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I can feel my heart skip a beat, if I feel the pulse on my neck, there is no pulse when I feel the flutter. This is a normal day thing for me. Normal?

I can feel my heart skip a beat, if I feel the pulse on my neck, there is no pulse when I feel the flutter. This is a normal day thing for me. Normal?

PACs?: Sounds like premature beats which are normal. Different people experience them differently (if at all). If no sustained symptoms this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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Once in awhile I get a strange fluttering sensation in the heart and up into my neck. I have had an EKG which came back normal. What could this be?

Once in awhile I get a strange fluttering sensation in the heart and up into my neck. I have had an EKG which came back normal. What could this be?

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

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Should I seek the attention of and urgent care clinic? Was driving home from work about 10 minutes ago and had a fluttering sensation in the middle of my chest felt into the bottom of my neck. Lasted approximately 45 seconds to a minute. No pain just disc

Should I seek the attention of and urgent care clinic? Was driving home from work about 10 minutes ago and had a fluttering sensation in the middle of my chest felt into the bottom of my neck. Lasted approximately 45 seconds to a minute. No pain just disc

It: It sounds as if you were experiencing heart palpitations, which some have described as "skipping a beat", "fluttering", or "beating too hard or too fast". They can occur during activity or even when sitting still or lying down. Palpitations are very common. They usually aren't serious or harmful, but they can be bothersome. In some patients, certain events trigger these palpitations, such as strong emotions, vigorous physical activity, medicines, stimulants (such as coffee). Some palpitations are symptoms of arrhythmias. Arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. Some arrhythmias are signs of heart conditions, such as heart attack, heart failure, heart valve disease, or heart muscle disease. However, less than half of the people who have palpitations have arrhythmias.

If you can ascribe these incidents with some factor, avoid those factors, such as caffeinated coffee or soft drinks. If they are associated with pain or shortness of breath, please see your doctor immediately. If they become more prolonged or frequent (daily occurrence), then wearing a heart monitor (sometimes called a holter monitor), which captures all heart beats in a period of time, can be used to study the nature of the palpitations. ...Read more

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Was in school &got brief tightness on lower section of skull. Neck fluttered right underneath it. No pain, but scared it's a tumor/aneurysm. I'm 18 : (?

Was in school &got brief tightness on lower section of skull. Neck fluttered right underneath it. No pain, but scared it's a tumor/aneurysm. I'm 18 : (?

Expected 2B benign: This kind of symptom would almost certainly be from a muscle. None of my patients with tumors or aneurysms ever mentioned this.

Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Was in class when I got this weird twitching/spasm in the left base of neck and a bit up skull (small area). It fluttered & tightened for a sec? Why?

Was in class when I got this weird twitching/spasm in the left base of neck and a bit up skull (small area). It fluttered & tightened for a sec? Why?

Tired muscle maybe?: The most common reason for this sensation is a twtiching or fasciculation in the trapezius muscle. This one has fibers that cover this area, and it is often tired, especially after we flex our neck forwards to read or look at monitors. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had a heart flutter followed by a small pain in the left side of my neck and left hand. Is this something of concern?

Probably not: It sounds like this was a brief symptom. If so, it is unlikely to be dangerous. Flutters and pains that last a few seconds or less are generally not worrisome. You might have had an "extra heartbeat" or two (pvc or pac). This could cause the symptoms you mentioned in your neck and hand as well. Caffeine or other stimulants can provoke this type of symptom. ...Read more

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Sitting at computer and felt a flutter in chest. I assumed palpitation. I immediately checked pulse in neck andwas no strong beat, just weak stutter.

Sitting at computer and felt a flutter in chest. I assumed palpitation. I immediately checked pulse in neck andwas no strong beat, just weak stutter.

Flutter in Chest: If you have not recently had a physical, you might want to talk to your family doctor first. If physical causes are ruled out, you might want to consider short-term counseling to develop skills to manage stress, if you and your doctor agree that stress is the culprit. ...Read more

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Constant neck fluttering, burps, weird feeling in heart that happened day after a night out where I consumed a lot of spirits?

Constant neck fluttering, burps, weird feeling in heart that happened day after a night out where I consumed a lot of spirits?

Weird feeling: Your weird feeling may be caused by gastroesophageal reflux aggravated by intake of spirits. Try using an antacid for relief ...Read more

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I have got this fluttering in my neck on and off, no neck pain or other symptoms it feels like a fast flutter any ideas I've had it for 12 hours?

Flutter in the neck: Hi Lori, When you have the flutter feeling, check your own pulse - does it feel regular? Is the pulse fast? Flutter could indicate a heart rhythm problem. Sometimes, thyroid problems (overactive) or excessive alcohol can induce the feeling of fluttering in chest and neck. Check with your primary physician and get your heart checked out. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I have been feeling my heart pound. And occasionally flutter and I when this happens I have a pressure in the left side of my neck to the front. Help?

EVALUATION: Could be anxiety but better to get this checked out.
Avoid any drinks with caffeine, alcoholic beverages, stop smoking if you do smoke and avoid use of any illicit substances. Adequate fluid intake and get your electrolytes checked ...Read more

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Hello dr, when I walk fast I feel double fast heart beat in my neck and my heart starts fluttering very quilckly, im a girl, 27 years old, why is that?

Hello dr, when I walk fast I feel double fast heart beat in my neck and my heart starts fluttering very quilckly, im a girl, 27 years old, why is that?

Fast heart rate: This is not a normal situation, and there are many possibilities. You need to make an appointment to see your doctor about this condition to obtain a diagnosis and see if you need treatment. ...Read more

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My heart seems to skip a beat. Do I need to see a doctor? For a couple weeks now I have been noticing a fluttering in my neck (right below where you would take my pulse) that makes me cough a little. My husband listened to my heart and when it did that my

My heart seems to skip a beat. Do I need to see a doctor? For a couple weeks now I have been noticing a fluttering in my neck (right below where you would take my pulse) that makes me cough a little. My husband listened to my heart and when it did that my

Yes,: Yes, you should visit your doctor. This is most likely a non-serious arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), but further diagnosis and management decisions would be based on a careful history, your risk factors, a physical exam and an electrocardiogram (ecg). Depending on the results, your doctor may also elect to order an echocardiogram and/or ambulatory heart monitor. If this is a non-serious condition, there may be no treatment necessary. But, if the symptoms are a nuisance or the condition is more concerning, there are numerous treatment options. ...Read more

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Hey there. I often get a fluttering/bubbling sensation in my body- legs, butt, arm, neck, stomach. It lasts for a few seconds, then stops and starts again. I am worried it is a blood clot or the start of a nerve disease. Thanks?

Hey there. I often get a fluttering/bubbling sensation in my body- legs, butt, arm, neck, stomach. It lasts for a few seconds, then stops and starts again. I am worried it is a blood clot or the start of a nerve disease. Thanks?

Hey there back!: Can't tell from your question if you're describing fasiculations, muscle spasms, a neuropathic process, atypical seizure activity, etc? Your concern however is certainly appropriate & deserves evaluation. Ask your primary care doctor for his/her opinion & referral. ...Read more

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Tmj (no jaw joint damage on X-ray) -ear symptoms for over a yr-going. Now stiffness in front of ear+ stiff neck and fluttering in head. Will this go?

Tmj (no jaw joint damage on X-ray) -ear symptoms for over a yr-going. Now stiffness in front of ear+ stiff neck and fluttering in head. Will this go?

Classic TMJ signs: You may have an expansion of the muscular component of your TMJ condition. See a neurouscular dentist with extensive TMJ training. ...Read more

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Frequent night sweats did have swollen neck nodes onto insomnia chest flutters appetite loss etc diag depression cita 20mg all good part from sweats?

Frequent night sweats did have swollen neck nodes onto insomnia chest flutters appetite loss etc diag depression cita 20mg all good part from sweats?

Night sweat: Your question is not clear but I am guessing your are asking about why you have " swollen lymph node, night sweat, insomnia, loss of appetite"; depression can explain insomnia, loss of appetite, but it does not explain, night sweat and enlarged lymph nodes. Enlarged nodes and night sweat can be from hiv, tb, lymphoma etc., see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Having trouble sleeping got flutters in chest by heart like a watery feeling just recovered from swollen neck nodes and night sweats fatigue etc?

Having trouble sleeping got flutters in chest by heart like a watery feeling just recovered from swollen neck nodes and night sweats fatigue etc?

Needs evaluation.: Your symptoms merit a careful medical examination including the taking of your history, a thorough physical examination, routine blood and urine tests. The results of the exam and routine tests will enable your doctor to decide whether the cause of your symptoms is evident or further special testing might be appropriate. ...Read more

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Hi. As of today I've been having a fluttering feeling at the base of my throat and collarbone. What could this be? Should I be concerned?

Yes: Can be serious caused by irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia. If you're having chest pain or pressure shortness of breath lightheadedness or passing out she give me the medical attention. Otherwise get this evaluate face-to-face primary care doctor visit ...Read more

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Airy fluttering feeling in throat. Could it be my anxiety disorder causing it?

Anxiety and the Body: Studies show that people with anxiety disorders may have much more awareness of what goes on in their bodies. While the immediate answer to your question is "perhaps." if you are really concerned why not see your physician to rule out any problem that you might have? ...Read more

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I've had an odd heartbeat The last few days. Itll beat normal, then ill feel a fluttering in my chest & throat then it beats hard twice, & gets norm.

I've had an odd heartbeat The last few days. Itll beat normal, then ill feel a fluttering in my chest & throat then it beats hard twice, & gets norm.

Arrhythmia: See your doc. You are having palpitations, which may indicate an irregular heart beat. There are many types, most of which are not serious. Testing, such as an ECG, overnight monitor, and blood work will likely be helpful in tracking this down. In the meantime. Decrease or eliminate caffeine, and avoid stress. ...Read more

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Every once in awhile I get this flutter like feeling in my throat/chest area. And I have to catch my breath for a second. What does this mean?

Every once in awhile I get this flutter like feeling in my throat/chest area. And I have to catch my breath for a second. What does this mean?

Palpitation: You may have palpitation or brief irregular heart beats. Palpitation in a normal heart is benign and can be caused by diet or stress -- but it recurs frequently, you may want to see your doctor for a checkup. ...Read more

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Ocassionally, when I bend down, turn my torso, begin to eat, or sometimes just breath in I get a weird feeling in my chest/throat. Fluttering? Or.?

Consider reflux: These activities can promote reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus which travels behind the breast bone and communicates with the throat. Certain foods like fatty things, spicy, acidic, caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, etc or eating a large amount can make reflux more likely. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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