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A 34-year-old male asked:

increasingly, i wake up with a feeling in my chest i can only compare to how it feels when you've been swimming too long. any idea what that is?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Medical evaluation: It is generally important to have a medical evaluation if you experience chest pain. Women and even men can experience this as a heaviness when laying down or waking up. So while it can be a simple as anxiety, it could be a cardiac symptom which needs further evaluation. This is something to follow up with medically.

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Does swimming help pectus carinatum?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
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No: No- first the underlying cause of your pectus needs to be evaluated. Once any underlying causes are treated then a plastic and thoracic surgeon can correct the deformity.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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