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How Much Weight Can Human Rib Cage Take Before Breaking
See answer: It all depend of many factors;your weight, body dimensions, size etc.The thorax is an elastic structure that deforms under pressure and when that pressure exceed that capicity it brakes, it follows the laws of physics.It is individual depending of the size oy your thorax with small or large ribs and sternum.Obviosly the pressure than an small thorax can take is a lot smaller that of a large one.. ...Read more
Pagets Disease: I am not quite sure what you mean by swelling of rib cage. Do you mean the bones themselves or over inflation. Paget's is a bone disorder that can cause hyperplasia of bones but usually affects the back. If symptoms are significant, I would start with an X ray of the chest and some basic lab studies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
I've lost a lot of weight over the past year (240 to 160) and my rib cage seems to have "closed in". My chest is not as large. Can ribs do that?
Impossible to say: Without a full examination. Hydrocodone does not come alone in the us - it is mixed with Acetaminophen (tylenol). If you are taking too many (more than 4 grams per day) you can get liver damage from the tylenol. See a doctor or go to an er asap to check this out, as liver damage from tylenol can be life threatening. If you are prescribed the med, talk to your doctor. If not, get help; detox. ...Read more
I have a really bad pain by my rib cage on the left side towards the middle. Is there anything i can take for the pain?
I was told the floating ribs take a long time to heal because of low blood supply since they are not attached to the rib cage.
My right-side under my rib cage hurts after dancing Zumba yesterday..I weight 284lbs...should I be worried?
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