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I am a heart attack and stroke victim of 2 years. I am getting needle prick sensations in my left foot. It seems to happen only at night. What is it?

I am a heart attack and stroke victim of 2 years. I am getting needle prick sensations in my left foot. It seems to happen only at night. What is it?

Neuritis: Has nothing to do with your heart attack and probably not your stroke either. This is a typical symptom (called paresthesia) of peripheral neuritis. There are many causes. The most common is diabetes but the list includes at least 50. Treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Tachycardia, sharp heart pain, loss of consciousness and paraesthesia (pins and needles sensation).?

Tachycardia, sharp heart pain, loss of consciousness and paraesthesia (pins and needles sensation).?

Call 911: Although this could represent hyperventilation or an anxiety attack, let a trained physician decide, don't run he risk of ignoring symptoms that could represent a heart attack. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I am hearing popping noises by heart? I also have burning sensation on chest, arms, pins and needles, muscle loss,

Should I be concerned if I am hearing popping noises by heart? I also have burning sensation on chest, arms, pins and needles, muscle loss,

Burning sensation: Yes, this is something to be concerned about. I can't speak to the "popping" noises that you are having, but the numbness/tingling/burning most likely is due to nerve compression at a high thoracic spine level. You need to see a physician and have an MRI ordered to evaluate if you have cord compression from a disc herniation or some other secondary cause. ...Read more

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What can cause light headedness, tingling in arms and hands, like needles pricking your skin, heart fluttering, and anxiousness?

What can cause light headedness, tingling in arms and hands, like needles pricking your skin, heart fluttering, and anxiousness?

Hyperventilation: When you are anxious or stressed for some reasons you hyperventilate and your heart can flutter. During hyperventilation your blood chemistry changes in a negative way. You exhale to much co2 and your blood pco2 drops and this in turn decreases ionized calcium in the blood causing tingling, Decreased blood pco2 can give you light headedness. Breathing to a paper bag helps when under stress. ...Read more

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I get a needle poke sometime in my heart?

I get a needle poke sometime in my heart?

Significant cardiac: Pain is usually dull or pressure like a toothache. Sharp or stabbing pains in the chest are usually due to musculo skeletal issues and unrelated to the heart. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like a needle poked my heart?

Why do I feel like a needle poked my heart?

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

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I feel like something is sticking a needle by my heart?

I feel like something is sticking a needle by my heart?

Chest pain: You aren't feeling your heart, you may have some irritation in your chest wall. ...Read more

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Sometimes it feels like I have a needle that's poking my heart. Why does it happen and should I be worried?

Sometimes it feels like I have a needle that's poking my heart. Why does it happen and should I be worried?

Probably ok: Spasms of the esophagus, gas in the digestive track and acid reflux can all result in sharp stabbing pains. Most of the time this type of pain is non cardiac in origin. Of it continues you could consider a trial of an antacid drug. ...Read more

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Why would sometimes it feel like a needle is poking my chest (heart area)?

Why would sometimes it feel like a needle is poking my chest (heart area)?

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

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Could I have a test to tell I if I have heart problems without the use of needles?

Could I have a test to tell I if I have heart problems without the use of needles?

No needle HrtDiagnos: First, a careful history by your doctor. Then an DKG and a treadmill stress test. Then, id necessary a cardiolyte stress test and, if indiated an angiogram. The latter two require injection of material. Also you shoud have laboratory (blood) tests. ...Read more

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I feel a little needle feeling pain in my heart area and at my back portion same spot. What is it?

I feel a little needle feeling pain in my heart area and at my back portion same spot. What is it?

Pleurisy: Inflammation of the sac around the lung or the heart can produce this kind of pain. It is usually worse with deep breaths. If persistent please see your doctor ...Read more

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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

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Heart palpations light headedness an pins an needles in hands?

Heart palpations light headedness an pins an needles in hands?

Anxiety: The symptoms you describe suggest anxiety or panic syndrome and hyperventilation. If you haven't consulted a dr. You can get that possibility and others considered when you see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: Anytime you have chest pain you should worry. If you are a woman, a heart attack does not have the same symptoms as those for a man (pain and tingling in the left arm). If the pain is accompanied with nausea you should be seen in an emergency room. Don't ignore chest pain. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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I can't eat, even the food I love, if see them or think of them or smell them I get nauseated, it started with needle feeling in my heart n muscles hurt?

I can't eat, even the food I love, if see them or think of them or smell them I get nauseated, it started with needle feeling in my heart n muscles hurt?

Appetite change: Any abrupt changes in appetite, especially when combined with other physical symptoms, indicates a problem. See your doctor for evaluation! ...Read more

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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?

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