What is good chest protection for pectus excavatum?

What reason? Unless contact sports are involved, no special protection is needed. If sports are the issue, a flak jacket like quarterbacks wear should be sufficient.
Nothing. Usually good strength of ribs and sternum. The excavatum is just a varying depth site.

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Pectus excavatum repair - any good outcomes, or you'll still look odd?

Good. Good outcomes depending on degree of excavatum and age of repair. Read more...
Good results. The end results are uisually very good regardless of which technique is used to do the repair. The nuss procedure is shorter and more cosmetic, no chest scars. There is also less blood loss and it is less traumatic. There are videos on youtube. Check "nuss procedure". Read more...

I asked for all my records and now am worried. Is pectus excavatum a whole in the chest?

Not really. It is posterior displacement of the sternum. It ranges from barely noticeable to a marked depresion of the sternum in the lower half of the sternum. When severe is obvious. Read more...

I have a minimal case of pectus excavatum. Can I improve and or cure my chest with weighted exercise and other exercises of that nature?

Unlikely. But you can enhance your overall health and build your pectorals muscles and other chest muscle groups. Read more...
Pectus treatment. Mild cases of pectus excavatum in young patients can be treated without surgery. Here is a link with information about exercises and use of chest bracing: <a href='http://www.Orthopectus.Net/index.Php?Option=com_content;view=article;id=3;itemid=2' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>http://www.Orthopectus.Net/index.Php?Option=com_content;view=article;id=3;itemid=2</a>. Read more...

Any differences between a barrel chest and pectus excavatum?

Yes. Pe is a sunken chest associated with deformed cartilages. I'm not sure what you are referring to when you say " barrel chest". People with emphysema often are described as having a "barrel chest". Read more...

Pectus excavatum (chest deformity) - does it have any symptoms?

Sometimes . If very deep, the heart may be displaced or compressed many are asymptomatic except the cosmetic concern. Read more...
Occasionally. Usually not. But, in severe cases it can restrict lung volumes. Occasionally you can have heart murmurs. Read more...

Hi docs, would working out my chest decrease my pectus excavatum?

No. Pectus excavatum is a disorder of the costal cartilages, causing the central portion of the chest, or sternum, to be sunken. Your chest wall muscles are over the ribs, not the sternum, so no amount of exercise will make the pectus decrease or go away. Read more...
Pectus excavatum. Pectus is a structural abnormality of the skeletal system and is unlikely to be changed materially by working out. Read more...

Can you tell me of any way to prevent pectus excavatum (sinking in chest)?

Pectus exercise. The development of pectus excavatum in children can not be prevented by exercise. However, the condition can be improved by deep breathing and any aerobic exercise that promotes deep inspiration. Building of chest wall muscles is also considered beneficial. Read more...