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My daughter(6 yr old) has had Lyme disease since birth and has been complaining of heart pain, but tests show its normal. What am I to do now?

My daughter(6 yr old) has had Lyme disease since birth and has been complaining of heart pain, but tests show its normal. What am I to do now?

?: I am confused by your question in 3 ways: first, according to the most up to date research, there is no association supporting a link between lyme disease and preg, adverse fetal outcomes or cardiac malformations. Secondly, once tx'ed, lyme disease is no longer present. Third, children with c/o heart pain are usually c/o of chest pain which is muscular or lung related. Can you give more info? ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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Are the heart regularities caused by Lyme disease fatal?

Generally not: In very rare cases, one could pass out and require a pacemaker. I personally have never seen that needed. ...Read more

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Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease?Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances.Heart Tests were norm.Not Lyme Carditis?

Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease?Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances.Heart Tests were norm.Not Lyme Carditis?

Not always a rash: The classic bullseye rash is not necessary to diagnoses lyme's. If you live in an area with many deer ticks and there is a possibility that one was on your body for more than 24-36 hours, it would be beneficial to go in to clinic to discuss blood testing for lyme's disease. ...Read more

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Can you have a heart arrhythmia with ms?

Can you have a heart arrhythmia with ms?

No: MS does not affect the heart, but some MS drugs may cause cardiac conduction and rhythm disturbances. ...Read more

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Is there any way to self-diagnose heart arrhythmia?

Is there any way to self-diagnose heart arrhythmia?

Check your pulse. : A heart arrhythmia is an irregular series of heart beats. It is not a fast or slow rate but an irregular rate. The most common arrhythmia is a premature atrial contraction (pac). A more serious arrhythmia is a premature ventricular contraction. If your pulse is irregular or your heart beats out of turn (suddenly and strongly) you are having an arrhythmia. Frequent arrythmias should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does heart arrhythmia make you throw clots?

Does heart arrhythmia make you throw clots?

Yes: Both atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are associated with pooling or stasis of blood, loss of vigorous contraction, and possibly platelet activation all of which can cause blood clots. If the clot moves it can go to the brain and cause stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Abnormal Heart Rhythms (Definition)

Abnormal heart rhythm is a condition in which a person has an abnormal heartbeat pattern, as detected by an EKG (electrocardiogram) of the heart. Some abnormal rhythms run in families (hereditary abnormal rhythms). Some abnormal rhythms are not dangerous, while others can cause ...Read more


Dr. Warren Foster
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Heart Rhythm Disorder (Definition)

Arrhythmia, also known as abnormal heart rhythm, is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause, both of which are typically benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races ...Read more