Is barrel chest a protruding sternum?

Not exactly. Appropriately, the chest wall deformity is called pectus carinatum. Another term is pigeon chest. Barrel chest is usually used to describe a patient with copd/emphysema in whom the chest is larger in all dimensions.
Not necessarily. A barrel chest commonly refers to the changes that occur from copd. A protruding chest is a description ofchanges to the sternum also sometimes referred to as pidgeon chest or pectus carnatum.

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My chest bone sticks out, kind of noticeable. Protruding sternum help?

CARINATUM. Two deformities of the sternum. Pectus carinatum(pigeon chest) and pectus excavatum (sunken chest). Pectus excavatum if severe may produce symptoms, pectus carinatum usually not symptomatic. Pectus excavatum sometimes may require correction. Read more...

My chest bone sticks out, kind of noticeable. Protruding sternum pleas help?

Bracing for pectus. First off you need a medical evaluation, by a doctor familiar with pectus deformity. If you do in fact have a pectus carinatum deformity, it can be corrected withour the need for surgery. Read more...
Pectus carinatum. Pc is a protruding breast bone. It can be helped by wearing an external pressure prosthesis. Usually takes about 6 months to correct. Same principle as braces for teeth. 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...

To the protruding sternum?

Pectus carinatum. Can be surgically corrected, but would be for cosmetic reasons only, which is sometimes not covered by insurance. Read more...

Protruding sternum gets worse with age?

MAYBE, BRACE HELPS. Pectus carinatum usually becomes more severe during adolescent growth years and may worsen throughout adult life. The secondary effects, such as scoliosis and cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, may worsen with advancing age. Amazingly a brace may produce excellent results. The use of a customized chest-wall brace that applies direct pressure on the protruding area can reverse the bulge! Read more...
It can. But only during growth, e.g. During adolescence and early adulthood ... Once growth (in height) slows or stops, the pectus carinatum should slow or stop getting worse ... Read more...

I have a protruding sternum, is there anything that can be done?

Depends ? not worth. You probably want to consult a thoracic surgeon. This may be a case of a treatment being worse than the problem. You want to have a good exam to make sure your anatomy is not just a normal variation. This would be major surgery on your body, and you want to do it only if you have something to gain for your health. Yours is not indented, but that was one of the closest links to pick from. 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 more...

I have a protruding sternum and wondered about anything that can be done?

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 more...
Surgery? Could be corrected surgically, but would be purely cosmetic, which most insurance will not cover. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Protruding breast bone?

Pectus carinatum. "pigeon breast" usually do to rickets also Marfan's syndrome. Read more...