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A 31-year-old member asked:

Sometimes i wake up middle of night with swollen and stiff hands also while feeling my heart beating fast. what could this be from?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 49 years experience
Need to see Dr.: A variety of conditions could cause your symptoms from endocrine disorders, rheumtological(auto-immune disease), cardiac or kidney problems. You need to start with a primary md or internist to help work out what is going on.
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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
?: Not a common association. An event recorder could help determine if you have an arrhythmia as a cause for your palpitations. You have to have symptoms at least a couple times per month for an event recorder to be helpful.
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Last updated Jun 5, 2014

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