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Symptoms Of Extra Rib
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
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
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
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
Pain: Pain/discomfort which may be increased with respirations. ...Read more
It's common.: Extra ribs are more of a curiosity for the trainee in radiology than anything else! Either there may be an extra rib at the top end or the bottom. Rarely, an extra cervical rib may press on some nerves or an artery and needs to be resected, but then the symptom is what brings the patient in to get the x-ray. ...Read more
Costochondritis: Possibly inflammation at the joint between your rib and breastbone. You can push on those joints and see if they are tender. If so, see if ibuprofen relieves it. If they are not tender your primary care doc may want to get a chest x-ray to exclude inflammation of the lining around your lung "pleuritis" and other causes. ...Read more
I'm having pain on my left side just below my rib cage. Idk what it could be. No other symptoms.?
Sudden pain below left rib cage. Hurts for a minute, stops hurting for a minute (repeat). No other symptoms.?
Most commonly pain: Pain and limited range of motion. I would also ask what activities made the pain worse or better. Hip can sometimes present as vague groin pain, increases with internal rotation. Rib pain is tender to touch, and may increase with deep breath or cough. Have your doc check it out to make a diagnosis. ...Read more