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Pushed in sternum and uneven chest cavity?

Pushed in sternum and uneven  chest cavity?

If you are: talking about pectus excavatum, it is an uncommon but not rare condition. Depending on its severity, it might need surgical correction. Consult with a pediatric surgeon if, and when, an operation might become necessary. ...Read more

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Temporary chest pain situated near heart/left part of my chest, relieved with deeper breaths?

Temporary chest pain situated near heart/left part of my chest, relieved with deeper breaths?

Noncardiac pain: Likely this is a plural type pain that may be related to inflammation, infection or simply a passing pain of no significance.If it continues, you need to evaluate this more carefully with your physician ...Read more

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Is barrel chest a protruding sternum?

Is barrel chest a protruding sternum?

Not exactly: Appropriately, the chest wall deformity is called pectus carinatum. Another term is pigeon chest. Barrel chest is usually used to describe a patient with copd/emphysema in whom the chest is larger in all dimensions. ...Read more

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Minimal rt lung base collapse shown on chest xray cause? Shortness of breath when running no angina hbp tachycardia

Minimal rt lung base collapse shown on chest xray cause? 
Shortness of breath when running
no angina 
hbp
tachycardia

Talk to your doctor: Unless the collapse has been known to be present for a long time and stable, may represent infection, blocked airway (?Aspiration), congenital malformation, or even tumor (not likely in 17 yo). Can't give more detail without exam. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Muscoskeletal chest wall pain when bending head forward and when pressing chest. Some exercises? Remedies? Repetitive stress injury?

Muscoskeletal chest wall pain when bending head forward and when pressing chest. Some exercises? Remedies? Repetitive stress injury?

NSAIDS,Tylenelol: Injections with anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medications in or around the painful sites exercise that includes muscle strengthening and stretching physical or occupational therapy.Acupuncture or acupressure.Relaxation/biofeedback techniques.Osteopathic manipulation (a whole system of evaluation and treatment designed to achieve and maintain health by restoring normal function to the body) massa. ...Read more

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Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?

Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?

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 suggest it might be connected to marfan syndrome - especially if you fit the profile - tall, slim, long fingers & feet, eye problems. See a doctor and they'll help you figure out what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My deformity of the chest called pectus excavatum. My dad had pectus carinatum. Related?

My deformity of the chest called pectus excavatum. My dad had pectus carinatum. Related?

Same basic process: Accelerated longitudinal growth of the parasternal cartillages may push the sternum out or in during the period in which the sternum still growing and maturing. Out- carinatum or pigeon, in- excavatum or caved in, sunken. ...Read more

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I have rib cage restriction, breathing problems, hyperventilation syndrome?, forward head posture, tingling hands, rib cage won't expand... Why? Tos?

I have rib cage restriction, breathing problems, hyperventilation syndrome?, forward head posture, tingling hands, rib cage won't expand... Why? Tos?

Considerations: You describe a likely explanation for your breathing problems associated with your medications and history, but there may be additional issues that remain to be solved, and i cannot say you do not have tos associated with hand tingling, but again, other problems may be more likely, such as hyperventilation causing the tingling. Your doctor should readily be able to sort all of this out. ...Read more

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Dwn syndrome infant part of colon removed, heart problem, recurrent fluid build up around right lung, right diaphram flattened, can't breathe on back?

Dwn syndrome infant part of colon removed, heart problem, recurrent fluid build up around right lung, right diaphram flattened, can't breathe on back?

Question is ???: You need to formulate a specific question for us to formulate a response. The questions on the site are not linked, so please submit a new question with basic data & the question you want to ask. ...Read more

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Snap stern when push my chest in front, pressure in chest, sometimes small chest pain in left side (like 2 secods intermittent) ECG ok in may, BP ok?

Snap stern when push my chest in front, pressure in chest, sometimes small chest pain in left side (like 2 secods intermittent) ECG ok in may, BP ok?

Press the: site of your pain. If you can elicit the same response, then its probably muscular. I see you 've listed ischemia as a condition. If you to have cardiac ischemia, see your cardiologist for further treatment ( left heart cath/stent placement). ...Read more

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Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath 3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base cause? Hypertension

Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath   3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base  cause?
Hypertension

Partial lung collaps: R u a smoker or second-hand smoker?18 y/o pretty young for emphysema (air sacs's wall break down forming larger sac; if on edge of lung, lobe can collapse). Decreased space usually filled with other lung's expanding which can shift central chest structures. May need review of radiograph for other problems, even ct/mri. Htn unlikely cause. R u under care of pulmonologist? ...Read more

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What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?

What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?

Right rib pain: Many things can cause right rib pain with shortness of breath, such as pneumonia or other causes of infection/inflammation; lung, mediastinal or rib tumors, pulmonary artery embolus (life-threatening), rib fracture or focal trauma. I recommend a visit to your doctor or to the ER. ...Read more

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Can spenic flexure syndrome cause random chest pains along with abdominal pain?

YES: Gas trapping in the left upper abdominal area can cause referred pain to the chest and left shoulder. ...Read more

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Rib cage pain with movement & deep breath. Chest and upper back feel tight. A little congested. Blood clot or chest cold?

Exam: Your question cannot be answere online. Please close your computer and go directly to the ER or your local UC clinic. Your symtoms require an examination, testing and imaging. ...Read more

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Ache on left top chest only when breathing deeply from chest The deeper, the more noticeable chest ache Fine with diaphram breathing No other symptoms?

Ache on left top chest only when breathing deeply from chest
The deeper, the more noticeable chest ache
Fine with diaphram breathing
No other symptoms?

Probably muscular: Probably musculoskeletal pain, due to muscle tightness or strain. Could also be a more severe cause of inflammation in the lung sometimes issues like blood clot however if not having shortness of breath I would try stretching and icing the affected area. If no relief, I would recommend following up with your primary care physician to rule out something more serious. ...Read more

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What causes shooting pains from ribs into left chest under breast,from shoulder blade to left chest,and left chest?PCP & cardiologist say not heart.

What causes shooting pains from ribs into left chest under breast,from shoulder blade to left chest,and left chest?PCP & cardiologist say not heart.

Could be a variety: of things. If your cardiologist ruled out cardiac involvement, other things may include anxiety, muscle/skeletal pains, gastritis, stomach ulcers, among others. I would discuss with your PCP and ask for further work up or possible referral to other specialists that can help figure it out. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Spasms in rib cage thru back that knocks your breath out?

Spasms in rib cage thru back that knocks your breath out?

Spine nerve irritate: You may have over use these muscles or that there is the spinal nerve root irritation. Do not perform exercises that cause you more pain. Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spas. ...Read more

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Painful breathing thru back and chest near lower left shoulder blade, esp with deep breaths. Some shortness of breath coughs, tight chest.Off &on 3w?

Costochondritis : The pain you describe is typical of either costochondritis pleurisy. The shortness of breath, chest tightness and cough maybe from asthma. The only way to find out what's going on is by an in person visit to a physicians office. ...Read more