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Should I See My Reg Doctor Or A Cardiologist About My Palpitations
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello I have been seeing a heart beat in my stomach and its starting to worry me should I go and see a doctor?
I see a cardiologist for nsvt and lately have been having a lot of palpitations and am not due to see him for over a month, should I call him?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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?
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
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
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 ?
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