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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Multiple symptoms: Of course not. How could all these symptoms in a 17 year old be "normal"? You need a complete physical exam including serology and hormone levels as w ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Danger: Untreated WPW is extremely dangerous and can be rapidly fatal. If your WPW is not controlled or you have symptoms like you describe, see your doctor, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
35 years experience in Cardiology
Many things: Dehydration causes low blood pressure. The heart beats faster to compensate. Normal exertion should increase heart rate. Thyroid disease may cause it. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No!: that's never normal, pregnant or not. If you think it's just allergies or congestion you can see how it goes, if worried see your doctor soon.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Several causes: Cardiac causes, atrial fibrillation, flutter, svt, v. Tach, myocardial infarction, pericarditis etc. Noncardiac causes- pneumonia, pleurisy, copd, et ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
See your: Doctor or cardiologist. This could be an arrhythmia or irregular heart beat causing these symptoms. Get seen soon. U don't want to faint while driving ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Palpitations: See your doctor to rule out supraventricular tachycardia.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild epis ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Dehydration: Due to vomiting could cause increase in heart rate a vomiting could also cause throat tightness ...You may need further evaluation.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience in Cardiology
Tachycardia: Could possibly be svtamerican. See a specialist.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Possible PSVT: may have an arrhythmia called PSVT . Short runs of fast heart rates. Labs, echo,Event recorder should be done. Avoid stimulants,caffeine, decongestant ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Smith
17 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: A rapid heart rate could be a sign of heart disease. See your doctor for a full work-up.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
35 years experience in Cardiology
Not usually: Caffeine can cause palpitations. Removing caffeine should stop racing hearts. Caffeine withdrawal may give a headache.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If you have: difficulty breathing then please seek prompt medical evaluation.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
No: Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. It should not cause difficulty breathing or extra heartbeats. Upper abdominal or chest discomfort ass ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jorge Cheirif
39 years experience in Cardiology
Many reasons: There can be multiple reasons, including overactive thyroid, anemia, fever, dehydration, pain, abnormal heart function.
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A male asked:
Dr. John Hakim
27 years experience in Cardiology
Usually : Usually heart palpitations are ectopic beats of the heart. The heart rhythm and electricity tends to follow a standard path from sa node to av node t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Anxiety and panic attacks can cause all of these symptoms. However, it's still important to get an overall health evaluation from your physician to m ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes to all: Depending on the type of disease, the thyroid controls the metabolism and can cause muscle aches and hypo or hyper can increase or slow down heart bea ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly...: They can depending upon what they are secreting.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Possibly: Pvs are extra beats and in succession can cause your complaints. You may want to get an ekg or go to the emergency room.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Usually none: In otherwise young healthy individuals (no heart disease) the increased heart rate that can occur during an asthma attack or be related to treating an ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Seek help right away: You did not provide much information, but if these symptoms just started today and you have not been evaluated for them before, i encourage you to go ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Anxiety: You are describing a panic attack. Plain and simple
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