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Enlarged lv systolic connected to painful protruding heartbeat, what to do?

Enlarged lv systolic connected to painful protruding heartbeat, what to do?

LV enlargement: The key here is to determine why your left ventricle is enlarged? That's the important data that's missing. Separately, a recording of your heart rhythm (24 hr, 48 hr, 30 days or longer) can help correlate your symptom of "painful protruding heartbeat" with your actual rhythm. From this, treatment, if necessary, can be determined. ...Read more

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My heart beat seems to be much weaker then usual, normally it is protruding and easy to see. What could cause this?

My heart beat seems to be much weaker then usual, normally it is protruding and easy to see. What could cause this?

Would not worry: Your heart beat would not be easily visible on the chest as you get older, gain weight or develop more chest muscle. Does not mean your heart is weak, unless you are having other symptoms. ...Read more

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Causes of protruding heart beat? Feel it through pillows, seat, back to point where I have trouble sleeping. Started 4 months ago.

Causes of protruding heart beat? Feel it through pillows, seat, back to point where I have trouble sleeping. Started 4 months ago.

Exam needed: This could be a prominent pulsation of the aorta which is the largest artery in your body which runs through the torso. It may not be the heart you are feeling although it's not uncommon to feel your heart pulsating on the left side of your rib cage. Get checked for high blood pressure or an abnormal bulge of the aorta (aneurysm), although I won't be surprised if no abnormalities are found. ...Read more

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I always feel rapid heartbeat when laying down to sleep. Is this normal?

I always feel rapid heartbeat when laying down to sleep. Is this normal?

Maybe. Depends!: Patients often feel their heart beats more at night, not because something happens to them when they lie down (though bad dreams and aggravation can cause palpitations!). It's usually a "signal to noise" issue, i.e., lying down in a dark, quiet room may "unmask" underlying awareness of heart beat because there's less external stimuli to interfere. Talk to your doctor to check 24° rhythm. ...Read more

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Since waking up, my husband is getting severely dizzy with increased heartbeat (goes up 30 plus bpm) when standing, better when laying down; BP is OK.

Since waking up, my husband is getting severely dizzy with increased heartbeat (goes up 30 plus bpm) when standing, better when laying down; BP is OK.

See doctor: This suggests either decreased blood volume (as in dehydration, blood loss, diarrhea) or effective volume (eg vessel dilated from infection, food poison, medications, alcohol, or poor heart circulation) See doctor ASAP if fluids like gatorade or soups did not help. Urgent red flags include: chest pain, shortness of breath, other neural problems, headache, nausea, blood, pain or heart/ulcer history ...Read more

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Very visible and palpable heartbeat in the left side of chest. Mainly when laying down or after eating. Should I be worried??

Very visible and palpable heartbeat in the left side of chest. Mainly when laying down or after eating. Should I be worried??

Heartbeat: You may have a thin chest wall thereby enabling you to see your heartbeat. It is normal so not to worry ...Read more

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I'm having an pulse in my lower stomach that goes on and off while laying down. It'll follow my heartbeat then stop after about 15seconds?

I'm having an pulse in my lower stomach that goes on and off while laying down. It'll follow my heartbeat then stop after about 15seconds?

Aorta: You're no doubt feeling your aorta which is palpable in thin people when lying down (supine). You may be additionally feeling premature beats (with a compensatory pause)-normal also. If it bothers you, speak with your trusted provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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If I concentrate attention on my heartbeat I can feel it in my chest and stomach while stilling, standing, and most of all laying down. Is this normal?

If I concentrate attention on my heartbeat I can feel it in my chest and stomach while stilling, standing, and most of all laying down. Is this normal?

Yes: If you are paying attention, you can feel your heart beating. There is a thin muscle between your chest and your abdomen (the diaphragm) so you can feel your heart beating in your abdomen too. Be well. ...Read more

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When my child is laying down I can see her heartbeat in her neck and her heart rate was 88 she's 5 is this normal?

When my child is laying down I can see her heartbeat in her neck and her heart rate was 88 she's 5 is this normal?

Likely yes: The pulsations can be normal and the HR you mentioned is normal for her age. Assuming the child has no symptoms, this is likely normal. That said, please seek medical attention if the child has any symptoms or if you are otherwise concerned there is a heart problem. ...Read more

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I've been having what I can only describe as a pulse or a heartbeat in my ears usually when I'm laying down on the couch or sometimes when I sit.?

I've been having what I can only describe as a pulse or a heartbeat in my ears usually when I'm laying down on the couch or sometimes when I sit.?

Common: Tiis is a common complaint which we call "pulsatile tinnitus." it can be caused by many things including wax and middle ear fluid. I suggest seein an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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When I fail to sleep the normal time I can't fall asleep for the rest of the night, I start feeling my heartbeats pounding when laying down, why?

When I fail to sleep the normal time I can't fall asleep for the rest of the night, I start feeling my heartbeats pounding when laying down, why?

Cardiac awareness: The name of you symptom is "cardiac awareness." If tends to be more prominent if you lie with your left side down. Shifting your position usually helps. Try reading in bed before you turn out the lights and you may find that it both relaxes you and prepares your mind for sleep. (and there are no unpleasant side-effects!). (unless you read about vampires). ...Read more

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I feel like my heart is pounding harder than usual. I notice my heartbeat when I am laying down or just at rest. Not sure what caused this.

I feel like my heart is pounding harder than usual. I notice my heartbeat when I am laying down or just at rest. Not sure what caused this.

Palpitations: When your heartbeat feels unusual and rapid, we call that palpitations. If you have chest discomfort, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting with the palpitations, that's worrisome. It is common to be more aware of cardiac sensations when not distracted by daily activities, and sometimes certain positions make them more noticeable. ...Read more

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Started fish oil 1-3 grams daily I have noticed feeling my heartbeat more in my stomach and chest when laying down or sitting? Why would this be?

Started fish oil 1-3 grams daily I have noticed feeling my heartbeat more in my stomach and chest when laying down or sitting? Why would this be?

Stop the fish oil: Why are you taking fish oil? There's no reason for a 23 year old to do this: it hasn't been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease in any group and especially not in low risk age groups like yours. It's a waste of money and exposes you to unnecessary side effects. If you want to positively affect your health, eat fish and exercise regularly. Btw, coconut oil which you list is particularly bad. ...Read more

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After running, I could hear my heartbeat in ears loudly. Also, I hear heartbeat when laying down with head on pillow in each ear. Is this normal?

After running, I could hear my heartbeat in ears loudly. Also, I hear heartbeat when laying down with head on pillow in each ear. Is this normal?

This may be entirely: Normal and is often related to a build up of ear wax. You might ask your health care provider to take a look and see as well as provide suggestions for cleaning. ...Read more

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Hearinrg my heart beat while laying down at night?

Hearinrg my heart beat while laying down at night?

Tinnitus: Hearing your heart beat in your ear, called tinnitus, is often benign however there are rare disorders that you should discuss with your doctor to determine if a specialist check-up (ENT) is in order. Some people are more sensitive to the rush of blood through the blood vessels near the ear and this is what causes tinnitus. Some may also just hear the heart beat at quiet times & this is benign. ...Read more

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Why can I hear my heart beat at night laying down?

Why can I hear my heart beat at night laying down?

Tinnitus: Hearing your heart beat in your ear, called tinnitus, is often benign however there are rare disorders that you should discuss with your doctor to determine if a specialist check-up (ENT) is in order. Some people are more sensitive to the rush of blood through the blood vessels near the ear and this is what causes tinnitus. Some may also just hear the heart beat at quiet times & this is benign. ...Read more

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My tailbone feels like its protruding, hurts when I walk and sit, stings like there's a cut on it. Can it be from sitting and laying down too much?

My tailbone feels like its protruding, hurts when I walk and sit, stings like there's a cut on it. Can it be from sitting and laying down too much?

Coccydynia: If it is truly the tail bone that is hurting, it may be Coccydynia, the treatment for which is mainly just symptom management (ie sitting on soft cushions, and hopefully the symptoms will subside). You may even try some over the counter Anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen as needed. ...Read more

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A few days ago when I was laying down my heart beat super fast like a flutter and I felt like I couldn't breathe, first time it happened. Help?

A few days ago when I was laying down my heart beat super fast like a flutter and I felt like I couldn't breathe, first time it happened. Help?

Follow with doctor: A fast heart rate that causes problems with breathing should have a complete evaluation by a physician. Follow up with your doctor at once. If you happen to have the same problem again, go to the er. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why when im laying down & press my stomach I can feel like heart beat?

Can you tell me why when im laying down & press my stomach I can feel like heart beat?

Aorta: The main artery in you body runs from the heart down toward the legs through the abdomen. Some people can feel the pulsations of this vessel when they press their belly. ...Read more