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When I lose weight will my rib cage shrink

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See MD: Hi, I believe you need to see your provider for a full history and physical. Your rash needs to be looked at and also blood work up is needed. remem... Read More
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
See a doctor!: Those are some serious symptoms you are describing. Please see a doctor for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. William Ernoehazy
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
See your doctor: The symptoms you describe could be from a whole host of issues. Your side pain and weight loss in particular are worrisome. I strongly suggest you see... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Liver sludge: Fatty liver is due to sugary foods, and liver pain is usually due to liver sludge with stone formation. Need to clean the liver frequently. To help wi... Read More
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Gallbladder?: Have your gallbladder checked out. It could be due to something else, but start with gallbladder. Phoschol and taurine support bile production. If gal... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Suggest evaluation: This can be evaluated by physical exam, however, you may be describing the xiphoid process. It is a bony prominence below the sternum.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Xiphoid: there is a structure of cartilage there, and hernias can develop there. Suspect weight loss has allowed you to feel the xiphoid bone better. Easy for... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes when you: That amount of weight this could happen, you have to try some exercise program for the upper extremities and chest area to help bring up that. Thanks.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 20 years experience
Heat and rest: Likely muscle strain... Find a hot tub or warm compress, rest for a week, Ibuprofen 400 mg twice daily for bad pain if no c.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
See answer: It all depend of many factors;your weight, body dimensions, size etc.The thorax is an elastic structure that deforms under pressure and when that pres... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Family Medicine 45 years experience
No really: You must rest , use hot pack and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) Arthritis every 6 hours
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Lump: Lumps need to be examined by your doctor. Please see him/her. It may be a cyst or something more serious but you need to know. Peace and good healt... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankur Sarkar
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Sebaceous cyst : Or a Lipoma that is catching or growing around an intercostal nerve. Have it examined by a dermatologist or surgeon and have it removed.

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