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Why could a 12 year old boy complain of heart pain?

Why could a 12 year old boy complain of heart pain?

Heart pain: There are no pain fibers in the heart. Chest pain is not necessarily heart pain. As such a 12year old could have all manner of musculoskeletal or GI potential causes for chest pain which could be called inappropriately 'heart pain'. There are of course uncommon cardiac diseases that could cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Is minor heart pain after the first workout in a few months normal in 18 year old adolescent or does is it a cause of medical concern?

Is minor heart pain after the first workout in a few months normal in 18 year old adolescent or does is it a cause of medical concern?

Not heart: 18 year olds don't get heart pain (okay, you can never say never); but unless that person is diabetic or using cocaine, it doesn't happen. More likely (much more likely!), the new workouts have made the chest muscles sore and that's the cause of symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you please help i'm a 19 year old mother with heart pain and i'm scared.?

Could you please help i'm a 19 year old mother with heart pain and i'm scared.?

Not heart: The pain is unlikely to be cardiac in origin if you have no prior history of heart problems. See a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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My daughter(6 yr old) has had Lyme disease since birth and has been complaining of heart pain, but tests show its normal. What am I to do now?

My daughter(6 yr old) has had Lyme disease since birth and has been complaining of heart pain, but tests show its normal. What am I to do now?

?: I am confused by your question in 3 ways: first, according to the most up to date research, there is no association supporting a link between lyme disease and preg, adverse fetal outcomes or cardiac malformations. Secondly, once tx'ed, lyme disease is no longer present. Third, children with c/o heart pain are usually c/o of chest pain which is muscular or lung related. Can you give more info? ...Read more

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I am 41 years old, taking adderal XR 20 mg I am having upper heart pain, right arm tingly, lots of gas? Left thumb hurts

I am 41 years old, taking adderal XR 20 mg I am having upper heart pain, right arm tingly, lots of gas?  Left thumb hurts

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Not sure how long u have been on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & if the symptoms started recently or if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dose was recently changes. Recommend consulting your prescribing doc. For workup. ...Read more