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Last night lying in bed, it seemed as though my heart was beating

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Last night lying in bed, it seemed as though my heart was beating in my stomach on the left side just below the breastbone. I've had this before but only when lying down. What could this be?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
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Do you had any associated symptoms like - chest pain/ breathlessness/ coughing?

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Do you have any diagnosed medical condition?

Customer: No but I am recovering from an evar two months ago
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I am happy that there were no associated symptoms. It relieves me.

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Having experiencing heartbeats indicates -

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Increased rate of the heart/ increased contraction or force of the heart. The cause can be varied like -

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Abnormality at the heart {palpitation}/ hormonal imbalance {thyroid to be specific}/ anemia, vitamin deficiency, dehydration/ stress or anxiety or some side effect of medicines.

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In your case -

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Generally one feels the heart beating while lying down because -

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one is relaxed and not involved in any-other work hence more conscious to it/ during lying down the heart gets in close contact with the overlying sternum.

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Even if there are no associated symptoms I would get this evaluated further -

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A physical evaluation along with few investigations like -

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EKG/ Echocardiogram and blood tests would give us more answers.

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Till than -

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Have balanced diet, adequate fluid/ avoid alcohol, smoking or excess caffeine.

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Does this make sense?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Happy with response

Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
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