The Left Chest Of A 14-year-old Child Is Sunken, Where Should I Go For Treatment?

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My child is 14 years old and the condition of the left side of the chest is concave and is very apprehensive about the initial steps of treatment. Domiciled in Pekanbaru, Riau

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Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition that your child is experiencing, is most likely a condition called pectus excavatum which is characterized by a breastbone jutting into the inside. This condition if it is severe enough can cause a person to get tired more easily, the heart rate becomes faster, his breathing becomes wheezing, coughing, chest pain and recurrent respiratory infections.

Until now, the exact cause of this condition has not yet been found, but the risk factors are increasing in sufferers:

Marfan Syndrome Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Osteogenesis Imperfecta Noonan Syndrome Poland Syndrome Turner Syndrome

Even so, this condition should be in the middle of the chest, and not just on the left. Therefore, it is very important to do a direct examination of your child's condition in order to get more complete information and avoid misunderstandings. Our advice, check your child at a pediatric surgeon or orthopedist. If you are confused about finding a doctor, you can also visit a general practitioner at the nearest health center first to do an initial examination and assisted with swatching, which hospital has the appropriate specialist doctor facilities.

Meanwhile, because there is not much effort that can be done independently, you can simply maintain your child's immune system by making sure he lives a healthy lifestyle, and if there are sudden and worrisome symptoms, do not hesitate to take him to the nearest hospital emergency room. So, hopefully answering your question.

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