A 22-year-old male asked:
knife like stab chest pain over heart, worsened by deep breathing, pain passed after few seconds, minor pain still there when deep breathing. angina?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Not angina: "texidor's twinge", "stitch" or what-have-you. Your description is classic. This is very common and i believe it's caused by a little transient wrinkle in the pleura. It vanishes when you fill your lungs to maximum capacity, right?
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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