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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Hebra
33 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Rib protrusion: Children with rib and sternal protrusion usually have a variant of pectus carinatum. This represents a congenital chest wall malformation that can be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to be specific: The vague description/location makes it hard to be specific. Many times the tail of the breastbone will poke out in the middle just below where the ri ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Scoliosis?: Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine can cause one side of your ribs to protrude.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Bone/'metab/lung: Comes to my mind diseases of the bone like osteoporosis or lack of vitamin d, or metabolic diseases that affect the bone. If you have a lung problem l ... Read More
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Chest wall: asymmetry, if associated with respiratory distress or cyanosis (bluish discoloration to the nailbeds and mouth) are concerning and warrant an evaluati ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
14 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Some people have oddly shaped ribs. You had an ultrasound but that is not the best imaging for lungs or bones. A chest x-ray would be better, but it w ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Please see your PCP for an evaluation. From your description, a soft tissue tumor should be ruled out. An imaging test may be ordered by the PCP. Do y ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Rib cage: Outward flaring of the lower border of the rib cage is not at all unusual. Your physician can check you to ensure that there are no other significant ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See answer below: If your rib cage is sticking out you probably have another condition of the spine call scoliosis (spine curvature)you need to check it out with your ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to he ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Rib cage shape: The shape of the ribcage can varies from one degree or another in different people. If the appearance of her cage has always been as it is now, this ... Read More
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