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???
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.
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
I have had pain for about 8 months in chest mainly left side now it is predominately on left side,the lower left side is protruding out I also have had terrible shortness of breath ,my life has been so limited ,I have had tests,lung biopsy,it showed inflammation of the lung ,and my ace enzyme was high.I am at my wits end drs don't know.specialist said I have a wheeze on left side on lower lobe on lung.