Will my gp refer me to another doc for pectus excavatum? Please help me docs!

Not likely. You have lived 37 healthy? Years with it. He may need to examine you and maybe do x rays and/ or echo, but not necessarily will have to send you to a cardiologist.
Probably. Some doctors may not be aware of the cardiorespiratory derangement that can be associated with pectus excavatum. The work-up to determine the severity of PE includes chest CT scan, echocardiogram, and pulmonary function tests. Once these are done, he or she should refer you to a thoracic surgeon. If you are asymptomatic, her or she may elect to just follow you without referral.

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Help docs! My 9 year old daughter has a pectus excavatum?

How severe? Take her to a pediatric cardiac surgeon. If the deformity is small it may not need anything. If it is severe, it would have not taken you 9 years to realize it, it would have been repaired by now. So i'm thinking it is not too deformed. 2 common repairs, nuss procedure or classic repair. Your pediatric cardiac surgeon can advise. When costal cartilage's grow fast lengthwise may push bone in/out. Read more...
Relax. Talk to your pediatrician. Most pectus patients have few if any symptoms. If they are present, exercise intolerance, chest pain, shortness of breath, etc, can be seen. Most children lead full and active lives with no therapy. If you want to have it repaired for cosmetic or psychological factors, talk to you doctor about timing. If done too early, recurrence is possible. Read more...
Ped surgery referral. Have her evaluated by a pediatric surgeon. The closest center of excellence to you for this repair is CHKD in Norfolk, VA (www.chkd.org). In the meantime, work on her posture and encourage aerobic activities. Read more...

Hi docs, do you think I can get rid of pectus excavatum by working out?

No. This is the shape of your chest bone. There is nothing that can be done about that except surgery if it's starting to compromise your lung or heart function. Read more...

Hi docs, would my pectus excavatum improve a bit after puberty?

Pectus ; puberty. It is likely that the pectus deformity will become more pronounced during puberty and adolescence. Many patients report significant worsening of the pectus excavatum related to rapid skeletal growth seen during puberty. Read more...