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Noticed that left ribs are protruding more than the right. Getting more noticeable. Can bad posture cause this or could it be something else?

Noticed that left ribs are protruding more than the right. Getting more noticeable. Can bad posture cause this or could it be something else?

Positional; postural: Your question suggests that this protrusion has not always been present. Something like this is often long-standing, but one day you just notice it! Posture could contribute, but the most worrisome thing at your age is scoliosis. Most of the symptoms from scoliosis appear before skeletal maturity (about 18 years), however. See your doctor for full evaluation. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Why does scoliosis causes costochondritis sometimes?is it because the ribs are protruding in the wrong way?

Why does scoliosis causes costochondritis sometimes?is it because the ribs are protruding in the wrong way?

Potentially: Patients with scoliosis do have some degree of an asymmetric trunk rotation (atr) and this can cause some deformity at the ribs as well. This could potentially out you at increased risk for episodes of costochondritis. Don't hesitate to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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While changing 12 month old diaper looks like left rib cage is protruding out way more compared to right. Is this normal? Emergency room?

While changing 12 month old diaper looks like left rib cage is protruding out way more compared to right. Is this normal? Emergency room?

Rib cage: Wow take the child to the ER and make sure they do an X-Ray of the chest and abdomen your child might have a diaphragmatic hernia without respiratory compromise it is important to know. Many kids live a healthy life but some experience problems hope that is answers your question all the best ...Read more

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What could cause constant pain behind and under right ribs and something protruding and hurting during a bowel movement?

What could cause constant pain behind and under right ribs and something protruding and hurting during a bowel movement?

Needs checking out: A hernia is a reasonable possibility, although not common in that area, in my experience. Because of the involvement of the chest area, I believe it is worth showing to a health care provider for further researching, and possibly further studies.

Hope it goes well....... ...Read more

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Tell me about children with protruding lower rib cage?

Tell me about children with protruding lower rib cage?

Rib protrusion: Children with rib and sternal protrusion usually have a variant of pectus carinatum. This represents a congenital chest wall malformation that can be asymmetric and may involve different/mulitple ribs. ...Read more

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Sir as I have visual impression that my ribs are uneven and protruding. So how will I get to know wether i m suffering from scoliosis. ?

Sir as I have visual impression that my ribs are uneven and protruding. So how will I get to know wether i m suffering from scoliosis.
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Xray: One of the first findings in scoliosis is a rotation of the trunk, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation or rib hump. On the other hand some people may have an asymmetry in their ribs without scoliosis. A simple xray will determine if you have scoliosis. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Left side rib cage or chest protruding out. Since last 2 years my left side rib cage protrudes significantly more. Nothing in ultrasound. Am smoker.

Left side rib cage or chest protruding out. Since last 2 years my left side rib cage protrudes significantly more. Nothing in ultrasound. Am smoker.

See your doctor: Some people have oddly shaped ribs. You had an ultrasound but that is not the best imaging for lungs or bones. A chest x-ray would be better, but it would be best to see a doctor to determine what test would be best for you. Be well. ...Read more

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I think I may have an enlarged spleen, Pain under left ribs and feel something protruding a bit.called Dr can't get in for a week, should I go to ER?

Not an emergency: If the pain is bearable and you are able to eat without vomiting and sleep without any sign of fever etc. you can wait a few days to see your doctor for a definitive assessment. This may require some blood testing and or imaging study to confirm finding and figure out cause. If not feeling well in general, you should seek immediate assistance at your local hospital ED. Good luck:) ...Read more

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The left side of my rib cage has been obviously protruding for 2 yrs now, what could be wrong?

The left side of my rib cage has been obviously protruding for 2 yrs now, what could be wrong?

Bone/'metab/lung: Comes to my mind diseases of the bone like osteoporosis or lack of vitamin d, or metabolic diseases that affect the bone. If you have a lung problem like copd, emphysema or chronic bronchitis or asthma the hyperinflation of the lungs could do it (it's common to have pigeon's chest in COPD or asthma.). ...Read more

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Can the chest ribs be asymmetrical? I feel the first right rib(the bone right below the right clavicle) is more protruding than the left rib. Problem?

Can the chest ribs be asymmetrical? I feel the first right rib(the bone right below the right clavicle) is more protruding than the left rib. Problem?

Sounds normal: Nobody's body is perfectly symmetrical. Some people require differnt shoe sizes on each foot, women may require differnt bra cup sizes, and ribs may protrude more on one side than the other -- etc, etc, etc. This doesn't sound like something tow orry about. But discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Soft mass protruding from right upper quadrant of chest area no pain associated extends from lower rib cage towards naval area about 1"1/2 wide by 5"?

Soft mass protruding from right upper quadrant of chest area  no pain associated extends from lower rib cage towards naval area about 1"1/2 wide by 5"?

Mgt: Please see your PCP for an evaluation. From your description, a soft tissue tumor should be ruled out. An imaging test may be ordered by the PCP. Do you have any associated symptoms? ...Read more

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I've noticed that my left rib cage right under my breast is protruding out and not level with other side, is something going on? Its extreme.

I've noticed that my left rib cage right under my breast is protruding out and not level with other side, is something going on?  Its extreme.

Rib cage: Outward flaring of the lower border of the rib cage is not at all unusual. Your physician can check you to ensure that there are no other significant abnormalities. ...Read more

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On my stomach up high on my ribs I have a small bruise but it is also a protruding small lump and I didn't get hit there what could it be?

On my stomach up high on my ribs I have a small bruise but it is also a protruding small lump and I didn't get hit there what could it be?

See a doc: This may be a hemangioma, or other small blood vessel mass/ malformation. These are rarely of any concern. However, it is not possible to make a diagnosis on the internet. ...Read more

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How can I fix my rib cage to stop it from sticking out?

How can I fix my rib cage to stop it from sticking out?

See answer below: If your rib cage is sticking out you probably have another condition of the spine call scoliosis (spine curvature)you need to check it out with your physician and determine why your rib cage is deformed. Some times when the deformity is small some postural exercises may help. ...Read more

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Why my chest protruding. I'm just 16 years old???what should I do?

Why my chest protruding. I'm just 16 years old???what should I do?

Ask your doctor:: Pectus carinatum is an uncommon birth defect in which a child's breastbone (sternum) bulges out abnormally. Sometimes the deformity isn't noticeable until after the adolescent growth spurt. For most children & teens, the main issue with pectus carinatum is the way it looks. Older teens and adults will usually need surgery to correct the problem if necessary. ...Read more

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Lower left part of rib cage sticking out. How to make this go away?

Lower left part of rib cage sticking out. How to make this go away?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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My ribs are sticking out on my left side of back. If I bend forward, Looks like a hump. What could that be?

My ribs are sticking out on my left side of back. If I bend forward, Looks like a hump. What could that be?

See below: Usually, if this is just starting at your age, one needs to be concerned about displacement of the ribs(injury) or growths in the ribs-tumors ...Read more

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Left side of ribs, mostly lower part, are sticking out alot! Been like that for three months. Left side more rounded than right. Normal bloodtests. Cause?

Left side of ribs, mostly lower part, are sticking out alot! Been like that for three months. Left side more rounded than right. Normal bloodtests. Cause?

Unusual: Trauma?
Weight change?
Chest x-rays and evaluation are appropriate.
Variation is not uncommon but want to be sure no other issues. ...Read more

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You can see I haven't eaten anything good by ribs sticking out. Too embarassed to do pe. Should I tell school nurse?

You can see I haven't eaten anything good by ribs sticking out. Too embarassed to do pe. Should I tell school nurse?

Yes: Yes it is a good idea to discuss this kind of problem with the school nurse who can help make sure you are in a situation to get proper nutrition and help make sure there is nothing else seriously wrong. ...Read more

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My teen has intermitant sharp chest pain. He said last time that it spread after to his left side and felt like it was "protruding". What can this be?

My teen has intermitant sharp chest pain. He said last time that it spread after to his left side and felt like it was "protruding". What can this be?

Work up/cause: Most cases of pediatric chest pain have undetermined cause, but musculo skeletal, pulmonary and cardiac causes should be considered. Preliminary workup depends on further details, but will often include a Chest radiograph and EKG. ...Read more

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I can see my ribs sticking out when I look in the mirror. Should I consider a personal trainer?

Have it checked: If you feel there is something wrong with your ribs have it checked by your doctor and find out if it is normal or not, it may be just normal, for you. ...Read more

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Hi, this is for a female, she has some parts of her upper rib cage sticking out is this normal for a girl she's 18years old?

Hi, this is for a female, she has some parts of her upper rib cage sticking out is this normal for a girl she's 18years old?

Rib cage shape: The shape of the ribcage can varies from one degree or another in different people. If the appearance of her cage has always been as it is now, this is likely normal for her. Abrupt changes in the shape of the ribcage, especially when associated with pain or difficulty breathing warrants immediate medical attention. ...Read more