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I Feel Like Needles Are Poking My Heart
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?
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
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
Sometimes it feels like I have a needle that's poking my heart. Why does it happen and 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
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
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
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
I always get a pain my left chest and it hurts a lot. It feels like someone is poking needles in my chest or heart! What could that be?
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
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
Chest pain: You aren't feeling your heart, you may have some irritation in your chest wall. ...Read more
I have been getting pain to just my left side over my heart, can this be a heart problem? It feels like a sharp pain, like needles then it goes away.
Yes: Anytime you have sharp chest pain, you should see a doctor. I don't know you health, but certainly heart problems can occur in your age group. See your pcp and get your heart checked. But might be heartburn, stomach pain, lung problem, esophagus problem, but it also might be your heart. ...Read more
I feel a little needle feeling pain in my heart area and at my back portion same spot. What is it?
A sharp needle like pain in the heart happens all of a sudden for a short time while no effort is done. No persistent dizziness. What could that be?
Maybe the pleura?: The pleura is the lining on the inside of the rib cage and on the outer surface of the lungs. It does have some sensation, so might be the source of the sharp brief stitch-in-the-side feeling that is happening. A primary care doctor can carefully listen to the lungs, and also talk with the patient to see if there are other signs or symptoms of a problem. Sometimes a chest x-ray is done. ...Read more
I get these chest pains on both sides. Sometimes I feel like needle is sticking in it and gently comes out. Rarely my heart feels like it skips beat?
I feel needles in my head usually. I sometimes get tingling in my head and face. My heart beats very fast when I lay down.
Anxiety attack: Hi, I think I just answered you couple of minutes ago ...Read more
I am 48. How often should one do a tread mill test. Especially, if you are also prone to panic attacks... Needle pricks by the heart?
Not a screening test: You should only do a treadmill test if you are having symptoms. It is not done as a screen or at regular intervals. ...Read more
Needle: Needle like symptoms are not usually related to the heart. ...Read more
Once a week, it feels like there's a needle going through my heart/the are around it. Which prevents me from moving/breathing (it hurts) lasts for 5min?
GF problem...: I think your GF is doing this.......talk to her it will clear up. ...Read more
I've been having needle-like pain around my heart. Only happens when I lay on my left side, back, stomach. Comes in pulses. Happens almost every night.
Rib cage: A common cause of this type of positional, fleeting and often sharp pain is a pinched intercostal nerve or muscle that runs between two ribs. This is more of a nuisance rather than anything serious. See your physician if you have further concerns or persistent symptoms, however. ...Read more
Hi I have recently experienced chest uncomfort and heart pain s like sharp needles sticks. Also a little shortness of breath I am a 26 year fit female?
Chest pain: Does not sound cardiac. Should see doc and be checked as really can't be sure from the little bit of information here. ...Read more
Today I was feeling very light headed. I did easy tasks and I felt like my breathing was slower then normal. I felt pain all over my chest, and my heart on it's right felt like a needle was coming out very slowly.
I feel like I have heart burn but medication doesn't help. Hard to eat. I feel full. My stomach gets pins and needles. I have lost 6lbs. What is it?
Symptoms: Whatever it is you need to see your doctor and be worked up to find out the cause ...Read more
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