Pediatric Heart Expert Forum
My 5 year old daughter complains of a stinging pain in her heart.
About This Forum:

Questions in this forum are answered by pediatric cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and anesthesiologists from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This forum is for questions and support about pediatric heart problems, symptoms and topics such as heart murmurs, palpitations, fainting, chest pain, congenital heart defects (including management and intervention), fetal cardiology, adult congenital cardiology, arrhythmias and pre-participation athletic screening.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

My 5 year old daughter complains of a stinging pain in her heart.

My 5.5 year old daughter has complained a couple of times in the last 2 weeks of chest pain. Tonight she more specifically described it as a stinging pain in her heart, her legs feel funny, and it hurts to stand up. We called our pediatrition tonight and she just said doesn't sound to serious and if it gets worse she will see her tomorrow. Anyone familiar with anything like this?
Related Discussions
773637_tn?1327450515
Dear Trevis,

Without evaluating your daughter specifically, I cannot say what is going on.  I can say that the vast majority of chest pain in children is not due to the heart.  However, with the limited amount of information that I have here from you, it would make the most sense to have her evaluated by your primary care provider to get a complete history and examination.  Most likely it is nothing bad, as initially thought.  But, if it's something treatable or something that requires treatment, it would be good to have had it seen.  If your pediatrician is not sure what is going on, then evaluation by a pediatric cardiologist may be reasonable, depending on the findings.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank