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DrThomasMD, Board certified general medicine
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Child is having symptoms of leg swelling, then progressed to

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Child is having symptoms of leg swelling, then progressed to pain with the swelling, chest pain, night sweats, stomach aches and nausea, often easily bruised or bruises unknown of how they occurred very active 8 year old little boy plays 3 sports, soccer, baseball and football, previous history of Tracheomalacia as a baby, heart had stopped after scope was performed, never ordered to see a cardiologist, history of asthma for approximately 5 years. Since symptoms have progressed when exercising or playing in sports child seems to exhibit chest discomfort/pain.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Child has had blood work done twice, which is normal no sign of kidney issue, sugar issue, etc.
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 months ago.
HelloNeeds an echocardiogram to look for valve problems and right sided heart problems.Needs thyroid studies.This is very concerning.Infection of the heart is possible.Blood work is not going to diagnose this. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here