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Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Dx lung nodules now have chest pain (heart checked out ok). Pain gets more severe w deep breaths or cough, ideas? Could this be serious? Easily winded

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Dx lung nodules now have chest pain (heart checked out ok). Pain gets more severe w deep breaths or cough, ideas? Could this be serious? Easily winded

Pleurisy: It sounds to me like you have pleuritic pain. Any irritation to the pleura- which is the lining outside the lung would cause such kind of pain. That could be caused by different things including inflammation, infection (viral/bacterial), autoimmune disease, etc. With the lung nodules and now with pleuritic pain- definitely I would advise you to go back to see your pmd- for further eval ...Read more

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Does under active thyroid causes fast heart beats as well as feeling tired, there are many nodules on my thyroid and I take eurhyrox 100 that became50?

Does under active thyroid causes fast heart beats as well as feeling tired, there are many nodules on my thyroid and I take eurhyrox 100 that became50?

Overreplaced: Sounds like you were taking too high of a dose causing fast heart rate and fatigue. That's why your doctor lowered the dose from 100 to 50. If this was the case, you should be feeling better shortly. ...Read more

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Help me, 59yrf-dercum's disease, lymphedema, ans disorder, heart disease- mi x3, 10+herniated discs, autoimmunity, gastroparesis, duodenitis w nodule?

Help me, 59yrf-dercum's disease, lymphedema, ans disorder, heart disease- mi x3, 10+herniated discs, autoimmunity, gastroparesis, duodenitis w nodule?

Too many issues here: If you do have all these listed problems, you need a good internist to take care of you and guide you further. Health matters get complicated if you truly have more than one or 2 ailments and you need long term care for any such diseases that are chronic in nature. You need a good primary care doctor to guide you for the long term. ...Read more

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Why does my heart race after eating gluten. My thyroid is enlarged with 2 small nodules. What's causing this and can it be cured?

Check thyroid: Celiac disease, or gluten enteropathy, generally involves GI symptoms, sometimes bone problems and other symptoms, but your symptoms of palpitations by themselves do not sound like a gluten problem. Are you hyperthyroid? Perhaps you have hashimotos thyroiditis or graves disease. You may want to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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My doctor reduced my euthyrox 100 to 50 since that time I feel tired and I have fast heart beats, he said I have under active thyroid with nodules?

My doctor reduced my euthyrox 100 to 50 since that time I feel tired and I have fast heart beats, he said I have under active thyroid with nodules?

Underactive thyroid: It should be easy to check whether you're getting enough thyroid hormone. Have your doctor (if s/he hasn't already) order a TSH test. If the TSH test is high, you need more thyroid hormone. The nodules usually do not have any effect on thyroid hormone levels (with the single exception of a toxic nodule, which makes your thyroid overactive). ...Read more

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Chest pain for weeks following infection. All tests normal except some nodules <7mm. Did chest CT look at heart already, or need a separate test?

Chest pain for weeks following infection. All tests normal except some nodules <7mm. Did chest CT look at heart already, or need a separate test?

The heart: Is included in the chest CT but the only information of any use is CORONARY CALCIFICATIONS (VERY UNLIKELY at your age!) The chest pain remains unexpla1ned and probably NOT related to your infection EXCEPT. ..COUGHING. And pulling some INTERCOSTAL muscles...very common in upper respiratory viral infections...this would not "show" on CT scans! Hope this helps!
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Have lung nodules that are growing &massive chest pain (heart is fine) could this be a pleural effusion? Should I be worried? Worse when I breathe deeply

Have lung nodules that are growing &massive chest pain (heart is fine) could this be a pleural effusion? Should I be worried? Worse when I breathe deeply

Yes, go to the DR.: Yes, that does not sound good, you need to be seen right away. You could have a pleural effusion, but that does not explain the nodules. I assume you had a chest x-ray? Someone sent you in for that, right? ....Better go back and get fully evaluated. ...Read more

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I am experiencing panic attack, anxious and pounding heart I feel in upper back when lay down, doctor says I had a 4mm nodule on my thyroid 6 months ago, now is 9mm but dif place sonogramed it and no blood in it. Panic never been this bad?

I am experiencing panic attack, anxious and pounding heart I feel in upper back when lay down, doctor says I had a 4mm nodule on my thyroid 6 months ago, now is 9mm but dif place sonogramed it and no blood in it. Panic never been this bad?

Hyperthyroidism can: And does tweak metabolic rates, which can be unsettling, psychologically, and stimulating, physiologically. Either can trigger a panic reaction, because anxiety in general, is designed to mobilize our resources in response to something we cannot manage or control. First, neutralize the effects of the thyroid, and then see a therapist for background psychology stuff. ...Read more

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6mm nodule left lung base pleural surface and faint 6mm nodule on left lower sub pleural lobe found from CT. Enlarged heart found on right side. Also very slight alveolitis found in right upper lobe.?

Nodule: A 6mm nodule is a relatively common finding. Many times these are benign resulting from old infections or exposures. It becomes more worrisome in a smoker, and regardless should have a follow up cat scan in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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What could an isolated systolic high blood pressure 155max mean in a young adult healthy high hdl low ldl level no family history nor heart condition, rhr 48-50 no symp, bmi of 22, low salt intake. Only a nodule on lung but harmless?

What could an isolated systolic high blood pressure 155max mean in a young adult healthy high hdl low ldl level no family history nor heart condition, rhr 48-50 no symp, bmi of 22, low salt intake. Only a nodule on lung but harmless?

Isolated finding: Maybe measured with too small a cuff. All the other data you mentioned looked OK. Stop obsessing over single numbers! One has to look at findings in a context. You can make a virtual appt and we can discuss in more detail if you want to. ...Read more

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Define non reversible (fixed) defects in hearts?

Define non reversible (fixed) defects in hearts?

Reversible: We use the terminology with respect to nuclear perfusion images of the heart muscle. When there is an image defect that does not fill in on follow up imaging, we call this nonreversible or fixed. It usually suggests scar of the myocardium rather than temporary decrease in blood flow to the area. ...Read more

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My hearts having little sharp pains? Am I dying?

My hearts having little sharp pains? Am I dying?

Dying...no: You are not dying but your question conveys a level of concern that requires an evaluation with your physician. ...Read more

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How is heart work?

How is heart work?

The heart is a pump.: Two pumps, really. One to the lungs, one to the whole body. The pump squeezes the blood. Valves make sure it goes the right direction. The energy of the heart squeezing turns into the energy of the blood moving. ...Read more

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How to heal a heart?

How to heal a heart?

?: A broken heart? Only time can heal a broken heart. ...Read more