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A 38-year-old male asked:

My 10 year old daughter is complaining of chest pains. pains comes and goes. in middle of chest. no other symptoms. do i need to worry? this has been going on for about two weeks now.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Location/location: The 2 most common causes at that age are irritation of the swallow tube (GE reflux) that is located just behind the heart a little to the left. Pressure over the area often brings a dull ache. The other would be irritation of the breast bone, the bone that connects the ribs in front. This is center & deep breathing or direct pressure brings it on. Treatment differs for both. Her doc can confirm
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Last updated Jan 10, 2019

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