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Causes Of Heart Fluttering That Last Only A Few Seconds
Having heart palpitations (skipped beat) for a few days, everyday. Under lots of stress. Could that be the cause?
Yes, but...: Stress can contribute to heart palpitations, but so can too much caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol. If the palpitations are very frequent throughout the day, or are prolonged or associated with any shortness of breath, chest discomfort, or lightheadedness, you should seek medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My heart keeps having feelings of skipping a beat. It happens every few minutes. No pain or dizziness. Slight pressure in chest for half a second.
Usually Benign: This is a relatively common complaint that is usually seen with premature beats. The heart ocassionally (or in some cases frequently) has "extra beats" that come a bit earlier than expected. The "skipping" sensation occurs when there is an extra long interval before the next "regular" beat comes. These episodes should not be associated with other major symptoms. If they are, see your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had spasms on the left side of my chest/left breast, usually lasting a few seconds-30 seconds. Is this a heart issue?
Visible?: If you can see the spasm, it's not a cardiac issue - rather it's the superficial skeletal muscle of your chest wall. ...Read more
Headache that comes and goes but only lasts a couple seconds. Have had multiple times a week for about 2 weeks. Loss of concentration, dizziness acomp?
What causes random stints of sparkles/firefly looking spots of light all over your vision that only last for a few seconds maybe a minute tops?
Heart skips a beat, flutters,only last a few seconds, happens occasionally, not daily, but feels odd. Is this normal? EKG's have been normal in past.
Could not smoking for more than 15 hours cause skipped heart beats it feels like a thump in middle of chest and heart pause for a second... ?
Yes: It's possible. The usual symptoms of nicotine withdrawal are changes in mood (dysphoria or depression), insomnia, irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating and restlessness. Skipped heart beats(palpitations) can occur in normal people. Stress, caffeine, and medications can also cause them. Read about palpitations here http://bit.ly/1P92Fzz Visit SmokeFree.gov and http://1.usa.gov/1wnzfFg ...Read more
Rndom sharp/dull chest pain once a day, very brief last 5-10 seconds. Sometimes a few times a week or 2 weeks.Left of the midle of the chest. Heart?
Chest pains : Very fleeting chest pains as described are usually not cardiac related. ...Read more
9wks pregnant and having heart flutters about every 20 minutes, only lasts for a second and no other symptoms, is that normal during pregnancy?
Palpitations: There is an increased volume load in the circulation during pregnancy. It is possible for this to trigger extra beats in some normal women. The same volume load can do the same thing in women with abnormalities of the heart. You should tell your dr. About these flutters and your dr. Will investigate further if feels reason to in you. ...Read more
Occasionaly have Clustered in runs of 8-10 many extremely fast beats together for a few seconds in between normal Heart rythum PSVT?I do have Ectopic.
I have a muscle twitch right where the heart is it lasts for only a few seconds with no other symptoms what could this be?
Randomly get a throbbing feeling in the left side of my head that lasts a few seconds with no pain or other symptoms. Is this normal?
Not normal: But it doesn't necessarily mean that it's life-threatening. It likely is from a muscle spasm of the temporalis muscle, the big muscle at either side of the head. This can be related to stress or bruxism(grinding your teeth) or temporomandibular joint issues(the joint of your jaw). You should first try some relaxation techniques like meditation to see if it resolves but if it doesn't see your doc ...Read more
What causes a vibrating sensation in the lower left leg? It vibrates for a few seconds every couple seconds off and on thru the day.
I get a squeezing pain on left side of chest by heart. It come and goes throughout the day. Only lasts for a couple of secs. What could it be from?
Chest pain: At your age probably non cardiac see your medical doc. ...Read more
Opened my eyes from sleeping and had a short dizzy spell that lasted a few seconds. This doesn't happen all the time. Any ideas?
Sharp twinges of pain on one side of head that last about 20 secs sever when it happens a lot in a course of a day since yesterdy. what could be wrong?
Heart has been skipping beats for a week straight and just started all of a sudden out of no where. Happens atleast 5 or more times a day.
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