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uneven hollow chest

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nonicknameseemsavailable Sat 13-Aug-16 22:25:57

I have been reading some old posts on here before posting but would like the chance to chat to other people with children in a similar situation.

It looks like my 7yr old has developed pectus excavatum/hollow chest. I hadn't noticed it until it was mentioned quietly to me by a family member a month or so ago after they saw her getting changed. I knew she was exceptionally skinny but now I see that she has a massive dip, especially on the left hand side and her bottom ribs really stick out. looking at my older daughter she has a bit of a dip but symmetrically and not very obvious really. I am going to sort out a medical appointment for her but I am very upset at the thought of her growing up with a noticeable deformity and the fact it could cause her health problems. I am not aware of a family history but my family do have a lot of symptoms pointing towards EDS type 3 (undiagnosed but lots of us affected) and I see it can be linked.

Any advice, positive stories or reassurance would be greatly appreciated.

thank you

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