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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'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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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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A nerve in my right temple flutters, no pain just numbness & twisting sensation. I have severe headache mostly right temple & my eye turns half red?

A nerve in my right temple flutters, no pain just numbness & twisting sensation. I have severe headache mostly right temple & my eye turns half red?

Sounds like: You are suffering from migraine headache. You can take ibuprofen 800 mg in the meantime every 8 hours and make appointment to see your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing zig zag shaped lines in the outer corners of my eyes. They seem to be the shape of my eye from the top to the bottom only. They flutter and appear silver in color and when I get them I also get a headache with them. What is causing

I've been experiencing zig zag shaped lines in the outer corners of my eyes. They seem to be the shape of my eye from the top to the bottom only. They flutter and appear silver in color and when I get them I also get a headache with them. What is causing

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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I'm getting fluttering type feeling on top of my right cheek just under my eye...it comes and goes.

I'm getting fluttering type feeling on top of my right cheek just under my eye...it comes and goes.

See a doctor: Sometimes people can have some muscle twitching of their cheek muscles that can be related to a imbalance in the minerals and salts in their blood, and it would be worthwhile for you to get checked out and possibly some Labs drawn by your primary doctor. ...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 experienced a really big flutter in my chest and felt very light headed. It didn't last long, should I be concerned?

I experienced a really big flutter in my chest and felt very light headed. It didn't last long, should I be concerned?

Maybe: Symptomatic palpitations can be due to an array of medical problems. You should see your doctor. Get labs including ectrolytes thyroid function etc. Your dr may order a holter or event moniter as well. An echo of the heart will help evaluate the structure of the heart. Things like mitral valve prolapse or poor functioning heart can be checked. Some times a stress test or eps is needed. ...Read more

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I have a fluttering in my chest that then feels like waves through my body. Also some light headed ness. What is this?

Hard to say: Anytime you have fluttering in your chest and dizziness, you need to get it checked out immediately. It can be assign of heart disease or an abnormal heart rhythm. Go to the ere asap. ...Read more

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The last two nights tension in chest with painful flutters making me get light headed w/ pain. I had a complete hysterctomy at 22. I'm 24 now. Any ideas?

The last two nights tension in chest with painful flutters making me get light headed w/ pain. I had a complete hysterctomy at 22. I'm 24 now. Any ideas?

That is not normal: That should have nothing to do with having a hysterectomy 2 yrs ago but you need your heart and lungs evaluated, please see your regular doc asap or go to the er. ...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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Have had constant fluttering in stomach, some light headed, slightly vomiting?

Have had constant fluttering in stomach, some light headed, slightly vomiting?

Need more info: Are you nauseated? heartburn? pain? When does it occur? Associated with eating? Not eating? Please be more specific or Consider a concierge consult for more interaction to better answer your question. ...Read more

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I have a fluttering feeling in my chest feels like waves I get light headed and sleepy a lot of fatigue is this something serious?

Palpitations: Chest fluttering could be a benign condition, but could be the initial symptoms of something more serious like atrial fibrillation. You will benefit by having a monitor recording those episodes. Ask to be seen by a cardiologist. ...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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Fluttering feeling in heart, beating fast and hard also. I felt light headed and really warm, was shaking, felt like I was going to die. Panic attack?

Fluttering feeling in heart, beating fast and hard also. I felt light headed and really warm, was shaking, felt like I was going to die. Panic attack?

Panic attack: You are a Precious Human Being!
I understand your distress.
These symptoms indicate Anxiety/ Panic attack.
Alcohol, Cocaine, and Amphetamines can cause or make symptoms worse.
Please go to ER for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...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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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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Left ER went for heart fluttering, chest pain, short breath, light headed. I was told that it was PAC/PVC 20 year old is it common to have chest pain?

Left ER went for heart fluttering, chest pain, short breath, light headed. I was told that it was PAC/PVC 20 year old is it common to have chest pain?

No: Consider consult with cardiologist. ER doctors tuned in to take care of serious acute problems - such as heart attacks, significant arrhythmia so. You merit evaluation and comprehensive history to make a diagnosis or reassure you all is well. ...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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What are the possible causes for pain and fluttering in my ear?

What are the possible causes for pain and fluttering in my ear?

Different ideas: Pain in the ear can be from infection of the external or middle ear. If your hearing is no impaired, then you may have referred pain from the jaw joint, jaw muscles, teeth, neck or throat.
Fluttering is unrelated to pain and may be spontaneous contractions of one of the two middle ear muscles. The two symptoms are most likely unrelated. ...Read more

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What can cause me to hear a fluttering in my ear?

Stapedius: There is a muscle in your middle ear that can flutter. It is called the stapedius muscle. ...Read more