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Child with pain in rib cage. Is this normal?

Hi. My 6 yo was complaining of pain in her left rib cage. No abd pain. No rebound pain. I examined her while she was lying on the floor and her left rib cage is shaped differently than her right. There is more of a bump right around the costal cartilage on the left side only. I then looked at the 3 yo and the same thing. Is this normal? Is the pain just coincidence (ie she pulled a muscle while playing and its not related?) Thanks.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Feb 2014
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Pain in chest might be due to pulled muscle and seems to be just a coincidence and not related to shape of chest. Slight elevation of chest on one side seems to be normal and there is nothing to worry.
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Answered: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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