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Offline MissHypo89

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Freaking out about Rib lump!! :(
« on: September 01, 2014, 05:01:09 PM »
Well I don't know if I could call it a "lump" or "swelling" but It's on one of my top right ribs....and none of my other ribs feel this way...it kind of like sticks out or curves higher than the other ribs, like shaped differently? I'm not quite sure how to explain it. No pain, no other symptoms, I don't feel any pain. I'm just so afraid it's an early sign of bone cancer or a sarcoma....I just noticed it...I am not sure if it's been like that my whole life or if it just came up? I've never broken it and I don't have scoliosis..
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Re: Freaking out about Rib lump!! :(
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014, 05:29:36 PM »
someone help :(
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Re: Freaking out about Rib lump!! :(
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 05:33:31 PM »
It may just be that one of your ribs is different in shape to the rest? Our body's aren't Symmetrical
For your peace of mind though I would get a doctors appointment. I've prodded and poked my body many times and thought I'd found something, but it just turned out to be bone or muscle!
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Re: Freaking out about Rib lump!! :(
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 05:36:42 PM »
I can tell you that ribs are not the same on both sides of the body.  Nor are they necessarily the same compared to the ones above & below them.  They don't look like the skeletons we see in school! (not perfectly shaped).  Ribs will freak me out too at times.  They are very asymmetrical & lumpy (and I hate asymmetry & lumpiness of any sort).  My guess is yours have always been this way .... You are just now noticing it (i hate when that happens!).
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Re: Freaking out about Rib lump!! :(
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2014, 08:52:45 PM »
it still freaks me out....i guess i dont want to go to the doctor cause i dont want them to think im crazy?
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Re: Freaking out about Rib lump!! :(
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2014, 09:47:29 PM »
If you have an appointment for something else with your doctor you could just throw that in there and ask - I've done that before. I'm sure it's just the difference in your ribs that's always been there but you're just noticing it. My ribs are different on each side.
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