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How can I get rid of pigeon chest

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See answer: Pectins carinatum, or "pigeon chest", occurs in about 1 in 1, 000 teenagers and is more common in males. Most people with pectus anomaly accept and li ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knock knees: The alignment of your chest is how your skelton formed as you developed. In order to change the alignment of the bones you would need an osteotomy wh ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Likely nothing: Pectus carinatum is best operated when young. Unlikely to cause you physical trouble. If not very exaggerated in the appearance, you likely should l ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Unfortunately: Exercises have not been shown to help with pigeon chest or pectus carinatum. Bodybuilding can help disguise the shape abnormality but it will not cor ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Its cosmetic surg: Usually, chest deformities which are medically necessary to fix, cause symptoms before the age of 16 years old. Bad deformities squeeze down on the h ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
If there are no: symptoms of shortness of breath or rib pain, and Lung Function tests are normal, he is medically fit .
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Kucharzyk
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: I would make sure there is no family history of sudden death and if the father is still alive and I would strongly suggest a echocardiogram of the hea ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenlee
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: only very rarely, is a chest wall deformity so severe that it would impair physical performance. These patients do not have any limitations generally ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pectus excavatum: A "pigeon chest" is otherwise known as pectus excavatum. In this condition, the anterior to posterior dimensions of the chest cavity are reduced when ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Longitudinal growth: When parasternal cartillage has accelerated longitudinal growth at the time that the sternum still maturing, the sternum many deflect anteriorly (cari ... Read More
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