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12 year old with intermittent chest pain, feels like his heart is hurting. Lasting for 20-30 seconds about 6-10 times per day for the last two days.

12 year old with intermittent chest pain, feels like his heart is hurting. Lasting for 20-30 seconds about 6-10 times per day for the last two days.

Wouldn't be heart: The story fits more with what's behind the heart. When we swallow our own spit we open the entrance to the stomach. If it is processing food, the squeeze will push stomach acid up into the lower esophagus. For some this will cause transient pain. Tums (calcium carbonate) can helps some, but avoiding caffeine & not laying down for an hour after eating, can help it fade sooner. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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My 12 year old is having slight chest pain when taking a deep breath. What should we do?

My 12 year old is having slight chest pain when taking a deep breath. What should we do?

Check it with dr: Chest pain in children can be as simple as muscle cramping in the chest wall, minor injury during activity, etc but could also be from asthma, pneumonia, heartburn, or other health issues. Heart-related chest pain at twelve is thankfully very rare, but not impossible. There is likely a solution, and when you know the answer, your child and you will feel better. ...Read more

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My 12 year old is complaining of left side chest pain. What can we do for relief?

Take him: To a doctor for a physical exam. If the pain is reproducible it could be chest wall pain due to muscle strain or rib dysfunction. If the pain is random in could be something else. At any rate, see a doctor for best outcome. ...Read more

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12 yr old female chest pain, ekg, xray, blood all normal. Chest pain comes & goes, no reflux, what can it be? Er doc said plersury, but nothing on xray

12 yr old female chest pain, ekg, xray, blood all normal. Chest pain comes & goes, no reflux, what can it be? Er doc said plersury, but nothing on xray

R/O PLEURITIS: PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. If labs X-ray and EKG are normal a course of prednisone may be needed. Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. Also if there have been several bouts an autoimmune screen for lupus and RA is needed. Also check coxackie ...Read more

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I usually get severe chest pains, I got diagnosed with bronchitis before when I was 11-12 years old. Any medications?

Confusing question: The average kid of 11-12 would have an episode of bronchitis at least once, and I doubt that has anything to do with your present problem. Pain in your chest can originate from the lungs, lung linings, heart linings or heart blood vessels. It can also come from your digestive tract. An exam and review of physical findings would narrow down the possibilities. Treatment would depend on evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain in a 20 year old female?

What causes chest pain in a 20 year old female?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the cause of chest pain in a 14 year old?

What are the cause of chest pain in a 14 year old?

Define location!: I find the most often source is actually underneath the mid chest surface in the junction of the swallowing tube and stomach. (same general location) They call it heart burn for that reason. It is usually the result of too much caffeine in sodas or chocolate, laying down after eating or spicy foods. Tums (calcium carbonate) helps as would avoiding aggravating foods/behaviors. ...Read more

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What can I do if my 15 year old son is having chest pain?

Emergency department: Although it may be nothing serious in someone this young, life threatening causes must be ruled out, fast! ...Read more

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Odd, episodic chest pain in 20 year old. Should I be concerned?

Chest pain: Not enough information to speculate on serious or not symptom. If you are already concerned see a dr. ...Read more

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I am a 55 year old female with lot of stress. Could this be causing chest pain?

I am a 55 year old female with lot of stress. Could this be causing chest pain?

See your doctor: You need to be checked out by your doctor! You want to make sure you don't have heart disease. Stress typically makes most illnesses worse. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son complains of chest pain upon exertion. Is this cause for concern?

Chest pain: Your son needs to be evaluated for his chest pain by a pediatric cardiologist ASAP, no physical education until he is evaluated, you can request a referral from your 1ry care physician & note for school to be excluded from gym until cleared by the cardiologist. If you can't get an appointment soon, take him to E.R. or urgent care center. Good luck. ...Read more

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I often experience chest pain right in the middle of my chest. What could this be? The chest pain does lasts a few seconds and is quite sharp. It happens every few days, sometimes more than once a day. I am a 26 year old female and I am not overweight and

There: There are many different reasons why you might be experiencing chest pains. One of the most worrisome reasons patients experience chest pains is that they have a blockage in one or more of their heart arteries. Atherosclerosis is a disease of the blood vessel where plaque or fatty deposits grow inside the blood vessels and restrict blood flow to the heart muscle. This typically creates a presure or burning or tightness in the chest area which could radiate to the left shoulder or arm, neck, or jaw. Often it worsens with exertion and improves with rest. The most common risk factors leading to these blockages include smoking, diabetes, a close family member with this disease, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.

If you are 26, of normal weight, a non-smoker, without diabetes or high cholesterol and your parents do not have coronary artery disease, it is quite unlikely that you have this problem.

Much more likely this is due to some other reason. Stress can cause many symptoms in our bodies such as head aches, upset stomach, and anxious feelings. Stress can also cause chest pains.

If your symptoms continue or worsen, I would urge you to make contact with your doctor for an appointment to discuss this further. ...Read more

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24 year old, what can chest pain be associated to?

24 year old, what can chest pain be associated to?

Chest pain: Many causes of chest pain including heart, musculoskekeletal system, intestines, stomach, esophagus, cervical spine and others. ...Read more

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27 year old female what could cause Chest pain when bending over or sitting down?

27 year old female what could cause Chest pain when bending over or sitting down?

Multiple reasons: More information is needed to answer that question. However, it could be muscle-skeletal, nerve irritation or inflammation over layer around lung or heart. Unlikely to be heart disease but I would recommend you to visit a physician if it does not get better. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing chest pain for a while now and I'm a 25 year old female. Usually it's sudden or achy pains. Sometimes it's accompanied by acid?

I've been experiencing chest pain for a while now and I'm a 25 year old female. Usually it's sudden or achy pains. Sometimes it's accompanied by acid?

Multiple causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, gastritis or reflux, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. At you age it is unlikely to be of a serious nature but if concerned discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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7 year old boy with chest pain only when excercising/running?

7 year old boy with chest pain only when excercising/running?

Chest pain: You need to ask your pediatrician. He might have exercise induced asthma. However it is not normal for a 7 year old to have chest pain when he is running so this symptom needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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17 year old female, chest pain on right side of chest, no other noticeable symptoms.?

Need more info: Chest pain has a long list of causes, from musculoskeletal pain, pleurisy (inflammation on lung lining) and shingles to pulmonary embolism, pneumonia and more life threatening causes. Having no other symptoms makes this less scary though. Is it worse when inhaling? Do you smoke or recent injury? Likely nothing, treat with ibuprofen and if new symptoms/lasts longer than three days see your doc. ...Read more

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My 9 year old daughter is complaining of severe chest pain? She is not sick or hasn't falling.

My 9 year old daughter is complaining of severe chest pain? She is not sick or hasn't falling.

Pediatric: Take her to the pediatrician or children emergency room. Impossible to guess the cause without seeing the child. ...Read more

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Need to know if I have to go to the emergency room or not. Re-occurring chest pain in 19-year-old female?

Need to know if I have to go to the emergency room or not. Re-occurring chest pain in 19-year-old female?

Depends: "chest pain" in a 19yo female can originate from the chest wall, heart, lungs or the entrance to the stomach. If this comes in spurts and pressing down below your breast bone hurts, this may be heartburn and worthy of an office visit. If it worsens with activity, stays for extended periods or worsens when you lay down I would have it assessed in an urgent care setting. ...Read more

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What could be causes of left sided chest pain in a healthy 21 year old? Nervous about it, this is the 2nd night I've had discomfort like this. Ideas?

See a doctor.: Left sided chest pain in the young adult is generally not caused by a heart attack. Some other kind of heart or lung problem or even a problem with the lining of the lungs can cause this. Chest wall or chest muscle problem can also cause chest pain. The best way to find it out is to go see a primary doctor. He might get a chest x ray or even perform more tests to find out and treat it. ...Read more

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My 16 year old son is complaining of chest pain after running a 5k?

My 16 year old son is complaining of chest pain after running a 5k?

See your doctor: This is a red flag warning that needs to be carefully evaluated to rule out any cardiac problems in your son. ...Read more

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91 year old woman with chest pain followed by nausea, what could it be?

Many causes: Go to er to rule out cardiac ischemia, but it can viral infection. Chest pain is alarming, call 911 or take her to er. ...Read more

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My 11 year old is complaining about chest pain in the middle of his chest when running around or bouncing.

Evaluation: I would suggest an evaluation for the chest pain. Your physician may assess him for asthma which can be triggered by exercise. Other causes include muscular strain or irregular heart beat. ...Read more

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Chest pain. Dull but painful. 23 year old female. High triglycerides. 303 last check up. Could that be causing it?

Chest pain. Dull but painful. 23 year old female. High triglycerides. 303 last check up. Could that be causing it?

Doubt it's heart: Though triglycerides are high it is still very unlikely that its your heart. Heart attacks in 23 y/o very very unlikely. However it is obviously concerning you. You should see your doctor and get it looked into. It could be musculoskeletal, reflux, gallbladder, or several other things. ...Read more