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Periodic chest pain, pain around the ribs, stays for some time and subsides, worsens on stress. What could be the cause?

im 13 and am having chest pains and im scared. Last night was the first time about two hours after i ate and was justing moving around and hurt like around my ribs and and around there a little bit then my chest a little then it went away. Now today iv had chest pain for about 4 hours strait now. It gets better then worst but the more i worry about it the worst it gets it seems. My mom wants to bring me in but i m scared and dont want to go. please help
Asked On : Wed, 2 May 2012
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Dear user,

I can understand your fear and anxiety. I do not know if you are a boy or girl. Whatever, there is no need to be scared. This does not look like an illness of the heart or the stomach. I think it is more of an anxiety neurosis. Please do not worry about your visit to the ER. They may ask for an X-ray and a ECG along with blood counts and electrolytes.

- Dr. Taher
Answered: Fri, 14 Jun 2013
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