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Asymmetric chest, left ribs raised rel. to sternum, creating ~0.5in edge. Can it progress? Seems more pronounced last 6mo, with occasional pain.

Asymmetric chest, left ribs raised rel. to sternum, creating ~0.5in edge. Can it progress? Seems more pronounced last 6mo, with occasional pain.

Asymetric chest: Seek medical attention this week, especially if the asymetry has not been there all your life. Get a chest xray/chest CT and make sure you do not have a lung , chest wall or lymph node lesion. ...Read more

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I had a chest x-ray due to ongoing, severe, SOB . The conclusion was asymmetric density in LLL, nonspecific & could reflect atelectasis, or developing airspace disease. Is the remedy truly just to breathe deeper?

I had a chest x-ray due to ongoing, severe, SOB . The conclusion was asymmetric density in LLL, nonspecific & could reflect atelectasis, or developing airspace disease. Is the remedy truly just to breathe deeper?

Not really: It is important to determine the cause of that density. It may be necessary to have a CT to be certain nothing is in the lungs that may need treatment . Talk to your doctor to see what your next step may be. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a ct of my chest with and without contrast my results only showed asymmetric breast densities, greater on the left and im a male is this bad?

Hi, I had a ct of my chest with and without contrast my results only showed asymmetric breast densities, greater on the left and im a male is this bad?

Could just be skin: fold shadows on the CT, though CTs are pretty sensitive to densities that can be differentiated. I would have a professional clinician examine you to see if there is breast tissue or augmentation going on... Though whether or not it is bad depends on what that clinician found... ...Read more

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Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring. Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l

Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring.  Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l

Most likely OK: Small pleural based nodule is most likely a granuloma (left over from prior infection) but could conceivably be a small cancer. You will most likely be followed with ct, especially if you are a smoker. If there is no growth it is probably just a small granuloma and no biopsy is necessary. Biapical pleural parenchymal scarring is very common, but may also be followed. Calcific densities r likely ok. ...Read more

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How do I lose chest fat?

How do I lose chest fat?

You can't : You can't "spot reduce" fat. Some men have gynecomastia, the abnormal development of large mammary glands in males resulting in breast enlargement. This can be addressed surgically. ...Read more

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What is "barrell chest"?

What is "barrell chest"?

Deformity of chest: Wall which is common in people with end stage emphysema. The shape changes because their lungs are always hyperinflated. ...Read more

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Too much pain in my chest..

Too much pain in my chest..

Chest pain.: Is this new, or has it been going on for some time? Are you short of breath? Lightheaded? Has this happened before? There are questions to be answered, but with a new chest pain that is strong, these questions should be answered in a local emergency room. If this pain has persisted, you should go to the nearest hospital for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Pains in the chest at night?

Pains in the chest at night?

See a doctor ASAP: chest pain can have a variety of causes, some self limiting, others life threatening. Without further information , we can not diagnosis this, but urgent evaluation is warranted. Please see a doctor right away. Heart disease in women often presents with atypical symptoms. ...Read more

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How can guys lose chest fat?

How can guys lose chest fat?

Spot fat loss does: not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be chest fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. ...Read more