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Fluttering Sensation In The Neck
Once in awhile I get a strange fluttering sensation in the heart and up into my neck. I have had an EKG which came back normal. What could this be?
Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more
Should I seek the attention of and urgent care clinic? Was driving home from work about 10 minutes ago and had a fluttering sensation in the middle of my chest felt into the bottom of my neck. Lasted approximately 45 seconds to a minute. No pain just disc
It sounds as if you were experiencing heart palpitations, which some have described as "skipping a beat", "fluttering", or "beating too hard or too fast". They can occur during activity or even when sitting still or lying down. Palpitations are very common. They usually aren't serious or harmful, but they can be bothersome. In some patients, certain events trigger these palpitations, such as strong emotions, vigorous physical activity, medicines, stimulants (such as coffee). Some palpitations are symptoms of arrhythmias. Arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. Some arrhythmias are signs of heart conditions, such as heart attack, heart failure, heart valve disease, or heart muscle disease. However, less than half of the people who have palpitations have arrhythmias.
If you can ascribe these incidents with some factor, avoid those factors, such as caffeinated coffee or soft drinks. If they are associated with pain or shortness of breath, please see your doctor immediately. If they become more prolonged or frequent (daily occurrence), then wearing a heart monitor (sometimes called a holter monitor), which captures all heart beats in a period of time, can be used to study the nature of the palpitations. ...Read more
Hey there. I often get a fluttering/bubbling sensation in my body- legs, butt, arm, neck, stomach. It lasts for a few seconds, then stops and starts again. I am worried it is a blood clot or the start of a nerve disease. Thanks?
Hey there back!: Can't tell from your question if you're describing fasiculations, muscle spasms, a neuropathic process, atypical seizure activity, etc? Your concern however is certainly appropriate & deserves evaluation. Ask your primary care doctor for his/her opinion & referral. ...Read more
I sometimes feel a flutter in the front of my neck and feel a little light headed for a split second what could it be?
Extrasystoles: Are extra beats and sometimes and in specific individuals are symptomatic. ...Read more
Constant neck fluttering, burps, weird feeling in heart that happened day after a night out where I consumed a lot of spirits?
Why would my right side of my neck be twitching or fluttering feeling? When it gets bad I have to put pressure on it to get it to stop.
Neck twitch: Possibly a muscle pull? Muscle fatigue? Are you drinking enough water? Are you pregnant? ...Read more
I have got this fluttering in my neck on and off, no neck pain or other symptoms it feels like a fast flutter any ideas I've had it for 12 hours?
Flutter in the neck: Hi Lori, When you have the flutter feeling, check your own pulse - does it feel regular? Is the pulse fast? Flutter could indicate a heart rhythm problem. Sometimes, thyroid problems (overactive) or excessive alcohol can induce the feeling of fluttering in chest and neck. Check with your primary physician and get your heart checked out. Good Luck! ...Read more
Was in class when I got this weird twitching/spasm in the left base of neck and a bit up skull (small area). It fluttered & tightened for a sec? Why?
I can feel my heart skip a beat, if I feel the pulse on my neck, there is no pulse when I feel the flutter. This is a normal day thing for me. Normal?
PACs?: Sounds like premature beats which are normal. Different people experience them differently (if at all). If no sustained symptoms this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
I can see what looks to be an irregular pulse in 7yr olds neck to the right of her larynx. It don't match the pulse on her wrist. It is strong flutter?
Pulse: Does not sound like can consult me if you want using virtual consult www. Healthtap. Com/volkantuzcu ...Read more
Was in school &got brief tightness on lower section of skull. Neck fluttered right underneath it. No pain, but scared it's a tumor/aneurysm. I'm 18 : (?
Expected 2B benign:
This kind of symptom would almost certainly be from a muscle. None of my patients with tumors or aneurysms ever mentioned this.
Hope that helps! ...Read more
Yesterday I had a heart flutter followed by a small pain in the left side of my neck and left hand. Is this something of concern?
Probably not: It sounds like this was a brief symptom. If so, it is unlikely to be dangerous. Flutters and pains that last a few seconds or less are generally not worrisome. You might have had an "extra heartbeat" or two (pvc or pac). This could cause the symptoms you mentioned in your neck and hand as well. Caffeine or other stimulants can provoke this type of symptom. ...Read more
Sitting at computer and felt a flutter in chest. I assumed palpitation. I immediately checked pulse in neck andwas no strong beat, just weak stutter.
I have had crazy blood pressures, right now it seems low but my kit says pre-hypertensive. I am having flutters headache and a red face and neck? Help
Take your blood: Pressure machine, and all your numbers, and see your physician with all the mentioned symptoms. Your doctor will help you sort this out. ...Read more
Hello dr, when I walk fast I feel double fast heart beat in my neck and my heart starts fluttering very quilckly, im a girl, 27 years old, why is that?
Fast heart rate: This is not a normal situation, and there are many possibilities. You need to make an appointment to see your doctor about this condition to obtain a diagnosis and see if you need treatment. ...Read more
My heart seems to skip a beat. Do I need to see a doctor? For a couple weeks now I have been noticing a fluttering in my neck (right below where you would take my pulse) that makes me cough a little. My husband listened to my heart and when it did that my
Yes,: Yes, you should visit your doctor. This is most likely a non-serious arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), but further diagnosis and management decisions would be based on a careful history, your risk factors, a physical exam and an electrocardiogram (ecg). Depending on the results, your doctor may also elect to order an echocardiogram and/or ambulatory heart monitor. If this is a non-serious condition, there may be no treatment necessary. But, if the symptoms are a nuisance or the condition is more concerning, there are numerous treatment options. ...Read more
Migraines once a week in the top frontal area&lower by my neck. Headaches almost every day (same spots) fluttering in left ear&heaviness in arms.
Exam: You will need a comprehensive physical exam, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Call for an appointment today. ...Read more
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
Maybe, but...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin can cause inflammation of vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. However, symptoms may originate w/ your heart or lungs so do get checked. ...Read more
You need: Further evaluation for arrhythmia with a holter or event monitor. ...Read more
I get heart flutters randomly, usually while resting. I have no thyroid and take westroid (1.5 grains due to elevated Rev T-3) & take only 10 mcg of?
Likely hypoT3 effect: Your symptoms could be due to low thyroid hormone. If you have measured reverse T3 (if not get it measured) you may be hypothyroid functionally, regardless of what your Thyroid panel says (esp if it doesn't include reverse T3. More info at this website: https://getrealthyroid. Com/westhroid. Html ...Read more
Anxiety and the Body: Studies show that people with anxiety disorders may have much more awareness of what goes on in their bodies. While the immediate answer to your question is "perhaps." if you are really concerned why not see your physician to rule out any problem that you might have? ...Read more
I have a flutter in my throat that has now moved to my chest. After the flutter starts I tend to have a coughing attack.
I've had an odd heartbeat The last few days. Itll beat normal, then ill feel a fluttering in my chest & throat then it beats hard twice, & gets norm.
Arrhythmia: See your doc. You are having palpitations, which may indicate an irregular heart beat. There are many types, most of which are not serious. Testing, such as an ECG, overnight monitor, and blood work will likely be helpful in tracking this down. In the meantime. Decrease or eliminate caffeine, and avoid stress. ...Read more
Every once in awhile I get this flutter like feeling in my throat/chest area. And I have to catch my breath for a second. What does this mean?
Ocassionally, when I bend down, turn my torso, begin to eat, or sometimes just breath in I get a weird feeling in my chest/throat. Fluttering? Or.?
Consider reflux: These activities can promote reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus which travels behind the breast bone and communicates with the throat. Certain foods like fatty things, spicy, acidic, caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, etc or eating a large amount can make reflux more likely. ...Read more
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