It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Heart Disorders Message Board

Child's chest pain..anything to worry about?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-29-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wasilla, AK, USA
Posts: 1
imvickib HB User
Question Child's chest pain..anything to worry about?

My 12 year old son, very healthy, has complained of chest pain. He has experienced it at the ends of his last 3 basketball games; he plays very hard, and usually does not come out of the game. He is very tough and doesn't hardly ever complain. He said it felt tight and like there was an icecube in his chest. I asked how bad it was 1-10 and he said 7, but that it goes away within 10-15 minutes. He also said that it didn't really hurt while he was playing, just at the end.

His dad is a coach, and he said that it is probably just a oxygen deficit, but I'm wondering if it's something to worry about or not...

Any ideas?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-30-2011, 07:51 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: new mexico, usa
Posts: 118
ruzalily HB User
Re: Child's chest pain..anything to worry about?

Does the pain come with any abnormal rhythym, skipped beats, etc.? Does he say that his heart rate is more elevated than usual (obviously it will be if he's playing basketball, but if the pain lasts 15 minutes does his heart rate stay elevated during that time?) Is he able to take deep breaths during this time? It does sound like something related to lungs/oxygen and fatigue being that it's at the end of a game, and probably nothing to worry about, but why worry at all? A cardiologist could do an evaluation and alleviate your concerns. A cardio could also address or refer you to someone if your son needed to be evaluated for asthma or anything possibly lung related. Worry robs us of time, energy and happiness, so if you are concerned, make an appointment and put your fears to rest. I wish you and your son the best, Lily

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Chest Pains (and the rest...) Any guidance please? ssb89 Heart Disorders 1 08-08-2010 07:45 AM
Keep getting pain in chest - like pulled muscle lfcDamo Heart Disorders 2 01-02-2010 06:03 AM
Some chest pain when breathing in - help pls flyer99 Heart Disorders 1 06-12-2009 08:50 AM
Chest wall inflammation questions/concerns... WorriedIn2008 Heart Disorders 7 08-08-2008 04:31 PM
ok I still need help with my chest pains.. PLEASE! nikkimez17 Heart Disorders 5 10-13-2007 11:30 AM
Hmm Chest Pain yugokid Heart Disorders 11 12-18-2005 09:20 PM
Echocardiogram.....My chest pains. WhiteLight Heart Disorders 9 11-03-2005 12:10 PM
Well I am back! I am now having constant chest tightness again, need advice please Tony1 Heart Disorders 21 08-01-2004 02:49 AM
6 weeks of chest discomfort Tony1 Heart Disorders 13 02-18-2004 11:53 AM
Help! - Strange left sided chest pain incidents carol thomas Heart Disorders 5 01-26-2004 04:36 AM

chest pain, chest pressure, excercise induced chest pain

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:24 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!