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Having chest pain at night. What should be done to get relief?

Jan 2013
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11yr old daughter saying middle of chest hurts at night has been the last three nights ??
Posted Sun, 14 Apr 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 1 hour later
Welcome to XXXXXXX forum.

Let me know the associated symptoms along with mentioned.
Does she have acidic belching/ difficulty in swallowing/ abdominal discomfort/ retrosternal burning pain/ epigastric pain?
Does she has cough with sputum production/ fever/ difficulty in respiration?
Does she have history of injury?

With the available described symptoms, there appears to be possibility of lung infection/ food pipe ulcer/ muscle sprain.
Presence of pain in middle of chest suggests the diagnosis.

As such there appears to be least possibility of heart disease as she is young.

You should consult with XXXXXXX medicine specialist/ pediatrician and should go for thorough check up.
She should go for chest x XXXXXXX complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and endoscopy.

Treatment depends on exact diagnosis.
Meanwhile, she should take analgesics along with muscle relaxants.
She should also take antacids.

Hope that helps.
Let me know your other query.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
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