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Left side chest pain, shortness of breath. Advised rest, causing due to stress. Should I ignore?

hi! i am a 13 year old girl and for the past 2 months until now, I have been getting a left side chest pain like short of breathing or some kind of a needle poking my heart. But when I sleep, it goes away. My doctor said it was normal and just relax because of stressand also...panicking. Is she right? Should I just ignore it?
Asked On : Thu, 3 May 2012
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Thanks for your query.
Left sided chest pain can be due to various reason like cardic anginal pain, acidity, musculoskeletal pain etc.
You must post whether:
1) pain has got any aggravating or relieving factors?
2)Does it goes to left shoulder or neck?
3) Does it increases on exertion?
4) have you suffered any trauma previously?

I think you must get an ECG done to rule out anginal pain. Rest are not too dangerous.

Best wishes
Answered: Sat, 26 Oct 2013
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