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I had severe chest pain 3 times in 3years. I am 15 years old

I'm 15 years old and for a couple of years i've had chest pain? i have chest pain that hurts when i breathe in and continues to hurt through by neck, left arm, and sometimes my back. it s happened to me 3 times in 3 years. one time i began to sweat a lot and i don t know if its serious. is it?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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Some causes of chest pain: Heart failure Heart Disease Anxiety Heartburn Panic Attacks Myocardial Infarction Pancreatic malfunction Disfunctional stomach cardiac sphincter Trauma to chest Nerve disfunction/damage Symptoms can point to almost all of these. WHAT I WOULD DO: go see your family doc and ask him his opinion. Tell him you want a 12 line EKG (to test the function of your heart) Tell him you want a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) like nexium to check the stomach route. Tell him you want a referral to a psychologist (to count out the anxiety stuff). You don't have to do it all, but those are the three root causes of MOST possibilities of chest pain. I wish you the best of luck.
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