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Doctor insights on: Fluttering Diaphragm

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Can esophageal flutters feel like heart flutters?

Can esophageal flutters feel like heart flutters?

Yes: Esophageal spasm mimics palpitations and anginal like symptoms. If yo are experiencing the would recommend an evaluation and EKG ...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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Bloating feeling in stomach constantly, heart beat/ pulsation above belly button?

Bloating feeling in stomach constantly, heart beat/ pulsation above belly button?

Bloating: Your symptoms are nonspecific but could be due to gas entrapment, but if you have constipation and abdominal cramping, actual intestinal obstruction is a possibility. The pulsations you observe are most likely the aorta and may not be significant. For gas entrapment, drink hot water and apply heat to the abdomen. Get examined by your MD if not improved or if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Fluttering in upper stomach?

Fluttering in upper stomach?

Fluttering: This may be anything from a hiatal hernia to a cardiac arrhythmia. You should speak with your doctor and have a comprehensive exam. ...Read more

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Fluttering in left lower rib cage and stomach?

Could: Could just be gas which isnt uncommon. If it persists see your physician for a work up. ...Read more

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Continual intermittent fluttering feeling near larynx causing feeling of shallow breathing & choking. Lasts seconds.

It is either...: ...Continuous or intermittent. Can't be both. From your description, you are either experiencing reflux that effects your breathing, or anxiety. If it's reflux, there are many ways to help including medicine and dietary changes. If it's anxiety, that's more complicated. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Diaphragm causing left shoulder pain after meals?

Diaphragm causing left shoulder pain after meals?

It can: This can occur. If you have a hiatal hernia that is causing irritation after you eat, you can have referred pain in your left shoulder or axilla (armpit) area. You may need an upper GI series or endoscopy to make sure you are not having any other issues such as progressing barretts esophagus or any other issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Heart fluttering and skipping beat when masturbating?

Heart fluttering and skipping beat when masturbating?

You're human: Most people have occasional flutters, flipflops, and skipped beats, especially when they're doing something exciting and fun. If you have more than five per minute while you're not loaded with caffeine. If your heart suddenly starts racing and stops as suddenly, or if they take your breath away, or are accompanied by chest pain, a physicain office visit is in order. ...Read more

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Left chest quivering and twitching internally. Normal?

Left chest quivering and twitching internally. Normal?

Just relax: May be you just exited or anxious. Just relax yourself!! Drink tea, camomile tea is good. Take a rest. It's not normal, but may happen with anxiety. ...Read more

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Abdominal pains, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, racing heart beat, chest pain, shortness of breath?

Could be a few thing: You definitely need a thorough exam. Some of what you describe is often seen in Autonomic Dysfunction disorders aka (Dysautonomia). We see this alot as a result of high stress (Physical or emotional). A condition called POTS disorder is a sub-type disorder of Dysautonomia. A cardiologist can sometimes help, but often an Autonomic Dysfunction Dr. is needed if this is the cause. ...Read more

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48 hrs of sharp pain upper left side under ribcage. About 3 inches left of diaphragm. Regular bowel movements. Pain worsens with deep breaths. Help!!

Musculoligamentous: Most likely, at your age, it is musculoligamentouss (muscle/ligament); however, other more serious causes can be a source. If this has persisted greater than 24 hours or if worsening, you should see your physician to check ribs, lungs , and heart. Trying an anti acid , to see if relief,also may give you an answer ...Read more

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Can water pills cause heart palpitations?...........and fluttering heartbeat..................

Can water pills cause heart palpitations?...........and fluttering heartbeat..................

Indirectly, yes.: Water pills can cause dehydration which may make the blood pressure drop and the heart rate rise that you might sense as heart palpations. Most water pills can also cause potassium levels to drop which can then cause heart rhythm disturbances. REGARDLESS, these are SERIOUS symptoms. Please seek immediate emergency medical care. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What makes sporadic sharp pain under left rib cage when breathing?

What makes sporadic sharp pain under left rib cage when breathing?

See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Tearing pain in diaphragm left side?

Tearing pain in diaphragm left side?

See a doctor: If the pain is that severe see your doctor asap or go to the emergency room. There can numerous causes, some of which can be a medial emergency. ...Read more

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Flutter lower left side of stomach?

Flutter: This could be a dominant want muscle twitching. Check your pulse when it is happening to check for fast heart rate? You faster than 100 at rest. Seek medical help. ...Read more

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Having inner left arm pain intermittently after exertion. Some heart palpitations and tightness across chest. Is this a heart attack?

Tricky: Bayesian analysis is the likelihood of something is the product of how strong the evidence TIMES how likely the thing is to begin with. Great speech*0% noncorrupt politician is still zero likelihood . In theory, exercise induced pain in chest radiating down the arm is classic for heart. Rare heart attacks in young people without cocaine or meth use, but more than honest pols. Get Checked Out. ...Read more

Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more