Back pain in 12 year old, she's afraid it's a heart attack

Patient

Q: My daughter is 12 and she has pain in the upper left side of her back. She says its mild and only occurs when she takes a very deep breath. We were in the car for 5 hours today. She's afraid if it's a heart attack, should senses medical attention?

Symptoms:  Mild pain in upper left side of back
Doctor

A:   Hello
Thank you for posting your query on ATD.

I have gone through your query and understand your concern. It is unlikely to be a heart attack. As it is occurring on deep breath so it is likely that it may be some lung affection so you should get her chest x-ray done to exclude lung-related causes. It is not so urgent, but she should take medical attention. Hope your query get answered.

Wishing you a good health.
Take care.

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