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17 days post bilateral PE caused bc pills. On xarelto, wondering if pain in lungs and anxiety is normal after? Also, heart palpitations?

17 days post bilateral PE caused bc pills. On xarelto, wondering if pain in lungs and anxiety is normal after? Also, heart palpitations?

Yes, if decreasing..: Sorry you had such a serious complication. Bilateral pulmonary embolism can be source of chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations. However, after two weeks these symptoms should be improving, getting less severe. If you notice any worsening, perhaps you should talk to your doctor to make sure.. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Over a few weeks- experiencing a hunger for air, like something is stopping my lungs expanding, heart palpitations, and a strange sensation in my head?

Over a few weeks- experiencing a hunger for air, like something is stopping my lungs expanding, heart palpitations, and a strange sensation in my head?

Probable anxiety: If these symptoms occur at rest but not with exertion, they may be due to anxiety. If, however, they occur with physical exertion then anxiety may not be the issue. Use this as a guideline and consult your physician accordingly. ...Read more

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Rx'd cefprozil and flovent for pos. Lung infection. Feeling worse after 8 days. Heart palpitations, no sleep. Side effect or anxiety? What to do?

Rx'd cefprozil and flovent for pos. Lung infection. Feeling worse after 8 days. Heart palpitations, no sleep. Side effect or anxiety? What to do?

See doctor: Its time for a recheck by your doctor. Your symptoms may be due side effects caused by Flovent and your doctotmay want to discontinue the drug. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations but with a normal heart rate for 3 weeks on and off. Can see heart beating in chest, and stomach.

Heart palpitations but with a normal heart rate for 3 weeks on and off. Can see heart beating in chest, and stomach.

It's okay: Heart palpitation in young/healthy individuals is usually benign. Often it represents a "skipped beat" or premature contraction. Being able to visualize your heart beating in your chest/stomach is common in thin individuals. If your palpitations continue or you pass out then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Been having chest pains and heart palpitations. Recently had a very severe episode of chest pain with temporary hearing loss and vision loss?

Been having chest pains and heart palpitations. Recently had a very severe episode of chest pain with temporary hearing loss and vision loss?

To the ER Now: Those combination of symptoms require a prompt medical evaluation.
The list of causes is broad and will require an ecg, labs, good neurological evaluation, and probably imaging of your head- ct or mri. ...Read more

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The past few months I've felt very different, chest pain near heart, heart palpitations, shortness breath, lightheaded? Healthy 29 year old male.

The past few months I've felt very different, chest pain near heart, heart palpitations, shortness breath, lightheaded? Healthy 29 year old male.

This warrants med: Eval. Although this might be associated with anxiety - medical causes must be ruled out. If you have not previously been evaluated for one of these episodes then chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath ; light headedness = emergency room (; don't drive yourself). ...Read more

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(6 months) occasional tightness in my chest and heart palpitations. One week ago I had a strong palpitation and started sweating. Is this dangerous?

(6 months) occasional tightness in my chest and heart palpitations. One week ago I had a strong palpitation and started sweating. Is this dangerous?

PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach. Com gutbliss. Com. MAGINEX/INDERAL/VERAPAMIL can be effective. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from heart palpitations and burning sensation in my chest occasionally when I sleep very late for a longue period (4 months) what to do?

I'm suffering from heart palpitations and burning sensation in my chest occasionally when I sleep very late for a longue period (4 months) what to do?

Palpitations: Palpitations should be worked up by evaluating your heart function, monitoring and thyroid profile. It is unclear from your complaint if burning occurs with palpitations or is separate but this can be worked up with cardiac evaluation ...Read more

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Should I be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

Should I be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

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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Will chest pain and heart palpitations kill you?

Will chest pain and heart palpitations kill you?

Absolutely: Probably some of the most common immediate causes of death when they are generated through cardiac ischemia or represent malignant arrhythmias. Not all types of chest pain or palpitations are life threatening, since chest pain is not always heart related and palpitations are most of the time benign. Such symptoms should be taken seriously until workup is completed. ...Read more

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Chest burning and heart palpitations. Any remedies for this?

Chest burning and heart palpitations. Any remedies for this?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem. ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations and chest tightness that occur after drinking caffiene dangerous?

Are heart palpitations and chest tightness that occur after drinking caffiene dangerous?

It may be: We can not say, it depends on how fast your heart rate is and if the rhythm is regular or irregular
caffeine has stimulant effect on heart rate bur chest tightness is unusual
you should have it checked by your doctor and may need an ekg to check the rhythm and blood test to rule out overactive thyroid as well. ...Read more

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I have had the following symptoms for 1 month: - Chest Pain in Central-Left Region - Heart Palpitations - Dizziness - Nausea Suggestions?

I have had the following symptoms for 1 month: - Chest Pain in Central-Left Region - Heart Palpitations - Dizziness - Nausea Suggestions?

SEE A DOCTOR: If you are having these symptoms now, seek IMMEDIATE emergency medical attention. If you are not currently having any of these symptoms or any shortness of breath or severe weakness, then schedule an appointment with your PCP or a Cardiologist ASAP. These are symptoms that can signify a very serious cardiac condition that may be life-threatening. ...Read more

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I have a constant pain in my upper left side that radiates from my chest to my wrist. Sometimes my heart palpitations it takes my breath. Any idea?

I have a constant pain in my upper left side that radiates from my chest to my wrist. Sometimes my heart palpitations it takes my breath. Any idea?

Chest pain: Absent further information such as age, comorbid conditions etc the best suggestion is to assume the worst and seek medical evaluation ASAP ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more