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I want to get a tattoo on my rib cage on the side but having had bilateral pleurodesis is this possible or is it risky?

I want to get a tattoo on my rib cage on the side but having had bilateral pleurodesis is this possible or is it risky?

Different risks: In general there is no contra-indication to chest tattoo in someone that has undergone pleurodesis. You should discuss your individual medical health details/specifics and risks with your family physician. Tattoos have their own specific risks. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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I have small tattoo on my left rib cage from 2 years ago. It's raised, scarring, bumpy, and red. I have very sensitive skin - should it be removed?

I have small tattoo on my left rib cage from 2 years ago. It's raised, scarring, bumpy, and red. I have very sensitive skin - should it be removed?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You should see a doctor for an evaluation. Chronic infections are known to have occurred from tattoos. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Im a 37y/o f. Ive noticed when I lie down my lower right rib cage has constant "pressure". Can't lay on my right. No trauma and gallbladder removed. ?

Im a 37y/o f. Ive noticed when I lie down my lower right rib cage has constant "pressure". Can't lay on my right. No trauma and gallbladder removed. ?

See a doc: You might need an ultrasound of your liver,or evaluation of your rib cage. These two things could cause your symptoms,either large liver, or a painful rib See a doctor for proper evaluation and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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I have been having almost constant pain in both sides of chest especially under bottom of rib cage in sternum and down around top part on both sides o?

I have been having almost constant pain in both sides of chest especially under bottom of rib cage in sternum and down around top part on both sides o?

More info?: Is it sharp or achy? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Any fevers? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Possible causes: gallbladder? Pneumonia? Ge issues? Muscle strain? Kidney? ...Read more

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What causes the rib cage to grow?

What causes the rib cage to grow?

Contents within: The chest grows at a programmed rate from birth 2 accommodate the organs within. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the rib cage?

What is the purpose of the rib cage?

Multiple: The rib cages protects your heart and lungs from blunt trauma that otherwise might injure them. It maintains the size of the lung cavity and provides sites of orgin and insertion for a variety of muscles that assist with your breathing. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in my rib cage?

Pain: Many things. Among them, your rib could be broken. You could have an infection. The pain could come from something other than your rib. Cancer might do it. Pain from the lung, heart, sternum, liver, spleen, diaphragm... Maybe a more specific question could be better answered here. ...Read more

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I have a pain in between the v in my rib cage?

I have a pain in between the v in my rib cage?

GB, ulcer, GERD?: Gb attacks usually follow a fatty meal. Gerd, esophagitis, gastritis & ulcers r also culprits 4 these symptoms. Get in 2 c a GI specialist 4 eval & possibly some testing. ...Read more

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What is causing my rib cage to feel like it was crushed?

What is causing my rib cage to feel like it was crushed?

Crushed??: If this means difficulty expanding and chest tightness, then a lot of things can do it including asthma, copd, cough leading to chest muscle pains, dyspnea, restrictive lung disease.. And i can go on and on... Idea is to see a pulmonary specialist and get a work up done. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

Activity: Known as costochondritis. Can come on with increased activity. Some people prone. Don't think there is anything to do to prevent. ...Read more

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Rib cage pain, always tired, really moody? Signs of what?

Rib cage pain, always tired, really moody? Signs of what?

Hard to say: The symptoms there can be from a whole constellation of reasons, and would be best evaluated by a doctor in person. You may have some electrolyte or hormonal imbalance, anemia, or one of another cause. Id recommend making an appointment with a family doctor to get started on figuring out what it is. ...Read more

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Pulsing under right rib cage ?

Pulsing under right rib cage ?

Need attention: When you say under rib you mean upper abdomen? You need to be examined. ...Read more

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Can gas get trapped under left rib cage?

Can gas get trapped under left rib cage?

Stomach and Colon: Yes bloating of your stomach or descending colon can make it feel like there is gas trapped under your left ribs. ...Read more

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Lump at the bottom back of rib cage, cyst?

Lump at the bottom back of rib cage, cyst?

Rib cage lump: Many possible causes including bone cyst, bone spur, healing fracture, muscle hernia, among others. Check with your physician about this one. ...Read more

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Dose valley feaver cause pain under rib cage?

It could.: Pain under rib cage can be caused by pleuritis, or inflammation of the lining of the chest cavity, caused by an underlying infection such as valley fever. ...Read more

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What is this abdomen pain underneath my rib cage?

What is this abdomen pain underneath my rib cage?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more