A 23-year-old male asked:
is a normal ekg, 48 hour holter, and echocardiogram enough to say my heart is functioning normally? even with tachycardia/ dizzy/ palpitations?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Very close to say: You are ok. At your age i will say the probability of you having a heart problem is almost zero. I will add a stress test to see how you react to exercise. Also thyroid levels. Causes are: excess caffeirne, energy drinks, cold medicines, dehydration, streets drugs like marihuana, etc. Are you having those palpitations after changing position from sitting to standing? Like in pots. Stay calm and.
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Cardiology 41 years experience
Maybe: If you had your typical symptoms during your 48 hour recording, and nothing significant showed up, it unlikely there is anything serious going on. If you did not have problems during the recording, a longer monitor (event monitor) may be needed to catch it.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Will he need surgery to relieve heart burn?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Probably not: Surgery is rare in children with gastroesophageal reflux disease, the usual cause of "heartburn." nearly all cases of reflux can be treated with special feeding techniques or medicine. Surgery is only used in very rare cases of severe, chronic reflux, or in children who are neurologically impaired (in these cases, reflux can lead to pneumonia). A healthy baby with reflux won't need surgery.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
If I took indoethacin in my last weeks of pregnancy, should the fetal heart rate be monitored on a daily basis?
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Specializes in Gynecology
Depends: Indomethacin taken frequently over a long period of time can cause a transient change in the fetal heart circulation (in doctor speak it closes the ductus arteriosus). Small doses for only a few days, which is usually the only thing we would do, is not particularly dangerous. Check with your doctor on why you are taking it and whether monitoring is needed.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Will my blood clot put me at risk for a heart attack or a stroke?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Probably Not: The major risk of venous blood clots is that they can travel to the lungs as a pulmonary embolus, which can be deadly. This is the main reason clots need to be treated. Rarely, if a person has a common heart defect or a rare artery clot, clots can lead to stroke. Heart attacks with blood clots would almost always be related to pulmonary emboli, rather than the clot itself.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
I have a kidney failure. Am I more likely to have a heart attack?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
6.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 29-year-old female asked:
My son has suspected liver and/or thyroid problems. He has bmd and aspergers. His bms have varied from pale/clay colored to a very pale green/tan. He complains of being fatigued and dizzy at times?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Pedi liver/thryoid : You should see his docotr as pediatric liver and thryoid patients have delicate issues medically and cannot be addressedonthe web. It needs careful managemnt.
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Last updated Jun 21, 2017
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