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Excessive pain, bloat, gas, distention after each BM lasting all day. Sometimes with palpitation and breathlessness. Severe hemorroids as well. HELP!

Excessive pain, bloat, gas, distention after each BM lasting all day. Sometimes with palpitation and breathlessness. Severe hemorroids as well. HELP!

Bowel problems: Your question is better asked in front of a doctor who can actually see and examine you. Please make an appointment! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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If I have an enlarged heart due to hypertension along with angina, palpitations and breathlessness, does this mean I have heart disease?

If I have an enlarged heart due to hypertension along with angina, palpitations and breathlessness, does this mean I have heart disease?

Yes.: All heart disease is not created equal, however. Generally, when we talk about heart disease we are speaking if coronary artery disease, which at your tender years, you don't have. You could have a congenital cardiomyopathy or a viral cardiomyopathy of myopathy based on essential hypertension. An enlarged heart and high blood pressure is "heart disease". Talk with your cardiologist for clarifying. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and have had problems with angina-like pain all mylife. More recently, I have started getting palpitations and breathlessness. I have had ekgs, holter, echos, bloods and cardiac CT angiogram done. Have I left any bases uncovered?

I'm 21 and have had problems with angina-like pain all mylife. More recently, I have started getting palpitations and breathlessness. I have had ekgs, holter, echos, bloods and cardiac CT angiogram done. Have I left any bases uncovered?

Look elsewhere: You seem hung up on cardiac causes but you haven't said anything about consultation with a gastroenterologist to look at your esophagus. Esophageal spasm can mimic angina and can even get better with nitroglycerin. You should also consider whether or not this is an anxiety or panic attack. ...Read more

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Had saddle PE in 2013 & hav microvascular dysfunction & Barretts oesophagus getting palpitations & breathlessness after going upstairs is this normal?

Had saddle PE in 2013 & hav microvascular dysfunction & Barretts oesophagus getting palpitations & breathlessness after going upstairs is this normal?

Not normal: A saddle PE (i.e. a large, central pulmonary embolism) can result in long-term pulmonary dysfunction. If your shortness of breath with exertion is new, you should see your doctor very soon. Recurrent PE or cardiomyopathy could be a cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be causing my occasional palpitations, breathlessness, and irregular heart rate? The last episode lasted most of last week.

What could be causing my occasional palpitations, breathlessness, and irregular heart rate? The last episode lasted most of last week.

Atrial fibrillation: Your symptoms required a full evaluation. You could be describing intermittent atrial fibrillation which requires treatment. At age 61, however, a lot of things can happen to your heart. Your symptoms are somewhat nonspecific and could be a number of things. ...Read more

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My hb has been 7 or 8g/l for the last 3 months or so. I have been experiencing a lot of breathlessness, palpitations and left side chest pain?

My hb has been 7 or 8g/l for the last 3 months or so. I have been experiencing a lot of breathlessness, palpitations and left side chest pain?

Anemia: You seem to have quite a profound anemia and may need to have a blood transfusion. Go to an er and get evaluated there. You are on iron so it seems that even with iron supplementation, you can't raise you hemoglobin. In the er, they can make sure you aren't losing blood either in your GI tract or your menses by excessive bleeding. Another cause could be that your bone marrow isn't making red cells. ...Read more

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Does heart failure always show up on an eeg, MRI or Echo? What is the definition? I have severe chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations upon standing and walking around. Is that a definition of heart failure? Or does it need to show up on one of thos

Does heart failure always show up on an eeg, MRI or Echo? What is the definition? I have severe chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations upon standing and walking around. Is that a definition of heart failure? Or does it need to show up on one of thos

No: Heart failure is a clinical (bedside) diagnosis. Symptoms are Shortness of breath on exertion and swelling of the ankles. The signs are elevated jugular venous pressure, rales in lungs, liver enlargement, and pitting edema. The objective tests are BNP blood test and chest Xray. The tests you mention may indicate heart problems but they do not diagnose heart failure. ...Read more

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I had breathlessness, palpitation. In icu, pulmonary edema found, fixed by lasix (furosemide). Lvef 38-45%, hr 75-90, HDL 61, LDL 155, BP 130/80. Do I need CT angiography or catheter angiography, cardiac eps?

I had breathlessness, palpitation. In icu, pulmonary edema found, fixed by lasix (furosemide). Lvef 38-45%, hr 75-90, HDL 61, LDL 155, BP 130/80. Do I need CT angiography or catheter angiography, cardiac eps?

More info: At this moment not enough info. Pulm edema is a serious problem. Most commonly from heart failure. But, can happen from a severe chronic lung disease, exacerbated. From volume overload in renal failure, liver failure/cirrhosis, severe acute lung injury from trauma, pneumonia, cancer, etc. Are you out of the hospital? ...Read more

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Is it normal for palpitations to leave you breathless?

Is it normal for palpitations to leave you breathless?

Yes: The most important thing to know about palpitations is what is the heart rhythm causing the symptoms and if there is anything wrong with your heart. Wearing an event detector or holter monitor along with an echocardiogram and stress test can provide this information. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations / flip flopping w/ breathless at the same time. What is going on?

Heart palpitations / flip flopping w/ breathless at the same time. What is going on?

Arrythmia: The palps are related to a arrythmia. Weather this clinically significant a full h&p is needed. Labs including lytes, thyroid levels, etc. A review of the meds you take including over the counter rx and suppplements. A holter or 30 day event recorder and a echo ofthe heart would be a good start. Discontinue caffiene and avoid decongestants like pseudophed. ...Read more

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Why do I get breathless, palpitations, tight chest when I lift weights as small as 10kg. I am usually fit and healthy but symptoms worsening.?

Why do I get breathless, palpitations, tight chest when I lift weights as small as 10kg. I am usually fit and healthy but symptoms worsening.?

Get a stress test: You shoukd make sure this is not an early sign of cardiac stress, please get an examination ASAP, and decide if you need a stress test, or if this something less ominous ...Read more

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I've got a ectopic heart rhythm (extra beat).Suffering with bad palpitations all day +heart pain+breathless+weakness +sweaty. Is this normal?

I've got a ectopic heart rhythm (extra beat).Suffering with bad palpitations all day +heart pain+breathless+weakness +sweaty. Is this normal?

Basically yes: Ectopic heart beats are very common and rarely dangerous. Some people feel them like you do, others don't feel them at all. An ectopic beat can cause sudden chest discomfort, out of breath, and fatigue. Medications like propranolol can decrease the extra heartbeats. Avoid chocolate, caffeine, stimulants, alcohol. See my meds videos on youtube: https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=qxYckYdZ9mQ
Good Luck. ...Read more

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15 yr old daughter had ecg. QTc was 440 Is this relevant with Potassium over limit (5.0)at 5.4, breathless, palpitations, dizzy and rest h rate of 95+?

15 yr old daughter had ecg. QTc was 440 Is this relevant with Potassium over limit (5.0)at 5.4, breathless, palpitations, dizzy and rest h rate of 95+?

No: Qtc of 440 is in the normal range and unrelated to her symptoms. Tachycardia with borderline high potassium however raises a few possibilities including dehydration most commonly. A clinical exam and more detailed history from her primary physician can help sort this out ...Read more

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Is it still a palpitation if it is just a single flip flop minutes or hrs apart. I had 21 today between 8 am and 6 pm no pain, no breathlessness?

Is it still a palpitation if it is just a single flip flop minutes or hrs apart. I had 21 today between 8 am and 6 pm no pain, no breathlessness?

Yes it is: Hear irregularity of any kind can give you a sensation like this. These are all called palpitations but their nature hast o be further defined with an ekg. So you should visit your doctor for further evaluation to find the cause and treat it appropriately. You may need to see a cardiologist or start with your primary care doctor or an internist first. ...Read more

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While I was travelling to kenya, I had experienced breathlessness, as I do suffer from palpitations, should I take sleeping pills on my way back?

You could: Don't mix them with alcohol. Don't overdose. If they were prescribed to you, presumably you don't have any contraindications or allergies to them. The breathlessness and palpitations (whatever their cause) should not be exacerbated by sleeping pills (a benzodiazapine?). ...Read more

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I have Ige level of 637. How can Ii reduce it? It sometimes make me feel of breathlessness. And heart palpitations.

I have Ige level of 637. How can Ii reduce it? It sometimes make me feel of breathlessness. And heart palpitations.

Sounds allergy: IgE gets elevated in allergy your difficulty breathing is part of respiratory allergy like reactive airway disease or asthma. You need to see an allergist to find the cause. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to learn how cause can be found. With treatment your symptoms can be controlled but IgE may not come down ...Read more

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With ferritin-28, and hb-13, is it possible to get breathlessness, heart palpitations? Hvy periods, on lysteda, 43y. any other tests needed?

With ferritin-28, and hb-13, is it possible to get breathlessness, heart palpitations? Hvy periods, on lysteda, 43y. any other tests needed?

Not anemic: You are not anemic. You symptoms have nothing to do with the ferritin or hgb levels. Talk to your doctor about other possible causes. One thing that could cause all your symptoms is hyperactive thyroid. ...Read more

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F23 feeling palpitaion and breathlessness with pain in the left breast since last 2-3 month and now feeling of buzzing in the chest my ecg was normal?

F23 feeling palpitaion and breathlessness with pain in the left breast since last 2-3 month and now feeling of buzzing in the chest my ecg was normal?

? Heart condition: You may have a rapid heartbeat problem which is either regular or irregular. If your physical exam was normal along with your EKG, a Holter monitor is indicated to see if you have an irregular, fast or skipped heartbeats. The monitor could be for one day or recorded much longer or as an event monitor. You should also consider bloodwork to check for an electrolyte in balance or a thyroid condition. ...Read more

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Why would you feel breathless and have heart palpitations?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for palpitations and breathlessness. A benign reason would include anxiety and panic attack. A more serious reason would include a rapid arrhythmia which can produce identical symptoms. A visit with a cardiologist would be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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Breathless after goin up the stairs, palpitations + whooshing with evry heartbeat whn pressed fingers against my ribs, where heart is? What's thtsound

Breathless after goin up the stairs, palpitations + whooshing with evry heartbeat whn pressed fingers against my ribs, where heart is? What's thtsound

Palpitations: Your symptoms warrant an examination by your physician. I doubt that you could actually hear sounds from your heart without a stethoscope. Heart or lung problems, anemia or thyroid disorders must be checked for. Your physician will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I get occasional palpitations. I haven't had them in weeks, but having them now after drinking hot chocolate. I feel breathless. I usually only have them after being active. My heart beats normal and have normal blood pressure. What should I do?

I get occasional palpitations. I haven't had them in weeks, but having them now after drinking hot chocolate. I feel breathless. I usually only have them after being active. My heart beats normal and have normal blood pressure. What should I do?

Chocolate: Cocoa/chocolate can cause palpitations. Your symptoms suggest a rapid heart rhythm disorder (tachyarrhythmia). Ask your doctor for a 24 hour recorder (holter) or, if it happens less frequently, a 30 day event monitor to document what your heart is actually doing. Treatment hinges on this documentation. Get your thyroid and electrolytes checked. Avoid caffeine (coffee, cola, and chocolate). ...Read more

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Hiya, I'm 14 weeks pregnant and got no energy, feel breathless and having the odd heart palpitations. What could it be? Thankyou

Hiya, I'm 14 weeks pregnant and got no energy, feel breathless and having the odd heart palpitations. What could it be? Thankyou

Pregnancy: It is common to feel fatigued when you are pregnant. The symptoms of breathlessness and "odd heart palpitations" sound a little worrisome, though. I recommend you see your obstetrician right away for evaluation to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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Can palpitation cause dyspnea?

Palpitation: It would take a lot of palpitations to cause dyspnea directly. Anxiety related to the palps could cause dyspnea more rapidly. ...Read more

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Palpitations/shortness of breath with little exertion, why is this?

Palpitations/shortness of breath with little exertion, why is this?

Variety of causes: Could be heart rhythm problems, blockages, valves or pumping problems. Could be a lung issue. Or it could simply be deconditioning. This is something I evaluate almost everyday. You should definitely see a physician, preferably a cardiologist to start with. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more


Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more