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when i lose weight will my rib cage shrink

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
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
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Weight loss: Yes weight loss will ultimately reduce adipose tissue in areas of question. I will be more difficult to exercise with vascular disease in leg but act ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Shrinkage and recontouring of the breasts post-pregnancy/nursing is widely variable due to skin differences, age, elasticity, genetics, etc.. It is c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Yes: However , you could develop some striae or stretch marks if the skin fibers were torn from excessive stretching.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Exercise & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. It is not feasible to target fat loss to a particular area, you will need to redu ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Breast size: Breast size is affected by weight loss, and many other factors including hormones and pregnanacy.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can't say, but: Weight loss is required to lose fat. You can't select what area the fat is lost from. So you are likely to lose some breast fat.
A 110-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
You should: Its hard to say where in particular you will lose since everyone is different. You should lose some around your jaw and face as well. Good Luck,
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, maybe: It sounds like you must be quite overweight. Your penis might well be more prominently visible if you lose weight.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Nutrition: The problem with 'belly fat' is that it's so easy to gain it and so hard to lose it. Try to focus on nutrition first, and avoid carbs like bread, rice ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Take it easy: Do not be in a hurry to gain weight. If you are otherwise healthy, 131 pounds is a good weight. As you grow older, you will gain weight and look back ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Some options...: Body sculpting sounds promising (; there are gimmicks ; diets that promise you their products can do this), but the only way to effectively spot-reduc ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Excercise : Wt loss and fat loss is proportional more visible on face.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Targeted exercise: Targeted exercise may help but the only real solution may be plastic surgery.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Fat more than muscle: Exercise is essential for gaining muscle mass.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Strength training: Strength training is the best approach.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Try ex. bike: This is a common complaint to me..." i'd like to lose weight doc but my knees hurt too much"!" what do I do"? You can start by dieting(less calories i ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Right now you have: a healthy weight. I don't advise you to regain weight simply to regain the curves. Adding pounds by eating more may put that weight somewhere you don ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Weight loss: You can't spot reduce fat, so there is no way (besides surgical liposuction) to target specific areas for weight loss. The best option is a healthy d ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You lost the cushion: It is a common problem for people how loose wieght when lose the fats that cushion the coccyex area, use air daunt.
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