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Can gas in the stomach cause heart palpitations?

Can gas in the stomach cause heart palpitations?

No: To be precise, gas in the stomach can not cause heart palpitations, but it can give the feeling like there is something happening to the heart when there is not. We frequently have patients who feel "palpitations" while wearing a heart monitor and we see no abnormalities of the heart rate or rhythm. So, the sensation can come from causes unrelated to the heart. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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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

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Why could gas cause heart palpitations?

Why could gas cause heart palpitations?

The vagus nerve?: The association between GI activity (e.g. Gas/bloating, acid reflux) and palpitations exists, but we aren't sure why. It may involve the vagus nerve, which controls GI tract as well as the heart, especially the electrical properties of cardiac tissue. Alterations in vagus activity, triggered by GI feedback, may alter conduction properties in heart muscle, leading to fast or irregular heart beats. ...Read more

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Could having gas have anything to do with heart palpitations?

Could having gas have anything to do with heart palpitations?

It's possible: In general the two conditions are separate. However it is possible that gassy pain is actually heart pain because the heart is not getting enough oxygen. If the gas happens with exertion or emotional stress, then this would be more likely. The gassy pain and heart palpitations could then both be related to one underlying heart condition. But more info is needed to really know. ...Read more

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I am 44 yrs old. I have been experiencing strong heart palpitations and a flutter in my upper left side of my stomach. What could this be?

I am 44 yrs old. I have been experiencing strong heart palpitations and a flutter in my upper left side of my stomach. What could this be?

See your doctor: The feeling of palpitations flutter may be from your heart which you are feeling
So see your Md and make sure that your heart is Ok and no issues with it. Because if it is from your heart it need attention ASAP ...Read more

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Heart palpitations but with a normal heart rate for 3 weeks on and off. Can see heart beating in chest, and stomach.

Heart palpitations but with a normal heart rate for 3 weeks on and off. Can see heart beating in chest, and stomach.

It's okay: Heart palpitation in young/healthy individuals is usually benign. Often it represents a "skipped beat" or premature contraction. Being able to visualize your heart beating in your chest/stomach is common in thin individuals. If your palpitations continue or you pass out then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel like im getting heart palpitations in my lower stomach. What could that be? I do have MVP and recurring percardial effusions.

I feel like im getting heart palpitations in my lower stomach. What could that be? I do have MVP and recurring percardial effusions.

Don't: Self dsiagnose. U may have some pe. With PMV there is a lot of psyclogical overlay. See ur md if no definite recurrence of diagnosos, get busy and ignore minoer symptoms. Do exercise. ...Read more

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I've had gas in my chest on and off for over a week. Burping doesn't seem to help it and occasionally I get heart palpitations with it. Thoughts?

I've had gas in my chest on and off for over a week. Burping doesn't seem to help it and occasionally I get heart palpitations with it. Thoughts?

Exam: You must be examined, tested and diagnosed. I would also suggest an abdominal ultrasound to rule out gallbladder disease. Get an EKG and a Holter monitor. ...Read more

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Having GA to get 4 wisdom teeth extracted in 2 days, I'm generally healthy and 29/F. I had a few moments of heart palpitations last night, still safe?

Having GA to get 4 wisdom teeth extracted in 2 days, I'm generally healthy and 29/F. I had a few moments of heart palpitations last night, still safe?

Palpitations: In most cases of outpatient anesthesia, any preoperative issues, including palpitations, new or old, require evaluation by a physician. Patients undergoing such procedures must be on a professional OR grade monitor, but the EKG tracings do NOT allow for complete evaluation as a 12 lead would. And most dentists administering GA are NOT qualified to "read" an EKG or decide on safety in. Such cases. ...Read more

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My father died a few months ago. Since then, I've had some heart palpitations one or twice a day, gas, and general anxiety. Could it be gad? Should I worry about the palpitations?

My father died a few months ago. Since then, I've had some heart palpitations one or twice a day, gas, and general anxiety. Could it be gad? Should I worry about the palpitations?

Grieving heart: Sorry you lost your dad and please accept my sincere condolence. You should check these "palps" and GI symptoms with your primary care physician. They may be related to anxiety however it is better and safer to first make sure your physical health is sound. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I hadn't eaten in like 3 days because if a stomach bug and today I ate but I felt heart palpitations is that normal? I still have a cough too

I hadn't eaten in like 3 days because if a stomach bug and today I ate but I felt heart palpitations is that normal? I still have a cough too

Dehydration?: If you had vomiting and diarrhea most probably you are dehydrated. Drink plenty of water and gaterode if possible. Stop smoking won't help with the cough. Follow with your physician. ...Read more

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Good day. Once a while I'm getting severe heart palpitations. It start at my stomach with sweating and feeling like needles and pins on my arms.

Good day. Once a while I'm getting severe heart palpitations. It start at my stomach with sweating and feeling like needles and pins on my arms.

See a doc ASAP: You need to see your primary care, internal
Med or cardiologist ASAP. You need to have EKG and further work up for any cardiac problem. Pls do not ignore your symptoms. It could be anxiety too but at your age group the risk
Of heart problem is much higher. Pls take a small Baby aspirin meanwhile but go to a doctor today.
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Why do I have stomach ache and heart palpitations with tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine 3?

Why do I have stomach ache and heart palpitations with tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine 3?

Not sure about palps: Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codiene can have side effects. Codiene is usually the culpret the codiene can cause nausea and constipation. There's no stimulant in the rxso the palps may be anxiety over the other side effects. Stop taking it. Try alternative pain med. There's plenty of others out there. ...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 could symptoms of severe weight loss, heart palpitations, stomach pain, and respiratory distress signify?

What could symptoms of severe weight loss, heart palpitations, stomach pain, and respiratory distress signify?

Thyroid, beri beri: Beri-beri is due to a vitamin deficiency and can cause heart palpitations weight loss, congestive heart failure and respiratory distress. Hyperthyroidism could also cause a lot of these symptoms.

You should see a doctor where they could check your blood thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Symptoms of weight loss, heart palpitations, stomach pain, and respiratory distress. Viral or anxiety?

Symptoms of weight loss, heart palpitations, stomach pain, and respiratory distress. Viral or anxiety?

Virus vs anxiety: Anxiety last a long time (weeks-months) and can cause a vicious cycle of damages, while a viral infection is self limited in time (days to a week max) and people recuperates rapidly thereafter even without treatment. Lasting anxiety needs long lasting treatment with psychotherapy or medications or both. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal bloating with gas and difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Lower abdominal bloating with gas and difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Digestive: The heart is like a ship in the ocean, buffeted by hormones secreted when things go wrong. That is probably causing your palpitations. The bloating may be pressing on your diaphragm causing the difficulty breathing. This does not seem to be a heart problem, but it is always prudent to have your heart checked. ...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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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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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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