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Consultation: You should have a detailed clinical examination with the appropriate studies to determine if your protruding jaw is strictly a cosmetic problem and/or a functional problem. Many patients with a protruding jaw also have a malocclusion (bite) problem and cannot chew correctly. If a malocclusion is present, a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery may be indicated for correction. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or unusual straining. Any fever, nausea, cough, URI symptoms, GI symptoms? Previous history of same problem? Worsening activities/movements. Relieving activities/movements/ meds. A shot in the dark without more information or a star trek tricorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lump under the skin, on top of inside left rib cage. Painful and swollen. Left rib cage protruding. Nausea, dizziness, headache, sore muscles. Help?
Multiple symptoms: We dont know anything about you including what was going on or what happened before these symptoms appeared but they are worrisome and I recommend you seek medical attention without further delay. ...Read more
Lump above collarbone. Muscle aches. Chest xray hair defect left lower neck.
Cervical spine xray straigthng. Small osteophytes in lower cervical spine?
Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
I have a protruding sternum and noticed it since I was about 12 now I'm 28 and notice it's getting worse and at time causing aches. What are my option?
Pectus carinatum: It sounds like what you have is: pectus carinatum. It doesn't cause any medical problems or shorten your life. In extreme cases, it can be corrected surgically. Or there are braces you can try, which may alleviate your discomfort. Typically it stops changing after you stop growing as a teenager, but a specialist can take measurements and fit a brace. ...Read more
Yes: A protruding sternum also known as "pigeon chest" or pectus carinatum can be traeted by means of an external pressure brace. These are made by a licensed orthotist. If used afithfully will cause resolution in 3-6 months. Sometimes surgery may be required if the defect is assymetric. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protruding sternum: Protruding sternum is called pectus carinatum ("hull-shaped chest"). It can only be fixed by surgery, and the surgery is only cosmetic (most insurance companies won't pay). The surgery is a large messy cut-all-your-anterior-ribs type surgery, so, unless it is bothering you a lot, the best thing to do is just to live with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My chest wall has just recently become protruding toward the upper part of my sternum, it feels hard & i know its not my shoulder bones. Any ideas?
May be normal: There is a natural bump about 3 finger breaths below the thoracic inlet ( the notch at the top of the chest below your adam's apple). This is entirely normal and may feel more prominent to you if you haven't noticed it before. ...Read more
I have a mild protruding right clavicle. Only the medial portion close to the sternum. mild soreness that occurs occasionally. To the touch it feels like the actual bone is protruding out more than the other side. No redness.
My sternum bone is sticking out in one spot and there's a small movable lump over that bone. It doesn't hurt. What could this be?
Cartilage: This protuberance at the lower tip of the sternum is a cartilage structure called the xiphoid process and in some people it is very prominent. It shouldn't hurt, be tender,increase in size or have any discoloration. If you have further concerns, have your physician examine you for reassurance. ...Read more
My 12 year old daughter has an odd bony growth at the end of her clavicle where it meets the sternum. It feels like a bony overgrowth that sticks out.It is about the size of a pencil eraser and can be seen sticking out through the skin. It is not painfu
Ask your doctor:: Pectus carinatum is an uncommon birth defect in which a child's breastbone (sternum) bulges out abnormally. Sometimes the deformity isn't noticeable until after the adolescent growth spurt. For most children & teens, the main issue with pectus carinatum is the way it looks. Older teens and adults will usually need surgery to correct the problem if necessary. ...Read more
Left side rib cage or chest protruding out. Since last 2 years my left side rib cage protrudes significantly more. Nothing in ultrasound. Am smoker.
My husband has a bone protruding from the center of his chest and it's causing him a lot of pain when he works out or if it gets touched, what is it?
B low the sternum? : The zyfoid process can point outwards and cause pain. Have it checked by a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more
F 43,L4L5 severe protruding disc,coughing 4 >3 wks,on Clarac 250mg(1wk) & nurofen(3wk).centre chest pain every 20 sec.stabbing pressing pain,wat 2 do.
My teen has intermitant sharp chest pain . He said last time that it spread after to his left side and felt like it was "protruding". What can this be?
Can the chest ribs be asymmetrical?I feel the first right rib(the bone right below the right clavicle) is more protruding than the left rib. Problem?
Sounds normal: Nobody's body is perfectly symmetrical. Some people require differnt shoe sizes on each foot, women may require differnt bra cup sizes, and ribs may protrude more on one side than the other -- etc, etc, etc. This doesn't sound like something tow orry about. But discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more