My son, who is 8, has recently started complaining about chest pains. These pains come at random times, whether he's been running around, or just sitting still. He also says that his heart beats really fast and then slows down again. When he has these pains, he has trouble breathing. I've also noticed that he's had a loss of appetite and is always so tired. I took him to see our family doctor and he wants to wait for a couple of weeks before we do any tests. Should I wait the couple of weeks and let my son suffer through the pain, or should I ask for a second opinion? What should I do? My dads side of the family has a history of heart problems. He just had a heart attack last year, and my brother had a mild heart attack at 30.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.