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I have pectud excavatum have trouble with exercising and breathing?

I have pectud excavatum have trouble with exercising and breathing?

Evaluation needed: Pectus excavatum or sunken chest can be severe enough to interfere with exercise tolerance and breathing. Suggest you see a pulmonary specialist for evaluation and referral for corrective surgery if indicated. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How serious is my pectus excavatum?

How serious is my pectus excavatum?

Pectus Excavatum: Pectus Excavatum can range from very mild to severe. The symptoms are typically related to the severity of the pectus, ranging from completely asymptomatic to possible cardio-pulmonary problems. You should be evaluated by a surgeon with expertise in the field. Here is a link with helpful information: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1004953-overview ...Read more

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What are the social impacts of pectus excavatum?

What are the social impacts of pectus excavatum?

Pectus problems: Pectus excavatum usually does not become severe until early puberty and adolescence. The appearance of the chest can be very disturbing to young teenagers. Problems with self-esteem and body image perception are frequently reported in teenaged patients. Psychologic disturbances are not unusual in older patients primarily related to the perception ; appearance of the caved-in chest. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't treat pectus excavatum?

What happens if you don't treat pectus excavatum?

NoT much: Rarely does this cause any medical condition besides the cosmetic appearance. It is usually done in teenage boys for purely cosmetic and social reasons. ...Read more

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How painfull is the pectus excavatum surgery?

How painfull is  the pectus excavatum surgery?

Pectus surgery/pain: Pain is common after the surgery (minimally invasive as well as open surgery). For the first few days, patients will receive strong pain medicine in the vein (through an iv) and/or through a catheter placed in the spine (an epidural). After that, pain is usually managed with medicines (narcotics and nsad) taken by mouth. Hospital stay can be up to 7 days for pain management. ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum- is it recommended to have surgery to fix it?

Pectus excavatum-  is it recommended to have surgery to fix it?

No: Rarely does this cause any medical condition besides the cosmetic appearance. It is usually done in teenage boys for purely cosmetic and social reasons. ...Read more

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What is the effect of weightlifting on pectus excavatum?

None: Muscular development does not impact the cartilage deformity of pectus excavatum, except in the case where the muscles may mask the skeletal deformity somewhat (not very effectively). ...Read more

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I am 18 years old 1, 80 CM 70 kg and I am very close to become a pro footballer I have pectum excavatum i don't have very good stamina its becasuseofpe?

I am 18 years old 1, 80 CM  70 kg and I am very close to become a pro footballer I have pectum excavatum i don't have very good stamina its becasuseofpe?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can interfere with lung function, and even heart function, if it is severe enough. You are an elite athlete, so it is possible that even if yours is mild you could be experiencing some limitation due to the level at which you need to perform. You should probably consult with a pulmonologist to determine if pectus is affecting your lung function and go from there. ...Read more

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What are some things to improve excavatum chest and flared ribs?

What are some things to improve excavatum chest and flared ribs?

Excavatum chest ribs: This is a familial condition that one is born with. It may expand as one grows and bones enlarge with muscles. If active with exercise, one can build up rib cage musculature that makes the rib care, excavatum more prominent. There is no need to change this which is benign and there is no treatment unless the pectus excavated enlarges over time reducing the respiratory status, then surgical fix. ...Read more

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Getting help for pectus excavatum?

Getting help for pectus excavatum?

Pectus evaluation: 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. ...Read more

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I have pectus excavatum , what can I do?

Discussion: 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. ...Read more

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How to improve pectus excavatum without pt?

How to improve pectus excavatum without pt?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can be surgically repaired, but surgery is usually reserved for people who have moderate to severe signs and symptoms. People who have mild signs and symptoms may be helped by physical therapy. Certain exercises can improve posture and increase the degree to which the chest can expand. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/treatment/con-20028599 ...Read more

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How would you measure how severe pectus excavatum is?

Cosmetic?: Pulmonary or cardiac function tests may be done to determine how severely the lungs and heart are affected. This condition can be surgically repaired. Surgery is generally advised if you have other problems, such as trouble exercising. In addition, some people undergo surgery for cosmetic reasons. Your health care provider can help you make decisions about your therapy. ...Read more

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Is this a serious disease or it isn't? Pectus excavatum

Is this a serious disease or it isn't? Pectus excavatum

Pectus Excavatum: Pectus excavatum, also known as sunken or funnel chest, is a congenital chest wall deformity that creates a concave, or caved-in, appearance in the anterior chest wall. It can be mild or severe. Worsening of the chest’s appearance and the onset of symptoms are usually reported during rapid bone growth in the early teenage years. When severe, patients develop cardio-pulmonary symptoms. ...Read more

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Any pt, exercises or workouts to help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

Any pt, exercises or workouts to help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

No: Pectus is a problem with the cartilages that connect the ribs with the sternum. No exercise will reduce this. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is pectus excavatum dangerous?

Please help docs! is pectus excavatum dangerous?

Pectus Excavatum: The severity of the pectus will determine symptoms and risk of cardio-pulmonary problems. Here are some links with helpful information: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1004953-overview http://www.musckids.org/pectus/conditions/pectus_excavatum https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andre_Hebra/publication/236595059_Nuss_Procedure_for_Pectus_Excavatum/links/0deec51ed6b91290fc000000.pdf ...Read more

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Is there sucha a thing as pectus excavatum repair?

Is there sucha a thing as pectus excavatum repair?

Pectus Excavatum repair can be achieved using minimally invasive surgical technique: A detailed review of the minimally invasive technique for repair of pectus excavatum can be found at: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1970203-overview the procedure is also known as mirpe or nuss technique. ...Read more

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Are there different types of surgical procedures for pectus excavatum?

Unsinking the chest: Some really good options are available for this procedure. Pediatric surgeons have advanced this treatment over the years. Now it is possible to have the procedure done in less time with great results. All kids with pectus excavatum do not need surgery. Your pediatrician and his/her surgical physicians can determine the timing and type of procedure. ...Read more

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What are the risks of nuss procedure for pectus excavatum?

Risks of surgery: The outcomes and risks related to the minimally invasive technique for repair of pectus excavatum (also known as mirpe or nuss technique) are described in detail in the following article: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1970203-overview#showall please refer to the section 'outcome' to obtain the information you are looking for. ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum affecting my breathing at high altitudes?

Pectus excavatum affecting my breathing at high altitudes?

How high.: Pulmonary inssuficiency symptoms associated with pectus deformities depends on several factors. Complete pulm.Funct.Test, echocardiogram, cat scan thorax will help assess symptoms. Obiously non smoker pectus pt. Cardiac compression by depressed sternum may produce dyspnoea on excertion as a symptom. Need to have all studies and an excersise tolerance assessment to assess baseline heart/pulmonary fx. ...Read more

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Is there any way to fix pectus excavatum without breaking bones?

Is there any way to fix pectus excavatum without breaking bones?

Yes: The nuss procedure involves placement of a bar under the breast bone to allow it to reform and remodel. The bar stays for about two years. The operation is minimally invasive. You can google nuss procedure or heck out youtube for videos of the operation. ...Read more

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I have minor pextus excavatum and would like to hear if the vacuum bell thearpy works permanently? Also if there's any other ways to fix it? Thanks

Pectus: the best way to fix that condition permanently is the Nuss bars which are now done with minimally invasive technique. The vacuum is not the most ideal way and not permanent ...Read more

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Can pectus excavatum grt worse after 14?

A bit: It may deepen so long as a child is growing. The repair has improved significantly, implanting a titanium rod that lifts up like an umbrella, eliminating the pectus. I referred a 9-year-old last year to an experienced pediatric thoracic surgeon last year, The repair took less than two hours and she recovered uneventfully without unusual pain. ...Read more

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