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what can it be when a child complains of pain in the ribs

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Common: This is a very common non-specific symptom that often gets a child taken to the er. Make sure that there is no heart or lung problem and if there is n ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
See pediatrician: Would recommend having the child evaluated by a pediatrician, especially when the patient is having chest pain. Also keeping journal to record what t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Probably: There are many causes of chest pain in children. Interestingly, chest pain is rarely due to heart diseases in children. Overall, probably the most c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Schutz
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More details : When was your child in contact with the infected patient and when was the infection diagnosed
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Viral/ COVID-19: Your children may have a non COVID-19 illness which should begin to improve with rest and fluids. Treat fever with Tylenol and avoid dehydration. Ple ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Hebra
33 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Rib deformity: It is very unlikely if not impossible for a person to develop a rib deformity simply due to position during sleep.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Possibly: This is potentially more likely in an infant that cannot roll over at all. In older children sleeping on one side should not make ribs develop asymmet ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Rare: Most studies cite rates of 1 in 500 (0.2%) of the general population.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Address next visit: It is not unusual for a thin child to have some mild asymmetry and to see a little difference on one side compared to the other. I would have his pe ... Read More
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Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Lots of things: A stomach virus or food poisoning or hepatitis or pancreatitis or many, many other things i can think of. If she's in pain and throwing up, see a do ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Anxiety can lead to chest tightness but it is usually not to such a specific location. Muscle tightness may be felt in neck and head.
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