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If a child always lies on their left side, can it make the rib development protrude?

If a child always lies on their left side, can it make the rib development protrude?

Rib deformity: It is very unlikely if not impossible for a person to develop a rib deformity simply due to position during sleep. ...Read more

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When a child always lies on his left side to sleep, can it make his rib development assymetric?

When a child always lies on his left side to sleep, can it make his rib development assymetric?

Possibly: This is potentially more likely in an infant that cannot roll over at all. In older children sleeping on one side should not make ribs develop asymmetrically as the child is up and moving all day. We are all asymmetric ...I have had success with chiropractic adjustments, massage, and craniosacral therapy resolving such asymmetry as these release fascia and muscles that can misalign the bones. ...Read more

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9yr old thin m. One rib seems to poke out more than the other. Is definitely bone, not tissue. Child does Judo. No pain. Should we be worried?

9yr old thin m. One rib seems to poke out more than the other. Is definitely bone, not tissue. Child does Judo. No pain. Should we be worried?

Address next visit: It is not unusual for a thin child to have some mild asymmetry and to see a little difference on one side compared to the other. I would have his pediatrician take a look at it. Also he should have a good exam for scoliosis, early scoliosis can sometimes cause an asymmetrical appearance of the rib cage as well. Your doc will let you know if any xrays are necessary! ...Read more

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Is it possible to bruise your ribs from coughing so much?I have had the cough for 3 weeks and lost my voice for 2 weeks.Choir child-2hrs dy

Is it possible to bruise your ribs from coughing so much?I have had the cough for 3 weeks and lost my voice for 2 weeks.Choir child-2hrs dy

You can bruise the: Intercostal muscles between the ribs by intense coughing. It is even possible to break a rib. Please see your doc so he/she can treat the reason for the cough. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hello my boyfriend has some broken ribs and he coughed on some water and is complaining of pain in his side, will he be okay?

Hello my boyfriend has some broken ribs and he coughed on some water and is complaining of pain in his side, will he be okay?

Yes: Broken ribs are certainly very painful especially in the first few weeks. Coughing or anything else which causes them to move will elicit pain. He will be alright. ...Read more

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My son is 16 ,he has been complaining of is right side under his ribs ,where the liver is hurting after he drinks pop or hot chocolate,right the only.

My son is 16 ,he has been complaining of is right side under his ribs ,where the liver is hurting after he drinks pop or hot chocolate,right the only.

Get checked: Hard to know for sure without more background information, but description consistent with irritation of stomach or intestinal lining or possibly problem with gall bladder. If this persists, he should be examined by a physician and a few screening blood tests can be done to begin to identify the problem. Make sure he is not taking aspirin, ibuprofen or other nsaid medications. ...Read more

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Complaining of some pain in her rib area when breathing that happens now and again and has been happening for a few years? Any ideas

Skelatan: At your age it is unlikely anything serious. It is not uncommon for young people to have sharp chest pain that lasts for several seconds or more. Usually worse with deep breath and resolves as fast as it comes. However if you have other symptoms such as dizziness or shortness of breath you should see your doctor. ...Read more