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How should I place the monitor to listen to my babies heart beat?

How should I place the monitor to listen to my babies heart beat?

Fetal Monitor: For non medical people, the best way is place the monitor below the umbilicus and sweeps on either side of the lower abdomen until you hear heart beat. Whereever you pick up heart keep the monitor there. ...Read more

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I went at 16 weeks and they had trouble finding the fetus heart beat is this normal or should I be worried I bought a heartbeat monitor & nothing ($24?

I went at 16 weeks and they had trouble finding the fetus heart beat is this normal or should I be worried I bought a heartbeat monitor & nothing ($24?

No: It can be difficult to find the fetal heart rate when it is little, and it is nothing to be worried about. In 2-4 weeks you should be able to feel fetal movement and that should be reassuring. ...Read more

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How many times should my heart beat in a minute? My blood pressure monitor says 63 and it is usually in the 90.

How many times should my heart beat in a minute? My blood pressure monitor says 63 and it is usually in the 90.

60-100: The normal heart rate is 60-100 and depends on a multitude of factors including emotional state, sensory input, and the amount of exercise at the time. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis afterwards, but I often can't breathe and have an irregular, fluttering heart beat?

I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis afterwards, but I often can't breathe and have an irregular, fluttering heart beat?

More monitor?: If symptoms did not occur while you were wearing the monitor, you may need a longer monitor. If symptoms did occur with your monitor you do have a diagnosis. Should check with your doc. ...Read more

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Occassionally, can feel heart beat when go to bed. Lasts a few nights. Rate 75. Been checked by cardiologist. Echo, monitor. Found nothing. Causes?

Occassionally, can feel heart beat when go to bed. Lasts a few nights. Rate 75. Been checked  by cardiologist. Echo, monitor. Found nothing. Causes?

Heart awareness: You probably have a benign heart awareness, where you can from time to time perceive ("feel" or "hear") your heart beating. Your heart rate of 75 is fine, and your tests were fine as well. No worries. ...Read more

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I take deralin 10 2x a day, i've had holter monitor n ultrasound of d heart. All fine but i still have the missed heart beat. Why?

I take deralin 10 2x a day, i've had holter monitor n ultrasound of d heart. All fine but i still have the missed heart beat. Why?

Most skipped heart: Beats are benign especially in young people. If not accompanied by other symptoms like passing out, dizziness , chest pain, fatigue and headaches, these skipped beats are not of concern. Discuss with your dr for any concerns or questions. ...Read more

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48 HR heart monitor results "infrequent ectopy with no atrial ectopics and 0.1% of heart beat being ectopic" please explain in laymans terms?

48 HR heart monitor results "infrequent ectopy with no atrial ectopics and 0.1% of heart beat being ectopic" please explain in laymans terms?

Few extra beats: Ectopy means essentially "extra beats" usually coming earlier than expected in your normal heart rhythm cycle. Atrial ectopics come from the upper part of the heart and are often benign. Ventricular ectopics come from the lower chamber of the heart. A frequency of 0.1% is very low. Continue to monitor with your doctor! ...Read more

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I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis. I often can't breathe well and have chest pains and irregular, fluttering heart beat?

I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis. I often can't breathe well and have chest pains and irregular, fluttering heart beat?

If you had: Those feelings,you get often,several times during the week ,you were wearing the monitor,and pushed the button,and no arrhythmia was seen on the monitor?If so,this is likely not your heart.Have you considered panic attacks?Continue to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi Docs! I have 5 yrs HBP & now my blood pressure fluctuates a lot. Is a Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor & Heart Beat Meter ok to monitor my bp?

Hi Docs! I have 5 yrs HBP & now my blood pressure fluctuates a lot. Is a Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor & Heart Beat Meter ok to monitor my bp?

Hypertension: The wrist monitors can sometimes fluctuate quite a bit. If possible, check it against your doctor's meter for accuracy and consistency. If you develop symptoms associated with blood pressure that is too high or too low see your doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Hi Docs! I have 5 yrs HBP & now my blood pressure fluctuates a lot. Is a Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor & Heart Beat Meter ok to monitor my bp?

Hi Docs! I have 5 yrs HBP & now my blood pressure fluctuates a lot. Is a Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor & Heart Beat Meter ok to monitor my bp?

BP monitoring: It is best to use an arm cuff blood pressure automated monitor for the best accuracy, but the wrist monitor may give an estimate. Compare its reading with an accurate pharmacy blood pressure machine or manual cuff pressure measured by a health care worker. Calibration for under or overestimation this way may help. ...Read more

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I am having heart beat feeling in my stomach right now. I am wearing a heart monitor to check for arithmeia. I have had SVT. It is worse when tense?

I am having heart beat feeling in my stomach right now.  I am wearing a heart monitor to check for arithmeia.  I have had SVT.  It is worse when tense?

Wait for results: Frequently palpitations are not related to abnormal rhythms even if you have had those rhythms before. You need to correlate the palpitations with what is found on the monitor, and then a decision can be made about treatment. ...Read more

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What cld cause an irregular heart beat symbol on an at home blood pressure monitor? I get one on a few of my readings. Ekg was normal 4 Months ago

What cld cause an irregular heart beat symbol on an at home blood pressure monitor? I get one on a few of my readings. Ekg was normal 4
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Real or not: We all have extra beats once in a while that might be interpreted by the BP machine as irregular heart beating. By age only, you are low risk for atrial fibrillation (the most common cause of irregular beats). If you are not feeling any chest pain, shortness of breath or lightheadedness when the BP machine says you are "irregular", I wouldn't be too worry. But is symptoms, consult your doc again ...Read more

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Where can you hear the babies heart beat can you hear it in your stomach?

Where can you hear the babies heart beat can you hear it in your stomach?

Varies: Since baby move frequently there is not just one spot. That is why they have to scan with the ultrasound to find the doppler signal ...Read more

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They did a ob sono transvaginal didn't see my babies heart beat i'm 9 weeks?

They did a ob sono transvaginal didn't see my babies heart beat i'm 9 weeks?

Miscarriage: I am not sure what you want from us here. What did your OB say? It sounds like you have had a miscarriage. Correct? ...Read more