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.
Not always. Can be purely cosmetic and be made fun of by peers/opposit sex. Can affect exercise tolerance if severe and compressing the heart between the sternum and the spine.

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How serious is my pectus excavatum?

You decide. Pectus varies in severity. I see that you are an adult. If you want it repaired for cosmetic reasons, or your physician says it is interfering with something in your chest, get with a subspecialist who does these procedures. Read more...
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...

How would you measure how severe pectus excavatum is?

Size or symptoms. Depth from a ruler across chest. Volume in milliliters. Clinical any symptoms socially any disturbance from peers. Read more...
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...

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...
Nothing... Pectus repair is primarily a cosmetic repair. Studies don't show any improvement in symptoms that are sometimes attributed to pectus deformities. Read more...