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I get heart palpitations from time to time and also get pins and needles in my arms and hands im only 22 what could this be?

I get heart palpitations from time to time and also get pins and needles in my arms and hands im only 22 what could this be?

Probably not serious: Although these symptoms may be due to real disease processes, the constellation of these associated symptoms in a 22 year old raise the spectre of hyperventilation syndrome, a benign situation with the rapid heart rate and tingling due to the physiologic and biochemical changes in the body induced by Adrenalin and elevation of the pH by overbreathing. To be safe, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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


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What causes numbness/tingling in right hand and arm as well as heart palpitations and dizziness?

What causes numbness/tingling in right hand and arm as well as heart palpitations and dizziness?

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 ANXIETY AND HYPERVENTILATION CAN CAUSE NUMBNESS. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness/tingling in right hand and arm as well as heart palpitations and dizziness?

What to do if I have numbness/tingling in right hand and arm as well as heart palpitations and dizziness?

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 ANXIETY AND HYPERVENTILATION CAN CAUSE NUMBNESS. ...Read more

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Good day. Saturday I went to the emergency room for heart palpitations. Heart rate was between 158 and 170 bpm. Numbness in hands and pain in chest and left arm. Dr put me on Bisoprolol. Still having chest and arm pain?

Good day. Saturday I went to the emergency room for heart palpitations. Heart rate was between 158 and 170 bpm. Numbness in hands and pain in chest and left arm. Dr put me on Bisoprolol. Still having chest and arm pain?

You need an: Additional evaluation to determine the nature of your fast heart beat and continued symptoms. Make an appointment for evaluation by a primary care health care worker. Potentially you will need referral to a specialist (cardiologist.) ...Read more

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My left arm got numb and heavy for a few seconds, almost like a charliehorse, where I couldn't move it. Pins and needles feeling in hand. Heart?

My left arm got numb and heavy for a few seconds, almost like a charliehorse, where I couldn't move it. Pins and needles feeling in hand. Heart?

Possible: It could be related to your heart, so seek medical attention. More likely based on your age to be a pinched nerve issue causing it as opposed to your heart. ...Read more

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For the past 5 days 3 - 4 times a day I get a dull throbbing pain on top of my lower left forearm, about 2 - 3 inches above my wrist. I have heart palpitations my entire life and have seen doctors about it. I am worried this has something to do with my he

For the past 5 days 3 - 4 times a day I get a dull throbbing pain on top of my lower left forearm, about 2 - 3 inches above my wrist. I have heart palpitations my entire life and have seen doctors about it. I am worried this has something to do with my he

Concern appropriate: Important factors that can help lead to an answer to this concern are your age, family history, other problems such as hypertension, diabetes, any prior cardiac or vascular disease. It is true that heart pain can be referred to other areas, such as left shoulder, left arm, jaw, even right arm. Does it occur with activity, or stress, what relieves the ache--al important. Is it a neck problem? ...Read more

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My hands and feet sometimes turn blue and I have frequent heart palpitations. What kind of tests should I get done?

My hands and feet sometimes turn blue and I have frequent heart palpitations. What kind of tests should I get done?

Several: Electolyte levels, especially calciium, thyroid hormone levels, and 24-hr urine test looking for catecholamines and their metabolites. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to have flare ups where they get clusters of red dots on their arms, heart palpitations, everything burns including the face and ears and they have nerve and muscle pain?

What could cause someone to have flare ups where they get clusters of red dots on their arms, heart palpitations, everything burns including the face and ears and they have nerve and muscle pain?

Nondiagnostic: These multiple symptoms are nondiagnostic but may be due to release of hormones by tumors such as carcinoid, pheochromocytoma or conditions like hyperthyroidism or even anxiety. Your physician would take a detailed history, perform a thorough physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. If needed, a referral to a specialist will be made. ...Read more

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I get really bad headaches alongside left arm pain and heart palpitations. What do you recommend?

I get really bad headaches alongside left arm pain and heart palpitations. What do you recommend?

A full work up: Severe headaches should be evaluated with a full exam, + or - imaging like a ct or mri. Left arm and palp needs attention too. A holter or event recorder to assess the rythm and correlate it with symtoms. Full battery of labs. A review of the meds you take including any suplements and over the counter meds. Echocardiogram or stress test as indicated. ...Read more

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Good day. Once a while I'm getting severe heart palpitations. It start at my stomach with sweating and feeling like needles and pins on my arms.

Good day. Once a while I'm getting severe heart palpitations. It start at my stomach with sweating and feeling like needles and pins on my arms.

See a doc ASAP: You need to see your primary care, internal
Med or cardiologist ASAP. You need to have EKG and further work up for any cardiac problem. Pls do not ignore your symptoms. It could be anxiety too but at your age group the risk
Of heart problem is much higher. Pls take a small Baby aspirin meanwhile but go to a doctor today.
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What do you advise for heart palpitations extending into both arms?

Dr visit: Interview with regard to consideration of evaluation for arrhythmia or angina/CAD.

tests that might be ordered include ECG, stress testing, monitoring, cath or electrophysiology study depending upon initial results from interview and exam. ...Read more

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What could cause 1 to 2 episodes of lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, numb hands, and headache?

What could cause 1 to 2 episodes of lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, numb hands, and headache?

Lightheaded: If you go long periods of time without eating you can have all of these symptoms. You can also get these due to anxiety. Try to have small frequent meals and stay away from sugar and caffeine. F/u with your dr. For annual check up and labs if you haven't done so already. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, numb/tingly arms/legs, dizzy/faint, no loc. Felt as is peed self (warm) then ok a few minutes later. Serious? 31/f, no <3 prob, ns

Heart palpitations, numb/tingly arms/legs, dizzy/faint, no loc. Felt as is peed self (warm) then ok a few minutes later. Serious? 31/f, no <3 prob, ns

May be heart rhythm: Causes for above episodes could include a heart rhythm problem, metabolic/endocrine problem, or possibly anxiety/panic related.

An event monitor or holter monitor would be helpful to assess if was a rhythm problem.
Your doctor can assess if lab testing or heart echocardiogram (to look at heart structure as a potential cause of rhythm problem) is needed. ...Read more

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F 22 just left ER for chest pains/heart palpitations/arm pain. Everything came back normal what could be the issue? Also getting dizzy/nauseous lately

F 22 just left ER for chest pains/heart palpitations/arm pain. Everything came back normal what could be the issue? Also getting dizzy/nauseous lately

Most likely anxiety: There can be medical reasons to have the symptoms described but most often, especially in view of a negative evaluation in the er, anxiety, panic attacks or chest wall pain are the most likely causes in young healthy people. ...Read more

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Hi I have heart palpitations and left arm and hip pain?

It is unlikely that: The pains and palpitations are in any way related. If they persist you should seek a health care professional evaluation. ...Read more

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41 female. Overweight. Recent incidents of heart palpitations, back pain, right arm & leg pain and weakness. Could this be heart related? Shortnessof breath

Alot going on: The palpitations are likely to be related to your heart. The back pain is atypical for heart disease. Leg pain is never related to heart disease. Weakness is a non-specific symptom caused my myriad issues. Shortness of breath should be further evaluated - it requires a detailed look as there are many causes. ...Read more

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I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, and develop racing heart palpitations with left arm tingling/numbness. Anxiety or cardiac issue? 25y/o

I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, and develop racing heart palpitations with left arm tingling/numbness. Anxiety or cardiac issue? 25y/o

Palpitations: When your heartbeat feels unusual & rapid, we call that palpitations. If you have chest discomfort, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting that's worrisome. Start by seeing an internal medicine or cardiology doctor; depending on what else turns up, some tests are in order. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, left arm pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath. What are these symptoms of?

Heart palpitations, left arm pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath. What are these symptoms of?

It can be signs and: Symptoms of coronary artery disease. If symptoms worse during activities and improve with rest the probability of heart problem increase. Do u have any risk factors? Obesity, smoking, high blood pressure and chol, family history, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, kidney problems? Each of the above will increase probability too. Get doctor evaluation asap for a better history and physical. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 160/100 - heart palpitations-numb feelings in left arm - ankles swollen - retaining water and thyroid appears swollen?

Needs evaluation!: You need to make your way to your Doctor's office or go to ER. This suggests semi-urgent/urgent evaluation. While the blood pressure of 160/100 is not extraordinarily high, concern is raised with the coexistence of your other symptoms. It may all be due to your thyroid (? thyroiditis), but heart issues must be excluded. You need a good history, exam, tests. Go Now. ..Stay well:) ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, tightness in chest, odd sensation left arm. Two ER visits. EKG, blood test, chest Xray clean. Symptoms persist. What now? Please.

Anxiety/panic attack: In light of normal evaluation twice in ER, it's time for you to see your Family Doc and discuss possibility of anxiety and/or panic attack as cause of symptoms. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/anxiety-panic/guide/mental-health-panic-disorder & http://www. Adaa. Org/understanding-anxiety/panic-disorder-agoraphobia for more info. Good luck! PS Avoid benzodiazepines if possible b/c highly addictive ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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


Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more