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Weird fluttering or heart beat underneath ribcage, have anxiety. Increase exercise?

hello I have a weird fluttering or heartbeat/ pulse feeling underneath my left ribcage... does not hurt, just annoying...sometimes I get it on my right side too and I have had it for a while. I do have anxiety and a heart murmur . Any ideas on what it could be... Its mostly all the time but barely notice it and increases during exercise and after I eat. Thanks, Melissa
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Dear Ms. Melisaa
thanks for writing to us.
A flutter /heartbeat which increases on exercise is likely to be a pulsation related to heart or blood vessels. this may be a normal rhythm which you are feeling (thin anxious individuals can feel a lot of pulsation in various body parts) or it can be something not normal. moreover since you have a heart murmur, an abnormality must be ruled out. since this requires an examination, i would like you to see your doctor. you can revert back to us, once you had a consultation for further clarifications.
sukhvinder singh
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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