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do you have fat under your rib cage?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Not typically: If you mean deep to the rib cage, then the answer is typically no. The structure underneath the ribs is the pulmonary cavity which contains the lungs. There is not normally fat in the pulmonary cavity. Thank you for the question.

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