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Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain,burning pain in left shoulder tip where it meets the arm,and a burning spot near bicep?Fear reduced blood flow.PCP says heart ok

What causes neck pain,burning pain in left shoulder tip where it meets the arm,and a burning spot near bicep?Fear reduced blood flow.PCP says heart ok

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Purple spots? : It's hard to be certain by your description, but your words, "purple spots" make me concerned about a condition called "purpura". These are due to bleeding under the skin and suggest insufficient number of platelets. This is a serious condition. You need to be seen asap. This is a pretty good reason to go to the er! ...Read more

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A doctor told me i had dark spots on my heart he didn't explain anything what does this mean?

A doctor told me i had dark spots on my heart he didn't explain anything what does this mean?

Whoa: This isn't a standard term. Find another doctor who'll tell you what it means. I see you have had a cardiac cath. Get the actual report and talk about it with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I had a pacemaker put in April 1 to slow my heart rate down and not sure how far he put it in feeling hard spots on my chest?

I had a pacemaker put in April 1 to slow my heart rate down and not sure how far he put it in feeling hard spots on my chest?

Pacemaker: Pacemaker is unlikely to cause any hard spots on the chest wall except directly over the pulse generator and lead(s). You can certainly ask your implanting physician about what you are feeling. ...Read more

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I had a echo stresstest done and during the test I saw black spots on my heart.probably the size of dime or nickel. What could the black spots be?

I had a echo stresstest done and during the test I saw black spots on my heart.probably the size of dime or nickel. What could the black spots be?

You would be: welcome to ask your cardiologist who ordered the test this question, or any questions in regards to the Echo images themselves. I congratulate you on being curious and taking an active role in your healthcare. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Dark heart shapped spots under my skin near my armpits. First appeared a month ago under one arm and now its under my other arm. Idk what it could be?

Dark heart shapped spots under my skin near my armpits. First appeared a month ago under one arm and now its under my other arm. Idk what it could be?

Dark spots under arm: Dark skin at your armpits can occur due to shaving, chemical irritation or ingrown hairs. People who have diabetes and are obese may have acanthosis nigricans, where pigmentation may occur at the underarms and neck. If the skin feels and otherwise looks okay, you can watch it for now, but if it continues to spread, a doctor should check it. Avoid hair removal creams and other harsh chemicals. ...Read more

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Dizziness upon standing, also a slower heart rate upon standing. Feels as if my heart has to catch up. Vision also is blurred with spots. Help please?

Dizziness upon standing, also a slower heart rate upon standing. Feels as if my heart has to catch up. Vision also is blurred with spots. Help please?

See your doctor: This problem has to do with circulation, and difficulty getting blood to your brain and eyes when you stand up. It is called orthostatic hypotension, and needs to be addressed by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. I have white spots on my tongue . Last few days other hearts to swallow . What can it be?

Hi. I have white spots on my tongue . Last few days other hearts to swallow . What can it be?

Few possibilities: Depending on the nature of the white spots (size, location, flat/raised, quantity), it is likely either a fungal infection such as candida (commonly), or possibly apthous ulcers. A dentist or physician should be able to identify the cause and provide appropriate treatment. If it is a fungal infection you would need medication. If ulcers, it is self limiting but medication will help alleviate pain. ...Read more

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I felt a sharp pain in my heart and after that i started noticing spots like bruises on my chest i'm scared what can it be?

I felt a sharp pain in my heart and after that i started noticing spots like bruises on my chest i'm scared what can it be?

See your doctor: This is not cardiac related, but it could be other underlying issues like low platelets which are issues with other syndromes. An echocardiogram would rule out fluid around your heart. ...Read more

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Swollen all over, racing heart, white spots in mouth. What is it?

Probabably Viral: There are a few possiblities here including coxsackie , measles - if not vaccinated or other viral infections. The racing hart could be due to fever or inflammation of heart as well. You should see your doctor soon to get this checked out. ...Read more

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I have dysautonomia, all day today my heart rate is ~56bpm & I have been cold, my skin has red/purple spots. This is the opposite of my usual. Any advice on how to regulate and raise my pulse/ temp?

I have dysautonomia, all day today my heart rate is ~56bpm & I have been cold, my skin has red/purple spots. This is the opposite of my usual. Any advice on how to regulate and raise my pulse/ temp?

56=ok: There's nothing wrong with a heart rate of 56 - don't try to change it. I suggest you wear warmer clothing - it will make you more comfortable, probably will make the red/purple spots go away, is free/inexpensive, has no side effects, and won't interact with your other meds. ...Read more

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White spots underskin. Not rising...completely underskin on arms and legs. What is it and is it something to do with my heart? Very nervous

White spots underskin. Not rising...completely underskin on arms and legs. What is it and is it something to do with my heart? Very nervous

No: There is virtually no known heart disease that causes a white spotted rash. Impossible to diagnose your spots without seeing them but tinea versicolor comes to mind. I've uploaded a picture which should be visible to you. Also, here's a link: https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/tinea-versicolor (the photo on the linked site isn't very good). ...Read more