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My body is'nt propotional as a male body - wider chest/hips, narrow waist (short lower ribs). Any exercises to expand lower ribs for rectangular body?

My body is'nt propotional as a male body - wider chest/hips, narrow waist (short lower ribs). Any exercises to expand lower ribs for rectangular body?

You would be better: Helped by working out and adding muscle and letting go of extra fat. Every body is different. Try to accept yours. People like you for who you are, not for the shape of your trunk. If they don't, it's their loss. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Disproportionate fat in lower abdomen. Generally skinny Upper tummy has no fat but suddenly juts out right below the waistline. At least since puberty?

Disproportionate fat in lower abdomen. Generally skinny Upper tummy has no fat but suddenly juts out right below the waistline. At least since puberty?

May be normal: You may be one of those pear-shaped girls who carry their weight in their lower torso, hips and thighs. Abdominal exercises that target the lower abdomen will tone that area. Women who are pear-shaped, as opposed to apple-shaped women who gain weight around their middle, have a lower risk of heart disease ...Read more

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M south Indian.Is it the fat storing location or difference in gender that makes a big round fat belly more common in obese male than obese women here?

Possible but: more often related to diet ( high carbohydrates ) lack of activity and regular exercises . So change your habits eat healthy diet less carbohydrates ( rice ) be more active and go to gym regularly , pot belly will disappear ...Read more

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Have scoliosis my pelvis is uneven so one leg is shorter than the other and i'm usually in pain when i walk more than 20 mins. Any suggestions?

Have scoliosis my pelvis is uneven so one leg is shorter than the other and i'm usually in pain when i walk more than 20 mins. Any suggestions?

You should be seen : By an orthopedic spine surgeon who can evaluate you in terms of the scoliosis and to assess as to other potential reasons for the leg length discrepancy including the possibility that you have a true leg length discrepancy that has lead to the pelvic obliquity or unevenness that may have caused a scoliosis rather than the other way around. Or it could be both or even other possibilities. ...Read more

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Is it normal for left lower side rib to stick out more than the right? Are our ribs symmetrical?

Is it normal for left lower side rib to stick out more than the right? Are our ribs symmetrical?

Yes: Your body is not perfectly symmetrical. There will be differences from side to side. Most notable are breasts. If there is no pain or problems with it then there is no reason for concern. ...Read more

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Reasons for dull aching lump in left side upper hip in a skinny teen that isn't stool is the most likely thing cancer?

Reasons for dull aching lump in left side upper hip in a skinny teen that isn't stool is the most likely thing cancer?

Abdominal mass: A mass in the abdomen can be many things. Cancer is on the list but nit high on mine. Cysts and other lumps can be the cause. You need a doctor exam and a CT scan of your abdomen. Worrying is difficult to stop. Talk to your parents make sure you have a support system. You do not need to are for this alone ! ...Read more

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In my upper body i.E in between collar bone and chest there is a deep cleavage.And in the back the bones in upper side is visible.Would u please suggest?

Pectus excavatum: This suggests a congenital (birth) abnormality of a "caved in chest." this is likely not an issue now that you are 18, as most chest cavity and lung growth has been completed. All that remains is a cosmetic deformity. It can be associated with some syndromes like marfan and spinal muscular atrophy. See a cv surgeon if you suspect heart/lung dysfunction. ...Read more

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M indian.Why sometimes two slightly obese girls of same height, weight, body shape have 2 different amount(one has more than the other) of belly fats?

M indian.Why sometimes two slightly obese girls of same height, weight, body shape have 
2 different amount(one has more than the other) of belly fats?

Multiple reasons: Not everyone is the same in genetics, diet, exercise, stress, sleep patterns, etc. There are infinite varieties of combinations of factors leading to amount of belly fat. Diets high in sweets, processed foods, and other simple carbohydrates (like white rice) can lead to Insulin resistance and more belly fat. High stress and inconsistent sleep can also lead to more belly fat. ...Read more

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Carrying in groceries. One sharp pain in left breast. Doc says heart is fine. Muscular?

Carrying in groceries.  One sharp pain in left breast.  Doc says heart is fine.  Muscular?

Yes, Muscular: If it is a sharp one time pain while doing a physical activity, i would agree with your doctor that it is not your heart. ...Read more

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One of my upper eyelid is more heavier. The skin feels more down than before. It has gotten more puffier (fat pad). I'm young. Cause and treatment?

One of my upper eyelid is more heavier. The skin feels more down than before. It has gotten more puffier (fat pad). I'm young. Cause and treatment?

Upper lid: How much do you weigh & can you send us a photo of your lids and pupils (as you look to distance & not at camera)? This will help us determine cause & be sure it is not a more serious issue. ...Read more

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Born with small leg length discrepency. Left leg is shorter and less muscular than my right. Any at home solutions, such as excercises?

Born with small leg length discrepency. Left leg is shorter and less muscular than my right. Any at home solutions, such as excercises?

Not exercises: Please go see an orthopedic doctor that knows about leg length discrepancy. You can get a either a shoe insert or a special shoe to even things out. It may predispose you to injury in the other leg/hip due to more strain. ...Read more

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Feel mild needle like pricks on chest, upper abs and lower sides. Is on the muscle, but doesn't seem internal and last less than a second. ?

Feel mild needle like pricks on chest, upper abs and lower sides. Is on the muscle, but doesn't seem internal and last less than a second. ?

Nerve: These sound like irritable superficial nerves in these areas. If they continue,I recommend getting checked for calcium,magnesium or potassium deficiencies. Discuss this with your Physician who will order the appropriate tests after his/her assessment. ...Read more

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My left side ribs are high, much higher than the right side, is that ok? I also have protruded first or second ribs, and it is clear in my upper chest

My left side ribs are high, much higher than the right side, is that ok?
I also have protruded first or second ribs, and it is clear in my upper chest

Scoliosis ??: What you describe could be consistent with scoliosis..a sideways curvature of the spine that most often occurs during the growth spurt just before puberty. The cause of most scoliosis is unknown. Some children's spine deformities continue to get more severe as they grow. It is time for you to see your Doctor/Orthopedic specialist for an evaluation. If severe, need evaluation of lung/heart function ...Read more

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There is a part of my spine that protrudes in lower back. If I touch it it is very sensitive - feels like one vertabrae is larger than others ?

There is a part of my spine that protrudes in lower back. If I touch it it is very sensitive - feels like one vertabrae is larger than others  
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An xray of your: lower spine might answer the question. Please ask your doctor to order it. This may or may not be serious but it's worth your time. ...Read more

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Can it be cardiac related if chest pain is quite localised but moves around? For example, on the left side, than on the right, than below the ribs?

Can it be cardiac related if chest pain is quite localised but moves around? For example, on the left side, than on the right, than below the ribs?

No,thats not cardiac: Cardiac typically is substernal,stays there,occ mmigrates to L arm or neck,feels crushing in nature,accomp by sweating,shortness of breath. Yours sounds musculoskeletal in nature.. ...Read more