A 26-year-old female asked:
Possible heart attack? i'm 26 been having palpitations, dizziness that goes away when sitting or lying down and left arm numbness/burning for few days
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrea Brandanswered
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: Palpitations and dizziness that disappear with sitting or lying down are not suggestive of an acute heart attack, but these symptoms need evaluation. The numbness and burning of the left arm may or may not be related. There are many possibilities for these symptoms, including panic disorder, episodic irregular heart beats, anemia. Please see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests.
3.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. K. Mujib Haqueanswered
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Get echo : You do need to see a doctor soon. Need ECG echocardiogram, thyroid function testing and other labs if necessary. Please do it urgently.
3.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 28, 2016
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