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Is it true that men and women have different amount of ribs?

Is it true that men and women have different amount of ribs?

No: Those who take the statements in the bible quite literally would believe that men have one less rib since a rib was assumed to have been removed to be the starting point for women. But in fact the rib count, male v. Female, is the same. ...Read more

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Pain in the left rib that comes and goes and seems to b in different places, can it be gas or something more serious?

Pain in the left rib that comes and goes and seems to b in different places, can it be gas or something more serious?

Costochondritis: Fleeting rib pains are often caused by a vague condition called costo-chondritis. It is a mild degree inflammation of rib cartilage that may be more annoying than serious. You can try OTC anti-inlammatory agent like Ibuprofen 400 mg 2-3 times daily for week and use heating pads to the area. If pain subsides, it weould suppor tthis diagnosis. If not, pl. Get it checked by your local doctor:) ...Read more

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Last year and I broke a rib from coughing in my sleep. It has healed but now that side of my ribs is shaped different. Should I be worried?

Last year and I broke a rib from coughing in my sleep. It has healed but now that side of my ribs is shaped different. Should I be worried?

Ask your doctor: If takes quite a bit of force with a cough to break a rib especially in a young woman. Even then you would not expect the bone to move in the process so much for the shape to change. If I were your doctor I would want the chance to feel the area, listen to what happened and think it through. Does the story make sense for what he/she is feeling in the ribs? If not more testing might be helpful. ...Read more

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I am a 32 yo female. I have been having episodes of pain under ribs. I was found to have different size kidneys R13.7, L8.8 what could cause this?

I am a 32 yo female. I have been having episodes of pain under ribs. I was found to have different size kidneys R13.7, L8.8 what could cause this?

Here are some. ..: The size discrepancy of both kidneys alone indicates this difference has been lifelong, resulting from congenital - born with it, or acquired, usually related with recurrent UTIs + left vesicoureteral reflux in childhood. Based on these, your local urologists should be able to discuss with and counsel you for the future to follow. ...Read more

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Is slipping rib syndrome different from Costochondritis? Would xrays show it? I was told its costochondritis but I went cause my ribs cave in like srs

Is slipping rib syndrome different from Costochondritis? Would xrays show it? I was told its costochondritis but I went cause my ribs cave in like srs

Different: Neither can be seen on Xray as too subtle. Slipped rib syndrome is often a missed diagnosis as it is not taught in many medical schools. See this link (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1150226/). It is more common in people who are 'hyper mobile'. Costochondrotis is an inflammation of the rib/cartilage and is different. It can follow a viral illness https://www. Southerncross. Co.nz/gr ...Read more

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Have had a cluster spread across my ribs to abdomen of fatty lumps. Different shapes+sizes. Some randomly cause pain. Mostly when pressed on. Overweight.

Have had a cluster spread across my ribs to abdomen of fatty lumps. Different shapes+sizes. Some randomly cause pain. Mostly when pressed on. Overweight.

Fatty lumps: These lesions sound like subcutaneous lipomas. They are usually benign. I would recommend that you see a dermatologist. The presence of these lipomas can be confirmed by a biopsy. ...Read more

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I fell and fractured my rib three days ago. This a.M I woke up and had a different pain sharp pains in left side of chest radiating to back shoulder?

I fell and fractured my rib three days ago. This a.M I woke up and had a different pain sharp pains in left side of chest radiating to back shoulder?

Inflammation: Sounds like the bleeding and inflammation from your rib fractures is causing pain in some of the surrounding muscles and possibly the pleura itself. If this does not start improving, or you get short of breath, see your physician. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy cause your ribs to be sore? Diangosis with pleurisy and my ribs are actually sore to the touch. Part of the pleurisy or something different?

Can pleurisy cause your ribs to be sore? Diangosis with pleurisy and my ribs are actually sore to the touch. Part of the pleurisy or something different?

Possible: Sore ribs is not a common symptom of pleurisy, please consult your doctor.
http://patient. Info/health/pleurisy-leaflet ...Read more

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Really sharp pain on my side of my stomach by the rib cage its about 5 to 10 minutes long the pain is really severe I have different episodes every so?

Really sharp pain on my side of my stomach by the rib cage its about 5 to 10 minutes long the pain is really severe I have different episodes every so?

See below: You should get evaluated by a gastroenterologist, you may have a stomach ulcer. These are potentially life threatening. Donot put it off. It needs to be evaluated. Acid reflux and. Gastritis are other possibilities. A thorough history and physical exam is recommended. ...Read more

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I have a lump below my right rib cage. No pain. Can feel it more when lying on back. But it seems to be changing positions when felt at different time?

I have a lump below my right rib cage. No pain. Can feel it more when lying on back. But it seems to be changing positions when felt at different time?

Hard to say: If you have a soft tissue lesion anywhere that you have noticed, it bears observation. Lesions that are increasing in size, especially rapidly, or those associated with increasing pain, are concerns for malignancy. A painless mass which is constant in size, unchanging in appearance, and unchanged over time is likely benign. Lipomas are the most common soft tissue benign lesions; common and benign. ...Read more

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I had 2 chest x rays done 2 different times with portable mechine I seen the image but did not see the ribs just lungs is that possible.

I had 2 chest x rays done 2 different times with portable mechine I seen the image but did not see the ribs just lungs is that possible.

The ribs: Should always be seen on a properly performed chest X-ray, but portable chest X-rays are notorious for having less than optimal technique, so if the X-ray energy is too high ("over penetration"), they may be "burned out" on the image and difficult to visualize. ...Read more

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What can cause mild annoying pain under both sides of ribs? It travels to different areas of abdomen. I did throw up the day before the pain started.

? gastroenteritis: The symptoms are not very specific, so likely not to be serious. The pain could be from gastroenteritis, accounting for throwing up and general discomfort. The act of throwing up could also cause some abdominal muscle strain. If the symptoms persist or worsen, see your md for additional testing. ...Read more

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Can allergy of BCP lead go pain in different areas of the body such as a sharp pain in the chest/ribs/upper thighs/ lower back. Etc.? please help!! : (

Can allergy of BCP lead go pain in different areas of the body such as a sharp pain in the chest/ribs/upper thighs/ lower back. Etc.? please help!! : (

Not allergy: Allergies to medications to not usually cause pain. You need to be seen to determine if you have any other medical condition that is causing the pain, ...Read more

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On 2 different blood pressure medications plus clonodone @night. He wakes up w/ arm ice cold, numb from shoulder down to bottom of rib cage. No pain?

On 2 different blood pressure medications plus clonodone @night. He wakes up w/ arm ice cold, numb from shoulder down to bottom of rib cage. No pain?

Certainly: Doesn't sound related at all to b/p meds. You failed to mention whether it feels "cold" to him, or if it is actually "cold" to touch. In either case have his doctor evaluate that. ...Read more

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Will an xray of the rib cage appear different between bruised&fractured ribs and what would the difference be? Can xray show organ damage?

Will an xray of the rib cage appear different between bruised&fractured ribs and what would the difference be? Can xray show organ damage?

Yes and no: An x-ray can show a fracture of the ribs but will not show a bruise. However, rib fractures can be hard to see and may be missed. Which organ are you referring to? Organ damage is hard to see on x-ray depending on the organ. Lung damage can be seen but you will need a CT scan with Contrast to see Liver, spleen or kidney damage. ...Read more

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Beating sensations different areas all around belly button under ribs all different areas is it likely to be abdominal aortic aneurism last few months?

Beating sensations different areas all around belly button under ribs all different areas is it likely to be abdominal aortic aneurism last few months?

Not likely: Abdominal aortic aneurysms usually have no symptoms or sensation. Sometimes they can be felt through the front abdominal wall. An aneurysm in a 31 y/o without other medical issues would be very unlikely. Talk to your dr and check your pulse and heart rhythm an ultrasound would be the easiest way to elevate your fear and may see something else. ...Read more

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Pain under right ribs, nausea throughout the day, + strong smelling urine (2 mnths) GP says probably my IBS. It feels different though. Any ideas please?

GB or other causes: IBS is a non specific diagnosis used for GI complaints when all other causes have been eliminated. It's not a true diagnosis. Has your gallbladder been evaluated - that would be the most common cause of RUQ pain and nausea? Strong urine could be due to dehydration if you're not taking in enough fluid and nourishment. Not enough info here for in depth evaluation. Push for more evaluation. Good luck ...Read more

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I have anxiety. Does pain in the different bones likeknee, ribs or arm bone a possibility of breast canceror only anxiety?

I have anxiety. Does pain in the different bones likeknee, ribs or arm bone a possibility of breast canceror only anxiety?

Bone pain: Do you already have breast cancer? If you have breast cancer then mets to bones are more likely. If you do not have breast cancer diagnosed yet, then other causes are more common (but breast cancer would be in your dictor's differential diagnosis). ...Read more

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I have weird feeling on different parts of my chest. It feels like a thump? It doesn't hurt and it usually happens when I'm exercising.

I have weird feeling on different parts of my chest. It feels like a thump? It doesn't hurt and it usually happens when I'm exercising.

Stress test: This is an atypical symptom for heart disease but nevertheless I recommend an exercise treadmill stress test to monitor your heart during exercise. This will serve to look for any abnormal heart rhythm or signs of coronary artery blockage although the latter would be unlikely at your age. You will have peace of mind when the test is normal and you won't worry about chest sensations

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What are different ways I can get a bigger chest?

What are different ways I can get a bigger chest?

Pectoralis muscles.: You can increase size of pectoralis muscles which increases chest size. Consider pushups, inclined & declined bench press as well as barbell and dumbbell bench presses. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm a smoker trying to quit. Lately I've developed a cough that doesn't go away and pain in the chest on both sides at different times with shoulder 2?

I'm a smoker trying to quit. Lately I've developed a cough that doesn't go away and pain in the chest on both sides at different times with shoulder 2?

See a cardiologist: There are many possible causes for a chest pains like lung problems, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems. Regardless, chest pain with shoulders pains, is always a red flag and visit to a cardiologist is warranted. ...Read more

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I have some pain in my chest my doctor just add a different medicine to help me not to pass out is that normal?

I have some pain in my chest my doctor just add a different medicine to help me not to pass out is that normal?

Chest pain: Hi, I'm wondering if you have a cardiologist? Any work up has been done for your syncope like Echocardiogram, Holter monitoring? ...Read more