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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?

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?

Chest pain: What makes it worse? What makes it better? Are you having any arm or neck pain with it?
Given your history it could be an anxiety attack, it could be you heart if any of my 3rd question is yes. You really need to be evaluated to know for sure. Start with your pcp. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Sound like not: Related to heart. Musculoskletal pain such as costhocondritis. Take some Ibuprofen if you have no problem with your stomach. If it persist see your local doctor. ...Read more

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Is it OK to feel a very heavy heartbeat when laying on left side in bed? It feels like im suffocating my heart.

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

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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?

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

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Why does my heart seem to pound really hard when I lay on the left side?

Why does my heart seem to pound really hard when I lay on the left side?

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

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I have some pain in my heart when I lay down on my left side. I was wondering what that could be?

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

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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.

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

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Why does it feel like my heart beats harder when I lay on my left side?

Why does it feel like my heart beats harder when I lay on my left side?

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

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Why does my heart hurt when I lay on my left side? Feels like something digging into it.

Why does my heart hurt when I lay on my left side? Feels like something digging into it.

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

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Sometimes when I lay on my left side I suddenly get a sharp pain in what feels like my heart. What's that?

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

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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?

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

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What could be causing my heart thump when I lay on my left side? Certain positions make my heart thump and beat irregular

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

Painful inspiration: At your age it is most likely Pleurisy, look it up. Possible Pneumothorax can occur spontaneously. Worst would be a blood clot in your lungs. Smoke, birth control, body habitus, family history, surgery and travel adjust odds of one versus the others ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

.: It could most probably be gastritis or costrocondritis (inflammation or ribs). But with you having pain on breathing and on lying onto your side, you better check with a physician to see if the pain is from heart. And you may also need an examination to confirm origin of pain. ...Read more

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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?

Musculoskeletal: Anything that hurts worse with movement is usually in the muscles or joints. This could be a rib strain or costochondritis. Either way, an anti-inflammatory (advil (ibuprofen) or aleve) may help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can it be a heart related. .. If I'm having slight fast beating in my left side underneath my breastline?

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

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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.

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