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

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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Dr. Gutti Rao
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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 9 year old son complains of pain behind his knees or between his toes once in a while. Are these growing pains?

My 9 year old son complains of pain behind his knees or between his toes once in a while. Are these growing pains?

No: It does not sound like growing pains. I would recommend a visit to the doctor. Pain in anyone is never good and deserves to be checked out. The two locations you mention are not anatomical regions of "growing pains"which typically occur at secondary growth centers of bones. ...Read more

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My 12yr old son plays football. Tonight after practice he said the middle of his chest hurts and the middle of his back. Sporadic, dull/achy pain.

My 12yr old son plays football.  Tonight after practice he said the middle of his chest hurts and the middle of his back.  Sporadic, dull/achy pain.

Get it checked: If this chest pain purists and does not subside quickly, it should be evaluated. Chest pain in a young athlete could be a significant injury, asthma, heart problems or stomach issues. He should be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter is complaining of a popping sensation followed by sharp pain and a warm feeling on the back of her head left side? Any advise?

My 11 year old daughter is complaining of a popping sensation followed by sharp pain and a warm feeling on the back of her head left side? Any advise?

Yes: Go to an ENT person. She may have rust schism tube dysfunction. They have fiberoptic scopes where they can visualize what's going on back there that a primary care doc cannot. ...Read more

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My son has pain in lower-right side, starting by hip and travels down leg below the knee. Hurts more when moving. Breathing fine. No nausea or fever.

My son has pain in lower-right side, starting by hip and travels down leg below the knee. Hurts more when moving. Breathing fine. No nausea or fever.

Radiating pain: You dont tell us how old your son is but definitely his pain needs to be evaluated. It seems it is some sort of orthopedic or neuromuscular issue. He needs an evaluation and probably some blood work as well. ...Read more

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After doing many pushups, my 16 year old son feels pain on the upper right side of his sternum. Physical conditioning is excellent. Costochondritis?

After doing many pushups, my 16 year old son feels pain on the upper right side of his sternum.  Physical conditioning is excellent.  Costochondritis?

Soreness: Muscle/tendon soreness at insertion on pectoralis muscles. He's fine. Don't take anything for it (will only establish symptom-pill pattern he'll continue as adult). Don't do pushups until soreness is gone. ...Read more

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My 9 y old daughter felt a very sharp pain in her tight especially the back side (right leg) while running 2 weeks ago.the pain keeps coming & going?

My 9 y old daughter felt a very sharp pain in her tight especially the back side (right leg) while running 2 weeks ago.the pain keeps coming & going?

Thigh pain: Unfortunately, there are many muscles and tendons in this area of the body. One needs to have an examination in which the examiner palpates those muscles and tendons in order to come up with a diagnosis. I recommend she be taken to her doctor for such an examination. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old daughter complains of leg pain every night and also ankle pain at times... What could be the cause?

My 6 yr old daughter complains of leg pain every night and also ankle pain at times... What could be the cause?

Pain in a child: - shoud not be ignored. See your pediatrician or go directly to a podiatrist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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My 23 yr old daughter has been having severe pain in and around her bellybutton area. Made worse my movement and touching.Complains also of raidiatng pain up into lower chest.Has had a fever and nause?

Belly pain: You do not say how long it has gone on for...I assume long enough that you are concerned. I would take her to a family physician for an examination. Gallbladder disease would be high on my list. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son had a short sharp pain in his chest that lasted about 30 sec and afterwards is complaining of pain in his right leg below the knee.

Can't relate them: Brief chest pains in kids are most often heartburn while leg pain is most often related to overuse.I can not think of any condition that would pair the two together.You provided so little info that not much more can be said. A more thorough history and exam could eliminate the scary things.In the future please submit as much info as you can and a concice question. ...Read more

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Occ. foot pain on middle underside of left foot, esp. when doing lunges. Have had occ. pain since child during exercise. Any ideas as to cause?

Occ. foot pain on middle underside of left foot, esp. when doing lunges.  Have had occ. pain since child during exercise.  Any ideas as to cause?

Foot pain : The area you are describing is in the area of the insertion of your plantar fascia. Be examined and have an XR. As this is an ongoing problem; physiotherapy may help and guidance to avoid certain movements. All the best. ...Read more

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11 year old son has been having shooting pain down back of one leg on & off for weeks. Now complains of achy pain in both legs & 1 heel. Hurts to walk?

11 year old son has been having shooting pain down back of one leg on & off for weeks. Now complains of achy pain in both legs & 1 heel. Hurts to walk?

Needs MRI: Your son is having progressive symptoms that may indicate a lesion of the spinal cord. I recommend taking him to his pediatrician for a physical examination and imaging of the spine. ...Read more

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Hi my wee boys 3 years old has crepitus in both knees is up most nights screaming in pain he also suffers wrists pain and back pain (when tumbling)

He needs to be seen: He may have growing pains but those are usually the legs only. With wrist and back pain, it would be best to have him evaluated. You can try homeopathic calcarea phosporica daily for 7 days and see if that helps but it does not replace having him seen. ...Read more

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4year old has been running a fever had runny nose rash around mouth and also complains of abdomen pain?

4year old has been running a fever had runny nose rash around mouth and also complains of abdomen pain?

See your HCP: Stomachache is a common complaint when young children are ill. But a fever lasting a month should be evaluated by an office visit and a physical examination - not a telephone call. Your child shouid be seen by the pediatric nurse, physician's assistant or pediatrician. ...Read more

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I am having pains , deep hurting pains , upward and to the left of my chest, with the least exertion, or excitement. ?

Heart !!: While there are many different possible causes of your pain, the increase with exertion and/or stress is concerning for heart pain. Get seen asap to rule out the possibility that you are about to have a heart attack. If you are having pain right now go to the er or call for an ambulance. Once you have proved that your heart is ok we can look for other causes. This is serious ! people die. ...Read more

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My son complains of burning knee and calf pains for 2 months now . He walks and plays football with no problem at all . What could be causing it?

Muscle pains: seems like your son is very active sport wise make sure his coach gives him proper stretches and warm ups, if vigorous excersize is done without warm ups the muscles get hypoxic and develop lactic acid and go into cramps also make sure you replace electolytes specially if he is playing in the sun if this does not help he needs to be seen ...Read more

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My 15yr old son had a chest xray showing gas projecting over the r medial scapula. He has been coughing and complaining of back and shoulder pain.

My 15yr old son had a chest xray showing gas projecting over the r  medial scapula. He has been coughing and complaining of back and shoulder pain.

Could be: Pneumothorax or pneumomediastinum. It is best for him to see a doctor for specific recommendation, because it can lead to breathing problems, which are true medical emergencies. ...Read more