What is precordial catch syndrome?

Precordial Catch Syndrome describes sudden, sharp pain temporarily experienced on the left side of the chest near the nipple. It is benign and more common in children and young adults. 

How do members experience precordial catch syndrome?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with precordial catch syndrome*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for precordial catch syndrome*

Who has precordial catch syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 5
30s 3
40s 1
50s 0
60s 2
70+ 0

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 7