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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Extra Rib

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Please explain what are some symptoms of a broken rib(s)?

Please explain what are some symptoms of a broken rib(s)?

Pain with inhalation: The most classic symptom is rib pain (often severe) with a deep breath. If the fracture is severe the rib may float independently from the other ribs. ...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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Is it common to have an extra rib?

Is it common to have an extra rib?

1 in 200 people: About 1 in 200 people are born with an extra rib called a cervical rib. Because this is something that you are born with, it is known as a congenital condition. At the back, this rib connects to the seventh cervical vertebra in your neck. At the front, in some people a cervical rib can be 'floating' and have no connection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have extra ribs?

Is it possible to have extra ribs?

Yes: Some people are born with "cervical ribs". This can be completely asymptomatic or related and a contributing factor to thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a broken rib?

What are the symptoms of a broken rib?

Pain: Following some trauma? Pain, shortness of breath, tender over that rib and perhaps above and below sometimes numbness toward the front of the chest if the underlying lung was traumatized: pneumothorax hematoma and pleural effusions are potentials. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons having extra ribs?

What are the pros and cons having extra ribs?

Not much: The average person has twelve pair (24 total), but it is not rare to more or less, and in most cases it make no difference whatsoever. In rare cases, a rib in the rib can compress a nerve, leading to arm symptoms. At the other end (bottom of rib cage), muscles may attach to the extra rib, but neither enhance or diminish function; they are silent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a few bruised ribs?

What are the symptoms of having a few bruised ribs?

See below: Usually bruised ribs will feel sore at the site of the bruise. Other symptoms might be difficulty with breathing because the ribs move when we breath. When ribs are actually broken there is a remote chance that a broken piece can puncture the lung underneath it which would cause severe shortness of breath. ...Read more