I Have Sharp Stabbing Pains In My Chest!!!

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Asked by pringles

I Have Sharp Stabbing Pains In My Chest!!!

Well im 13 years old and i have been having this sharp, stabbing pain on the left side of my chest since i was 7. I get it at least 3 times a week, and it comes out of no where and causes me to hold my breath because it hurts to breathe. It generally lasts anywhere from 10 to 45 seconds then slowly subsides. My friends claim that im having strokes but i know thats not it. Im a 5'1 girl that weighs 93 pounds and of african-american descent. Do you have any idea of what this could be? Its been six years of this.

Answer

Hi pringles:

I strongly encourage you, or your parent, to contact your doctor for an evaluation to determine the cause of you pain/discomfort. I know this must be scary for you, but you truly need to be assessed in person to better determine your cause of pain. Here's a link to some information:

Sharp Chest Pain: What it Means and When You Should See the Doctor

Check Your Symptom

Take care,

Tara