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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Usually at night when i want to sleep, but sometimes in the day (especially when under pressure), I can hear a noise like my heartbeat in my head. I have also become quite red-faced in the last month & was worried that this was blood pressure?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   I am reading .
Doctor :   May know your age and gender?
User :   I am AAAAAAA a male aged 37.
Doctor :   Do you have palpitations/chest pain/ faiting epsisoes
Doctor :   Have you checked your Blood pressure lately? If so is it high?
User :   No, i have been working long hours recently & feel a little drained, but the noise started before this work.
Doctor :   Do you have palpitations/chest pain/ faiting epsisoes
User :   No
Doctor :   Have you checked your Blood pressure lately? If so is it high?
User :   It has not been checked for about 12 months but was fine then.
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   If you are not offended I will ask few more questions?
User :   OK
Doctor :   Do you hear any voices?
User :   No
Doctor :   Do you see any thing which is not existing
User :   No
Doctor :   So what you hear is real
Doctor :   Except this symptoms do u have any other problems?
User :   Other than the heartbeat noise, i believe that i hear the same as everybody else.
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   I can say the working diagnosis is abnormal l heart beats or palpitations
Doctor :   You need physical examination , especially heart and lung examination and BP check up
Doctor :   You also need basic lab work to rule out any anemia
Doctor :   like CBC
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
Doctor :   But the real investigations are: EKG and Echocardiogram
Doctor :   If you hear abnormal heart sounds you need to make sure ur heart is normal
User :   Yes, Thanks, I'll contact my GP, just wanted to know how serious it could be because i'm working at the opposite side of the country from home & getting to the GP will be difficult, thanks for your help.
Doctor :   You welcome
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
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