A 43-year-old member asked:
my teenage daughter complaining of sharp stabbing sensation in chest area when breathing, what could it be?
1 doctor answer
Dr. C. michael Bowman answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Talk to her doctor: The likely cause depends on where the pain is located (where on the chest and deep inside or near the surface), when it happens and if there are other problems like cough or fever or recent trauma. Pneumonia can cause this but usually includes cough and fever. Being hit hard can hurt a rib or bruise breathing muscles. Her doctor can help you sort it out. Oral pain medicines can help.
Answered on May 22, 2015
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