North port, FL
A 23-year-old male asked:

I have random heart palpitations or twitching in the chest, i dont know what exactly it is but it lasts for about 5 seconds and its random, it worries me because i get anxiety from it, i had ekg done earlier in march and it came back normal?

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Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Palpitations: This can be concerning and needs further evaluation. Please see a cardiologist or internist for getting an ekg and a holter monitor for getting a more accurate diagnosis of what kind of rhythm you are getting. You will also need labs to look at thyroid and electrolytes.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Drink more water. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Nov 26, 2020


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