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Right ribs bigger than left?! Help!
« on: April 28, 2014, 05:59:45 PM »
Hey all,

I've noticed for a few months now that my right ribs stick out more than my left.  If I'm standing up and suck in my stomach my right side goes down further than my left.  I'm very worried about liver problems and assume this must be because my liver is swollen?  Why else would that happen?  I saw the doc around Christmas and he palpated my abdomen and said everything was normal, but this really worries me...any thoughts?
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Re: Right ribs bigger than left?! Help!
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 08:22:48 PM »
So are mine. It is normal for both sides of our body to not be symmetrical.
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Re: Right ribs bigger than left?! Help!
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 09:14:19 PM »
Asymmetry is normal and unless it is tender and not from you poking around at it lol, I wouldn't sweat it too much.
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Re: Right ribs bigger than left?! Help!
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 12:07:35 AM »
Thanks guys for the reassurance.  I just wish it was my left side that was bigger than my right so I wouldn't worry about my liver!  Go figure!....
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Re: Right ribs bigger than left?! Help!
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 08:37:22 AM »
Three weeks ago I started freaking out about this very thing! I was already extremely stressed, and this added to it. I poked and poked, and my ribs have been hurting ever since. It's ridiculous what we put ourselves through.
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Re: Right ribs bigger than left?! Help!
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 09:30:01 AM »
I know, 2jrts!  My right side hurts right now but didn't start until I was prodding around.  Also, I think I subconsciously tense up that side of my body when I'm thinking or anxious about it....which causes it to be sore when I lay on my stomach, etc.  which of course adds to my anxiety....it's a hard cycle to try to break :/
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