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Sunken chest problem

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: December 23, 2021 1:00 PM

Anonymous 7 months

I’m 22 years old and I have a sunken chest problem that I noticed since a few years ago. My stomach protrudes to the front and does not look like a normal body which makes me self conscious about it. Is there any treatment to get rid of sunken chest?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 7 months
General Practitioner

Good afternoon,

I understand your concerns and will try my best to assist you today.
Based on your explanation above, there is limited information regarding your problems and more investigations need to be carried out to confirm your diagnosis. Nevertheless, for your information, sunken chest is referred to as Pectus excavatum which is a condition in which a person’s breastbone is sunken into his or her chest. Severe cases of pectus excavatum can eventually interfere with the function of the heart and lungs.

More investigations and test needs to be carried out before any recommendations can be given, therefore please click the link below to connect to our doctors online to assist your further.

I hope I was able to assist you today.
Thank you.

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Last Updated: Thu Dec 23 2021 13:00:25 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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