Precordial Catch Syndrome

Precordial catch syndrome, alias Texidor's twinge, is like a musculoskeletal pain that occurs suddenly in the left side of the chest. The pain is usually seen in individuals between 6 to 12 years of age. There is no definitive treatment. The person is asked to relax and take deep breaths.

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Why do I get sharp pain under my left breast on breathing?

Query: Hello,I am experiencing sharp pain when I breathe right under my left breast. My left shoulder has been hurting, but it is not very painful, just noticeably uncomfortable. These symptoms appeared last night and got worse on breathing. After some time, the pain was gone. I experienced a similar rando...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I understand your concern. Pain that aggravates on respiratory movements has many causes. The most common are musculoskeletal, precordial catch, lung pathologies, etc. If pain is sudden and sharp that causes you to hold your breath while inspiri...  Read Full »

What is the cause for having sudden heart pain while lifting heavy things?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes, I have sudden pain in my heart. But it goes away very quickly. Sometimes I feel this when I lay down. I think that it occurs due to lifting of heavy things. Kindly help me. I do not want to trouble my parents as my grandfather is sick. I do not want to be a hassle to them. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sudden onset and offset of pain in the chest usually occur due to muscular and skeletal causes. It can also occur due to trauma. This pain aggravates with movements and deep breathing. The other cause of having this pain can be precordial catch syndrome. In this con...  Read Full »

Is precordial catch syndrome serious?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 36-year-old female, slightly overweight, and have high triglycerides. I have sharp chest pain that happens very fast, only lasting a second but occurs randomly during the day. I had this throughout my life several times. The pain occurs in the upper center of the chest right at t...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The sudden onset and offset of pain in the chest is usually due to muscular and skeletal causes, which may be due to trauma. The pain aggravates with movements and deep breathing. Other such sudden sharp pain is called precordial catch syndrome (PCS), which aggravate...  Read Full »

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