Should my metal plate and screws in my forearm be removed?

I broke my arm in 4 places when I was 7 years old in 2001. I had surgery to repair the breaks with a metal place and 4 screws. All the metal work is still in my arm and I’m now 25. In the last year I have been having sharp pains in the bone, around the location of the metal. Should this metal have been removed at... show more I broke my arm in 4 places when I was 7 years old in 2001. I had surgery to repair the breaks with a metal place and 4 screws. All the metal work is still in my arm and I’m now 25. In the last year I have been having sharp pains in the bone, around the location of the metal.

Should this metal have been removed at the time as I was so young?
Also what could be causing the pain? Is the metal coming loose? Or is this normal?
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