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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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Left temple nerve flutters no pain jst numbness & twisting sensation. Headache from bck of eye to bck of head & 1/2 eye turns red. Shud I pay attention?

Left temple nerve flutters no pain jst numbness & twisting sensation. Headache from bck of eye to bck of head & 1/2 eye turns red. Shud I pay attention?

Headache: Pain and throbbing in the temple area could be a sign of temporal arteritis, an inflammatory condition which requires immediate treatment with steroids. It may or may not be related to your severe headache. If this never occurred before and persists, get an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a flutter in my head and feels strange not always a headache though?

I have a flutter in my head and feels strange not always a headache though?

Sound?: If you are talking about a sound (fluttering noise) in your head, you might be referring to what some people experience when there is a prominent vein or turbulent blood flow near the ear (on the inside) - no pain involved, just a noise... Depending on the presence of related symptoms, duration, or if the problem is affecting you in other ways, it may warrant an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a fluttering feeling in back of head? I checked BP and it was normal. Can you get them in perimenopause?

What causes a fluttering feeling in back of head? I checked BP and it was normal. Can you get them in perimenopause?

Tough question: To answer. While a fluttering sensation in your head is not really a typical feature of menopause, women do develop strange sensations sometimes during the perimenopausal period. If it doesn't go away you should see your physician. ...Read more

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I have been having a fluttering feeling in my head for about a week it lasts only a few seconds buy I get many during the day now my upper lip feels n?

I have been having a fluttering feeling in my head for about a week it lasts only a few seconds buy I get many during the day now my upper lip feels n?

Arrhythmia?: You may be having a disturbance of your heart rhythm although most people describe the fluttering sensation as being in their chest, not their head. Next time it happens, try to take your pulse and determine its rate and whether the rhythm is regular or irregular? Either report the result here to your family doctor. A heart monitor can determine this accurately. ...Read more

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I'm going into wk 4 of concussion. New symptom today : a fluttering noise in my ears accompanied by pain at the top/back of my head. Is this normal?

I'm going into wk 4 of concussion. New symptom today : a fluttering noise in my ears accompanied by pain at the top/back of my head. Is this normal?

? migraine?: Many patients who have suffered a concussion will later develop a tendency for migraines. These may present with irritation by light and/or sound, strange visual or auditory sensations, and throbbing head pain. However, you should be sure some other condition has not developed. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Woke up, went outside for a smoke, felt heart flutters and then fainted. Went to doc and EKG is normal. Could the issue be head related?

Woke up, went outside for a smoke, felt heart flutters and then fainted. Went to doc and EKG is normal. Could the issue be head related?

Probably not: Fainting is an important symptom. To be head related, it would have to be a seizure, and this is very unlikely based on what u describe. Because u had a fluttering sensation first, it implies that u fainted due to a heart issue. Most common problem would be brief atrial fibrillation, but u r quite young for that. I would do a holter monitor on you to track your heart rate through the day. ...Read more

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New pain in head comes and goes, not bad, right front for few weeks. Also fluttering in right ear. Prone to migraines. Should I worry? Go to doctor?

Allergies?: The fluttering you describe in your ear may be a sign of fluid build up. Frontal headaches can be migraine or sinusitis. Allergy season can make it hard to tell the difference. Trying something like otc Claritin (loratadine) might help you and your family doc decide what to do next. Watch for what triggers your headaches. Last but not least, is your thyroid level being monitored? ...Read more

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She feels darkness in front of left eye at times & feels that her right eye is fluttering & also feels pain in head after wearing glasses since 1 year?

She feels darkness in front of left eye at times & feels that her right eye is fluttering & also feels pain in head after wearing glasses since 1 year?

Time to see a doctor: She may just have what we call a "floater" and and uncorrected refractive error, but she needs a thorough eye exam to evaluate and treat the problem. The Q & A part of our service is free and, in this circumstance, my advice is worth what she paid for it. ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations and fluttering, plus localised head ache that feels like a pin stabbing. The heart problem does hurt a fair bit. And suggest?

Having heart palpitations and fluttering, plus localised head ache that feels like a pin stabbing. The heart problem does hurt a fair bit. And suggest?

Check heart: In young person, palpitation or fluttering usually related to stress or anxiety. If frequent and recurrent, should consider ultrasound to rule out structural heart disease or congenital valvular disease. Headache also relates to stress. Could be migraine? See section "Be Still My Heart" in my book Your Vibrant Heart. ...Read more

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Got Bell's palsy months ago. Able to close eye and make most of movements but have swelling in face and ear flutters when I move face. Normal?

Got Bell's palsy months ago. Able to close eye and make most of movements but have swelling in face and ear flutters when I move face. Normal?

A little aberrant...: ....7th nerve regeneration....it happens...unfortunately, in Bell's palsy sometimes when things RECONNECT after an attack....they don't go exactly back to where they were disconnected from. Think of turning on the light switch in your living room and having the garbage disposal start grinding instead...same thing. But a fluttering ear could make for some interesting cocktail talk as well? LOL. ...Read more

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What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

Check thyroid first: B"sd
If being on a med for "low TSH" means treatment with an antithyroid drug for hyperthyroidism, then the first concern is your thyroid status as this requires frequent monitoring. Thyroid function will change depending on the dose and effectiveness of the medication and the course of the underlying thryoid disease. Challenging even for the best of us endocrine specialists - contact yours! ...Read more

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Feel heart flutter and lightheaded when I eating. After I swallow then I am fine.. Also blood pressure spikes up when eating. What is causing light head and heart flutter when swallow?

Feel heart flutter and lightheaded when I eating. After I swallow then I am fine.. Also blood pressure spikes up when eating. What is causing light head and heart flutter when swallow?

VAGUS NERVE: This is stimulated by a number of things involving swallowing, digestion, holding breath, tense abdomen, etc. The nerve slows the heart beat. There is often skip beats with this. There is often a rebound rapid heart beat when it ends. It usually lowers blood pressure slightly. ...Read more

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Tmj (no jaw joint damage on X-ray) -ear symptoms for over a yr-going. Now stiffness in front of ear+ stiff neck and fluttering in head. Will this go?

Tmj (no jaw joint damage on X-ray) -ear symptoms for over a yr-going. Now stiffness in front of ear+ stiff neck and fluttering in head. Will this go?

Classic TMJ signs: You may have an expansion of the muscular component of your TMJ condition. See a neurouscular dentist with extensive TMJ training. ...Read more

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Had face palsy for 4 months now after surgery trauma. When I make face movement, my ear flutters. Is this Synkinesis and is it permanent or sep Issue?

Had face palsy for 4 months now after surgery trauma. When I make face movement, my ear flutters. Is this Synkinesis and is it permanent or sep Issue?

Could be synkinesis: The muscles that move the external ear are controlled by the facial nerve, the same nerve probably affected by your surgery trauma. As the nerve heals, the signals that go to the various branches of the nerve can get "crossed" and activate muscles in the wrong part of the face. This is synkinesis. This is most often a permanent issue. ...Read more

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I have a swollen tonsil and extreme pain. Should I go to the er? One of my tonsils is swollen, my throat is swollen, I am having a hard time breathing, massive headaches - shooting pains... Only on the right side of my head, heart flutters and shakes. I h

I have a swollen tonsil and extreme pain. Should I go to the er? One of my tonsils is swollen, my throat is swollen, I am having a hard time breathing, massive headaches - shooting pains... Only on the right side of my head, heart flutters and shakes. I h

Trouble: Trouble breathing can be a scary symptom and an emergency. If youfeel it is an emergency then definitely go to the er.

A swollen tonsila nd sore throat can be as simple as a virus or can be serious. A full history would include how long youhave had these symptoms. If it is acute and accompanied by fever, then you should see a primary care doctor for a possible strep throat. You doctor can determine if this is appropriate. If it has been there longer than 2-3 weeks, is getting worse, you have other lumps int he neck, then you should go to your doctor to rule out other serious conditions. ...Read more

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My chest feels weird and I have strange fluttering sensations followed by a weird sensation. What can it be?

My chest feels weird and I have strange fluttering sensations followed by a weird sensation. What can it be?

Palpitations: Palpitations can be benign (simple skipped or extra beats) or can be a symptom of a more serious condition such as an SVT (supraventicular tachycardia). See your doctor and get an EKG done. Seek medical care urgently if you are passing out, or have episodes of a very fast heart rate (like over 140 beats/min). ...Read more

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Have a flutter in my chest has become more and more frequent with age. Is it serious? The flutter started when I was about 6 I am now 35 it happens frequently when I am very active. Sometimes if I work out, certain exercises cause the sensation when I am

Have a flutter in my chest has become more and more frequent with age. Is it serious? The flutter started when I was about 6 I am now 35 it happens frequently when I am very active. Sometimes if I work out, certain exercises cause the sensation when I am

There: There are a number of reasons you might be feeling a fluttering sensation in your chest. It is possible that with exercise your normal heart beat becomes stronger and you are then able to feel it even though it is a normal heart rhythm.

It is also possible that you have an arrhythmia, or irregular heart beat. There are many types of arrhythmias and the only way to know for certain is to have an ECG taken when you are feeling the fluttering. Sometimes this is best done by wearing a holter monitor, or an ECG that you wear continuously for a day or longer. The heart rhythm is then analyzed and your doctor could then determine what type of heart rhythm changes you might have.

The most common types of arrhythmias are single skipped beats and are called premature atrial contractions (pacs) or premature ventricular contractions (pvcs). These are benign and are not dangerous or worrisome. If your heart seems to race continuously for seconds to minutes or longer, you might have a more serious arrhythmia that may or may not require further treatment.

If at any time you feel the fluttering and you feel like you might faint, or you cannot breathe well, or you have chest pains, you should call your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Fluttering sensation in leg. What could it be?

Fluttering sensation in leg. What could it be?

Isolated muscle: Twitches or fasciculations are common and usually not serious. It could be from drinking too much coffee, stress, anxiety, electrolyte imbalance etc. However, seek medical help if it's accompanied by increasing pain, weakness, numbness, fatigue, fever, weight loss etc. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/86285-causes-muscle-twitch/. ...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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Hi I'm a 26 year old female 320lbs the past week I have been getting this fluttering sensation right under my rib cage. What can it be?

Fluttering?: Similar sensations due to passage of intestinal material and a static muscle in the abdomen or diaphragm. But nothing I know of has symptoms like that that is serious. Your weight will shorten your life, cause diabetes, hypertension, knee arthritis and heart trouble. And much more negatives. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a weird sensation under/between my right rib. It feels like an organ is either expanding/contracting or fluttering/besting intermittently.?

Get checked: Numerous possibilties from something such as anxiety to heart issue/rhythm disorder, lung problem, abdominal problem below the diaphragm or muscle problem. Needs an examination and may need tests to sort through the possibilities and make the diagnosis. Seek urgent attention if dizzy spells faints, shortness of breath, persistent vomiting ...Read more

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Fluttering sensation in stomach area, what could this be?

Fluttering sensation in stomach area, what could this be?

Intestines/Stomach: In your gut are the organs and the intestines. Air, fluid and waste move through them. If there is an infection or irritation the normal processes may be interrupted, interfered with or changed. Swelling happens, fluids don't absorb as well and what is moving through is looser than normal. ...Read more

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Why is this fluttering/tingling sensation im feeling in my pelvic area?

Need exam: It is impossible to tell what is going on to cause these symptoms without an exam. See your doctor soon for and exam. ...Read more

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I have a bad fluttering sensation in my sternum area. It's been bothering me on and off today not sure what it could be?

I have a bad fluttering sensation in my sternum area. It's been bothering me on and off today not sure what it could be?

Cardiologist: Can clarify your situation. It might be mitral valve prolapse which pts. Often describe as "flutter." folks w/this situation are often very focused on physical symptoms. Get reassurance from your doc and perhaps support from a psychologist if desired. ...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've been having an on and off fluttering sensation in my upper left quadrant of my abdomen for 3 wks. It very annoying. It feels hard to the touch..

I've been having an on and off fluttering sensation in my upper left quadrant of my abdomen for 3 wks. It very annoying. It feels hard to the touch..

Go see your doctor: You need to see your doctor. He will examine you and determine if you need more testing or if this is normal/benign.
Upper left quad abdomen is where the heart and stomach lie. ...Read more

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Why do my hamstrings go thru a painful fluttering sensation when I wake from sleeping at night?

Why do my hamstrings go thru a painful fluttering sensation when I wake from sleeping at night?

Restless leg?: Google 'restless leg syndrome' to see if this may describe your observations. It is a common finding in many people. It is one of the parasomnias associated with sleep disorders.
Your physician can help you with this matter. ...Read more

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Is a flutter sensation in chest common in 19 yr old. I get them sometimes at rest sometimes at exercise. It doesn't happen often. It happens rarely?

See your doctor: No, a flutter sensation in your chest isn't common. It could be that your heart is having an arrhythmia, or abnormal heartbeat. Quite often, arrhythmias are benign and nothing to worry about, but some are more concerning. Please see your primary care doctor ASAP and she/he will do an exam, EKG, and further work up if needed. Be well! ...Read more

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I have fluttering sensation in my left ear. This has never happened?

I have fluttering sensation in my left ear. This has never happened?

Fluttering in ear: I have fluttering sensation in my left ear. This has never happened? ANS: have someone look in to see if there is a bug in there. Prob not but someone needs to look first. Could also be wax or water. ...Read more

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Have been having a fluttering sensation in uterine area that can vary from 1xdaily to all day. Last period was 7days early. What can this mean?

Uterine contractions: "Fluttering" in the lower abdomen may not be from the uterus, but could represent small bowel contractions. A " period seven days early", if normal in other respects may just represent early ovulation, and a period regularly follows by 14 days. If pregnancy is a concern, get a serum HCG test to make certain. See your gyn for an exam if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause a fluttering or quiver sensation in your chest? Or actually cause palpitations?

Can acid reflux cause a fluttering or quiver sensation in your chest? Or actually cause palpitations?

Esophageal spasm: Acid reflux, commonly known as gerd occurs when acid moves from your stomach and into your esophagus which usually causes discomfort the characteristic "heart burn". An irritated esophagus may also spasm which can causes a fluttering/quivering sensation and requires the same treatment as acid reflux.
Palpitations may be mistaken a spasm of your esophagus. ...Read more

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What could be a fluttering and bubbly sensation on the left side under your ribcage be? Also have some dizzy spells

What could be a fluttering and bubbly sensation on the left side under your ribcage be? Also have some dizzy spells

Palpitation?: This may be your heart beating irregularly.
It might just be gas in your stomach or bowel.
Do the dizzy spells occur at the same time as the fluttering? If so you probably should see a doctor about them. Also be careful driving, pull over if you feel some fluttering.
Have you found anything that makes them come on eg caffeine, other drugs, stress, lack of sleep? ...Read more

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I have an on and off stitch like pain on left side lower abdomen which also in the same area I get like a fluttering sensation Help!!

I have an on and off stitch like pain on left side lower abdomen which also in the same area I get like a fluttering sensation Help!!

Clinic visit needed: There are many causes of abdominal pain, some of which can be simply annoying, like constipation, others can be deadly. The best way to make sure it's nothing dangerous is to be examined by a health care provider. Most of the time the cause can be determined with a physical exam and a few simple tests. Less often, an imaging study or looking inside the belly with a scope is needed. ...Read more