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Child complaining of heart pain while breathing, have congestion. What could it be?

Our very active, healthy, athletic 5 year old girl complains every once in awhile that her heart hurts her. She has been congested for a couple of days. She says it hurts when she breathes in, or after she has been active. I felt her heart, it is not racing. She has been drinking plenty of water. She has never had antibiotics . Is this just cough/congestion related?
Asked On : Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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There are many structures in the center of the chest which can produce pain. It need not be from heart always.
It may arise from bony structures like sternum and the adjoining ribs or from the food pipe and stomach or from pleura that covers the lungs or from wind pipe.

Have her examined by your Pediatrician to find out the cause.
Since you say she has a cough and chest congestion, its likely due to involvement of the respiratory tract or associated Gastro-Esophageal reflux.

Have her examined by a doctor and get her treated according to the cause.
Hope my answer helps you.
Answered: Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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