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Whether the flutter in my heart is serious or not ? Please reply me

i went to the doctor the other day for a general check up as i have not been feeling well lately! when he listened to my chest he said he could hear a flutter in my heart. i have felt it before doing like a flip in my chest but didn t think any more about it. i went for an ecg test and it came back normal. is it anything to be worried about as i am only 19 and in reasonable health, and don t drink or do drugs. should i push for further tests?? i have been in and out of the doctor for over a year now feeling very tired and he wont take me serious. but why is he only noticing it now. i always get told its due to stress even when it isnt
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Hi Karen, The first thing you need to do is check if you are anaemic. You can do this by firstly checking you conjunctival sacs.(Pull your lower eyelid down and check the colour.) It should be dark pink/red. If it is pale you are probably anaemic. Another way is to press hard on a thumb or finger nail. When you release it, the colour should return immediately. If there is a delay then once again you could be anaemic. If you think that you are, ask for a full blood count to be done. This would explain all of your symptoms. Did your GP check your blood pressure? I suspect it could be on the low side. If you have the equipment check it yourself, and if you haven't see your practice nurse who will do it for you. I really don't think there is a heart problem as it would definitely have shown up on the ECG. if you need any more help email me and I will do my best to help you. Love Mel.X
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