 4 eval & po ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
26 years experience Pulmonology
Crushed??: If this means difficulty expanding and chest tightness, then a lot of things can do it including asthma, copd, cough leading to chest muscle pains, dy ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Activity: Known as costochondritis. Can come on with increased activity. Some people prone. Don't think there is anything to do to prevent.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Without being able to see/examine the lump, of course, we can't make any kind of diagnosis. One very commonly seen lump in the body is a lipoma, whic ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Scoliosis: Yes scoliosis can cause rib pain. See an orthopedist if you are in pain.
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