Floating rib? Should I be concerned?

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Floating rib? Should I be concerned?

Postby Tonyx » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:57 pm

Hello, my boy 7 months has always had a lump on his side especially evident when he inflate to float bathing. See pics. When I pet him I can feel is a rib sticking out ..should I be concerned? He doesn’t seem to bother.
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Re: Floating rib? Should I be concerned?

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:09 pm

It's a little prominent, but if it doesn't seem to be bothering him and he's moving around and eating/digesting OK I probably wouldn't worry about it too much. An x-ray would give a better idea about what's going on, but I don't think that's necessary unless it seems to pose a problem. They tend to be quite flexible and I've seen ribs poke a bit like that at time and it's no big deal.
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Re: Floating rib? Should I be concerned?

Postby Tonyx » Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:19 pm

Thanks a lot! I’ll keep monitoring in case become more severe.
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