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Dr. Andre Hebra answered:

Getting help for pectus excavatum?

Pectus evaluation

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It is recommended that any pediatric or adult patient with pectus excavatum undergo an evaluation by a physician with expertise in congenital chest wall malformations. Most pediatric surgeons will be able to assess the patient and determine if any additional testing is necessary. Not all patients will need CT scan or cardiac imaging. Not all patients will need corrective surgery.
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Dr. Janet Meller answered:

Can pectus excavatum cause asthma?

No

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Pectus excavatum does not cause asthma.
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Dr. Clive Segil answered:

How can you hide minor pectus excavatum?

Think

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Can pectus excavatum grt worse after 14?

Yes

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Due to continued muscle and bogy growth. Please consult a surgeon with special expertise as there is an optimum age for treating surgically with best results. Again, make sure you get the best surgeon with lot of experience rather than a surgeon who says he can do it. It is a very difficult and pain ful surgery. But there has been a lot of improvement in instrumentation
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I have pectus excavatum , what can I do?

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Most pectus excavatum patients lead totally normal lives, and repair is done for cosmetic or psychological reasons. If there are symptoms related to the pectus, repair is indicated.
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What is a treatment for pectus excavatum?

Surgery

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If the pectus is too severe, surgery may be required.
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Dr. Eric M. Toloza answered:

Will bulking up affect a pectus excavatum?

Not really

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but pectus can make the bulked up pectoralis muscles look assymetric. Also bulking up may make the pectus look worse if the pectoralis muscles as well as the abdominal muscles become more bulky, and the sunken sternum looks more sunken. Could also be coincidental if bulking up is done during teen years when the pectus is getting worse by itself.
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How to improve pectus excavatum without PT?

Nuss procedure

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Without knowing the degree of pectus excavatum you have can not advise but check out this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23HS8TLvPAs
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Dr. Kirt Kimball answered:

Will working out make pectus excavatum worse?

NO

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Pectus Ex. is a congenital deformity of the chest wall. If you build up your pec muscles the severity of the deformity may appear to be greater merely because the muscle is enlarged but it does not make the structural deformity worse.
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When does pectus excavatum become noticeable?

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Check this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23HS8TLvPAs It is self explanatory.
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