Posted by: Ribs | 2013/01/31

right ribs shorter

Hi there, I am not sure which expert to post this to, I''m a 28 year old lady and when I look in the mirror at my ribs it is very clear that my ribs on the right side are a lot shorter than my left side, almost as if a few ribs are missing. What could the cause be? And could it lead to any problems? Which expert would be the correct one to go to in order to have a look at it and see if it could be a problem? It does not look good, I look deformed and I find it harder to work my ab muscles on the right side.

Thank you

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Our bodies are not perfectly symmetrical and in some cases, it is more visible. You can consult your doctor for an examination and chest x-ray to exclude any underlying pathology.


Dr Anrich

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