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Are there certain activities that make pectus excavatum worse?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are no certain activities that are known to worsen pectus excavatum. It is related to the growth of the child.
Sometimes it gets worse with growth spurts. The timing of surgical repair can depend on one's growth spurt and age.

In brief: No

There are no certain activities that are known to worsen pectus excavatum. It is related to the growth of the child.
Sometimes it gets worse with growth spurts. The timing of surgical repair can depend on one's growth spurt and age.
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Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Pectus excavatum is usually progressive without any aggravating factors.
How severe it gets is unpredictable. I get all my patients a physical therapy consult for posture training as many children have poor posture which can accentuate the defect.

In brief: No

Pectus excavatum is usually progressive without any aggravating factors.
How severe it gets is unpredictable. I get all my patients a physical therapy consult for posture training as many children have poor posture which can accentuate the defect.
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Pectus excavatum is a fixed defect, and exercise should not affect it.

In brief: No

Pectus excavatum is a fixed defect, and exercise should not affect it.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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