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Suggest remedy for pain and discomfort in chest caused by pectus excavatum

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Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2015
Question: I am a 61 old woman with a chest wall deformity like pectus excavatum with my right side sunk in but left pushed out. Have not had any major problems over the years other then off and on discomfort. Non of my organs are affected. Now I am dealing with more pain and discomfort. My primary could do another test to compare results from 10 years. Now that I am older will I see changes with this perhaps and should I get an opinion from a orthopedic doc?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
This is unlikely to cause Orthopedic problem.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query

I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar

I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Such deformities doesn't cause any Orthopedic problems. These may cause general problems related to lungs and heart. So you can be very well remain under care of general physician. You may be having having muscular pain for which analgesic such as ibuprofen can be taken whenever there is pain. Musculoskeletal pain is sometimes due to vitamin D and other trace elements deficiency. So you can rule out vitamin Deficiency by test. If found low you can take vitamin D3.You can discuss with your doctor about it.

Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then I will be happy to help you.

Wishing you a good health.
Take care.
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Suggest remedy for pain and discomfort in chest caused by pectus excavatum

Brief Answer: This is unlikely to cause Orthopedic problem. Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Such deformities doesn't cause any Orthopedic problems. These may cause general problems related to lungs and heart. So you can be very well remain under care of general physician. You may be having having muscular pain for which analgesic such as ibuprofen can be taken whenever there is pain. Musculoskeletal pain is sometimes due to vitamin D and other trace elements deficiency. So you can rule out vitamin Deficiency by test. If found low you can take vitamin D3.You can discuss with your doctor about it. Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then I will be happy to help you. Wishing you a good health. Take care.