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Need to know is visible heartbeat possible cause of early death?

Need to know is visible heartbeat possible cause of early death?

Heart beat: Visible heartbeat has little meaning medically. If it happens to be due an enlarged very sick, then it could be related to early death. If it was just a thin chest with a normal heart then it would not be a cause of early death. ...Read more

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Can see a visible heartbeat in the abdomen, what is causing this?

Can see a visible heartbeat in the abdomen, what is causing this?

The aorta: Your abdominal aorta, the large artery carrying blood from the heart to the abdomen and legs, pulsates with each heartbeat. This can be visible if you are thin, have a lot of adrenaline in your system, or less commonly have a condition that creates a larger pulse pressure (like a leaky heart valve). It can also be a sign of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, so have an exam if you have any pain. ...Read more

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Causes of a visible heartbeat?becomes noticeable when I lean back/lay down.very noticeable when sit down after exercise(can feel pounding).new for me?

Causes of a visible heartbeat?becomes noticeable when I lean back/lay down.very noticeable when sit down after exercise(can feel pounding).new for me?

May be normal: The heart beat may become visible in very thin individuals, especially lying down. It's also visible when the heart is working harder: after exercise is a normal time to notice it. When the heart is working harder, palpitations are also normal. Other causes: anxiety, fever, anemia, overactive thyroid, stimulants, beri-beri, aortic and mitral regurgitation and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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When I lay flat, left side of neck pulsates visibly with heartbeat. I can feel heartbeat over whole body. Visible heartbeat on chest too.?

When I lay flat, left side of neck pulsates visibly with heartbeat. I can feel heartbeat over whole body. Visible heartbeat on chest too.?

Physical: Always start with a standard history and physical exam/lab. I suspect you either have benign hyperkinetic circulation or high blood pressure, less likely a thyroid issue. See www.thepmc.org website to clear the 1st 2. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more

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17 yrs.athlete.pounding sensation in my neck and body exercising.try to block it out but feel it rly bad when stop.hr high, visible heartbeat on chest.

17 yrs.athlete.pounding sensation in my neck and body exercising.try to block it out but feel it rly bad when stop.hr high, visible heartbeat on chest.

U need 2 C a card-: -iologist. You could have heart problems of high blood pressure problems. I you came 2 me with that complaint, that's where I would send U. I would expect a cardiologist 2 perform a stress test. U must talk 2 Ur parents about this as they make Ur medical decisions 4 U @ Ur age. ...Read more

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Recently noticed a vein that is visible in my neck with a visible heartbeat. Is this because I'm too skinny or possibly because of a condition? 20yo m

Recently noticed a vein that is visible in my neck with a visible heartbeat. Is this because I'm too skinny or possibly because of a condition? 20yo m

Neck Veins: The vein you are referring to is most likely jugular vein that courses along the neck muscles and may get engorged with blood during periods of stress and anger. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Experiencing heart symptoms for past few months.no diagnosis.really struggling, effecting life.visible heartbeat, pounding,hr much higher, very fatigued?

Experiencing heart symptoms for past few months.no diagnosis.really struggling, effecting life.visible heartbeat, pounding,hr much higher, very fatigued?

Detailed history : In cases where the symptoms are complex and the diagnosis is not straightforward, many clinicians would say that the most important step is detailed conversation with the patient to elucidate the history. Especially if some works up has already been done, a careful review of the story is the first step. Consider getting a consultation with a cardiologist in the office or here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Had ECG and CT for chest pain 3 months ago. Still having sporadic pain & visible heartbeat in chest. Should I go back or stop worrying? I'm 27, F, thin

Had ECG and CT for chest pain 3 months ago. Still having sporadic pain & visible heartbeat in chest. Should I go back or stop worrying? I'm 27, F, thin

Stop worrying about: Visible heart beat---you are thin but you can call your doctor or do an office visit as a follow up for the sporadic chest pain. ...Read more

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Visible heartbeat in stomach, indigestion, and gas after eating?

Visible heartbeat in stomach, indigestion, and gas after eating?

Heartburn: Acid reflux is addressed differently depending on severity and symptoms. I suggest you visit your GP or get a referral to a GI doc for some advice and Proton pump inhibitor medication ...Read more

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Went to ER due to spotting had vaginal u/s and blood work told I was 5 weeks. Sac and fetal pole visible, no heartbeat. To early to tell?

Went to ER due to spotting had vaginal u/s and blood work told I was 5 weeks. Sac and fetal pole visible, no heartbeat. To early to tell?

OB visit: Have rechecked with ob gyn for definite and accurate follow up Er is not the right place for such evaluation of fetal heartbeat and an
Assessment unless it was evaluated by the ob ultra sound trained tech and ob gyn ...Read more

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Very visible and palpable heartbeat in the left side of chest. Mainly when laying down or after eating. Should I be worried??

Very visible and palpable heartbeat in the left side of chest. Mainly when laying down or after eating. Should I be worried??

Heartbeat: You may have a thin chest wall thereby enabling you to see your heartbeat. It is normal so not to worry ...Read more

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Is a fetal heartbeat visible on ultrasound 6 weeks from conception or 6 weeks from lmp?

Is a fetal heartbeat visible on ultrasound 6 weeks from conception or 6 weeks from lmp?

LMP: The fetal heartbeat usually appears around 6 weeks from the lmp. Six weeks after conception is considered 8 weeks by the system we use. ...Read more

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I'm on laxative multiple x daily due to bowels not working. Today very sick, slight fever, burning in upper abd., very nausea, heartbeat visible in ab?

I'm on laxative multiple x daily due to bowels not working. Today very sick, slight fever, burning in upper abd., very nausea, heartbeat visible in ab?

Really NOT good...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more

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Bleeding episodes at 5w6d, fetal heartbeat visible but too weak to measure (60-80 by ob est), ccs normal embryo, high nk/tnfa. Chance to sustain preg?

Bleeding episodes at 5w6d, fetal heartbeat visible but too weak to measure (60-80 by ob est), ccs normal embryo, high nk/tnfa. Chance to sustain preg?

Yes: The heartbeat varies by week of pregnancy. Sometimes at that time you may not even see a heartbeat. But it is fine if the heartbeat is low. But in a week it should rise and hopefully everything will grow well! ...Read more

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I went for my 1st ultrasound today, am measuring just over 5 weeks, yolk sac was visible but no feotus/heartbeat, shud I worry?

I went for my 1st ultrasound today, am measuring just over 5 weeks, yolk sac was visible but no feotus/heartbeat, shud I worry?

Probably not: If your dates were consistent with a 5-6 week pregnancy I wouldn't be worried. A yolk sac is about all that can be seen at 5 weeks. Assuming things are normal, there should be a fetal heart and fetal pole easily visible in less than 2 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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6wks, spotting a week, elongated sac not round on US, looked full of blood (no yolk visible) fetal pole no heartbeat but right size. Any chance?

6wks, spotting a week, elongated sac not round on US, looked full of blood (no yolk visible) fetal pole no heartbeat but right size.  Any chance?

Possibly: Do you know the actual measurements? There is a guideline that can be used called the 5-10-20 Rule for Crown Rump Lengths and Gestational Sacs
> if you have 5mm CRL you should see heart beat, this should be by/at 6 weeks
>if you have 10mm GS, you should see a yolk sac, if not then nonviable
>if you have 20mm GS, you should see a fetal pole, if not then nonviable. Again these just guidelines. ...Read more

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Cause of overly strong pressure with each heart beat? Athlete and feel heartbeat everywhere, extremely hard, visible, don't feel myself.

Cause of overly strong pressure with each heart beat? Athlete and feel heartbeat everywhere, extremely hard, visible, don't feel myself.

Athlete,heart: Its imperative that you stop high output physical activity till formally evaluated by a cardiac specialist ...Read more

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26 yo healthy F. Strong visible carotid pulses b/l with heartbeat 100% of time. Good exercise tolerance. No HTN. No other sx. Why? should I worry?

26 yo healthy F. Strong visible carotid pulses b/l with heartbeat 100% of time. Good exercise tolerance. No HTN. No other sx. Why? should I worry?

Since you are fit it: is likely you are fairly thin so your vessels in your neck are more visible. Nothing to worry about. Keep up the healthy life style! ...Read more

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Methylphenidate has damaged me. My heartbeat is now visible below my sternum, I feel a knot, and neither were there before dosing. What could this be?

Methylphenidate has damaged me.  My heartbeat is now visible below my sternum, I feel a knot, and neither were there before dosing. What could this be?

Anxiety: What you describe is consistent with anxiety. Your heartbeat is likely not visible but rather your breathing quickly. And the knot you feel is typical for an anxiety attack. It is a common side effect of stimulants and will pass and not return if you stop the medicine. The good news is that you are not damaged. ...Read more

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Bounding pulse at 80bpm? Heartbeat is very visible on chest/stomach. I'm 18

Bounding pulse at 80bpm? Heartbeat is very visible on chest/stomach.  I'm 18

May be normal: It is normal in thin individuals to see / feel your pulse in the upper abdomen. In that case there are no symptoms. It would also be normal to have a bounding pulse with exercise / fever/ anxiety etc. If you have additinal symptoms chest pain,shortness of breath, dizziness then further evalaution may be necessary ...Read more

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I'm 16, noticed a visible pulse in sync with heartbeat in stomach. Never noticed before. This normal? Have hypertension. Strong heartbeat. Anxiety

I'm 16, noticed a visible pulse in sync with heartbeat in stomach. Never noticed before. This normal? Have hypertension. Strong heartbeat. Anxiety

Could be normal: But, even though it would be rare at your age, an aortic or other arterial aneurysm should be ruled out. Sometimes this can be done with physical examination, but an arterial ultrasound is more accurate. ...Read more

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23 year old male, thin, 6"2 178 lbs, visible pulsing in stomach above navel that follows heartbeat and noticeable laying on back. No other symptoms?

23 year old male, thin, 6"2 178 lbs, visible pulsing in stomach above navel that follows heartbeat and noticeable laying on back.  No other symptoms?

Pulsatile abdomen: In a thin young person, it is quite common to be able to see a pulsatile heartbeat, As long as you are not having pain with it, it is of no consequence. Don't worry. ...Read more