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Uneven Rib Cages For Babies
Pain under left breast/ upper left abdomen. 21 year old female. Ribs, thoracic spine and chest xrays are good.
Pain: If the pain get worse when you touch the area, it is probably muscular in nature. If it changes and gets worse with breathing, it could indicate something in the lungs, like pleurisy or pneumonia. The possiblity of heart problems at this age is unlikely, unless there is history from before ...Read more
While changing 12 month old diaper looks like left rib cage is protruding out way more compared to right. Is this normal? Emergency room?
Rib cage: wow take the child to the ER and make sure they do an X-Ray of the chest and abdomen your child might have a diaphragmatic hernia without respiratory compromise it is important to know. Many kids live a healthy life but some experience problems hope that is answers your question all the best ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Left side rib cage or chest protruding out. Since last 2 years my left side rib cage protrudes significantly more. Nothing in ultrasound. Am smoker.
Muscle knots especially under my arm pits below my shoulders are preventing my rib cage from expanding fully when taking a deep breath. Worsening.
Enlarged lymphonode: Maybe the knots you are referring to are enlarged lymphonodes and they could represent symptoms of a more serious underlying disease.You should see a physician and have them check out. ...Read more
Sharp pains in left ribs front/back, tender where dress boning pushed against rib last week, small swelling under skin, gassy and acid reflux?
Contusion: It sounds like you suffered for the sake of fashion. Underwire bras can have the same effect, though it is very surprising that you still have pain a week later. I suspect the reflux symptoms are a separate issue, just more noticeable now because you have this other pain nearby. Try to wear looser garments until this spot has resolved. See your doctor if you are not healing in a timely fashion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am24 yrs old boy having pain in between the chest apparently right chest rib joining while exhale pain seems like broken rib under the skin sometime?
Trauma or no injury?: A common inflammatory condition of the joints between the ribs and breast bone, called tietze's syndrome, can cause painful chest wall irritation and swelling and redness. A similar condition called costochondritis is painful inflammation of the same joints without obvious swelling. Rest, anti-inflammatories and occassionally steroid injections can treat both. Time will usually allow both to heal. ...Read more
How can I prevent abdominal pains , just under my rib cage, during long periods of sitting? Flights, etc
Get up/move around: Pain under the rib cage may be related to your diaphragm (the muscle that helps expand our lungs), or build up of gas in the intestines. Stretching, moving around, and taking deep breaths every 20-30 min may improve your situation by helping your diaphragm to move and gas to travel through your gut. If the problem is consistent and severe - i would get it checked out. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am overweight (have a gut). Female, 19. Sporadic pain under left rib cage, better when I lift my left leg. Left side under ribs sunken in slightly.
Go HF/veg+LC for Wt: For body fat, study Big Fat Lies, Mc'Goven's Report, Mary Ening, DietDoctor.com, NUSI.org, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, eatingacademy.com, glycemic index & glycemic load. Go Hi-Fat, above ground veggies (not corn) & very low carb (including low fruit - small berries lowest glycemic index). Your other concerns would require a lot more information to guess at reasonable basis/guidance/advice. ...Read more
I'm perfectly healthy 25 year old female but recently i've been having sharp pain on the upper right rib cage that radiates under boob.
Doctor can evaluate: Under the right rib cage, or part of the rib cage, are the liver, gall bladder, first part of the small intestine, the muscles between ribs, the diaphragm, the linings of the ribs and the lungs, etc... Sometimes it is irritation of a nerve, or of the lining of the ribs or lungs, that leads to brief sharp pains. A doctor can examine the area to see if tests or scans are needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Often get a loud inflating/deflating sound/sensation from below the left ribs (intestines) when taking deep breaths (expand/contract belly). Normal?
Yes normal: When you are breathing deeply you help move food around. You are aiding digestion. Keep up the good work. ...Read more
One of my lower ribs sticks out a little in front of the stomach.No pain.Maybe from an old gymnastics injury.Maybe cartilage growth or split rib cage?
Ribs: It could be any of these things but I suggest that none of them should cause you any problem ...Read more
Over 50 rubbery to hard, slight painful lumps in tricep, gracilis under rib and lumbar area. lipoma? 50lbs overweight, not visible, some are deep.
Lipomas??: Without an exam it would be difficult to say. It sounds like lipomas - fatty tumors. some people have a few, some have a bunch. They can be removed if needed. They don't habe to be removed if it is determined that they are lipomas. See you doctor or surgeon to make sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recurring bra line pain posteriorly, breast burning pains in menopausal woman common? feel like anterior rib cage is hinged backwards under breasts
For the past three days I have had a sharp pain that radiates from back to front under rib cage, worse with deep breathe (cuff around hand, below ribs?
L fat Bochdalek, flouro=L diaphragm delay, snap up on expiration. Lflank, abd pain. Hurts to breathe beneath ribs, pulling in back, gastro pain.
Not decipherable: But with these symptoms involving breathing you should be seen by whomever ordered the studies. Good luck. ...Read more
21 year old who when she sits back in a chair feels like her ribs is sticking out. Slight discomfort and pain and slight swelling below right rib cage?
Need to be checked: She needs to be examined to find out if there is anything wrong with her. So take her to her doctor and get it checked. ...Read more
Fasiculations: Muscle spasms, (fasicularions) can b from electrolyte changes, diet or those w heavy exercise (which can also inc Lactic Acid in muscle ; cause sim feeling.). If assoc exercise, back off intensity, inc freq ; fluid to help rid body of built up acids. If occurring randomly look at your diet. If u r like most us teens more fruit ; veg also good. Back or GI can also cause sim symptom. Feel better. ...Read more
I have a lump on my rib cage that feels like bone, hard like bone, doesnt move at all, lower left side of my rib cage, no pain or tenderness. I'm 19 years old and a male?
May be old Fx callus: Fractures can heal with a slight prominence. Since ribs are just below the skin, this prominence or bony overgrowth is often palpable. If there is no history of trauma, the bony mass should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
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