A 33-year-old female asked:
12 year old male started with pain in left shoulder area and pain on left side between hip and ribs only while laughing or taking a deep breath. ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
? muscle pull: at this age in an otherwise healthy child, pain of such nature is mostly musculoskeletal meaning: related to muscles/tendons/bones, warm compresses, painkillers and time will help, if stays or becomes worse see his doctor
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Dr. Daniel Saurbornanswered
Diagnostic Radiology 25 years experience
Musculoskeletal pain: If he has other symptoms (fever, nausea, shortness of breath, etc) see his doctor or HealthTap consult ASAP. Pain with breathing only is usually due to muscle strain, hairline rib fracture, cartilage inflammation, or lung atelectasis (all minor). For more specific information, consider a HT private consult for your son.
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Last updated May 7, 2017
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