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Pain in the centre of my chest when breathing in could it be from my windpipe or gullet?

Pain in the centre of my chest when breathing in could it be from my windpipe or gullet?

Can be foreign body.: This might be many things. It can be just irritation, or it can be from an injury to the chest/ribs, etc. It might be pneumonia but there would be fever, etc. Another possibility is that it could be a foreign body that was accidently swallowed and is stuck somewhere in the lungs/windpipe. If this has been going on for a while, you should see your doctor for an xray to be sure nothing is there. ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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Can CT of chest with contrast see trachea or windpipe?

Can CT of chest with contrast see trachea or windpipe?

Yes: Ct of the chest (with or without contrast) will show the trachea and bronchi well. ...Read more

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Can CT of chest with contrast help diagnose cancer of windpipe or trachea? If not what doctor woukd I see for testing?

Can CT of chest with contrast help diagnose cancer of windpipe or trachea? If not what doctor woukd I see for testing?

ENT surgeon: Ear, nose and throat surgeons also known as "head and neck" surgeons or "otolaryngologists" are the appropriate specialty for tracheal tumors of the upper windpipe and thoracic surgeons are the specialists who deal with tumors of the wind pipe down in the chest. ...Read more

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How does a collapsed windpipe or lung lead to death?

How does a collapsed windpipe or lung lead to death?

Tension: If the collapsed lung (pneumothorax) creates enough pressure, it can compress the right side of heart. This decreases the blood return to the heart. Without adequate blood return, your heart does not have enough blood to pump out to your body. This is called tension pneumothorax. This is rapidly fatal. ...Read more

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How is the lining of the lung, windpipe affected by smoking?

How is the lining of the lung, windpipe affected by smoking?

Smoking: Long term smoking causes damage to ciliates epithelium of the trachea and bronchus. This in turn causes stagnant secretions, stimulating cough as well as infections. Nicotine can also cause damage to lung tissue causing cancers. ...Read more

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I have this weird fluttering feeling in my chest. Should I be worried?

I have this weird fluttering feeling in my chest. Should I be worried?

See your doctor now!: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Fluttering sensation in chest - reflux?

Fluttering sensation in chest - reflux?

Maybe...or not: See md. Could be abnormal heart rhythm (occasionally associated with reflux). ...Read more

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I'm getting fluttering chest pains? What should I do?

I'm getting fluttering chest pains? What should I do?

See a doctor: There are many potential causes of chest pain, ranging from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history and thorough exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment with your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is recommended based on a complete assessment. ...Read more

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I'm tachycardic and feeling fluttering in my chest what should I do?

I'm tachycardic and feeling fluttering in my chest what should I do?

Arrythmia: Depending on how long it lasts, frequency and onset things vary. You should go to your MD to evaluate possible causes of possible supraventricular tachycardias, aflutter, and afib even though you are a young individual ...Read more

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What should I do? I'm getting muscle fluttering/spasms in chest area?

What should I do? I'm getting muscle fluttering/spasms in chest area?

Get a physical exam: Based on your description, I would see your Dr to have him listen to your heart and do a thorough physical exam. Whenever I hear the description, "fluttering", I want to take a good listen to the heart. I may order an EKG to help assess the problem also. ...Read more

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I have fluttering in my chest dizzyness and my blood preasure is high what should I do?

I have fluttering in my chest dizzyness and my blood preasure is high what should I do?

See below: Of course, stop using alcohol or caffeine if you use them. See your doctor, have an ekg or even a holter monitor to find arrhythmia. Have thyroid function tests and then take medicine provided by the doctor for blood pressure which may also help control hear rate and palpitations. ...Read more

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Am getting sharp stabbing pain on my left side of my chest and some times gets flutters?

Stabbing pain: You may have side pain or side stich which is a short, sharp pain under the rib cage. It is benign and its cause is unknown. Ibuprofen is usually helpful ...Read more

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45 y.O f 2 spells fluttering in chest 1 day after long plane ride (australia). Exam was nl?

45 y.O f 2 spells fluttering in chest 1 day after long plane ride (australia). Exam was nl?

You need a visit: If you aren't satisfied with your exam, maybe you should see a cardiologist. Your ob/gyn will have names of docs to call. ...Read more

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Is a fluttering feeling in chest (sometimes with exercise, sometimes at rest) common in teens?

Is a fluttering feeling in chest (sometimes with exercise, sometimes at rest) common in teens?

Yes, if you are: Drinking 3 liters of Mountain Dew daily. You may be having an irregular heart rhythm, probably benign, but you must see your PCP to have an ECG and possibly a cardiology referral. And figure out how much caffeine you are drinking daily ...Read more

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When I get caught up cleaning or keeping busy sometimes I feel a flutter in my chest and I feel breathless. What is this?

When I get caught up cleaning or keeping busy sometimes I feel a flutter in my chest and I feel breathless. What is this?

Abnormal heart beat: Go see your doctor and get an ekg for a better diagnosis. You will probably need some other cardiac tests as well. Meanwhile lay off of coffee, tea, and drinks with caffene. Cut out any smokes as well. ...Read more

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Havng a fluttering sensation in upper chest 1 or 2 tyms a day. No pain or diziness Just makes little worry. Hve been observing this since 1 month.

Havng a fluttering sensation in upper chest 1 or 2 tyms a day. No pain or diziness Just makes little worry. Hve been observing this since 1 month.

Fluttering: I would not worry. If it only lasts a few seconds and is not associated with pain, pressure in your chest, difficulty breathing, sweating, nausea or vomiting it could simply be some abnormal beats which happens. Mention it to your GP and they will check an ECG. Http://www. Webmd. Com/heart-disease/guide/what-causes-heart-palpitations#1 ...Read more

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I feel a flutter in my chest mult times daily, sometime this will present with a sharp stabbing pain that quickly comes and goes. Should I worry?

I feel a flutter in my chest mult times daily, sometime this will present with a sharp stabbing pain that quickly comes and goes. Should I worry?

Palpitations: Flutter in the chest may be an arrythmia an ekg or holter monitor is waranted check your thyroid function and electrolytes including magnesium levels sharp stabing pains are usually not indicative of blockage I recomend you consult a Cardiologist if you develop chest pain go to the ER for evaluation ...Read more

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I have some throbbing & fluttering in the middle of my chest sometimes & these symptoms cause pain on my chest when/where they happen. It means what?

I have some throbbing & fluttering in the middle of my chest sometimes & these symptoms cause pain on my chest when/where they happen. It means what?

Symptoms: It means it's worthwhile to see your doctor and get checked out. Likely it's nothing serious but the symptoms can be caused by many things. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of chest flutters or sinking?

Anxiety & arrythmias: Anxiety & arrythmias would be 2 common ones. Talk to your physician and get evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there is fluttering in right side of chest?

What does it mean when there is fluttering in right side of chest?

Fluttering in right side of chest: It seems that you have a problem known as Muscle Fasciculation on your right sided chest. There are some causes of muscle flutters and top of them is anxiety. When someone comes out of anxiety and depression and rests he/she has flutters on any set of muscles. Most of the time such flutters are benign known as BFS (Benign Fasciculation syndrome. Some other causes are,
• Dehydration
• Fatigue
• Lyme Disease
Myasthenia Gravis
• Rabies
• Organophosphate poisoning
Benzodiazepine withdrawal
• Magnesium deficiency (which can be caused by stress).
Diarrhea normally causes magnesium deficiency and one should take bananas and nuts to eliminate flutters. Some medications like
Stimulants can cause fasciculation’s directly. These include caffeine, pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), amphetamines, and the asthma bronchodilators albuterol/salbutamol (e.g. Proventil, Combivent, (albuterol and ipratropium) Ventolin). Medications used to treat attention deficit disorder often contain stimulants as well, and are common causes of benign fasciculation.
I will advise you to do EKG, SERUM electrolytes, like magnesium and CBC to find out the cause of the problem and do aerobics to wipe out your anxiety. Use some magnesium containing supplements.
Hope Ii have answered your question. ...Read more

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Is an occasional fluttering feeling in chest during exercise common in otherwise healthy population?

Is an occasional fluttering feeling in chest during exercise common in otherwise healthy population?

Maybe: If you mean you can feel your heart beat fast after exercise, you may just be out of shape like me and that may be normal. If you really mean fluttering, ie an irregular heart beat you may have atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation, which requires treatment. You should see a doctor. He may want to put a monitor on you to see what your heart beat looks like on an EKG when you have the symptom. ...Read more

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Chest flutters started while taking Domperidone. Stopped when medication discontinued. Any permanent damage caused?

Chest flutters started while taking Domperidone. Stopped when medication discontinued. Any permanent damage caused?

Unlikely: Domperidone can potentially have the side effect of causing an arrhythmia which you may have detected as "chest flutters". I would advise that you avoid the medication in the future and let you physician know about the side effect that you had. That being said, it is very unlikely that any permanent damage was caused by what sounds to be a transient response. Again, avoid use in the future! ...Read more

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Weird chest flutter like sensations accompanying bronchitis. They happen often and last a few seconds. Could these be tied to bronchitis?

Weird chest flutter like sensations accompanying bronchitis. They happen often and last a few seconds. Could these be tied to bronchitis?

Met: There may be an irregular heart beat, and I would advise seeing your PCP. An EKG may be indicated, but in the meantime, avoid caffeine, stay well hydrated, and treat any fever. ...Read more

Windpipe (Definition)

The windpipe or trachea is the structure that carries air from your nose and mouth to your lungs. It is located ...Read more