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I have WPW and I show some symptoms like shortness of breath rapid heart beat I get numbess in my arms and legs what will happen I left untreated?

I have WPW and I show some symptoms like shortness of breath rapid heart beat I get numbess in my arms and legs what will happen I left untreated?

Danger: Untreated WPW is extremely dangerous and can be rapidly fatal. If your WPW is not controlled or you have symptoms like you describe, see your doctor, especially cardiologist, immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Rapid Heart Rate (Pulse) (Definition)

Rapid heart beat is a symptom in which a person's heart is beating fast. A fast heart rate can be normal if a person is excited or exercising. Sometimes a rapid rate is called sinus tachycardia, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillation, etc..., depending on the type of arrhythmia (heart rhythm or rate problem). ...Read more


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I'm 17 & have chest pains, shortness of breath, rapid heart beat from simple tasks, extreme dizziness and fatigue. EKG was normal. Is this normal?

I'm 17 & have chest pains, shortness of breath, rapid heart beat from simple tasks, extreme dizziness and fatigue. EKG was normal. Is this normal?

Multiple symptoms: Of course not. How could all these symptoms in a 17-year old be "normal"? You need a complete physical exam including serology and hormone levels as well as pregnancy test and mental health eval for anxiety and depression. If you take drugs (MJ) or smoke, drink alcohol or are obese or inactive, you will be negatively effected and may develop symptoms as you've described. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath and rapid heart beat. Only 63. Female on estrogen. What is happening?

Shortness of breath and rapid heart beat. Only 63. Female on estrogen. What is happening?

SOB/ rapid HR: Various reasons. You may have to get checked. Especially for pulmonary embolism, or copd, pneumonia etc. ...Read more

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Is coughing up bloody mucus, shortness of breath, and rapid heart beat normal during pregnancy?

Is coughing up bloody mucus, shortness of breath, and rapid heart beat normal during pregnancy?

No!: That's never normal, pregnant or not. If you think it's just allergies or congestion you can see how it goes, if worried see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Dizzy spells shortness of breath and rapid heart beat seeing stars and like tingling racing though my head and neck it's really wierd I have to rest?

Dizzy spells shortness of breath and rapid heart beat seeing stars and like tingling racing though my head and neck it's really wierd I have to rest?

Need work up: Probably related to a drop in blood pressure that's sudden. Postural hypotension, vasodepressor syndrome etc. A work up with an echo, cardiac event monitor, some labs and a Tilt table test will be required to determine further. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden rapid heart beat and shortness of breath?

What could cause sudden rapid heart beat and shortness of breath?

Several causes: Cardiac causes, atrial fibrillation, flutter, svt, v. Tach, myocardial infarction, pericarditis etc.
Noncardiac causes- pneumonia, pleurisy, copd, etc. ...Read more

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Rapid heart beat, shortness of breath, heart defect as a child(but ok now). Should I stop strattera (atomoxetine)?

Rapid heart beat, shortness of breath, heart defect as a child(but ok now). Should I stop strattera (atomoxetine)?

Maybe?: Maybe, especially if the symptoms as you describe only arose since starting the straterra. Please discuss this with your prescribing physician. In my opinion and for the most part, no one should stop, start or change their medication regimen based on what is presented here on healthtap in 400 characters or fewer. Seems unwise at the least and even potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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] female with gad woke up with rapid heart beat and shortness of breath and ear ringlin? What now [

] female with gad woke up with rapid heart beat and shortness of breath and ear ringlin? What now [

Review the situation: Sounds like u believe or have been diagnosed with gad, and have noticed some new anxiety symptoms. Sob and tinnitus are common with gad. You might want to take time& review what's been going on in your life recently that may be contributing to your symptoms. Any changes in your life, family, friends, job, health, diet, living situation, etc? Perhaps review/check w/ good friend, therapist, or doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have been having rapid heart beat at rest and shortness of breath and this hard and very painful bump appeared on my vagina what could this be?

Hi I have been having rapid heart beat at rest and shortness of breath and this hard and very painful bump appeared on my vagina what could this be?

Need to be checked: These two are not related and are separate conditions.
You nned to see your doctor to find out the cause of your shortness of breath and rapid heart beat and bump on your vagina. ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath, warm sensation all over and sweating with rapid heart beat and weakness?

A lot of things can: Many things can cause these symptoms from anxiety, asthma, heart disease, thyroid disease, chemical imbalances, etc... Please talk to your primary care physician about your symptoms as it can be serious. ...Read more

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I feel so angry, then my hands became shaky, shortness of breath, slight dizzy and uncontrolled.rapid heart beat.why?please...

I feel so angry, then my hands became shaky, shortness of breath, slight dizzy and uncontrolled.rapid heart beat.why?please...

ChillOutAndLearn...: Why? You get angry for some reason and your body then expresses it physiologically, which is a normal response, but why the anger? And why so intense anger? Is it that you keep it inside without expressing it(caution: express it in an acceptable way)? Do you get in situations that provoke such intense anger? You might want to consider 'anger management' as a useful tool. There's a lot of books on Amazon ...Read more

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For 6 months: total loss of appetite, swollen lymph nodes, rapid heart beat (110 avg), severe shortness of breath, fatigue. Help. Feeling like death.?

For 6 months: total loss of appetite, swollen lymph nodes, rapid heart beat (110 avg), severe shortness of breath, fatigue. Help. Feeling like death.?

I am very sick: Please understand the limits of internet medicine. You are describing significant symptoms. If your physicians are finding that you have no obvious diagnoses it is time for a second opinion or to go to your family physician and to ask what and when you will understand what is wrong with you. ...Read more

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My doctor says I may have mitral valve prolapse. However, there's a ten-month wait for an ethnocardiogram, my symptoms are persisting and sometimes worsening, chest pain, rapid heart beat, shortness of breath post excercise, fatigue, what should I do?

My doctor says I may have mitral valve prolapse.  However, there's a ten-month wait for an ethnocardiogram, my symptoms are persisting and sometimes worsening, chest pain, rapid heart beat, shortness of breath post excercise, fatigue, what should I do?

Nothing: If you haven't had the echo, then the diagnosis of mvp has not been established. Even if you do have it, mvp does not cause these symptoms. Doctors blame all kinds of things on mvp but they are not related. There is no treatment required for mvp and none that is helpful. If the wait for an echo is that long then you are in the wrong health system. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin came back elevated again (17.5) im feeling extremely tired, short of breath, rapid heart beat and abdominal fullness. Why?

My hemoglobin came back elevated again (17.5) im feeling extremely tired, short of breath, rapid heart beat and abdominal fullness. Why?

?Polycythemia: Many causes: smoking, lung disease, heart disease, medications. I suggest you talk with your doctor. May need to see a hematologist for a further work up. Treatment for polycythemia is removal of blood (phlebotomy). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Fatigue for past 5 months.Doesn't get better with sleep.Feeling of overwhelm of ftatigue accompanies by rapid heart beat and needed to breath more. Happens,randoms times a day but, goes away after a couple minutes, leaving underlying feeling fatigue.

Fatigue for past 5 months.Doesn't get better with sleep.Feeling of overwhelm of ftatigue accompanies by rapid heart beat and needed to breath more. Happens,randoms times a day but, goes away after a couple minutes, leaving underlying feeling fatigue.

Fatigue: You MAY have a hormonal imbalance from thyroid or blood sugar fluctuations as in pre-diabetes or diabetes. Please see your doctor. If ok, consider seeing a clinical psychologist for possible depression. How is your diet and exercise level? Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Man I went to Disney land and on our last 2 days I started experiencing this shortness of breath and rappid heart beat following by me getting scared and having to sit down and get my thoughts together so my heart stops beating so fast.

Man I went to Disney land and on our last 2 days I started experiencing this shortness of breath and rappid heart beat following by me getting scared and having to sit down and get my thoughts together so my heart stops beating so fast.

Shortness of breath: There is a long list of causes of shortness of breath with rapid heart beat, including asthma and other lung diseases, heart arrhythmias, heart failure, and anemia. Anxiety or panic attacks can mimic the same conditions. Your symptoms are potentially serious and should be investigated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Periodically it feels like my chest is vibrating/rattling and my heart beat speeds up and beats very hard and shortness of breath. No pain.

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION?: IT LOOKS LIKE PALPITATION SECONDARY TO WHAT WE CALL YOUTH WEEKEND SYNDROME. BECAUSE IT HAPPENS FREQUENTLY IN YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DON'T SLEEP WELL, DRINK TOO MUCH CAFFEINE OR UNDER STRESS. I SUGGEST SEEING MD TO DO EKG. IF IT BECOMES CHRONIC, YOU NEED TO BE TAKING BLOOD THINNERS. SOME TIMES WE CAN CONVERT IT TO NORMAL RHYTHM BEFORE IT FORMS A CLOT. IT ALSO COULD BE SVT);THIS REQUIRES CARDIOLOGIST ...Read more

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Hello doctors! I am experiencing shortness of breath and my heart beat rate is 68bpm. Please suggest me, why I am facing breathing problem?

Hello doctors! I am experiencing shortness of breath and my heart beat rate is 68bpm. Please suggest me, why I am facing breathing problem?

You need to be check: The shortness of breath foer a 26 years old needs to be evaluated by your physician or a pulmonologist. You need a thoroogh history and physical exam and if indicated pulmonaru function test/blood test/xray chest/ekg etc. You should not waste any time and should consult your doctor or go to er if shortness of breath is persisting
it can be due to asthma, anemia, other conditions in lungs or heart. ...Read more

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Arrived in doha 8days ago. Since then, im experiencing fast heart beat, shortness of breath. Is it bcause of the new environment? I hve alrgc rhinitis

Arrived in doha 8days ago. Since then, im experiencing fast heart beat, shortness of breath. Is it bcause of the new environment? I hve alrgc rhinitis

No: You need an evaluation of your heart rhythm. The environment may have contributed to triggering your symptoms (or not), but the palpitations still should be addressed, regardless of what triggered them. Fast heat beat and shortness of breath in a 26 yo suggests PSVT or PAF — see your doc. ...Read more

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Irregular heart beat, goes from 65-135 constantly. No pain or shortness of breath. Just a flutter in my chest.?

Irregular heart beat, goes from 65-135 constantly. No pain or shortness of breath. Just a flutter in my chest.?

Get an ECG: IF the irregular heart beat is constant as you say, proceed to Urgent Care, your MD or a cardiologist and get an ECG asap to diagnose the rhythm. The yield ought to be good as its "constant". IF it is an SVT then you will get appropriate treatment. IF benign PVCs or PACs that you are feeling, then you ought to be reassured about that. Seek medical help ASAP ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations for days. Bp 110, 71, heart beat 71. No shortness of breath or any pains. Thuds and skipped beat every 3 mins. Help?

Having heart palpitations for days. Bp 110, 71, heart beat 71. No shortness of breath or any pains. Thuds and skipped beat every 3 mins. Help?

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

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