Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

186 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

my heart is skipping a beat

I know this is probably going to sound like nothing, but uou know the feeling when your heart 'skips a beat'? Well, for the last couple of weeks I've been getting that feeling in my chest at least once a day, like my heart is skipping a beat. There's no situation causing it and I don't feel nervous or anything. I don't like to trouble doctors, especially over small things. Do you think this could be something? Or just nothing? By the way I'm only 23... I don't drink coffee, barely have tea and don't drink fizzy drinks - I mainly just drink water. I've been very tired lately but it may be because I'm due on in a week. I admit I don't exercise as much as I should but I'm still within my BMI healthy range. I don't eat excessive amounts of chocolate or sweet things either - I went on a diet recently and ever since my cravings for a lot of things have diminished! lol It's true I'm about to start my last year at university and I have a LOT of work to do as well as applying for masters and funding (I'm wanting to do it abroad - don't make it easy for myself eh?? lol :-P) I've been sitting at the computer now for an hour an a half and I've had the feeling at least 5 or 6 times now just sitting here. Also have diabetes running in one side of my family and heart problems in the other.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
  User's Response
's  Response
i had this as well apparantly its fairly common to have little flutters or palpitations in young men and women , if it persists find out if you have any heart related illness in your family . im sure your fine and i hope this helps you :)
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I have skipped heart beats. Went to ER a year ago and then followed up with cardiologist who did echo And EKG which were normal. Still having constant skipped beats all day and sometimes night. Will this do damage to my heart? Tonight I feel a flutter that makes me want to cough.

doctor1 MD

My heart will beat 4 or 6 beats and then skip a beat. Then sometimes it goes 14 or twenty times and skips a beat?? So what is going on??? I don t feel ill or like I am getting aheart attack or do I have any symphtoms of any kind. Life seems to be normal. YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Yes, I have been to a doctor and am going again very soon, I just wanted to get some personal insight. I m a healthy 22 year old male and ive been having palpitations for a couple years but all tests show nothing wrong. But lately im concerned because I m having what seems like skipped beats except i feel them right below my rib cage where my aorta is located. Has anyone else ever gotten this palpitation feeling in their stomach? trust me its not gas or just pain, it 100% coincides with my heart beat and feels the same as my heart palpitations. Thanks.