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A 20-year-old male asked:

Hey doc!can masturbation cause heart attack or any other problem?because every time i masturbate, my heart beats so fast.

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Unlikely: Your heart should beat fast when you are aroused. This is a normal physiologic response. It is unlikely to cause any adverse events in a 20 year old. Hope this helps!
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