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What causes chest pain and difficulty in breathing?

My son has been saying that he's having chest pains for the past two weeks. I thought it might just be gas passing through his chest so I have him some gas meds. He burped, but two days later and for the reminder of last week he has continue to say once a day his chest hurt and with trouble breathing. When I asked him if he has trouble breathing the hold time he said no more like it feels like pressure on his chest. Also he said drinking water seems to help. Any ideas what this could be?
Fri, 30 Sep 2016
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Hi welcome to health care magic...

This doesn't seem to be simple constipation

Your work up should be done with.....
-Blood pressure measurement
-Auscultation
-Tread mill
-EKG
-Chest x ray
-CBC
-Calf examination for redness and swelling (if yes d dimer done for rule out pulmonary embolism)

According to cause specific treatment can be given...

For ex. If it is infective condition than suitable antibiotic given

Consult pulmonologist for examination and further work up
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What causes chest pain and difficulty in breathing?

Hi welcome to health care magic... This doesn t seem to be simple constipation Your work up should be done with..... -Blood pressure measurement -Auscultation -Tread mill -EKG -Chest x ray -CBC -Calf examination for redness and swelling (if yes d dimer done for rule out pulmonary embolism) According to cause specific treatment can be given... For ex. If it is infective condition than suitable antibiotic given Consult pulmonologist for examination and further work up