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Your Chest Sticking Out at the Sternum May Also be Known as:
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Top 2 Chest Sticking Out at the Sternum Causes

  1. 1.Pectus Carinatum

    Pectus carinatum describes a protrusion of the chest over the sternum, often describing as giving the person a bird-like appearance.

    You should contact your primary care physician to discuss if there are another other symptoms present. Otherwise no treatment is indicated for this condition.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    rib pain, decreased exercise tolerance, chest sticking out at the sternum, chest protrusion, chest deformity
    Symptoms that always occur with pectus carinatum:
    chest protrusion, chest sticking out at the sternum
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Marfan Syndrome

    Marfan syndrome is a disorder that affects connective tissue and causes affected individuals to become very tall, thin and loose jointed. Connective tissues are proteins that support skin, bones, blood vessels, and other organs.

    You should visit your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment options for managing symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    long arms, crowded teeth, chest sticking out at the sternum, abnormal jaw position, long thin face
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Chest Sticking Out at the Sternum

  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Did you have many lung infections as a child?
  • Q.Are you tall for your age?
  • Q.Are you experiencing unusually quick or severe fatigue when doing physical activity or exercising?

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Chest Sticking Out at the Sternum Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced chest sticking out at the sternum have also experienced:

    • 13% Chest Pain
    • 10% Rib Pain
    • 6% Pain Below the Ribs
  • People who have experienced chest sticking out at the sternum were most often matched with:

    • 33% Pectus Carinatum
    • 29% Marfan Syndrome

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