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My 3 year old said that her heart hurts why would that happen

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Asked by AprilGarzee at 6:47 PM on Aug. 27, 2013 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Where was she pointing?

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:48 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • First thing that comes to my mind is heart murmur. I have a heart murmur and sometimes when I get active(running,etc.) My heart will hurt.

    Answer by Lobelia at 6:49 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • Oops I read head, heart, I would have her point and see if she can describe as sharp, squeezing etc.

    Answer by luvmygrandgirl at 6:50 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • and you know she is not saying this as "you broke my heart" (feelings hurt)

    when is her next doc appt?
    regular docs miss heart issues all the time
    bring it up, so he/she can spend a few more moments looking at this

    kids this young can not get heart burn- can they?
    could it be a burp that is not coming up?
    has she complained before about this?

    Answer by fiatpax at 7:00 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • Did she mean she was sad, or had she been physically active? What was going on at the time when she said this?

    Answer by Ballad at 7:07 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • Get your pediatrician's opinion. It could be reflux or any number of heart issues. GL

    Answer by silverthreads at 7:07 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • She really has no idea where the "hurt" comes from. They are very unreliable little patients.

    You need to take her to see a Dr. to make sure there is nothing wrong... it could be anything from growing pains to pneumonia to the drama....

    Answer by m-avi at 8:17 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • I'd think she was sad about something.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 8:40 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • My son said this a lot for the longest time, and he's point to different parts of his body until he realized where his hear was. Then he would say it when his brothers were sick, because he thought he should get medicine also. Most of the time when they say this, it's because either they don't feel well, seeking attention, or just part of their body hurts, and they learned the word "heart" and use that in it's place.

    Answer by sexybabe9314 at 10:38 AM on Sep. 10, 2013

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