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Precordial Catch Syndrome
Hello, I believe I have precordial catch syndrome, should the symptoms go away after working out for a couple of months once I'm used to working out?
I bet you're right: Used to just be "the stitch". Common. This pathologist believes it's caused by the pleura folding over on itself, based on my experience that maximally inflating the lungs relieves it immediately. If this is knife-like and worst when your breathe in, you're called it right. If it ever really takes your breath away or otherwise doesn't seem trivial, see your physician. Glad you're working out. ...Read more
Had symptoms of precordial catch syndrome as a teen. Still get occasional pain. All cardiac tests normal. Does it sound like pcs?
PCS: Usually goes away after adolescents. Why are you taking the medications listed? Discuss this with your doctor. It is important. ...Read more
How do I know if the pain I feel in the left side of my chest underneath breast is precordial catch syndrome?
See doctor: See your doctor so you can get an ekg and be sure you don't hve a problem. ...Read more
Experiencing intense pain like precordial catch syndrome on left side for days and alsoconstant dull ache in left rib, shoulder, side and back. Ideas?
Chest pain: It sounds like musculoskeletal skeletal pain. Quite common with accessible coughing. Rest, anti inflammatory medications can help. ...Read more
Tests for heart problem all negative. Sharp pain in left side below breast, could it be precordial catch syndrome?
Not common in: Adults. It's an intense, sharp, sudden onset and short duration pain at left side of chest near the nipple. Usually at rest. It's not a serious condition. Thought to be cause by localize cramping of muscle tissue. Consult your physician for better history and physical and proper diagnosis. ...Read more
More familiar name: This is better-known as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, which can be seen in lupus or "just happens". An antibody against a molecular unit involved in blood clotting actually makes the cascade work too well. It's dangerous, and you will probably want to be treated by a specialist. ...Read more
See MD: You need to be seen by a physician. It shouldn't be lasting this long ...Read more
My friend just got Guillain-Barré syndrome. I know it's not contagious but can I catch it by catching the illness which she initially had before?
GB Syndr. Catching?: We feel a virus lilely causes the immune system to become hyperactive and produce antibodies that attach nerve cell insulation (myelin). Theoreticallly you could 'catch' the same disease (GB) but it just doesn't seem to occur. Probably also requires genetic permissability, too. Your risk might be higher if an identical twin, but even there is is not much reported. Not to worry. ...Read more
I have pains under my left breast and I believe I have Predorical Catch Syndrome and I have been getting the same pains in under the right breast, do you think this could be linked? Thank you
Chest pains: Sharp, shooting pains in those regions are often due to pinching of intercostal nerves or muscles which run between two ribs. Such fleeting pains are exacerbated by motions like deep breathing or coughing. Avoid exercise or activities that strain your rib cage to see whether these pains resolve. See your physician as needed. ...Read more
Short man syndrome: Another name for the short or little man syndrome is a napoleon complex. Sometimes men with short stature may feel inferior and over-compensate for it. An example: a short man who aggressively drives the top of the line sports car- (is he compensating for feelings of inadequacy?). ...Read more
Deadly process: First noted in the 60'sand peaking in the 70's, this is a pattern of acute liver failure, coma and often death. It often struck kids recovering from flu or chickenpox. Its cause is unclear, but an association with intake of any aspirin product was recognized. After salicylates were stopped for kids under 16, the condition has all but disappeared. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause of Conn's: 37F from PA "what causes Conn's Syndrome? " Classically due to adrenal adenoma making excess aldosterone. Aldosterone and eating too much salt causes high BP, later low K, cramps, weakness, having to get up at nigh to pee many times, arrhythmias, brain fog, headache. I recommend DASH eating plan: lo Na/hi K improves Sx. I specialize in Conn's. Go to hyperaldosteronism at Yahoo 1, 300 like you there ...Read more
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