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Is having a dent in the chest hereditary?

Is having a dent in the chest hereditary?

Sometimes: A dent in the chest is usually a sign of pectus excavatum. It ocurrs about 1:1000 live births. Mostly it is sporadic and sometimes associated with curvature of the spine or even repair of diaphragmatic hernia. ...Read more

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Is it normal or part of a sypmtom for me to have chest pain in the middle of my chest with a blood clot in lung?

Is it normal or part of a sypmtom for me to have chest pain in the middle of my chest with a blood clot in lung?

Pulmonary emboli: Pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the arteries of the lung) can cause chest pain from either damage to the lining of the lung (pleura), or strain on the heart. The second usually only occurs if the clot is large and the heart is sick. Talk to your pulmonologist about your chest pain. ...Read more

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I'm in a lot of pain in my left lower abdomen and there is a hard mass down there. Had a UTI last week. Are the two related or is this something else?

I'm in a lot of pain in my left lower abdomen and there is a hard mass down there. Had a UTI last week. Are the two related or is this something else?

A 'hard mass': In your abdomen is not a normal finding with or without a urinary tract infection. That is something that needs to be evaluated quite soon...Like today. ...Read more

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I am having pain in the upper arm, a band like region which is sore, it arises whenever a movement of the arm takes place. This is come on recently.

I am having pain in the upper arm, a band like region which is sore, it arises whenever a movement of the arm takes place. This is come on recently.

Bursitis: An inflammation of the shoulder region such as subdeltoid bursitis or tendonitis commonly causes pain on motion in the upper arm. Arthritis of the shoulder joint or simple muscle strain are other possibilities. Try cold or heat applications,liniment,antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen and rest. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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There is pain in thoracic region and pressure is there in the chest like something im-mobile is stuck there...suggest a test or about pain management.

There is pain in thoracic region and pressure is there in the chest like something im-mobile is stuck there...suggest a test or about pain management.

Get a 2nd opinion!: In the US, I'd have you see a DO (Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine doctor) to have it evaluated and treated manually. In France, you can go to osteopathic physiotherapists I believe they're called. They don't use medicine, and work with stuck joints to unstuck them, and you'll get immeidate relief. Good luck! ...Read more

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My first or maybe the second rib is a bit protruded in the middle of upper chest..and it can be seen clearly...is that ok?

My first or maybe the second rib is a bit protruded in the middle of upper chest..and it can be seen clearly...is that ok?

Protrusion: This may be a prominent joint at the costochondral junction where rib joins sternum. This is not necessarily pathological if it's been present many years without change or is not associated with chronic inflammation. For further concerns, have a physician examine and advise you. ...Read more

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There is shooting pain in the lower part of my left arm - is this a heart attack?

There is shooting pain in the lower part of my left arm - is this a heart attack?

Unlikely: Constant, squeezing, severe are adjectives reported about heart attack pain. Location: sternal, neck, left upper arm are more common. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a strong pulse in buttocks when laying on stomach in bed? Is this a symptom of high bp? 19 year old male.

What could be the cause of a strong pulse in buttocks when laying on stomach in bed? Is this a symptom of high bp? 19 year old male.

Not Likely: A pulse felt in the buttock area may be the blood vessel sensation. Symptoms of high blood pressure start weith headaches, blurred vision etc.If you have concerns about your BP, you should get it checked out a few times at a nearby drug store to reassure yourself and consult your PCP if any doubt. Feel good! ...Read more

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I have a skin condition in the center of my chest that is reddish, lumpy ?

I have a skin condition in the center of my chest that is reddish, lumpy ?

Chest papules: May be eczema, folliculitis ( inflammation of hair follicles), fungus ( usually not raised) or psoriasis or other. keep clean and dry wash 2 x a day with soap and water or hibiclens(OTC washing solution used inhsopitals can get in CVS) and water, follow up with doc as may need topical antibiotics like mupirocin or antifungal like lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone). ...Read more

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In my upper body i.E in between collar bone and chest there is a deep cleavage.And in the back the bones in upper side is visible.Would u please suggest?

Pectus excavatum: This suggests a congenital (birth) abnormality of a "caved in chest." this is likely not an issue now that you are 18, as most chest cavity and lung growth has been completed. All that remains is a cosmetic deformity. It can be associated with some syndromes like marfan and spinal muscular atrophy. See a cv surgeon if you suspect heart/lung dysfunction. ...Read more

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My physician said that enlarged heart is typically found in left side of heart. Mine is on the right. Is there a substantial difference?

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My physician said that enlarged heart is typically found in left side of heart. Mine is on the right. Is there a substantial difference?

Yes: Enlargement of the right side of the heart is often due to abnormalities on the left side of the heart. Isolated enlargement of the right heart is uncommon and usually cause by a congenital heart disease such as a shunt, chronic lung disease , or high pressure in the lung circulation( pulmonary hypertension) the latter common in women. ...Read more

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Mom is feeling a pain in the very right lower part in the stomach with the urine system & she made a surgery in that part 6 years "fine cancer"?

Mom is feeling a pain in the very right lower part in the stomach with the  urine system &  she made a surgery in that part 6 years "fine cancer"?

Unclear: I'm not sure i get what you mean by "fine cancer" but the only responsible advise i can give you is to have her examined by a physician. It may be something as simple as a urinary infection or as serious as God forbid, a relapse of the cancer. Best to you. ...Read more

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In 2012 had a hip revision.Now in PT,top of my thigh going sideways i have a muscle that is deformed.looks awful PT has no ideas is this common?

In 2012 had a hip revision.Now in PT,top of my thigh going sideways i have a muscle that is deformed.looks awful PT has no ideas is this common?

I am so sorry: Your revision has not worked well. Not necessarily a surgical error but reviisons are not perfect. The physical therapist should seek a second opinion ...Read more