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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
15y son 140lb 170cm concaved chest crowded teeth no high arch mouth face a looks normal 2 stretch marks on back no other symptoms Marfan syndrome?
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 physician who can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Also need to have your son be seen by a local dentist to evaluate any dental abnormalities. ...Read more
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?
Can my concave sternum cause or contribute to the chest pain associated with my heart murmur?
38 y/o F with a 13 year history
I've got mild scoliosis which has forced my spine to twist, making one side of my ribs concave. I can feel a pop when twisting on this side (lower)??
Unclear: Depends on when you have seen your Dr last. It is certainly a strange complaint but I would get it checked particularly if you haven't had an X Ray in a couple years. Rib deformity is generally associated with curves that are larger though this is not always the case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a few small moles (one on my nipple?!) that have black concave dots in them (like holes). One even falls off and comes back?! cause for concern
When i lie flat on my back, ny areola and nipple concave and i get big ridges in my breast. Is this serious? Not in other breast. Looks normal standin
New development?: If this is a change for you, and the contour of your breast didn't used to be like this, then it is absolutely a cause for concern, and you should go see a breast specialist. Part of the breast self exam is "inspection". We always like for women to look in the mirror standing and bending in different positions to see if there are any changes in their breast contour. ...Read more
Chest pain.: Is this new, or has it been going on for some time? Are you short of breath? Lightheaded? Has this happened before? There are questions to be answered, but with a new chest pain that is strong, these questions should be answered in a local emergency room. If this pain has persisted, you should go to the nearest hospital for an evaluation. ...Read more
See a doctor ASAP: chest pain can have a variety of causes, some self limiting, others life threatening. Without further information , we can not diagnosis this, but urgent evaluation is warranted. Please see a doctor right away. Heart disease in women often presents with atypical symptoms. ...Read more
Eat less - Do more: Eat about 500 calories less every day. Get a bit more activity every day. If you don't lose weight in a week, then eat less and exercise more. Repeat weekly until you are losing 2 pounds per week. Go for it! remember - you must stay hydrated to lose body fat. Water ! ...Read more
Hours at gym: Depends upon your goal. Most want to build up the chest muscles both for strength and appearance. It is generally felt that repetitive lower weight exercise is better than fewer reps at weights at your limit. Most gyms have professionals who can give you good tips in this area and you can also get help from physical therapists. A good diet is useful as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer