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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have been having sharp stabbing chest pains on the left side under my heart. they last for only a few minutes and worsen when i breath or move.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Texidor's?: This is almost certainly the "stitch" / "texidor's twinge" / precordial catch. It's very common and not a problem. I believe it's caused by a fold in the pleura which explains why it vanishes if the lungs are inflated to their maximum. If you do get chest pain accompanied by obvious systemic problems, or this doesn't go away, get seen.

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