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That little chest twitch that you get sometimes; what is that, exactly?

Asked by Jude (32134points) June 18th, 2009

You know, when you breath in and you feel a painful “knot” in your chest, but, then it subsides?

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eponymoushipster's avatar

stress? strong physical attraction? the feel of my skin against my cold, black heart?

shilolo's avatar

Some people call it Precordial Catch Syndrome and it can be alleviated by taking shallow breaths or taking one long deep breath. Other people call it a “stitch”.

As for your situation, without knowing your age and other health conditions, I would say you are describing this syndrome. However, this kind of stuttering chest pain can also be a sign of a heart or lung problem.

Jude's avatar

@shilolo Yep, that’s it. Thanks!

SeventhSense's avatar

Of course that would be a Baboon heart..or more likely a macaque. :)

susanc's avatar

or is it lurve?

knitfroggy's avatar

I have this happen to me when I feel anxious or really scared. It’s been since I was a kid. I’m glad to know other people get it too. I’m getting it just thinking about it. Is that weird?

mattbrowne's avatar

If your EKG is normal, it’s probably a relatively harmless psychosomatic disorder.

derekpaperscissors's avatar

I usually associate it to either gas or a heart burn and maybe eating too much or too fast. I’ll start seriously worrying about it when I reach 30 haha.

SeventhSense's avatar

Ooooh that’s one of these
and deja vu, well that’s a glitch in the Matrix.

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