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A tiny area of my back is tender, almost pinching pain. Over this area my partner noticed what seemed like one of my ribs protruding. What could it be?
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
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
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
Is a chronic protruding rib (over 6 months) indicative of anything in particular, such as a muscle or spine problem? On right side, about t8. Occasional pain, not severe, slight breathing impairment.
Deserves X-ray : This could be a result of trauma to the rib, spinal curvature, or less likely tumor. It should be examined and x-rayed. ...Read more
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
I will not advice it: No grantee they will come back, also it leave scar over there. ...Read more
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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"?
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
My lower left rib feels tender and sore. It also looks to be protruding outward. My left armpit feels sore as well. Should I be worried? Maybe lymph node
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 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
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
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
Is it pigeon's breas: We are born with it. It requires no rx. ...Read more
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
I have had the surgery for protruding chest 14 yrs ago and the wire is making a lot of discomfort. Can I have the wire removed?
Yes: You're sufficiently healed and the bones are strong. The wire is no longer necessary. It can be removed safely by a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more
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?
Chest x-rays and evaluation are appropriate.
Variation is not uncommon but want to be sure no other issues. ...Read more
You can see I haven't eaten anything good by ribs sticking out. Too embarassed to do pe. Should I tell school nurse?
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?
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
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
My husband has a bone protruding from the center of his chest and it's causing him a lot of pain when he works out or if it gets touched, what is it?
B low the sternum? : The zyfoid process can point outwards and cause pain. Have it checked by a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more