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16 y/o male, feeling pulsing on random parts of the body at random times for the past few months. Active & healthy; well-balanced diet. What's this?

16 y/o male, feeling pulsing on random parts of the body at random times for the past few months. Active & healthy; well-balanced diet. What's this?

Its normal: What you are experiencing is muscle fasciculations or involuntary muscle contractions. Everyone experiences them and most are harmless. They can also occur as a result of some abnormal conditions such as polio, spinal muscular atrophy, and more commonly magnesium deficiency. Up to 70% of adults do not consume the daily recommended amount of magnesium. You can get it from nuts, bananas, and spinach. ...Read more

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What part of the body is the best for getting an accurate reading of a person's pulse?

What part of the body is the best for getting an accurate reading of a person's pulse?

Wrist, neck or groin: The wrist on the thumb side, the neck near the angle of the jaw or the groin. ...Read more

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I can feel my pulse all over my body what could this be?

I can feel my pulse all over my body what could this be?

Good observer: You can indeed feel the arterial pulse even in the fingertips on anybody who's alive and not in shock. Some folks never notice. ...Read more

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Where are the places on your body where you can check the babies pulse?

Where are the places on your body where you can check the babies pulse?

No where!: There are electronic devices, but other than placing a stethescope over the placenta, you cannot palpate a fetal pulse! ...Read more

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A pulsing, pinching feeling going threw my body every other day. What could this be ?

A pulsing, pinching feeling going threw my body every other day. What could this be ?

Paresthesias: Your symptom is very nonspecific. Yet, the first diagnosis that comes to mind is anxiety. See your primary care provider for clarification. ...Read more

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My body went cold, I passed out and I stopped breathing but had a pulse. What could have happened?

My body went cold, I passed out and I stopped breathing but had a pulse. What could have happened?

Syncope: You most probably had a fainting spell and I am glad you're over it. Please consult your physician to discover its cause. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are other places on your body where you can feel your pulse besides your neck?

Do you know if there are other places on your body where you can feel your pulse besides your neck?

Many: Any place of the body that has an artery close to the skin: wrist, elbow, groin, side and top of foot, and even the apex of the heart if you are slim (apical pulse) ...Read more