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A 32-year-old female asked:

Hi, i'm 32 years old; i noticed that my left side of the rib cage one bone near the bottom of the cage is dent inward. should i go to the clinic?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe : That spends on whether or not its causing any problems. Its probably been that way all along, and you just noticed it. If you're worried, see a primary care provider for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps!
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
No: Rib cages often have asymmetries like these. If you feel okay, ignore it.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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