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Symptoms of internal organ swelling or enlargement

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When i lay on my back the left side of my rib cage feels and appears raised it also goes to a rounded point at the end were the right side seems shorter and feels as though the end is flatter is this normal??


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replied February 2nd, 2009
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It is hard to say if the left side of your rib cage is raised more then the right side without a physical examination. If the left side is raised for several centimeters, then a swelling or enlargement of an internal organ might have occurred. You might want to visit your family doctor for a physical examination. He might want to refer you to a specialist for gastrointestinal diseases for additional examination (X-ray, ultrasound).


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