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Hi,

i've noticed on my left side that my bottom rib seems to becoming enlarged and is slightly protruding. There is no real pain associated with it, however I wonder if it may be getting larger. It feels like a growth of the bone itself, or maybe inflammation underneath that is pushing the ribcage outward.
I have been noticing it for the last few years but no doctor or xray has shown anything, or could offer any suggestions as to what it may be. I have also lately been experiencing something the doctor thinks is hyperventilation.
Also, when compared to the right side which feels smooth and has no protrusion, there is a larger indent under the rib cage that becomes quite noticeable when I breathe in and my arms are raised.
Has anyone experienced anything like this???
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replied January 27th, 2006
I too have a lower left rib that pokes out especially when I lay down you can see it. It seems to be getting bigger also in the last year. Noticed it about two years ago. I have not had it checked by a doctor yet.
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replied January 28th, 2006
I have the same thing but its not my bottom left rib its about the third one up and I only noticed it about 3 days ago.I havent been to the doctor about it and I have no idea what it is.
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replied January 31st, 2006
I had my rib checked out 2day and its just floating rib :d
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replied January 3rd, 2007
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replied December 12th, 2007
I am also having a growth at the left side bottom.Noticed it 2 years ago .it is growing.i don't hav any pain.does any one hav any clue??I haven't been to the doctor.

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replied December 22nd, 2008
Me too
I have it too. It could possibly be scoliosis, a back condition where your spine is not straight, therefore poking on of your rips out. I guess we'll see!
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replied April 26th, 2010
me too =/
Same problem here, and i went to a doctor and had an xray. they said it looks normal, but it doesn''t at all. usually there isn''t any pain, but it can be uncomfortable =/ i''d really love to know what it is too
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