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my son has swollen glands, achey joints and woke up with three blue vein like lines on his chest. can u tell me a possible cause?

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Dr. Jana Tomsky corvalan
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Possible infection: In children strep infection of the throat is very commom - in severe cases it can present as "rheumatoid fever" and cause additional symptoms. If your son has these symptoms and fever - shoudl be examined by by his doctor and treated accordingly.

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Chronic wind causing pain in chest and down both arms.?

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Doctor can evaluate: Is chronic wind the stomach gas & bloating, with a need to burp? Or, is chronic wind the intestinal gas, with a need to pass gas via the anus (fart)? Stomach gas and heartburn (reflux) can cause chest pains. Chest pains can also be spasms in the esophagus or angina pain (as in heart attack pain). The aorta is also in the chest. Pains going down the arms can also be effects on spinal cord nerves.

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