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Should I see my reg doctor or a cardiologist about my palpitations?

Should I see my reg doctor or a cardiologist about my palpitations?

Primary doctor: Unless you've been followed closely by a cardiologist already for some other issue, you can have your primary doctor examine you for the palpitations first. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Should i see a physician for my irregular heart beat?

Should i see a physician for my irregular heart beat?

Need more info: The best way to diagnose an irregular rhythm is to record it. Your doctor can prescribe a monitor that you can wear which will allow your heart rhythm to be recorded. The recorded rhythm during your symptoms will be very helpful in getting to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor about my insomnia?

Should i see a doctor about my insomnia?

Maybe: If it is just a few nights, then no. If it has persisted several weeks or more then yes. ...Read more

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When should I see a doctor about my period problems?

When should I see a doctor about my period problems?

Why wait?: What are your problems: pain, heavy bleeding, irregular cycles, no cycles, trying to get pregnant? It's never too early if you have concerns. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my palpitations. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my palpitations. Should i?

If they bother you: Palpitations are usually caused by extra heart beats, which all normal people can have. However, if they are associated with shortness of breath, chest pain, lightheadedness, passing out spells, they could be a sign of an arrhythmia and you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my cardiac arrhythmia. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my cardiac arrhythmia.  Should i?

Yes: Yes this is a serious problem, if acutely ill need to go to er, otherwise discuss with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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When should my 2-year-old see a doctor next?

When should my 2-year-old see a doctor next?

At age 3.: A check-up at 3 years is recommended. Before starting school your child will need more vaccinations. Bring your child's shot card to all visits. ...Read more

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When should I see my personal physician or a specialist for my heartburns?

Heartburn or Heart?: Heartburn or acid reflux is usually a burning sensation in the middle of the chest which occurs after eating, especially spicy foods or maybe when you lay down in bed at night. Similar burning pains in the middle of the chest might be signs of a heart blockage or heart attack. If these burning pains come on with exertion or move into your shoulder or arm call your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Should i see my doctor about asthma?

Yes: If you are concerned about asthma, you should definitely see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I ask my doctor before I have a PFO closure?

What should I ask my doctor before I have a PFO closure?

See below: Pfo do not need to be closed unless causing stroke or systemic embolism or if associated with severe migraines. This needs to be distinguished from a atrial septal defect. So what i would ask is whether surgery indicated. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have to get checked for a heart murmur. What to expect?

My doctor said I have to get checked for a heart murmur. What to expect?

Heart murmur: Evaluation of a murmur usually begins with an echocardiogram. The data from this study may define the problem or could indicate further tests. ...Read more

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Gp says i have sinus tachychardia and its nothing to worry about. Only fast heart. Should i see a cardiologist just incase? Maybe do a stress test?

Gp says i have sinus tachychardia and its nothing to worry about. Only fast heart. Should i see a cardiologist just incase? Maybe do a stress test?

Depends on cause: once all the usual causes are ruled out , then a 48 hr holter should be placed to make sure there isnt a pattern to the rate that is missed,and make sure its not fast 24x7. A stress echo for structure, function, and to check for exercised induced arrythmias is reasonable ...Read more

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My periods have changed. When should I see a doctor about it?

My periods have changed. When should I see a doctor about it?

Specific changes.: Periods often change becoming longer or shorter, heavier or lighter, or with differing intervals. As a general rule, you should check with your doctor for menses consistently less than 20 days apart from beginning to beginning, bleeding longer than 7 days or bleeding and spotting longer than 10 days, unscheduled bleeding or spotting between menses, or bleeding heavier than 1 pad per hour. ...Read more

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Hi my friend has a chesty type cough for about 10 weeks now I think he should go an see a doctor what's your advice?

Hi my friend has a chesty type cough for about 10 weeks now I think he should go an see a doctor what's your advice?

I agree with you: Hi. A cough lasting 10 weeks is abnormal, and could represent a variety of pathologies including asthma, GERD, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc. We don't know your friend's age, medical history, travel history, smoking history, coincident findings like fever, wheezing, sputum production, blood streaking, all of which are important. I would say an evaluation is in order. Good luck to her/him! ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my bradycardia. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my bradycardia.  Should i?

Possibly: If you're generally healthy and have normal energy and endurance, no further testing is necessary. If you are excessively fatigued or become breathless more easily than you think is normal, it would pay to be checked. If you have spells of passing out or nearly passing out, you should be checked soon. ...Read more

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I have mctd and been having high BP for over a month i was just told by a e.R doc that he heard a murmur should I see a cardiologist ?

I have mctd and been having high BP for over a month  i was just told by a e.R doc that he heard a murmur  should I see a cardiologist ?

See below: I think it would be reasonable considering the high blood pressure and the murmur but your primary could see you first and do a workup as well and refer to cardiology if it is something he or she cannot manage. ...Read more

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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