Pectus Carinatum And Chest Pain/pressure.I am 26 and have had PC for as long as I can remember. I have never been "diagnosed" to my knowledge. As a young girl, my bone would stick out so far it made a crease in my shirt. I was self conscious about it more when I started growing breasts and wore only sports bras since it seemed to "hide" it better. As a woman, it's not noticable at all. It does make my right breast appear a bit larger than my left, but nothing anybody but my husband and I notice. I really haven't had any problems from this, other than the occasional soreness from getting hit in that area while playing sports, or laying flat on my stomach/chest for too long. And trying to find bras with underwires that don't dig into the area.
Recently, I have been having shortness of breath, chest pain and pressure along my sternum that seems to radiate into the right side of my chest. I saw a doctor last week and had a chest xray yesterday. My doctor didn't consider my PC as being the cause of the pain. She prescribed me an inhaler which didn't help (waste of $40) and also told me it could be anxiety related (I have anxiety attacks and am on meds for that, this is nothing near the "norm" for my anxiety symptoms) I haven't had any injury to the area. Has anyone else had any issues with this sort of thing? Anybody have their PC get worse with age?