My left rib sticks out further than the other, as if it's pushed out or filled with something (other than what should be).
Pictures (first with breathing in, second without);
So, is it normal? Thanks.
Is this normal? One rib sticking out further.. Watch
- Thread Starter
- 18-01-2010 22:05
- 19-01-2010 00:16
Yeah it's a totally common and normal 'problem', you look fine especially given it's only a very slight difference - one side of my ribs is super freaky but it's not causing any adverse effects so why worry! My Mum has a very curved spine but I've been checked and have no problems there. No one has a perfectly symmetrical body anyway.Last edited by NatalieMT; 19-01-2010 at 13:46.
A rib prominence is a sign of scoliosis. I have a protruding left rib, but my whole body is lopsided to the right due to the spinal curvature. Curves of less than 10 degrees are very common. If you're getting other syptoms, back pains, hip pains, you might want to see a doctor.
- 19-01-2010 22:51
I'm pretty sure you have minor scoliosis, I would go and see you GP if I were you, but I don't think you have it severe enough to worry about. I had severe scoliosis when I was younger and had to have corrective surgery, but my rib cage was literally twisted half way around my back!
- 20-01-2010 21:23
My bottom left rib protrudes too, and it amuses my boyfriend no end! It's never bothered me so I'm not going to do anything about it.