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I have rib cage restriction, breathing problems, hyperventilation syndrome?, forward head posture, tingling hands, rib cage won't expand... Why? Tos?

I have rib cage restriction, breathing problems, hyperventilation syndrome?, forward head posture, tingling hands, rib cage won't expand... Why? Tos?

Considerations: You describe a likely explanation for your breathing problems associated with your medications and history, but there may be additional issues that remain to be solved, and i cannot say you do not have tos associated with hand tingling, but again, other problems may be more likely, such as hyperventilation causing the tingling. Your doctor should readily be able to sort all of this out. ...Read more

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Could this dual mid back pain on right in rib cage be a liver problem without having the abdominal pain? It's tender to the touch like a muscle strain

Could this dual mid back pain on right in rib cage be a liver problem without having the abdominal pain? It's tender to the touch like a muscle strain

Requires examination: It is difficult to comment without examination. Pain in the rib cage could be originating in the cartilage, muscles, nerves or bone or from surrounding structures such at the diaphragm, liver, lungs, pancreas and spleen. An examination by a Dr is needed and possibly an Ultrasound scan as well if the cause if not easily evident. ...Read more

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My rib cage juts out and sinks in noticably on the left side, and the right side it seems like one rib is stuck behind the others. Is this a problem?

My rib cage juts out and sinks in noticably on the left side, and the right side it seems like one rib is stuck behind the others. Is this a problem?

Chest wall: There are variations and abnormalities in the way the chest wall forms leading to pectins escavatum or pectus carinatum. Either the breastbone caving in or protruding out, respectively. This can create the look of the chest caving in on one side and jutting out on the other. If it is mild it does not cause any problem however if it is deeply sunken then it can cause restriction of either the heart or the lungs. Please see your primary care physician if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Sharp sporadic pain on the mid-lower part of my back on the right side (below rib cage). Young, no history of medical problems.

Sharp sporadic pain on the mid-lower part of my back on the right side (below rib cage). Young, no history of medical problems.

Muscular pain: Most probably musculoskletal pain, as long as the pain is not getting progressively worse, give some time, anti inflammatory and proper stretching might help. If persistent have it checked out ...Read more

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I woke up with a severe & acute pain just below the sternum and rib cage. What may be the problem?

Many possibilities: Pain in that area could be due to trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, inflammation, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal (bony over growth) or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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Helloim currently experiencing shocking like pain on my ribs, lower to mid rib cage on right side. Could eating unhealthy and caffeine be the problem?

Please see below: Eating food should not cause this shocking pain on ribs but it could just be a refereed pain from stomach if you have drank too much coffee which might have caused some irritation and the condition is called gastritis. ...Read more

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My friend has a lump in his rib cage. What kind of specialist i need to see? What do you think is the problem?

My friend has a lump in his rib cage. What kind of specialist i need to see? What do you think is the problem?

Your friend: Needs to see a regular doctor first as they can determine if the lump is from inside growing out or just from outside like a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma then your friend can be sent to the proper specialist who deals with that lump, either regular surgeon or a dermatologist, etc.. ...Read more

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I currently have an ongoing (4 year) muscle problem with my left rib cage. What kind of specialist should I see?

I currently have an ongoing (4 year) muscle problem with my left rib cage. What kind of specialist should I see?

Shoulder Specialist?: Good question. Just from your description the pain could be multiple sources like the cardiac and pulmonary systems as well as GI system, but may also be musculoskeletal pain and/or referred pain from the shoulder so start with a thoughtful detailed examination with you preferred physician and go from there. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm. ...Read more

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