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Pressure under right side rib,like the skin is being sucked under rib,have lost 35lbs,am type 1 diabetic,had ultrasound,came back normal?

Pressure under right side rib,like the skin is being sucked under rib,have lost 35lbs,am type 1 diabetic,had ultrasound,came back normal?

Type 1 diabetes: Unless you allowed yourself and your type 1 diabetes to lose 35 lbs there is very likely to have something in your system that needs attention. An ultrasound alone won't give the answer. I hope your doctor has ordered appropriate lab tests and possibly xrays. ...Read more

Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


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Something moves under left rib when I suck in. There's no pain or other symptoms.

Something moves under left rib when I suck in. There's no pain or other symptoms.

Muscle?: Ribs are surrounded by connective tissue, blood vessels/nerves and muscle. The muscles may shift with positional changes and I suspect this is what you are noticing (one sliding under another perhaps). Nothing to be concerned about especially if no pain. ...Read more

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The left side of my rib cage sucks out noticeably more than the right. Is this worrying?

The left side of my rib cage sucks out noticeably more than the right. Is this worrying?

Rib cage: Many people have assymetry in their rib cage which is generally normal. However assymetry that is changing, increasing in size, or is associated with pain, redness, warmth, fevers should be checked. Another thing to check would be for scoliosis of the back which could cause the ribs to be displaced. ...Read more

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When i suck in my stomach I cannot see the bottom of my right rib cage. It seems swollen. I have dull pain, blood tests haven't found anything?

When i suck in my stomach I cannot see the bottom of my right rib cage. It seems swollen. I have dull pain, blood tests haven't found anything?

See your physician: Without being able to examine you or know your body habitus, it really isn't possible to make an accurate diagnosis/recommendation from your question. It sounds like you should be physically evaluated by your physician if you are having pain to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Pain on my ribs?

Many possibilities: Ribs may hurt for many reasons, such as trauma (bumped into something, somebody poked a finger into the ribs), coughing (bad cold & cough symptoms), jogging/running (breathing heavily for a while), weight training or sit-ups (over exertion while exercising), irritation in the rib's bones/muscles/cartilage/linings, a tumor (rare), etc... If symptoms don't go away quickly, one must visit a doctor. ...Read more

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