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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can feel pulse left side under ribs in sync with heart whn sitting or lying down. been at a&e last night for chest pain they say anxiety/reflux. is this normal ? i was examined and doc didn't say anyt

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Unclear on question: certainly a heartbeat will pump blood and produce a pulse; the heart is on the left side.
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Common.: Anxiety can make you become hyperaware of your heart beating, rapid pulse and worry that they are having a heart attack. Reflux esophagitis can actually cause chest pains . If your doctor examined you and found a problem in your heart, I am sure he would have warned you . Do not be afraid to ask questions and get some explanations.

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Last updated Dec 28, 2016

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