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12 year old boy with intermittent severe pain

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  • Posted By: MikeAH
  • August 22, 2009
  • 03:04 AM


My nephew has been experiencing severe pains that come and go. He can be okay for several days or even several weeks, then will have an "attack". They happen in different parts of his body, but some of the most recent ones have been in the chest area. Here is an e-mail from his mother explaining some of the symptoms:

He has been having a variety of pain for over the past year and it seems to be getting worse. There seems to be no pattern to the pain. It can happen when he watches TV or riding in truck. It can happen while running.

Here is the best description that I can give you about his pain. Just today he texted me and told me that his legs were numb. He has pain on the left and right sides of his chest and in the center around his breast bone. He has also had pain in his legs and arms and a recurrent really painful one in his hip.

We have seen our specialist 3-4 times this year a blood test was run, but showed nothing so did a chest x-ray no other tests have been ordered.

We were referred to a pediatric specialist of hard to determine problems. The doctor thought he was healthy and ordered no further testing.

Thoughts or ideas?

Thank you.

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