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Can a concave chest affect asthma attack?

Can a concave chest affect asthma attack?

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

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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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Concaved chest - pectus excavatum, can I have chest implants/plastic surgery?

Concaved chest - pectus excavatum, can I have chest implants/plastic surgery?

Consider all options: Yes, a concave chest may be treated with implants. It is important to consider the underlying cause and ensure that the treatment treats the cause as well as the cosmetic appearance. ...Read more

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Can a concaved chest (pectus excavatum) be fixed with chest implants/plastic surgery instead of a hospital operation?

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 more

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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

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

Highly Unlikeky: While on occasion Pectus Excavatum can impinge upon heart function and or lung function- this is exceedingly rare and most people have the correctional surgery only for cosmetic reasons . Murmurs do not appears as a result of Pectus. Good luck ...Read more

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How do I lose chest fat?

How do I lose chest fat?

You can't : You can't "spot reduce" fat. Some men have gynecomastia, the abnormal development of large mammary glands in males resulting in breast enlargement. This can be addressed surgically. ...Read more

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What is "barrell chest"?

What is "barrell chest"?

Deformity of chest: Wall which is common in people with end stage emphysema. The shape changes because their lungs are always hyperinflated. ...Read more

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Too much pain in my chest..

Too much pain in my chest..

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