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Causes Of Extra Rib
I have an extra rib on both sides of my c7? Can this cause any effects? How did this happen? What can be done about them? How rare is this
I have extra thoracic ribs and a 6 lumbar vertebrae. I have had severe neck back pain and for years. Are the congenital defects linked to a cause?
I have 2 extra ribs & about 2 months ago they caused pain in my right arm & numb thumb & finger. I don't get much pain but still have numbness! thorts?
Cervical rib: Cervical ribs may cause a neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (ntos) in which the brachial plexus is compressed, resulting in numbness, abnormal sensations, and weakness of the upper extremities. This condition is extremely rare, though, and i doubt you have it. You may have disputed neurogenic tos. There is no indication for surgery. Physical therapy is the typical management for this condition. ...Read more
How long: How long has it been? Rib fracture pain can be seen for months after injury. I tell my patients that with or without rib surgery, they can expect pain from the ribs for around 3 months. If the pain lasts longer than that, you might want to be evaluated - there may be injury from the fracture to the intercostal nerve below the rib, and these can be painful and permanent. ...Read more
Many things: Too many things to guess...You'd need to see a doctor. This could anything from a bruised rib or pulled muscle, to a kidney stone, gallbladder problem, or lung problem. More details may be helpful, but most pain in the chest (even chest wall) and abdomen should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Eval: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. Get medical care if your pain is on-going. ...Read more
Left upper ABD pain: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. ...Read more
Many reasons: It depends on what brings the pain on, what it feels like, where exactly it is located, how long it lasts, what makes it better, and what makes it worse. Only a dr. Can help you figure this out. Possibilities include an ulcer, irritation of the stomach or duodenum (small intestine), gallstones, congestive heart failure, muscle spasms, pinching of nerves that exit the back, or spasms of intestine. ...Read more