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My daughter has rapid shallow breathing and a stomach ache. No fever or other symptoms. What 's up?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Take her to doctor

If your daughter has a stomach ache and her breathing is rapid and shallow, you should take her to see a doctor.

In brief: Take her to doctor

If your daughter has a stomach ache and her breathing is rapid and shallow, you should take her to see a doctor.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: She's anxious

Rapid, shallow breathing usually results from being anxious.
Since the air is not reaching the air sacs, the oxygen is getting lower and the carbon dioxide is going up. If it continues, she will feel lightheaded, then tingly around mouth and fingers, pulse will get rapid, chest pain/palpitations, maybe pass out (hyperventilation). Have her take slow deep breaths, soothe and calm, a gentle hug..

In brief: She's anxious

Rapid, shallow breathing usually results from being anxious.
Since the air is not reaching the air sacs, the oxygen is getting lower and the carbon dioxide is going up. If it continues, she will feel lightheaded, then tingly around mouth and fingers, pulse will get rapid, chest pain/palpitations, maybe pass out (hyperventilation). Have her take slow deep breaths, soothe and calm, a gentle hug..
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