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Doctor insights on: Can Ribcage Shape Be Corrected

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I read that slight rib flare can be from improper breathing (not pulling the ribcage back in when exhaling). Can core strengthening help correct this?

I read that slight rib flare can be from improper breathing (not pulling the ribcage back in when exhaling). Can core strengthening help correct this?

Mgt: This may indicate a muscular or neurologic problem causing weakness of the chest wall. There are exercises to improve your chest wall strength, but I would recommend seeing your PCP. They can order some pulmonary testing including MIP/MEP . A virtual appointment can be booked online, to review once the results are available. ...Read more

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Me and my bro have same shoulder length.But I have very small ribcage and wide hips.I want to expand ribcage and get manly v shape body.Can it be done?

Me and my bro have same shoulder length.But I have very small ribcage and wide hips.I want to expand ribcage and get manly v shape body.Can it be done?

Our Bodies: Without seeing you it is only speculation that can be used to answer this question. First you may still have some growth. Weight training and exercise may change the body shape in minimal effects. But, bone structure may not really change much unless it is to lengthen those bones still yet to grow. ...Read more

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I have ribcage deformity where my left chest ribs are caved out and my back seems to be caved in & I have a weird looking left shoulder. Pls specify? Can i be operated to be a normal shaped teen?

I have ribcage deformity where my left chest ribs are caved out and my back seems to be caved in & I have a weird looking left shoulder. Pls specify? Can i be operated to be a normal shaped teen?

Spine exam: If you have not been examined and evaluated for scoliosis, you should be. Surgical indications particularly after cessation of growth are dependent on the degree of curvature and spinal balance. ...Read more

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I've had stomach muscle pain for about 2 years. It doesn't seem to be related to what I eat, and I'm 28 and in good shape. Also pain below my ribcage?

I've had stomach muscle pain for about 2 years.  It doesn't seem to be related to what I eat, and I'm 28 and in good shape. Also pain below my ribcage?

Needs examination: This could simply be abdominal muscle strain brought on by exertion but youl need to be examined by your doctor to make sure you have no issues with your liver, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach and spleen. Blood tests and imaging studies may need to be done. ...Read more

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I have wide hips, wide waist, small ribcage, rounded body.I am anxious.My lh=4.2, fsh=4.5.My s.Testosterone is 384ng/dl.E2=29.Want v shaped bone structure

I have wide hips, wide waist, small ribcage, rounded body.I am anxious.My lh=4.2, fsh=4.5.My s.Testosterone is 384ng/dl.E2=29.Want v shaped bone structure

Build what you have: There is no such things a perfect body & internet photos have distorted mens' images of how we should look. You can't change your bone structure. You must stop focusing on this. You're male, so you can trim fat and develop muscle with basically no limit. The guy in the photo has your bone structure and i doubt it bothers him; look at some photos of hugh jackman as well. Follow your dream. ...Read more

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What causes pain between my ribcage?

What causes pain between my ribcage?

Depends: Whether the pain is coming truly from the rib cage or organs inside the chest or abdomen. If it's from the ribs, read about the possible mechanism here http://www.Basicspine.Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome.Html. ...Read more

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What causes pain under right ribcage?

Lots of things: Short list: musculoskeletal pain, gallbladder stones or inflammation, liver inflammation or infection, pancreatitis, pneumonia. If your pain is severe, associated w nausea/vomiting, fever, or if it lasts several days i would have your primary care doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain behind my ribcage?

Many reasons: Kind of a vague ? If it is causing sig problems for you then go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Steady pain just below center of ribcage?

Many possibilities: Many causes are possible including a stomach ulcer, pleurisy, esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus) and muscle pull. Best to seek medical attention. ...Read more