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Sometimes i feel like needles are poking my heart or my chest. This would also sometime occur when i breath deeply. Should i be worried?

Sometimes i feel like needles are poking my heart or my chest. This would also sometime occur when i breath deeply. Should i be worried?

Yes : Anytime you have chest pain you should worry. If you are a woman, a heart attack does not have the same symptoms as those for a man (pain and tingling in the left arm). If the pain is accompanied with nausea you should be seen in an emergency room. Don't ignore chest pain. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like a needle poked my heart?

Why do I feel like a needle poked my heart?

Needle poke: If just transient going away in seconds can be a extra-beat. Like premature atrial or ventricular contraction. If it's like a chest pain, depend on intensity, duration, quality, type, irradiation, associated symptoms. At 30 doubt heart problems but without more info can't opine. See a physician for a complete history and physical exam. ...Read more

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After surgery im taking antibiotic and pain releiver,3 days after i feel like needle poking my heart and back portion.is it pleurisy or drug reaction?

After surgery im taking antibiotic and pain releiver,3 days after i feel like needle poking my heart and back portion.is it pleurisy or drug reaction?

Post-op problems: Surgery may cause new problems to arise-- and one of them is the formation of blood clots. When these blood clots break loose and travel in the body, they often get trapped in the lungs-- which act like giant filters. This is called a pulmonary embolus or P.E. If it hurts to breathe in, or if you find you don't have much breath this could be part of the problem. You probably should get it checked ...Read more

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Sometimes it feels like I have a needle that's poking my heart. Why does it happen and should I be worried?

Sometimes it feels like I have a needle that's poking my heart. Why does it happen and should I be worried?

Probably ok: Spasms of the esophagus, gas in the digestive track and acid reflux can all result in sharp stabbing pains. Most of the time this type of pain is non cardiac in origin. Of it continues you could consider a trial of an antacid drug. ...Read more

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I have been sleeping for about only 5 hours each day and when I wake up I feel like if a needle is poking at my heart. Should I be worried?

I have been sleeping for about only 5 hours each day and when I wake up I feel like if a needle is poking at my heart. Should I be worried?

Chest pain: Anytime you have chest pain it should be evaluated by a doctor. There is a possibility of serious cardiac disease which needs to be ruled out. You may also have an arrythmia. You can do a virtual consultation with my self or another healthtap doctor through our Prime services. Otherwise I recommend that you see your pcp as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I get a needle poke sometime in my heart?

I get a needle poke sometime in my heart?

Significant cardiac: pain is usually dull or pressure like a toothache. Sharp or stabbing pains in the chest are usually due to musculo skeletal issues and unrelated to the heart. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and I've been getting poked in my heart with like needles, only when I breathe deeply but not every time, is this serious?

I'm 16 years old and I've been getting poked in my heart with like needles, only when I breathe deeply but not every time, is this serious?

Probably not: The possible causes are (most likely) chest wall muscles, pleurisy (usually with fever), and (least likely) pericarditis (an inflamed lining of the heart). Give it a couple of days - try not to take deep breaths, and see if it goes away. If not, you may wish to check with your family doc. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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After eat gassy food i.E 'petai', feel minor pain like poke by needle at centre of my chess but after burp, it subsided. Is this sign of heart attack?

After eat gassy food i.E 'petai', feel minor pain like poke by needle at centre of my chess but after burp, it subsided. Is this sign of heart attack?

Probably not: Do you have heartburn? A possible explanation is gerd. Acid reflux at the esophagus can give you al kind if symptoms even pressure chest pain imitating heart attack. As i can see you have at least 3 risk factors for cad. Have you have a stress test? If not get one to be sure your heart is ok. ...Read more

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Why would sometimes it feel like a needle is poking my chest (heart area)?

Why would sometimes it feel like a needle is poking my chest (heart area)?

Atypical: The pain you describe is atypical and usually not the heart. But depending on your history and your risk factors a work up may be indicated. A thorough h&p along with ecg, labs and and possibly a stress test would be helpful ruling out the heart and asses other potential causes. ...Read more

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I have pain beside my heart and at the back when i breath its like needles pokes me. Pain goes away and then comes back but not that sharp.What is it?

Chest pain: The description of your pain is not of heart origin. It's most likely nerve type pain. In the us, it is commonly referred to anxiety, but this is the kind of pain that is benign in nature. Try to breath deep and less frequent and through your nose. Also, may take to focus on breathing rather than on pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean:shortness of breath poking needle feeling, arm pressure, fast heart beat while hiking? I'm 28 female i don't smoke or drink caffeine

What does it mean:shortness of breath poking needle feeling, arm pressure, fast heart beat while hiking? I'm 28 female i don't smoke or drink caffeine

Out of Shape: It means you are exercising beyond your current physical capacity. Your body is over worked or stressed. It means you need to keep exercising and getting your heart and lungs back to ideal health so you can continue this very good and healthy activity. ...Read more

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I feel like something is sticking a needle by my heart?

I feel like something is sticking a needle by my heart?

chest pain: You aren't feeling your heart, you may have some irritation in your chest wall. ...Read more