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What causes buzzing sensation in the chest?

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Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Question: Hi,

earlier i had a buzzing sensation my right chest. what was that? the buzzing came more than 5 times. when it buzz its also radiates my left wrist.

is this serious?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Paresthesia

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
The buzzing is likely to be an abnormal sensation called paresthesia. It is an abnormal nerve activity which may be related to B group deficiency especially of B12. Another cause of such sensation can be due to hyperventilation which drives out the carbon dioxide in the blood and causing a respiratory alkalosis. This decreases the ionized calcium in the blood leading to abnormal stimulation of the nerves and produces such sensations and even muscle spasms.

Do get back to me if you have further queries.
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What causes buzzing sensation in the chest?

Brief Answer: Paresthesia Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for your query. The buzzing is likely to be an abnormal sensation called paresthesia. It is an abnormal nerve activity which may be related to B group deficiency especially of B12. Another cause of such sensation can be due to hyperventilation which drives out the carbon dioxide in the blood and causing a respiratory alkalosis. This decreases the ionized calcium in the blood leading to abnormal stimulation of the nerves and produces such sensations and even muscle spasms. Do get back to me if you have further queries.