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Right rib cage looks like it is dented in, causes me infrequent pain/cant take deep breath, . Research lead me to slipping rib syndrome. How common?

Right rib cage looks like it is dented in, causes me infrequent pain/cant take deep breath, . Research lead me to slipping rib syndrome. How common?

Rib cage: Except for the last rib in the back of the rib cage the ribs are fixed to the sternum in the front and the vertebrae in the back. I don't see how a rib can slip unless it's fractured. Flaring of the lower ribs in the front aren't unusual but shouldn't cause pain, but a pinched intercostal nerve(between 2 ribs) can cause a sharp pain on inspiration. See a thoracic surgeon as needed. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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LAPBAND EMPITED SINCE THEN NOSE STUFFED COMPLETELY EAR PAIN AND THROAT FEELS LIKE I CANT TAKE DEEP BREATH COUULD THIS ALL BE RELATED TO LAP BAND ?

LAPBAND EMPITED SINCE THEN  NOSE STUFFED COMPLETELY   EAR PAIN AND THROAT FEELS  LIKE I CANT TAKE DEEP BREATH COUULD THIS ALL BE RELATED TO LAP BAND ?

Not enough info: Question is not Clearly stated! Do you mean fluid was removed from the band, if so, was it done on bedside(usually) with needle aspiration from the port; then these symptoms are not related to that. If it was done under anesthesia( I don't expect so) then tube used for anesthesia can cause sore throat or ear ache. Please call your surgeon and discuss these symptoms. ...Read more

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Am having breathing problem due to some stress and annxiety for the moment its really painful as have to take deep breath often. Sometimes I suffocate?

Am having breathing problem due to some stress and annxiety for the moment its really painful as have to take deep breath often. Sometimes I suffocate?

Help of professional: I suggest you seek the help of a psychiatrist specializing in anxiety to do the evaluation, if it turns to be mild anxiety disorder then therapy and self help measures are probably enough, however if it turns to be moderate to severe then medication plus all of the above will be necessary to achieve a renission. ...Read more

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Left intermittent pain under left rib cage..Sometimes comes when i take deep breath..What is it? Have had for about three weeks...Its a new kind of pain for me..Not sure what it could be.

You : You need to have a complete medical evaluation as it sounds as though your pain has been very persistent. Pain under the left rib cage could represent inflammation of the lining of the lung (pleurisy), infection, kidney issues, or even intestinal or pancreas issues. Please be seen immediately for an evaluation. If you had worsening pain, fever, cough, vomiting, shortness of breath, or light-headedness, then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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When I drink or eat something.. Or take deep breath then something on my left side vibrates.?

When I drink or eat something.. Or take deep breath then something on my left side vibrates.?

Doctor should check: Vibrations during and after eating may be related to food and air moving around in the stomach and intestines. A primary care doctor can talk with the patient to get a better idea of what the sensation really feels like, how severe it is, how often it occurs, exactly when it occurs, etc..., to get a better idea of what the cause is and whether or not it is something serious. Write down symptoms. ...Read more

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I feel the need to take deep breath all the time like shot breath . Some times i get stuck taking a deep breath . Frustrated?

I feel the need to take deep breath all the time like shot breath . Some times i get stuck taking a deep breath . Frustrated?

Anxiety or bronchosp: Sometimes being conscious of the need to take a deep breath can be due to anxiety, but this can also be seen with bronchospasm in asthma. Some people describe this as a tight or heavy feeling in the chest. Breathing tests can confirm the diagnosis of asthma. A baseline chest x-ray is always helpful in ruling out other diseases associated with bronchospasm, . ...Read more

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Can i take deep breath anytime i feel like. Lately i'm conscious about my breathing and when i want to take a deep breath it stops half way.

Anxiety: I suspect you are an anxious person. Try not to think about the breathing and distruct your self with fun activities and intertain yourself. Hope it works. ...Read more