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Doctor insights on: Heart Palpitations During First Trimester Of Pregnancy

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I was wondering are heart palpitations normal during the first week of pregnancy?

I was wondering are heart palpitations normal during the first week of pregnancy?

Very common: And usually very harmless. If the palpitations are causing you to be dizzy or short of breath, contact your doc to further evaluate. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Palpitation (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What do heart palpitations during pregnancy mean?

What do heart palpitations during pregnancy mean?

Usually nothing: Palpitations during pregnancy is common. Usually there is no concern and the work up is benign. However, it should be discussed with your physician and worked up on individual basis. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations in pregnancy worrisome? I have hyperemesis and sometimes when vomiting or randomly I get palpitations.

Heart palpitations in pregnancy worrisome? I have hyperemesis and sometimes when vomiting or randomly I get palpitations.

Should be OK: Palpitations while actively vomiting could be related to overactivation of the sympathetic nervous system in that moment. If the palpitations happen in isolation, you might want to see a Cardiologist. Regardless, a heart monitor such as Holter monitor could let us really know what's going on. Can't be too careful during pregnancy! ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations be caused by ectopic pregnancy?

Can heart palpitations be caused by ectopic pregnancy?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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How come i get heart palpitations during strenuous exercise?

How come i get heart palpitations during strenuous exercise?

Find out why,: If at all possible...You may benefit from a session of multifunction cardiogram. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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Causes for heart palpitations while weightlifting and during sexual activity?

Causes for heart palpitations while weightlifting and during sexual activity?

Adrenaline: During both activities, you adrenal gland is pumping out adrenaline (epinephrine). That is a potent heart stimulant. Some extra beats are expected. If you just feel some skips, ignore them. If it's occurring repeatedly or is troubling you, some testing should be done to assess the overall health of your heart. Meanwhile, avoid caffeine and nicotine. B sure you're getting enough rest and good diet ...Read more

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Why shortness of breath happens during GERD attack & why do you feel spasms that mimic heart palpitations?

Why shortness of breath happens during GERD attack & why do you feel spasms that mimic heart palpitations?

GERD: GERD is a known cause of bronchospasm/asthma and causes cough and shortness of breath in susceptible people. The association with palpitations is weak. I suspect you either have coincidental palpitations or another cause which isn't evident from this brief encounter. ...Read more

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Should i be worried? Heart palpitations after and during exercise?

Should i be worried? Heart palpitations after and during exercise?

Palpitations: Palpitations during and after exercise would be a reason to get checked out to see what might be the cause. Most of us don't have them during exercise. ...Read more

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Is there any way i can prevent heart palpitations during exercise?

Is there any way i can prevent heart palpitations during exercise?

Probably normal: As the hr increases with exercise, it is expected that most people will be aware of it. This is not a problem. However, while exercising, if you suddenly become aware of a unusually rapid heart beat (as is a switch was suddenly turned on), the that should be checked out. A treadmill stress test or a monitor worn while exercising would provide the answer. These are usually not life-threatening. ...Read more

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I have been getting heart palpitations during and after period?

I have been getting heart palpitations during and after period?

Not unusual: Many women note a monthly periodicity to their palpitations. No doubt, hormonal effects are influencing cardiac conduction. If it's bothersome, see your doctor for a more thorough discussion and evaluation. ...Read more

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Why am I having so many heart palpitations during my retail job?

Why am I having so many heart palpitations during my retail job?

Stress!: Stress can yield palpitations. These usually consist of extra beats called PVCs or PACs, annoying but innocuous arrhythmias. They feel like skipping or flip-flop sensations, last merely seconds although can string along for minutes at a time, and can give the impression of temporary breathlessness. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation, heart palpitations, stress related issues with studies . Can't sleep during nights, having chest pains, feeling restless.

Chronic constipation, heart palpitations, stress related issues with studies . Can't sleep during nights, having chest pains, feeling restless.

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be either life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help from a certified sleep specialist. ...Read more

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I'm having heart palpitations, at first it was every once in a while. It seems to be everyday now, maybe because I'm paying more attention to it?

I'm having heart palpitations, at first it was every once in a while. It seems to be everyday now, maybe because I'm paying more attention to it?

Possibly. : You should see your PCP and get evaluated, including an EKG and possibly a heart monitor. In the meantime, discontinue caffeine, decongestants, and any energy drinks; all can worsen or even cause arrhythmia. ...Read more

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I've been getting heart palpitations during and after period, what to do?

I've been getting heart palpitations during and after period, what to do?

Can be normal...: But you can wear a 7 day monitor to find out, called an ecardio monitor. ...Read more

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What could blurred vision, lightheadedness when first standing up, and frequent heart palpitations be related to?

What could blurred vision, lightheadedness when first standing up, and frequent heart palpitations be related to?

Dysautonomia: This indicates that oxidative metabolism in the brainstem is biochemically compromised. Stop all forms of sugar, sweeteners, diet pop, candy etc. Etc. Get supplements of thiamine and magnesium + multivitamin from a health food store. Look up my blog "oxygen the spark of life" by googling. ...Read more

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Had my first ever shift of my first ever job yesterday and noticed each time I bent down I felt I couldn't breathe and heart palpitations. Anxiety?

Had my first ever shift of my first ever job yesterday and noticed each time I bent down I felt I couldn't breathe and heart palpitations. Anxiety?

Congratulations: on the new job. Anxiety is likely but please see your doctor to rule out medical conditions. Then learn some stress management techniques from a mental health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Mark Pack
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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...Read more