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Have throbbing heartbeat with pain on breathing, after physical activity. Visit doctor?

I often, especially after climbing stair or laying down, feel the throbbing beat of my heart in my head. It sometimes causes EXCRUTIATING pain, and it gets worse when I breathe, so I usually hold my breath when it happens. I can only feel the beating from a few seconds to half a minute, but it started to affect the amount of sports I do a week, since it often happens then. Should I go see a doctor, or is this normal?
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The description is not clear enough to conclude...
You have not stated your age, gender, personal habits, family history or co-morbidities

Pain brought on by physical activity is likely to be from heart...particularly when associated with throbbing. You should see a cardiologist - EKG / HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) / ECHOcardiogram / TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG) / LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance.
The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 5 May 2013
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