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Rib cage deformity and sharp pain in my left ribs. Should i be worried ?

On the left side of my rib cage it sticks out and looks deformed. its been progressivley getting worse over 4 years and now i have sharp pains in my left ribs. Is this something i should be worried about?
Tue, 3 May 2011
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hi,
This condition is called Kypho scoliosis,but as it is increasing and pain in the rib you should check up by your physician.
X ray of chest will give you some clue about the condition.
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