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can you have an extra rib in the lower part of the rib cage ?

I was told I have an extra rib when I was twenty five and the pain is at the bottom of the left side rib cage in the back. It is getting worse. The doctor that exrayed me laughed and said I stole an extra rib from Adam. But seriously can you have an extra rib in the lower part of the rib cage ?
Asked On : Tue, 2 Feb 2010
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Yes, you can have an extra rib , I know a few people who have it and is not a problem. There is no abnormality caused because of it.

Answered: Tue, 2 Feb 2010
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