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I am 28yrs old and randomly my 9th & 10th ribs on the right side overlap an I have to physically fix it. What is it?

I am 28yrs old and randomly my 9th & 10th ribs on the right side overlap an I have to physically fix it. What is it?

Need more info: Something called "sliped rib".I would suggest that you consult with an orthopedic surgeon. You don't have a major problem but maybe the orthopod can help stop this from happening. ...Read more

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When I lay on my side a certain way my rib cage overlaps, you can actually hear this happening with a popping noise. Is this normal?

When I lay on my side a certain way my rib cage overlaps, you can actually hear this happening with a popping noise. Is this normal?

It can be: If you have inflamation of the cartilage that connects the sternum or breastbone to the ribs. Or you might have a fracture, but usually these things are very painful. You are still growing, so that might be your explanation. If you are having pain, or it's sufficiently bothersome, seeing your family doctor would be the best way to find out what the problem is and how to deal with it. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Under my left breast is a tiny bump that seems to not heal. Its right on my chest where my breast overlaps. Worry?

Under my left breast is a tiny bump that seems to not heal. Its right on my chest where my breast overlaps. Worry?

Under breast skin ab: Have your PCP or dermatologist look at it and perform an excisional biopsy, if it is irritated by wearing a bra, and sent for pathology. Any lesion which is frequently irritated is best removed permanently. ...Read more

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I just had a chest x-ray and was told my lungs were fine but there were overlapping shadows on the lower right side. What would a CT scan show?

I just had a chest x-ray and was told my lungs were fine but there were overlapping shadows on the lower right side. What would a CT scan show?

Explanation: Most likely it may help to figure out the source of this shadow or ruled out all the problem at all.. Follow the your doctor instruction. Do not panic. ...Read more

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Chest XRay show triangular density mostly due to overlap bronchovascular tree Normal? No symptoms I did it to see if there are enlargement lymph nodes

Chest XRay show triangular density mostly due to overlap bronchovascular tree Normal? No symptoms I did it to see if there are enlargement lymph nodes

Should recheck it: Since you are young and asymptomatic, you can have your chest X-Ray repeated in one year. If this shadow changes in size, then a CT scan of the chest is the best test to see it better and obtain its size. Most likely it is nothing of consequence unless you have associated symptoms. ...Read more

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Right rib pain?

Right rib pain?

Rib pain: There are several potential causes of pain in this location. The most common causes are probably strain of the muscles between the ribs or of the cartilage joints connecting the ribs to the sternum. This can be caused, typically, by heavy lifting or other vigorous physical activity. Most of the time, if this is all that is going on, it will respond to standard anti inflammatory medications within ...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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What is a rib hump?

What is a rib hump?

Sign of scoliosis: Scoliosis is thought of as a lateral curvature of the spine, however it is actually more of a rotation of the spine. The rotation of the spine causes the ribs to stick out on one side. Hence a rib hump. As the scoliosis worsens typically so does the rib hump. ...Read more

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What can cause rib pain?

What can cause rib pain?

Costochondritis: Referred pain
costochondritis
pneumonia
pleurisy
tuberculosis
chest pain from heart disease
asbestosis or mesothelioma
lymphoma, myeloma
whooping cough
shingles is rib pain
occasional panic attacks
and there are more than that. ...Read more

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Can ribs get out of place?

Can ribs get out of place?

Possibly: The ribs articulate with the spine in the back and breastbone in the front. These are technically joints and with enough forced can become disrupted. ...Read more

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Spasm under left rib cage?

Spasm under left rib cage?

Need more info.: Structures in that area are spleen, kidney, diaphragm, and intestines. True muscle spasm that comes on after exercise is most likely diaphragm and will resolve with conditioning. Other causes need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes dull rib pain?

What causes dull rib pain?

Many causes: Unable to answer without more info such as duration of symptoms, history of trauma, what makes it better /worse, location of pain, etc. Probably worth having it checked out by a physician if it persists. ...Read more

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My left rib hurt off and on?

My left rib hurt off and on?

Osteochonritis: The rib is not bony all the way it attac to the sternum by mens of cartilage, a lot of time that cunction get inflamed and cause the pain, off and on. Some time could acute and some time turn to chrnic conditon. I t happen with people who suffer from asmtha, wieght leffting and other cause. Be carefull some time pain in that area could be heart problems? ...Read more

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Why my left ribs is beating?

Why my left ribs is beating?

Your heart?: Most folks can feel their heart tap their rib cage when they lie on their left side. On an athlete, it may be quite impressive and powerful. ...Read more

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What does a rib spreader do?

What does a rib spreader do?

For thoracic surgery: A rib spreader is a surgical tool that displaces ribs to allow access to organs structures of the chest. ...Read more

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How do you heal a broken rib?

How do you heal a broken rib?

Time: All broken bones heal with time usually. A high calcium diet may help speed things up if you're deficient, but ultimately, time is the only cure. ...Read more

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I think I've broken two ribs?

I think I've broken two ribs?

See your doctor: If you are having any difficulty breathing go to the er. Otherwise see your doctor for pain management. ...Read more

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Pain in left side under ribs?

Pain in left side under ribs?

? abdominal: Gas entrapment may occur in the colon as it turns in the left upper abdomen. Also there could be inflammation in this part of the colon. If this discomfort persists or is recurrent, you should be examined by your physician who will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How can a broken rib be fixed?

How can a broken rib be fixed?

Rib fractures: Simple rib fractures are treated conservatively with pain management only.
Certain rib fractures that result in breathing difficulties and / or relentless pain are treated surgically with titanium plates. ...Read more

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What cause right side rib pain?

What cause right side rib pain?

Several possibilitie: Trauma, bruise, exercise, coughing, stress fracture, costochondritis, can all cause pain that should get better over several weeks. Shingles, other infections, and rheumatic diseases can cause pain that may be more chronic. Ask your provider. Rib films are rarely helpful. Cancer and myeloma can cause pain of course, but you would probably already know. There are other benign bone tumors etc. ...Read more

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What can cause severe rib pain?

What can cause severe rib pain?

Many things: Trauma and arthritis/rheumatism are the 2 most common. Costochondritis (in the front), referred pain from the spine (in the back) are common forms of musculoskeletal pain in the ribs. There are other more serious causes such as infection or neoplasm so a good medical evaluation is indicated if it is persistent. ...Read more

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How many ribs does a human have?

How many ribs does a human have?

Usually 12 pairs: Most people have twelve pairs of ribs. Some people only have 11 pairs. Higher frequency of abnormal numbers of ribs sometime include congenital syndromes such as Down syndrome (11 pairs), other chromosomal abnormalities (13 pairs), esophageal atresia (failure of esophagus to develop normally (13 pairs).And congenital vertebral anomalies and scoliosis where different amount of ribs on each side. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read more

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How bad would a broken rib feel?

How bad would a broken rib feel?

It can be very: Painful but pain tolerances vary from individual to individual. Even a bruised or contused rib can be quite painful to the point that breathing can hurt. If causing enough pain or breathing difficulty, see your doctor. ...Read more