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Why Does My Heart Feel Like Needles Are Stabbing
Sometimes it feels like I have a needle that's poking my heart. Why does it happen and should I be worried?
Recently I get sharp stabbing pains that feel like they're coming from my heart. Last only few secs; otherwise healthy. What could be the cause?
Needle poke: If just transient going away in seconds can be a extra-beat. Like premature atrial or ventricular contraction. If it's like a chest pain, depend on intensity, duration, quality, type, irradiation, associated symptoms. At 30 doubt heart problems but without more info can't opine. See a physician for a complete history and physical exam. ...Read more
My boyfriend has been having pain in the heart area since yesterday and it feels like a stabbing pain. Any advice?
Chest Pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest ( in the heart area) with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atypical: The pain you describe is atypical and usually not the heart. But depending on your history and your risk factors a work up may be indicated. A thorough h&p along with ecg, labs and and possibly a stress test would be helpful ruling out the heart and asses other potential causes. ...Read more
I always get a pain my left chest and it hurts a lot.. It feels like someone is poking needles in my chest or heart ! what could that be ?
Every now and then I feel like something's stabbing me in chest, around the heart area.... What could be causing this? I'm kinda worried.
WorkForAKnifeThrower: Very common. Brief stabs like that.They are not from the heart. Usually from the stomach or esophagus; minor swift cramps or something like that.Do you get yours on an empty stomach?That's a clue.So is under stress or certain times of the day.If it's "every now and then,"don't worry. If it's 'every then and now, and now again and again, then get it checked out. Think about your diet and lifestyle. ...Read more
It may: It may feel like that, or these may be the symptoms of a dissecting aneurysm. Or, it may be something entirely different like acid reflux or a pulled muscle. Go get yourself checked right away, especially if this is the first time you are having these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes i feel like needles are poking my heart or my chest. This would also sometime occur when i breath deeply. Should i be worried?
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