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Feel Heart Beating Laying On Left Side
I feel like I am laying on a ball on my left side under upper rib area. It feels like my heart is beating against the ball. Any idea what it could be?
Bad head ache, left arm and leg gets numb, heart beating twice as fast, feeling light headed when standing, lower right side of back hurts (cant lay on)?
Head ache: I suspect a good part of the history is missing. We have no other information about you such as your medical or mental health history, any trauma. Do you have any other symptoms such as light sensitivity, fever, nausea, shortness or breath, etc? We also don't know how long the symptoms have been going on. I suggest you consult your doctor for a physical exam and possible X-rays and labs. ...Read more
I was laying on left side and felt a small brief heart pause like of needing to catch breath. I feel ok now. Sitting up. What could that been?
A skipped or: Delayed beat is not uncommon. If it makes you sick like dizzy, short of breath, weak, lose consciousness, notify your MD ...Read more
Pain/discomfort in heart, upper left chest area, but only when laying on left side, no pain any other time laying other ways. Cause for concern?
Laying on left side causes my heart to feel like it's gurgling/struggling to pump? It feels heavy. Kind of feeling it when standing up as well.
Is it OK to feel a very heavy heartbeat when laying on left side in bed? It feels like im suffocating my heart.
Heart beats: The hart will not be suffocated unless there is a lot of fluid in the sac that surrounds the heart (pericardium), which is usually caused by an infection. It is common to feel the beats of your heart when your are lying down especially on the left side. Next you see your doctor have her/him listen for bruit over your head to make sure everything is OK ...Read more
Is it normal to feel heart palpitations or heart skip beat/pause when laying on left side (side of heart) I only notice some when I'm in this position?
Yes: If you lay on your left side, your heart actually sits right on your chest wall, and it is much easier to feel/sense your heartbeat, which might have occasional skipped beats. ...Read more
Had heart checked, echo, stress test, etc. Normal, I notice palpitations/fast beats upon lying down and laying on left side. Is this abnormal?
Palpitations: The symptoms are abnormal; was an ambulatory ECG obtained when symptomatic? Basic labs including Thyroid assessment? ...Read more
Gravity: Heart is slightly left of center, so some people notice its motion against inside of chest when on their left. If disturbing, can ask your Dr to check you over. ...Read more
I have some pain in my heart when I lay down on my left side. I was wondering what that could be?
Unlikely to be heart: Several organs on the chest can cause pain e.g. Chest wall, lungs, heart, nerves, food pipe, etc. The description of your pain does not sound cardiac. ...Read more
How much does ur heart move around in ur body? When I lay on my left side it feels like my heart is right alongside my side.
Actually, not much: The heart actually sits directly behind the breast plate (sternum). The reason it feels like it's to the left side of the chest is because the heart is tethered in such a way that when it beats, it rotates a bit & strikes the chest wall just left of the breast bone. If one is thin-chested, this can be exaggerated, & more so when lying on one's left side (assuming heart is in the normal position) ...Read more
Your heart is in the: Left side of your chest, so, laying on your left side pushes that side a little closer to your beating heart...so, the beating feels more prominent. ...Read more
Heart?: How do you know it's your heart? The cornerstone of therapy is first an accurate diagnosis. You need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Sometimes when I lay on my left side I suddenly get a sharp pain in what feels like my heart. What's that?
Probably nothing: This is a relatively common complaint and is often musculoskeletal. Do discuss with your pcp. ...Read more
Was laying down and suddenly got a brief second of sharp stab pain on left chest side by heart. Went away. Feel okay. No heart history issues. Worry?
Benign symptom: Brief, sharp chest pains that occur at rest and go away without any other symptoms are not worrisome and this symptom is definitely not a heart attack. Heart attacks would cause a different type of pain and not go away quickly. Similarly, angina heart pains occur with activity and go away with rest. ...Read more
What could be causing my heart thump when I lay on my left side? Certain positions make my heart thump and beat irregular
Awareness: It is likely increased positional awareness--your heart beats continuously (hopefully!), but some maneuvers/activities and positions make it a bit more prominent, and some people can sense this difference. If worried, talk to your dr, who might check an ekg or echo to be sure, but if otherwise healthy, should not be a problem. ...Read more
I've had benign heart palpitations for years. When I lay on my right side they get bad. When I turn on my left side they go away. Is this unusual?
Palpitations: Positional palpitations are not unusual.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recently started - when I lay on my left side I feel my heartbeat. It is unnerving. My doc says my heart sounds fine. Is this normal?
Normal: Ever notice when the faucet drips down the hall it runs you crazy listening to it? Some people can actually hear their heartbeat, others can feel it. Once you notice it it takes a while not to focus on it. ...Read more
I was told I have a thickening in my heart about 6 months ago and have been having some horrible chest pains. I cant lay on my left side. Hospital?
Chest pain: I would certainly see a physician as soon as possible ...Read more
I have some odd issues. Heart palpatations (also while laying on my left side), breathing issues, sharp pains along with veign swelling. Any ideas?
Yup: You need a complete going over by your internist. ...Read more
Everytime I lay on my left side to go to sleep I feel like my heart starts hurting burning pressure like feeling I feel it in my back where my heart?
Depends how you lie: Try lying on a bed that has the head part elevated using books. Elevate about 6-8inches. If pain persists see a doctor or medical provider ...Read more
Why is the left side of my chest swollen and I get heart palpitations all throughout the day whether I'm sitting, standing or laying. I'm 17?
You should get Physi: A Physical examination by a doctor is the only way to verify that your left side of chest is swollen. If it is really swollen then further testing starting with chest X-rays will be required to check your heart and lungs including the chest wall structures. An enlarged heart due to any cause can cause symptoms like you have described. So lets make sure you do not have anything serious going on ins ...Read more
I'm27 weeks2days pregnant why do I get breathless SOB and feels my heart beats faster when laying on back and left side I can only lay on right side?
Uterine compression: The cause of your symptoms is the compression of the enlarged uterus on your main blood vessel bringing blood back to the heart. (inferior vena cava). Additionally, the uterus is pushed up under the diaphragm compressing the lungs and compromising lung expansion. The heart beats faster to compensate for these changes. ...Read more
I've been having needle-like pain around my heart. Only happens when I lay on my left side, back, stomach. Comes in pulses. Happens almost every night.
Rib cage: A common cause of this type of positional, fleeting and often sharp pain is a pinched intercostal nerve or muscle that runs between two ribs. This is more of a nuisance rather than anything serious. See your physician if you have further concerns or persistent symptoms, however. ...Read more
Have sharp chest pain since yesterday. Started feeling it after laying an hour on left side. Feel pain if moving left side of body. Heart tests normal?
1 of many causes: We have 24 ribs with 24 joints to vertebrae in back and 20 to cartilage connected to the sternum in front. Ribs 11 and 12 "float" in front. As kids we use these joints and can twist like snakes. As adults, these joints permanently fuse but at first we often re-articulate these joints with sudden moves causing a sharp pain that usually lasts until the joint re-fuses which takes up to 6 weeks. ...Read more
I have chest pains on the left side when laying down at night. I'm 25 years old, 5' 11", 270 pounds. I've always taken it as heart burn, but am worried?
Chest pain: You need an evaluation to determine the cause of the problem. If it is heart burn you need treatment. It is hard to determine heart vs heart burn. See your doctor. ...Read more
Cardio question is it normal that I can feel my heart thump through my chest when I feel under my left side. I feel the same sensation if I lay on my left side. I am 6 foot 155 poundsso fairly skinny?
Palpiations: Yes, it is physiologic for one to feel there heart beating especially when on the skinny side. Your heart does move with normal beating though can be due to abnormal heart beats or rhythm which you do not want to miss. I would recommend an EKG to be sure there are no arrhythmia though this is likely normal. ...Read more
Left side chest pain over the breast on and off since last year all heart test and X-rays normal hurts when I move or lay on my side?
Chest wall: Glad the tests are normal so far. The most likely cause is chest wall (muscles) or breast, or scar tissue from your prior heart surgery. If your heart doctor says it is safe, a therapeutic trial of an antiinflammatory like naproxen might be useful. Have you had a mammogram recently? ...Read more
Chest pain that felt like heart burn, next day felt pain on left side. Pain increases when taking deep breathes and laying down. What's wrong?
Pain under my left breast exactly where my heart is, pain when laying down on left side, does not go away, I have asthma, makes my breathing very hard?
Not sure: There could be many things that cause your symptoms. The good news is that a heart attack in a 21 yr old woman would be highly unlikely. Usually is a musculoskeletal problem. However, I recommend you see a doctor and get it checked out. The only way to say for sure is with a detailed history and physical exam and maybe a few specific tests. Get it checked out. ...Read more
I've had this squeezing pain in my heart for 24 hours now. I've taken Tums (calcium carbonate) and gasx, no help. It hurts to breathe, lay on left side too. Help?
Chest pain left side near heart felt when I laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side. Sharp pain?
Awoke from sleep with left arm numb even though laying on right side. Heart rate was 170 but now 95. Panic or heart problem? Stress and echo normal.
I feel my heartbeat in my forehead-not temple. Forehead-and in my left ear when I lay on my left side ECG bloodworkand xray say heart is fine. Thoughts?
PVC and PAC: Very frequently encountered. Almost always extra beats (PVC and pac s). Exercise when clear by doctor. They tend to improve with exercise. Remember heart needs cardio workout too. ...Read more
When I lay on my side @ bedtime, I start to get heart palpitations like my heart is beating out of my chest. What could be a cause? What should I do?
When I lay on back and touch above and left of belly button I can feel heart beating. Worried about aaa. No other symptoms. Is this normal?
Unlikely @ 27: If worried have your PMD examine you ...Read more
I took gas x. I lay down and now my heart is beating like crazy to the point I cant sleep. Is this a side effect or should I be concerned at all?
? Side effect: When used in small doses, no common side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue). Ref: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/simethicone. Html ...Read more
Can it be a heart related. .. If I'm having slight fast beating in my left side underneath my breastline?
Yes: Yes it may be a sign of abnormality of heart rhythm. You should consult with your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Heart rate shoots up randomly while sitting or standing the only way to lower it is to lay down on my side then it returns to normal.
Cardiologist: I would recommend speaking to your doctor about referring you to a cardiologist. That doc may consider a 24 monitor which records the electrical activity of the heart for 24 hrs. If a recording of the increase in heart rate can be gotten, then the cardiologist can figure out what the cause is and treat it. ...Read more
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