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I have random pulses on my body that are different than my heart, could this be a parasite?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: More likely

Musculoskeletal.

In brief: More likely

Musculoskeletal.
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Unlikely

Some parasites can affect the lymphatics (filariasis), but I am not aware of any that affect the arteries.
When there is an early heart beat, the heart may not have had time to fill with blood and the pulse may not be felt in that case, causing there to be a difference in heart rate vs pulse.Rhythmic muscle spasm can mimic a pulse, but the rate usually does not correlate at all with the heart rate.

In brief: Unlikely

Some parasites can affect the lymphatics (filariasis), but I am not aware of any that affect the arteries.
When there is an early heart beat, the heart may not have had time to fill with blood and the pulse may not be felt in that case, causing there to be a difference in heart rate vs pulse.Rhythmic muscle spasm can mimic a pulse, but the rate usually does not correlate at all with the heart rate.
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