I am a 13 year old girl and this evening, out of nowhere I got this bad pain on my left side. It's sort of near my heart and ribs and it really hurts when I breathe in. Then, as I was going to bed, I took a deep breath in and heard this clear ticking noise like a watch. I realized I only heard it when I inhaled, so I think it's my heart beat. No matter how I sit or lay, the pain in my chest won't go away. Does anyone know what it is because I'm sort of scared?
Also, I've been feeling nauseous lately and my nose is stuffed up. That's probably unrelated but I want to make sure.
If you're 13 years old, you're probably living with your parents or caregivers. I don't know your situation. Anyway, tell them. They can make an appointment and have you see your family doctor. You can describe to your family doctor what you're experiencing. You're only 13. It could be growing pains of a sort. However, it's always better to have these things checked out. Everything will be alright. Don't worry, but tell them asap, that's as soon as possible. Be well.
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