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Rib Sticks Ouy Where It Connects To Sternum
At the bottom of my left rob cage, i can feel like a soft movable ball attached to it (where it almost meets right rib cage) is this normal or what?
Examination?: This requires physical examination. Wish you well! ...Read more
Small hard ball attached to left rib cage (between left and right rib cage) is this normal or what? Feels like bone
.: Is it new or long standing? Need more information - is it painful, does it move etc. Or check with your physician. ...Read more
Chest pain when i touch the center of my chest where the ribs meet just below the collar bone, it comes and goes. What can this be?
Costochondritis: Point tenderness is a symptom of costochondritis (tenderness in the cartilage between the ribs). Try putting ice on fhe painful spot and try tylenol/ibuprofen. Some heart problems such as pericarditis (inflammation in the sac around the heart) can cause pain. Blood clots in the lung (pulmonary embolus) can cause chest pain. Avoid activity that makes it hurt. Chk with your doctor for cause. ...Read more
Need chest xray: They could be several reason for pain in the rib, from trauma, metabolic, tumor, inflamatory, infectious, perhaps intraabominal or intrathoraxic pathology.Need a lot more detatails about this pain characteristics.Recomended to seeyour fp and chest x-ray.May need more diagnostic testing such as ct scan and or bone scan. ...Read more
Possibly: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Costochondritis: This is the most likely cause of the symptoms you describe. It is inflammation in the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum or breast bone. Treatment usually involves anti-inflammatory medications and rest, avoiding strenuous activity until symptoms resolve. Cold packs can help reduce swelling. ...Read more
Xiphoid Process: It is at the botom of the breast bone. Google it and see if tht is what you are decribing. It is normal anatomy, Here is a website: https://www.innerbody.com/anatomy/skeletal/xiphoid-process-sternum ...Read more
Lump in the middle of rib cage. Can move it around. Hurts slightly. What could this be? Cancerous?
Possibly: Recommend follow up with your primary care MD. May be nothing. Your past medical history is important in this setting. ...Read more
The area around my r 6&7 rib - the costal cartilage feels like friction or something crackling there, is it "normal "?
No It is not: Costochondritis is the most common cause of chest pain originating in the chest wall. Symptoms include: pain and tenderness in the locations where your ribs attach to your breastbone .Often sharp pain, though also dull and gnawing pain location often on left side of breastbone, but possible on either side of chest , pain when taking deep breaths, pain when coughing, difficulty breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: The intercostal muscle insert on the ribs and can certainly go into spasm. There are a number of potential causes and usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Bottom left rib sticks out and pops near sternum when someone hugs me or theres pressure on them.Xrays show no broken rib.why does it do this & hurt?
Pain: Probably an anatomic aberrationGet a more detailed answer ›
'hard vein' down the right abdomen, starting just below nipple, stops around the bottom of ribcage. Definitely outside of rib cage under arm next to elbow. Sore mostly when stretched or pushed.
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
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
Soft movable lump on rib under bra line upper left. Something if I bend a certain way it will cramp around it. What could this be? Muscle? Spleen?
See doctor: Even though you are quite young, you should still ask your doctor to check this out. Any time one has a movable lump at the breast area, better be safe than be sorry. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a slightly asymmetrical rib cage & collar bone or is it a sign of an underlying problem? My right clavicle & rib cage protrude outward more than the left and my spine feels like it curves to the left, is this normal? I also often get
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