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    This might sound odd and I'm not sure people will exactly understand. Also aware that there's no alternative to actual medical advice but here goes.

    On either side of my chest I have one very, very protrusive rib. Aesthetically, it's horrific. But it is physically detrimental as well. When I'm doing any sort of cardio workout the skin becomes tight and painful. I also cannot lay on my front because it becomes uncomfortable. I'm a healthy weight for my height - I'm about 5'9 and weigh just over 10st. I go to the gym a few times a week (when I originally told the doctor about my issues, he said I just needed to work out to cover it up. While I am getting muscle growth it's nowhere near enough, and never will be, to cover up these nightmarish bones).

    In September, just before coming back to uni, I had some xrays. I was told my ribcage is fine, but off record the radiographer said that the protrusions are more likely excess cartilage than bone. Since being back at uni I haven't had a chance to get anything else done.

    But if the problem is cartilage, and it is causing me physical difficulty, then removing the problems would be just a scaled up nosejob, right? Is there anything that can be done? Does TSR think I'm stupid for asking this of a doctor?

    Thanks in advance.
 
 
 
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