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What could this be? vibrating/fluttering feeling @R external iliac/femoral artery, sometimes followed by a feeling like a warm saline flush

What could this be? vibrating/fluttering feeling @R external iliac/femoral artery, sometimes followed by a feeling like a warm saline flush

Blood flow: If you have not had recent trauma, surgical interventions, indwelling lines at the area you are describing you should be fine. However at times some patients develop a small leakage from their vessels after trauma, surgical interventions, and/or indwelling lines that some patients describe as painful and that is accompanied by vibration, if this is the case you should see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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I have a flutter in my stomache area. What could it be?

I have a flutter in my stomache area. What could it be?

Many possibilities: Muscle twitches (abdominal muscles) Transmitted Pulse (common especially if you are lying on your left side) Irritable bowel Syndrome (IBS) Check with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps! Be Well Dr Z ...Read more

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What are the common causes of chest flutters or sinking?

Anxiety & arrythmias: Anxiety & arrythmias would be 2 common ones. Talk to your physician and get evaluated. ...Read more

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I had a fluttering heartbeat for the past two weeks. What is this indicating ?

Palpitations: Fluttering heartbeat is often just that, extra beats or a rapid heart rate. If you are 25 the most likely cause is anxiety or psvt (paroxysmal supra ventricular tachycardia). Sometimes made worse with stimulants or sleep deprivation. Very reasonable to obtain ekg to evaluate. ...Read more

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Why do hearts flutter?

Why do hearts flutter?

Fast heart rate: When someone's heart rate is fast (more than 100 beats per minute), it can feel like heart fluttering. It can have different causes from very benign, no needing treatment to life threatening. The term 'atrial flutter' describes an abnormally fast rhythm where the electricity in the upper chamber of the heart goes round and round a large circle. ...Read more

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What is an arterial spasm?

What is an arterial spasm?

Arteries Constrict: Arteries, like veins, have layers of smooth muscle cells within their walls; many layers for arteries, fewer layers in veins. All the cells are oriented circumferentially. If the muscle cells contract, the inner opening for blood flow, gets smaller. Arterioles, the tiniest end arteries just prior to the capillaries, nerves to each, are most adept at changing size: control local flow & body wide bp. ...Read more

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How serious is an arterial injury?

How serious is an arterial injury?

Could be bad: If you injure artery in the neck, such as carotid or vertebral dissection, could lead to stroke. If you injure the largest artery, and burst the aorta, it's death. If you lacerate an artery, bleeding may be intense. So, varies, and if you experience bright red bleeding, it may well be arterial in origin. ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more