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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 contribute to an asthma attack. It would be helpful to have lung function evaluated before and during an episode to know what the difference is and whether further evaluation by a chest wall surgeon should be pursued. ...Read more
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
Can a concaved chest (pectus excavatum) be fixed with chest implants/plastic surgery instead of a hospital operation?
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 called the nuss procedure was used to correct the shape of the rib cage using an implanted metal plate and i assume you are referring to this procedure. Recently fat injections have been used to correct minor deformities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
H/o concave chest, heart murmur. Resting hr 120-150 chest pain x1wk. X-ray cardiac profile d dimer EKG & stress test normal. Should i see cardio spec?
Heart murmur, concave chest, scoliosis, long fingers/toes, flexible joints, and frequent abd pain. Should i b tested for Marfan synd or am i paranoid?
Atypical chest pain: Most likely musculoskeletal-skeletal but it is better to be evaluated and maybe get a chest x ray. We need more or your history like past medical and surgical history, smoking history, age, what happened before symptoms started (exercise?, accident? Physical work? Cough?, other symptoms.? Previous tests done? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The "pectus" or dent focused over the breastbone is quite variable & for most is a cosmetic issue. If related to an infant respiratory pbm it may improve over time.Those with marfan or other syndromes have other more pressing issues. Other than shifting the position of the heart, decreasing exercise tolerance & sometimes causing a leaky heart valve, one could live a productive life ignoring it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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