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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Jain
Dr. Neal Jain answered
22 years experience Pediatric Allergy
It depends...: A concave chest, also known as a pectus deformity, can cause diminished lung function if severe. Usually however, a pectus deformity does not contri ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Many possible: Upper abdominal and chest pain can relate to many, many causes - even some emotional ones. But - what you say about the scoliosis and heart murmur sug ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Depending on the magnitude of the pectus excavatum, there are a variety of surgical procedures and/or implants that can be used to correct this. I wou ... Read More
Dr. Eric Toloza
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes, but: Best correction would be to raise the sternum, either by disarticulating the costal cartilages (nuss procedure) or by removing the costal cartilages ( ... Read More
Dr. Adam Schaffner
23 years experience Plastic Surgery
Consider all options: Yes, a concave chest may be treated with implants. It is important to consider the underlying cause and ensure that the treatment treats the cause as ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
It's still surgery: The answer is yes, it can be fixed with implants (not the best solution) and/or plastic surgery. Either procedure is surgery. In the past a procedure ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Diagnosis ?: Are you asking us to give you a firm diagnosis for your son's symptoms over the internet? You need to have your son be seen by your own primary care p ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
A good idea,,: Although your tests were negative, your resting heart rate is very high, you have a heart murmur, and you had one week of chest pain, so it's a good i ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Get tested: Briefly, it sounds as if you have enough reason to be concerned. Ask your primary physician for a complete evaluation.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre Furman
Specializes in Pulmonology
Highly Unlikeky: While on occasion Pectus Excavatum can impinge upon heart function and or lung function- this is exceedingly rare and most people have the correctiona ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It means that the -: -sternum is sunken, & looks like the inverted surface of a convex mirrors back side.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Mild scoliosis: 17 yo gentleman with a mild scoliosis, concern about ribs. At age 17, your years of peak growth velocity are over, which means your scoliosis will no ... Read More
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