Does a normal EKG and normal blood test mean my heart is okay? I'm a sixteen year old female, over weight. Bad anxiety I always think something is wrong with my health. I now think I have a heart problem, but the ER and the doctor says it's just my anx
Normal for age. These tests exclude any significant heart problem, which are rare at your age anyway. Common things are by definition common. Anxiety triggers indigestion & that pain is often centered just beneath your heart. It is also aggravated by poor sleep, caffeine or nicotine, chocolate, carbonated beverages, etc. You may feel better if you avoid any caffeinated products, don't lay down for 1 hr after meal.
Anxiety. Given your age, a typical work up like the one i assume you have had based on what you have mentioned, anxiety is a high likelihood for feeling of increased heart rate or even panic like symptoms that feel like chest pain, shortness of breath and makes you feel like you are having a heart attack. However, it is important to continue to be cautious and monitor your symptoms.
Your . Your anxiety could definitely be causing your heart to race (palpitations) if an ekg was done and the correct blood tests were done, then your heart is probably ok. However, it might be wise to see your primary care provider because often times the er only does limited testing. For example a thyroid test should have been done, and it's possible that it was not done in the er . Your doctor will be able to thoroughly go over your symptoms with you and order all the appropriate studies to make sure you are in good health. If in fact the anxiety is the cause of your symptoms, there are treatment options that will help you deal with this issue and hopefully result in a decrease in your physical symptoms. On the other hand if any other medical issues are found in addition to your anxiety, those will also be addressed. Good luck.
Convinved I have a heart problem. Ekg and blood test normal. I was told its anxiety. Is it a common worry that I would think they just blew it off?
Health Phobia. You MAY have a health phobia, an irrational fear of something that is possible but not probably, especially if you have bee examined by your doctor. Consider getting a second opinion and then a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist to learn ways to manage this situation and anxiety in general. You can do it. Peace and good health. Read more...
Would heart problem show up on ekg, blood work or xray had all of them done good results doctors says its anxiety. Headaches, both legs tingly, faint?
Usually. First, the chance that a 25 y/o would have a heart attack is very small. Making a diagnosis is a combination of detailed history physical exam and selected tests. For heart disease family history and risk factor analysis are very important. Can these tests be negative and miss something? Yes but a 25 y/o with all neg tests the chance is very small. If you are still concerned then get 2nd opinion. Read more...
Was born in argentina where they screen kids thoroughly. Had ecg and blood test in addition to other tests. Does this exclude congenital heart problem?
Not necessarily. a good echocardiographic study is required, if a murmur has been heard or you have a close relative affected.. Read more...