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Abdominal and back pain. Passing out gas. Heart palpitations?

Abdominal and back pain. Passing out gas. Heart palpitations?

See your doctor or: Go to the emergency department very, very soon. Loss of consciousness with palpitations is a significant combination of symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


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My lower back was injured in a motorcycle accident. Recently I have started having heart palpitations. Is the lower back pain related to my heart pain?

My lower back was injured in a motorcycle accident. Recently I have started having heart palpitations. Is the lower back pain related to my heart pain?

Below: Pain can cause palpitations.

IF your are having heart PAIN, then you need to be seen.

IF the palpitations continue, then you also need an evaluation including an EKG ...Read more

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41 female. Overweight. Recent incidents of heart palpitations, back pain, right arm & leg pain and weakness. Could this be heart related? Shortnessof breath

Alot going on: The palpitations are likely to be related to your heart. The back pain is atypical for heart disease. Leg pain is never related to heart disease. Weakness is a non-specific symptom caused my myriad issues. Shortness of breath should be further evaluated - it requires a detailed look as there are many causes. ...Read more

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What are the extraintestinal symptoms of IBS-C? Can patients experience fatigue, poor sleep, headaches, back pain, and heart palpitations?

What are the extraintestinal symptoms of IBS-C? Can patients experience fatigue, poor sleep, headaches, back pain, and heart palpitations?

Limited to bowel: Technically speaking, IBS-C (constipation predominant) shd only affect the bowels. IBS isn't a systemic disease like IBD (inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis). That being said, IBS can certainly cause anxiety / panic disorder (it has a way of affecting the mind, sleep, & there4 personality), which can then explain the symptoms u describe. TTYD & perhaps a counselor regarding ...Read more

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I was told that I have mod. Blood in urine but no UTI, what can be an issue? I am having low back pain (pinching) & unusual heart palpitations.

I was told that I have mod. Blood in urine but no UTI, what can be an issue? I am having low back pain (pinching) & unusual heart palpitations.

Micro-hematuria: Microscopic hematuria is fairly common and often from a benign familial tendency. Unfortunately, blood in the urine is also often the only sign one gets from some conditions that need to be discovered, like bladder or kidney cancer or kidney stones. See a urologist for workup. It likely will involve an office cystoscopic exam and upper urinary tract imaging. ...Read more

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Weight loss, anxiety, irregular periods, heart palpitations, stomach cramps, back pain what could be the problem?

Weight loss, anxiety, irregular periods, heart palpitations, stomach cramps, back pain what could be the problem?

Complex prob: You need a full evaluation followed by blood work and imaging studies-you won't get a satisfactory answer in a 400 character limited internet forum with such issues. Start with your family doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

What are the causes of heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

Good?: I need more information about you. Any other symptoms? Are you in any medications? Any medical condition diagnosed? Palpitation occur in any other situation? Like exercising. Any test done? It's like your heart go fast or skip a beat? Consult a physician for a good history and physical. ...Read more

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What could cause heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

What could cause heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

A few: Some times simply changing your bodies postion will shift the hearts position closer the the chest and make the pulse more palpable. Lying flat can cause reflux which that irritates the heart and causes palpitations. Especially pts with a large hiatal hernia. Simple diagnostic evalluations such as a n upper GI study and a holter. ...Read more

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Always had heart palpitations but stopped having them completely for 3 weeks but now it has come back again. What causes this? Is it to do with diet?

Always had heart palpitations but stopped having them completely for 3 weeks but now it has come back again. What causes this? Is it to do with diet?

Holter monitor: If you experience frequent and bothersome palpitations, you should document what your heart rhythm is at the time of your symptoms by wearing a holter monitor for 24hours. You may be having benign premature beats which are made worse by caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, stress and anxiety. Your md can order this test. ...Read more

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What kind of heart palpitations could possibly cause a heavy heart beat and throbbing in the back of the neck? Echo shows Ok heart structure.

What kind of heart palpitations could possibly cause a heavy heart beat and throbbing in the back of the neck? Echo shows Ok heart structure.

Sorry to frustrate: I know you're asking about cardiac conditions. I don't think it was a mistake to investigate - but it is a mistake to persist if there is a null result - especially at your age. Be reassured. Instead - consider a really skilled Health Psychologist who can teach you how to take your health seriously w/out anxiety and unneeded procedures. It can be the best way to feel better. Worth a try! ...Read more

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Shoulder and back pain left side for over a week. Heart rate near 100 most of yesterday. Palpitations no shortness of breath or arrhythmia. Worried?

Shoulder and back pain left side for over a week. Heart rate near 100 most of yesterday. Palpitations no shortness of breath or arrhythmia. Worried?

Get checked: No way to tell if this is anything serious, you need to see your doctor to determine if this is a heart problem or pulled/strained muscle. Good luck! ...Read more

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Severe burning Lower abdomen pain - gyaene. Bloated, tired, bloody/excessive discharge occasionally, heart palpitations, dull chest/ back ache?

Severe burning Lower abdomen pain - gyaene. Bloated, tired, bloody/excessive discharge occasionally, heart palpitations, dull chest/ back ache?

Severe pain: Unexpected new severe pain should all ways be assessed by a detailed physical examination promptly, go see a local physician or go to the accident and emergency department ...Read more

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Can onions cause heart palpitations?

Can onions cause heart palpitations?

No: Haven't heard of onion palpitations. Green onions and yellow onions aren't spicy enough to create the excitement that might lead to sensations of palpitations. Eating cooked onions should be fine, just like eating other cooked vegetables. Theoretically, getting hit in the heart by a big yellow onion flying at high speed can cause a problem, similar getting hit by a baseball, so don't throw onions. ...Read more

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Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Yes: There are many causes of palpitations, so in an individual case it could be something else, but ginseng is a stimulant and has been reported to be responsible for palpitations. It would be advised to try stopping it and see what happens. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Yes: ? If heart palpitations can cause fainting. The medical condition Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) has associated rapid heart beat & fainting symptoms. This is an autonomic nervous system mediated disorder; sometimes associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton criteria) &/or chronic pain. People with POTS often have lightheadeedness upon standing up too fast. ...Read more

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What could cause heart palpitations all day?

What could cause heart palpitations all day?

Premature beats: Premature beats is most common cause but there can be other arrythmias do get checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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How could bending forward cause heart palpitations?

How could bending forward cause heart palpitations?

It doesn't: It just makes the ones that always around more noticeable. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of heart palpitations?

Can you please list the common causes of heart palpitations?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Can caffeine cause heart palpitations?

Can caffeine cause heart palpitations?

Definitely: Caffeine is a relatively potent stimulant, and as true with all stimulants, it can cause palpitations and a rise in one's heart rate. Should one experience multiple palpitations and/or an elevated heart rate for a prolonged period of time, be sure to see your physician. ...Read more

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Can bulimia cause heart palpitations?

Can bulimia cause heart palpitations?

Indirectly: Since this process often leads to a change in a persons metabolism, and the balance of ions in their blood, it can set someone up for death due to a heart rhythm disturbance. In fact, it is one of the most worrisome features of the collection of anorexia, bulimia, and similar disorders. ...Read more

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Can lidocaine cause heart palpitations?

Can lidocaine cause heart palpitations?

Yes: Yes, any anti arrhythmic medicine can make arrhythmias worse. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause heart palpitations?

Can dehydration cause heart palpitations?

YES: Dehydration causes decreased blood volume of circulating blood. For the heart to keep pumping the same amount of blood (cardiac output), the heart has to speed up therefore causing increased heart rate (tachycardia). When dehydration is extreme, heart rate can be very fast (>>100 bpm) causing 'palpitations'. I.V fluids may be needed to quickly restore blood volume or vascular collapse will occur. ...Read more

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Does macrocytosis cause heart palpitations?

Macrocytosis is a: Term used to describe rbc that are larger than normal. Common causes are vit b-12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency, liver disease, alcoholism, etc. With above mention diseases a rapid heart beating or abnormal heart beating can happen. ...Read more

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Why does estrogen cause heart palpitations?

Why does estrogen cause heart palpitations?

Are you taking Est?: A healthy young male does not need estrogen.
Are you taking Estrogen for some reason?
Or are you referring to your emotions when you see a attractive young female making your heart throb? ...Read more

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Can lifting weights cause heart palpitations?

Can lifting weights cause heart palpitations?

Possibly: Anything that places stress or increased work on the heart could potentially lead to heart palpitations. ...Read more

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Could heart palpitations be caused by menopause?

Could heart palpitations be caused by menopause?

Heart palpitations: Yes. Changes in hormone levels with menopause can trigger heart palpitations, hot flushes, and other symptoms. You should see your doctor for evaluation if you are having heart palpitations. ...Read more

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Can diuretics cause heart palpitations and if so, is that dangerous?

Can diuretics cause heart palpitations and if so, is that dangerous?

Yes and no: Diuretics don't typically cause palpitations as a direct side effect.
But diuretics can cause the body to lose potassium and/or magnesium.
Low magnesium or potassium can cause palpitations.
It's worthwhile getting your electrolytes checked in a lab. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations and the simultaneous opening of my sinus passages?

What causes heart palpitations and the simultaneous opening of my sinus passages?

Palpitations: If you have catecholamines being secreted they could cause both at the same time. This happens during/after sex so you might notice this at those times... ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations and the simultaneous opening of my sinus passages?

What causes heart palpitations and the simultaneous opening of my sinus passages?

Palpitations: If you have catecholamines being secreted they could cause both at the same time. This happens during/after sex so you might notice this at those times... ...Read more

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Can msg cause heart palpitations?

Can msg cause heart palpitations?

Yes it can: And can also cause headache, high blood pressure etc. Take care! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/monosodium-glutamate/faq-20058196. ...Read more

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Can green tea cause heart palpitations?

Can green tea cause heart palpitations?

Tea: If you consume lots of green or black tea, palpitations can result. ...Read more

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Can bad posture cause heart palpitations?

Can bad posture cause heart palpitations?

Yes: A posture that increases intra abdominal pressure can cause palpitations. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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Could overeating cause heart palpitations?

Could overeating cause heart palpitations?

Yes: Overeating does increase physical stress on the heart. It is not normal to have symptoms, which would include palpitations, when the heart is experiencing increased physical stress. Further evaluation including possibly a stress test is indicated in this setting. ...Read more

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Can a cold or virus cause heart palpitations?

Can a cold or virus cause heart palpitations?

Yes: It probably happens more often than we realize. We know that certain viruses, like echo and coxsackie viruses have a predilection for the heart and there may be others that are not as well recognized. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more