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Old 10-04-2006, 04:22 PM   #1
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Exclamation ribcage sticks out in the middle of my chest

hey,I'm a male and I have a problem.Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong area but i wasn't sure where to post. My ribcage sticks out in between where my breasts are. It's not normal for it to be like that. I thought when I grew more it would pop back in but nothing has changed. Can someone please identify what this is and give me advice it would be much appreciated

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Old 10-20-2006, 08:12 PM   #2
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Re: ribcage sticks out in the middle of my chest

Hey there,

I'm surprised that noone has told you before, but simply put, you have a pidgeon chest. It is uncommon but not dangerous and will not go away. It often happens to people with a naturally thin-and-tall build. Don't worry about it, no big deal. I don't have one but I know a few people who do and nobody seems to care. It just hurts if they try to do the worm (breakdancing).

Well hope I have helped

Old 10-21-2006, 12:24 PM   #3
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Re: ribcage sticks out in the middle of my chest

Hello young man. I'm not a doctor so I can't say for sure about your condition. An old friend of mine had a son who had the same thing you're speaking of. This boy saw a specilaist and was told that his skeletal frame was growing faster than the rest of his body.

I've heard it is fairly normal and will straighten out as your mature. Your body otherwise will catch up and you'll be fine I'm sure.

I don't know about the breakdancing thing..


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Old 10-21-2006, 08:00 PM   #4
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Re: ribcage sticks out in the middle of my chest

I believe pidgeon chest is caused by mouth breathing as a young child.
It causes no ill afteraffects.

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