Common "Palpitations" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Palpitation is when you feel that your heart has skipped a beat or beating too hard and fast or fluttering. The causes can be anything from simple conditions like strenuous exercise, stress, anxiety, low blood sugar, and shock to severe diseases like arrhythmias and heart valve defects. Get medical help immediately if palpitation is accompanied by loss of consciousness, sweating, chest pain, and difficulty breathing.

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Is it normal to have changes in heart rhythm?

Query: Hi doctor, I hear a weird rhythm in my heart for a year. Sometimes, my heart pumps faster, and sometimes, it pumps slowly. I feel like catching my breath. I also have a tight feeling in my chest. It happened around four times last year. Then, I did not hear it for months. I thought that it has go...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These palpitations occur due to differences in heart rhythms. Most commonly, it occurs due to premature beats of extrasystoles followed by slow rhythms and then normal rhythm occurs again. It is not a serious issue mostly. But it is serious in some conditions. If you ha...  Read Full »

I feel a different heartbeat sound while lying on my left side and placing a hand over my chest. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor,Whenever I lay down on my left side or put my arms on my chest, my heart makes a different sound of thumping, and I am very aware or conscious of it; the area around the chest where the heart is also hurting. When I work out my chest muscles, I wonder whether this is something I should ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Unusual awareness of own heartbeats is called palpitations. It may occur due to various reasons such as fast heart rate (many causes), slower heart rate (many causes), irregular heart rate (many causes), being overcautious about heartbeats. Thin, lean patients can feel ...  Read Full »

Do palpitation and increased heart rate indicate an underlying pathology?

Query: Hi doctor, My heart rate gets abnormal after different intervals. Yesterday my BP was 80/140 mmHg. I get palpitation and feel uneasy while I am angry or during a sudden emotional rush. I have been feeling this problem for the past one year. I am taking Telmikind (20 mg), and Nebicard (2.5 mg). And I...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Sorry to hear about your health issues. Please be positive, and you will be fine. You were experiencing palpitations. These showcases as a rapid heartbeat or a racing heart. Often palpitations are not caused by underlying heart diseases. The re...  Read Full »

We had sex a few days back, and I doubt she is pregnant because she is bleeding while urinating. Can you please help?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend and I had sex a few days ago, and now she told me that her vagina bled when she urinated. She saw blood on her tissue paper. I wonder if something serious is going on, or I doubt if she is pregnant. I just want to make sure everything is alright with her or if she needs a...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There are multiple reasons to have vaginal bleeding. • Infection in the vagina can cause bleeding or lead to dryness and cause bleeding during or post-sex. Therefore, I suggest you take (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with ...  Read Full »

I am a heavy drinker and have heart palpitations. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I have heart problems as I am a heavy drinker and used to smoke. I have tightness in my chest, and I have trouble sleeping. I also used to get heart palpitations. So I take a few supplements. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are a heavy drinker, so you are at the risk of cardiovascular diseases. For palpitations, I suggest you get an ECG (electrocardiogram) and echocardiography done. For sleep disturbance, I need more information. Why are you unable to sleep? Are there loud noises th...  Read Full »

Is my palpitation after exercising, running, jogging, and playing football a sign of cardiomyopathy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. And I am out of shape. I am a little overweight, and I have been physically active for the last month. I lost 6 kg of weight with regular exercise. I used to run, jog, and play football or soccer. A few days ago, when I was playing, I experienced palpitation f...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Your heart rate and blood pressure are perfectly normal, and getting PVC (premature ventricular contractions) twice per day is completely normal. In the long run, inactivity is harmful, so I advise you to continue jogging, running, and being involv...  Read Full »

I suffer from anxiety, monitor my heart health with ECG, and have apprehensions on ECG reports and palpitations. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had stress, anxiety, and depression since last year. I currently have been using a 6-lead ECG due to having heart palpitations. I worked it out to be over 12,000 in 24 hours. I am going to the doctor tomorrow. Is this serious? I have read online that a 1,000 in that period can ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. I read your concern regarding your ECG (electrocardiograph) report and palpitations. Heart palpitations may occur due to reasons like stress, anxiety, smoking, alcohol, excess tea, or coffee. Some drugs like ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing frequent episodes of palpitation and delay in heartbeat rhythm. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I occasionally have heart palpitations, but today they became rather severe every 30 seconds. This continued for a few hours. Although it has now subsided and I am feeling good, it is still quite worrying. I would monitor my pulse when it occurred. Whenever I had a palpitation, my heart...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You most likely have PVCs (premature ventricular contractions) causing your palpitations, and these pauses are nothing more than the PVCs. There is a little delay before the following regular beat begins right after PVC , which is an additional beat. These are often ha...  Read Full »

What could cause extreme anxiety symptoms and depressive feelings in a person with a medical history of thyroid imbalance and hyperthyroidism?

Query: Hello doctor,I had thyroid imbalance and hyperthyroid (silent or subacute thyroiditis) two years ago and had really bad anxiety symptoms (dizziness, imbalance, rapid heartbeat, body stiffness, unable to concentrate, etc.) The thyroid indexes came back to normal after three months on its own however ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Well, can you check your cholesterol levels and vitamin D levels, and calcium levels as well? Try to check your blood pressure and pulse and record it morning and evening twice a day for a week or so and let me know. In...  Read Full »

I am a 32-year-old female taking iron supplements for three months. I switched the brand and now have a metallic taste, dizziness, and palpitation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 32-year-old female taking iron supplements for low ferritin for three months and was told to keep taking them by a general practitioner. I switched to a new brand a week ago and now experiencing symptoms of a metallic taste in my mouth, dizziness, and palpitations for some time. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern. This is probably gastritis related to iron supplements. It is mostly related to iron supplements only. You can change your iron supplements to the previous brand. Also, you can take iron supplements after food in order to mi...  Read Full »

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