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Pregnant And Heart Skipping Beats
I am pregnant, and my heart skips beats and my pulse also goes very fast. Is this dangerous for the baby?
OB, Cardiology check: The heart rate tends to be higher in pregnancy. Skipping beats is due to many conditions or medications. Most pregnant women have been advised to avoid toxins like nicotine and limit their caffeine, which can raise the pulse rate. Heart eval. Might be needed. Effects on the fetus are difficult to determine without knowing extent and duration of increased hr, heart exam, fetal testing results, etc. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I am 7 weeks pregnant and having heart palpitations, skipping beat with lightheaded mess and a bit of anxiety. Should I go to the er?
Common but....: Although it is common it still needs to be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
I started taking folio acid tablets as i want to get pregnant. But started to have heart palpitations. Should i stop taking the tablets?
Pretty much had every test done 4 heart they say its healthy.Y do I continue 2 have palpitations even when im not anxious?Pregnancy making them worse?
Palpitations: Palpitations are very common among healthy people. The fact that you have palpitations does not mean you have heart disease. Most importantly is to rule out what we call structural heart disease and define the palpitations with either a holter or event monitor depending on frequency. Yes being pregnant can sometimes flare the episodes. Avoid caffeine and stimulants. Please clear with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Like so many things it depends on what you are experiencing. Many changes occur to the cardiovascular system during pregnancy so that you can support two lives. If you are having prolonged symptoms that you are worried about i would recommend that you talk to your OB and then speak with a cardiologist if they feel that it is needed. ...Read more
Very common: And usually very harmless. If the palpitations are causing you to be dizzy or short of breath, contact your doc to further evaluate. ...Read more
Faster heart rate: Your baseline heart rate should gradually increase somewhat, throughout your pregnancy. However, you should seek assistance for fast heart rates that start or stop suddenly, or persistently stay faster than expected (e.g. > 100 BPM at rest). Also symptoms of chest pain, dizzy, breathlessness. Getting checked out is always safer. Speak with your doctor and possibly heart rhythm specialist. ...Read more
I'm 10wks pregnant, type 1 diabetic and have been having heart fluttering/palpitations .Very frequent today?
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more
Is preeclampsia very rare in healthy people? Do benign heart palpitations increase my chance of preeclampsia when I am pregnant?
Preeclampsia: You are not spared the risk of preeclampsia even if you are "healthy". Preeclampsia is relatively common, especially in 1st pregnancies. Heart palpitations do not make it more likely. Some things that increase your chances. Are diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, kidney disease or a family history of it. Most women who get preeclampsia during pregnancy are normal women with normal pregnancies. ...Read more
Tachycardia: 28 year old lady 25 weeks pregnant and experiencing sustained tachycardia of 3-4 hours duration. Studies show that during pregnancy a woman's cardiac output and heart rate increase, especially during the third trimester. That being said, I think you should immediately see your physician for a resting EKG to rule out certain causes of arrhythmia . Best to do during the palpitations if possible. ...Read more
I've been experiencing palpitations, racing heart (pulse 120), & shortness of breath; 30 wks pregnant. Is this normal?
Palpitations: Palpitations are the subjective sensation of the beating of your heart. They are common during and right after pregnancy. In most cases, they are benign. Try eliminating caffeine from your diet to see if this has an effect. Be sure to follow regularly with your doctor to determine if you need further testing. ...Read more
Heart palpitations in pregnancy worrisome? I have hyperemesis and sometimes when vomiting or randomly I get palpitations.
Should be OK: Palpitations while actively vomiting could be related to overactivation of the sympathetic nervous system in that moment. If the palpitations happen in isolation, you might want to see a Cardiologist. Regardless, a heart monitor such as Holter monitor could let us really know what's going on. Can't be too careful during pregnancy! ...Read more
24 wk pregnant, pains on/off in centre& left side of chest, heart palpitations. Have been coughing up phlem as of this morning. Heartrate 41 now 88?
I'm 20 weeks pregnant and for the past few days, my heart rate increases for no reason. It feels like i'm having heart palpitations. My body also itch?
Palpitations: You should see a doc and have at least an ECG done to determine what's going on. I would suggest checking thyroid function as well. Sometimes, people are asked to wear a heart monitor that will record their heart activity over a month or so to determine what's wrong with their heart. ...Read more
Is Propanolol safe during pregnancy (3rd trimester)? My PCP prescribed it for my racing heart (150-160bpm) and palpitations.
Hiya, I'm 14 weeks pregnant and got no energy, feel breathless and having the odd heart palpitations. What could it be? Thankyou
Is it safe to sleep on my right side 15 weeks pregnant? I normally sleep on my left side but I'll have a heart monitor for 2 weeks to monitor some palpitations and it's kind of uncomfortable to sleep on my left side.
Sure: Either side is fine. You may do what is comfortable. ...Read more
Should i see a doctor about anxiety if i get random chest pressure/pain and heart palpitations from time to time? always think im pregnant even if not
Yes: I think you should see PCP. Those symptoms can be from anxiety disorder if the clinical scenario fits well but organic causes- including cardiac (heart) - should be excluded first. I would recommend seeing a primary care provider (PCP) specialized in internal medicine/pediatric (according to your age). Even if it was confirmed to be anxiety related, a better control can be achieved for those sympt ...Read more
Yesterday I got a heart monitor to track my palpitations for 2 weeks but now day 2 where the tape is now it's extremely red and itches. It was not that red yesterday. Allergic reaction possible? What can I do? 16weeks pregnant
Topical reaction: Let the ordering physician know of this to work out a solution ...Read more
I'm 25 weeks pregnant and for 3 days have been having blurry vision seeing double out and also a chest tightness, breathlessness & heart palpitations ?
Preeclampsia : You need to see a doctor to rule out preeclampsia or other serious condition. ...Read more
21 weeks pregnant., I have had low TSH but normal T3 (liothyronine) \ T4 , I have heart palpitations, the cadio. Says are benign, is it necassary to treat low TSH in pregnant
No. : Tsh is frequently low in pregnacy and no treatment is required, if the T3 (liothyronine) & T4 are normal. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel heart palpitations or heart skip beat/pause when laying on left side (side of heart) i only notice some when i'm in this position?
Yes: If you lay on your left side, your heart actually sits right on your chest wall, and it is much easier to feel/sense your heartbeat, which might have occasional skipped beats. ...Read more
Can Claritin (loratadine) cause heart palpitation (skip beats). I started this med six days ago and I had two episode of heart palpitations. ?
Can symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) make my heart skip beats, or palpitate? My heart has been skipping beats more, since i've been on this. What should I do?
Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) can cause palpitations and tachycardia.
See your doctor. ...Read more
Can sitting too much being inactive increase anxiety/palpitations? i'm working 12hours a day in front of a computer and during the day i feel fine but when i finish i feel anxiety and my heart skip?
Yes: Get up from your desk every two hours. Walk outside your building. Drink more water ...Read more
Heart palpitations, had ECG, Heart Ultrasound and Holter done. Apparently they are benign. But recently when i breathe in i feel my heart skip. why?
Palpitation Sx: 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 found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more
Im 10 weeks pregnant, this is second time I have fallen down, suddenly i fall down and i feel like for few seconds my heart skips beat.
Falling Down: While it may be very minor, or nothing wrong at all, when i hear someone is "falling down" and feels as though their heart "skips a beat, " I have to wonder if there is an irregular heartbeat causing it. I would see your physician and let him or her know. They may want to order a heart monitor that you "wear" for a while to make sure your heartbeat (among other things) is ok. ...Read more
Sometimes I suddenly get palpitations! Like my heart skips a beat! 112 BPM when lay down. Should I tell my GP?
Yes.: An EKG and Holter monitor are non-invasive and can give good information. Lab may be needed for Ca, Mg and K levels if you are on other meds or have loose stools. Treatment at home that works well is Mg (magnesium). For skip beats etc. I use Mag Glycinate or Mag Maleate @ 200 mg 3x/d. [this can cause loose stools so you might only tolerate 400 mg. You can easily take 800 mg. This helps 90% of ...Read more