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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

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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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more