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can pectus excavatum cause asthma

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Pectus excavatum cannot cause asthma. However, if it is severe, pectus excavatum could restrict lung volumes and make an asthma attack worse.
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Dr. Janet Meller
41 years experience Pediatric Surgery
No: Pectus excavatum does not cause asthma.
Dr. Grant Geissler
36 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Not really: Pectus excavatum can cause wheezing and asthma-like symptoms due to chest wall compression of the airways and can interfere with normal respirations, ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Guyton
46 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not usually: Generally pectins excavatum doesn't affect breast development. Poland syndrome is one situation when pectus and abnormal breast development occur toge ... Read More
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: Depending on the depth of your pectus your breasts will project differently. The breasts sit on the pect muscles under the skin of the chest. In pectu ... Read More
Dr. Andre Hebra
33 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Pectus Excavatum: Female patients with significant pectus excavatum will frequently have associated breast asymmetry and rotation.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kyllo
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Generally, : Generally, a pectus excavatum needs to be quite severe before breathing would be affected. A faily simple pulmonary function test will be able to tel ... Read More
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Dr. James Cunnar
27 years experience Family Medicine
Probably : Probably not. I always recommend patients with pectus excavatum who have breathing issues get a complete pulmonary function test. This is a basic te ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No relationship: C ur pcp 4 evaluation.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
U need 2 B sure U R-: -cleared by a cardiologist. If the pectus is minor & U have no compromise of Ur respiratory syatem, U should B fine. Also After U R evaluated Ur a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Mechanical: Mechanical interference with full expansion of the lungs.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
51 years experience Cardiology
No: It may cause these symptoms of u develop severe MR which happens in older age
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
51 years experience Cardiology
May: But not always, may get systolic murmur and MR which may progress with age and may but not always need surgery to correct MR
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not speed of light: Physical and systemic effects of anxiety do not work at the speed of light. It can take years to take a toll on some organs and the bodily expressions ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
What kind.: Need to consult a thoracic surgeon or plastic surgeon that repairs chest wall deformities. Need cat scan thorax, echocardiogram, pulmonary function t ... Read More

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