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How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly i had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly i had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

In : In general, for uncomplicated surgeries, it is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks prior to lifting anything heavier that a gallon of milk. This is because the tensile strength of a wound is relatively stable at this point. After this, a slow return to normal pre-surgery activity should ensue. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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How long should I wait before going to hospital with palpitations?

How long should I wait before going to hospital with palpitations?

Depends: Most palpitations are benign so if you are young and do not have other symptoms, it is probably not an emergency. If you are older and are having chest pain or trouble breathing, or passing out, then you better get help sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Hi I have palpitations and back pain, should I go to the hospital ?

Hi I have palpitations and back pain, should I go to the hospital ?

Yes, but no age!: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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Right now having palpitations, chest hurts pretty bad. It kind of stings in a sense. Mild headache. 84 BPH though. Should i go to the hospital?

Right now having palpitations, chest hurts pretty bad. It kind of stings in a sense. Mild headache. 84 BPH though. Should i go to the hospital?

Anxiety: Nope. This is your anxiety. It is extremely common that young people get worked up to a state that their physical body wants to just shout back. You need to breathe deeply and slowly and try to calm your mind a bit. You probably need to sleep. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having severe heart palpitations- but hospital can't find anything wrong?

What to do if I am having severe heart palpitations- but hospital can't find anything wrong?

Palpitations: You need to discuss this with your doctor. Depending on what workup you've had, you could have many things going on. If you've had the appropriate cardiac workup and nothing is documented, you may have anxiety or else are calling something palpitations that is not a heart palpitation. People use words that may be understood differently by other people. ...Read more

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Bloodwork&ecg norm,having palpitations for awhile,bp at lowest 132/98 past 3 days,hr85-158@rest. Hospital sent home very weak.anx med no help. Cause?

Bloodwork&ecg norm,having palpitations for awhile,bp at lowest 132/98 past 3 days,hr85-158@rest. Hospital sent home very weak.anx med no help. Cause?

PSVT: You sound like you're having a paroxysmal arrhythmia. This is very treatable but must be properly diagnosed. The ER is not well equipped for this. Ask your doctor to order: a 30 day event monitor exam, electrolytes including magnesium, TSH and an echocardiogram. You should avoid caffeine, nicotine, and any over the counter cardiac stimulants. Your listed meds are okay. See my next post: ...Read more

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Does all blood test they use in hospital to check for heart problems show magnesium difficies ? And why does magnesium help with my palpitations

Does all blood test they use in hospital to check for heart problems show magnesium difficies ?  And why does magnesium help with my palpitations

NO: I've never practiced in the UK, but in the USA, one must specifically request a magnesium measurement. Potassium and magnesium are important electrolytes that regulate heart rhythm and deficiency in either will make the heart more irritable and prone to arrhythmia. ...Read more

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26 wks pregnant. Had palpitations+sweating over 6 hrs. Came to hospital. Ecg normal. Possibly dehydrated but heartrate 110-119bpm. Can it harm my bub?

26 wks pregnant. Had palpitations+sweating over 6 hrs. Came to hospital. Ecg normal. Possibly dehydrated but heartrate 110-119bpm. Can it harm my bub?

Orthostasis: Pregnancy - hydrate, hydrate, hydrate....Agreed, dehydration is most likely the culprit. The treatment is hydration and meds for vomiting if present. That should be the cause of your fast heart rate. Which is not as detrimental to the baby as much as the dehydration. ...Read more

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26 yrs old male. 14/11/2014 : stress test + echo + X-ray + blood test (thyroid) all normal after abnormal EKG (EkG had mention of 743: Possible inferior infarction III aVF ). A month ago was admitted to hospital for palpitations and irregular heartbeat.

26 yrs old male.

14/11/2014 : stress test + echo + X-ray + blood test (thyroid) all normal after abnormal EKG (EkG had mention of 743: Possible inferior infarction III aVF ).

A month ago was admitted to hospital for palpitations and irregular heartbeat.

Palpitations : Can be caused by a variety of things: stress and lack of sleep, due to increase in adrenaline, stimulants such as caffeine, drugs, anxiety, or paroxysmal arrhythmias. Or any combination of the above. They already ruled out hyperthyroidism, another potential cause. If symptoms continue you can ask for a holter monitor to evaluate your heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more