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Irregular Heartbeat During Sex
What could it mean if I have chest pains on my right side during and after drinking a couple of drinks. Knowing I already have an irregular heartbeat?
Chest pains not nl: Difficult to determine why you are having chest pains upon drinking beverages. So, it's best to consult your physician, or cardiologist if this continues, as it's not normal to have this happen. You didn't specify which type of drinks, so if it's alcoholic beverages you are referring to, this may be increase or exacerbate the feelings of chest pain that may or may not be referred. It must be cked! ...Read more
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more
Can anxiety cause slight T wave inversion? I ve had around 30 ECG during the last 6 months (everytime it was because I went to the ER after having a panic attack and feeling of irregular heartbeat). 28 times I ve had normal ECG but 2 times I ve had what
Unlikely: T waves are usually inverted in aVR and often leads III, aVL, aVF & V1, An inverted t wave in any single lead is considered a "normal variant." Anxiety doesn't cause T wave inversion but, in your case, it is causing multiple ER visits & EKG's and probably more anxiety. You sound miserable but what you need is appropriate & aggressive treatment for your anxiety, not more EKG's. ...Read more
Feel it.: You can test this at home by checking your pulse at the wrist at your neck or putting your hand over your heart. Alternatively you can get much more detail by obtaining and electrocardiogram (ekg), but irregularity that occurs randomly is not liable to be picked on on such testing. ...Read more
Irreg heart beat: Hello ~ yes you should be concerned but not worried. The vast majority of irreg heart beats are benign atrial ectopic beats but some can be of more concern. Please visit your doc and have a resting and stress ECG and then a HOLTER test is necessary. This will identify the nature of the irregularity, and treatment if necessary. Thanks ...Read more
Power plate: Should be little problem with using the power plate with most irregular heartbeats. To be sure more information needed. ...Read more
How can I know what type o arrythmia do I have? Somedays I feel an irregular heartbeat abt 30% of the day
Need medical evaluat: If your pulse is irregular you need to have a medical examination by your pCP. An Electro-cardiogram (EKG) is the best way to start getting a handle over it. Often we need to do a Holter monitoring which records your heart's rhythem over 24 hours or longer. This may be a better test if the EKG is normal. It is not uncommon to have extra heart beats (Ectopics) if yu drink coffee/coke excessively ...Read more
Sometimes think I forget to breath and this is followed my an irregular heartbeat it happens everyday & I dony know how to tell mygp she doesn't liste?
Mental health: First, you are the consumer. If you want a new gp then go for it. But, it is impossible to forget to breathe. You are experiencing something else. ...Read more
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Irregular heart beat: When you palpate your pulse you could feel irregularity. Can be diagnosed with ekg, holter or event monitor or loop recorder. ...Read more
Get checked out: You need a physical and ecg.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have an unpleasant irregular heartbeat with a feeling of extra strong beats, mainly from evening through the night. What should I do?
Get a holter or: Event monitor & discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Atrial fibrillation: Irregilarly irregular heart rhythms tend to imply atrial fibrillation, which shoud be evaluated by a cardiologist. These can occur in the context of valvular leaking (regurgitation). Other causes include thyroid problems, alcohol or stimulant exposure, cardiac enlargement, sleep apnea, extreme physiologic stress. ...Read more
Unrelated: Those symptoms are not likely to be related in any way. You have 2 separate issues. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. You need both symptoms evaluated. ...Read more
I have an irregular heartbeat will that cause complications when they remove my gallbladder since I have stones?
Low risk surgery: Irregular heart rhythm does not increase the risk of surgery as long as you do not have heart failure. If you are on a blood thinner it will need to be suspended for 5 days. Gall bladder surgery done by laparoscopy is a low risk surgery and is generally safe even for people with more significant heart disease than you. Good luck with surgery! ...Read more
I find that cumin helps me when I have an irregular heartbeat. (i mix two full teaspoons in hot water) is there any evidence for it?
I feel as though I have an irregular heartbeat. I've had 3 ekgs in past few months--they were irregular yet the doctors aren't concerned. Advice?
Had mild anorexia for about a year (aged 22 at the time). Could I have caused irregular heartbeat? Or do issues resolve when you start eating proper?
No: No direct correlation, I would focus more on your overall health now ...Read more
Is Long QT condition inherited or can be acquired? I've had 2 times in the past episodes of very fast, irregular heartbeat. Tests ok, no holter test.
NothingOnTheQ-THere: Yes, it can be inherited and yes, it can be acquired (several medications can do it). I'm assuming that one of the "tests" you had was an EKG (test of the heart's electrical conduction system; they attach you to a bunch of wires and the result looks like a bunch of squiggly lines on graph paper). The EKG would tell you if the Q-T is too long. The Holter would be a good idea too, whatever the Q-T. ...Read more
Omron BP meter showed up irregular heartbeat sign for the first time. However, there was no sign on the next measurements. Should I mention it to a doc?
If you have ready access to a doctor, by all means, mention it. If not, you may watch and wait and contact a doctor if you have any symptoms.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Palpitations? Spasm?: This could be an irregular heart beat or muscle spasm. They are quite different in their treatment and prognosis. It is difficult to assess online and is best treated by a physician who may suggest a cardiac mo it or be worn for several days for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a BP of 115/64 and an irregular heartbeat. Feeling naseous and lightheaded. Should I see a doctor?
Many causes: Your heartbeat is meant to be regular but there are many things that make it feel like it is missing, skipping, or fluttering. Most are benign but it is reasonable to see your GP and get an ECG to diagnose the problem if one actually exists. ...Read more