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If my fused ribs are related to my Pectus Excavatum?

I've been having chest pain on my left side, and I've noticed some of my ribs may be fused together and I was wondering what caused them to fuse. About 4 of my ribs are fused together to where it looks like a ball. I also have Pectus excavatum, I was wondering if that could be a factor.

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replied July 9th, 2013
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

The appearance of four ribs being fused together can be due to pectus excavatum. The pain in left side of chest can be due to acidity/acid reflux, costochondritis and angina and heart conditions. Of these angina and heart conditions should be ruled out immediately through proper investigations. Hope this helps. Take care!



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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

The appearance of four ribs being fused together can be due to pectus excavatum. The pain in left side of chest can be due to acidity/acid reflux, costochondritis and angina and heart conditions. Of these angina and heart conditions should be ruled out immediately through proper investigations. Hope this helps. Take care!



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