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My Heart Flutters When I Sneeze
Vagal Stimulation: Cough and palpitations may be mediated by the same nerve in the body (called the vagus nerve). With significant coughing irriation of the nerve can take place resulting in palpitations or tachycardia (fast heart beat). Usually palpitations associated with coughing are safe but you should be evaluated by a health care provider to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flutters: Palpitations when lying down are annoying but generally not problematic from the standpoint of health. If it is frequent and bothersome you should consult your doctor to be sure nothing abnormal is causing it. ...Read more
Thin?: Aorta, major artery going from heart passes through abdomen feeds gut, etc. Thin people may feel pulsations. Unlikely at your age but abnormalities of aorta (aneuryms) dilations can cause pulsations that you can feel, either with your hand, or less commonly internally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be aorta: The stomach does not beat like that. If you feel a pulsation in your abdomen, it is most likely your aorta. If you have not felt this before, there is a possibility it is enlarging. If there is a question of abdominal aortic enlargement, an ultrasound or ct scan is recommended to assess the size and if it it a problem that needs to be monitored. ...Read more
Sometimes when I stand up, I feel dizzy, my head feels heavy and I can hear my heartbeat in my ears and my heart skips a beat?
Not uncommon: Is this your only symptom? Are you otherwise well? How fit are you? Are you adequately hydrated? Is your blood pressure normal? A skipped beat can be common, but it probably deserves to be checked completely with an ECG. But feeling woozy right after standing, is not uncommon, but should not normally be a huge problem. I would get a good check-up by a doctor. ...Read more
PVCs?: Some people experience palpitations or premature atrial or ventricular contractions with exercise; others have a more concerning condition: exercise-induced ventricular tachycardia. In either event, if this bothers you, i would definitely see a cardiologist and discuss monitoring and next steps. ...Read more
My chest feels tight, my head throbs when i stand and I have to urinate many times, heart racing?
See pcp: You need a work up! too many divergent symptoms. ...Read more
I have chest pains. Whenever I have them my heart rate gets faster and my heart skips a beat. What could it be?
Should be evaluated: Question is whether the palpitations are causing the chest pain or vice versa. Elevated heart rate may be a normal response to some stressor such as chest pain or may be due to some inherent "short circuit" in the heart that could be causing it. Some of these are normal variants and don't pose any significant risk whereas others may be to a potentially dangerous rhythm disturbance. ...Read more
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