All my life ive been occasionally hearing this squeaking sound

Patient

Q: All my life ive been occasionally hearing this squeaking sound coming from my upper left torso, around my heart. It almost sounds like when you rub your finger on wet glass, but its short and repetitive squeaks. It is noticable when i have a high heart rate, and moreso when hunche over. its kind of scary

Doctor

A:   Hi.
Thanks for your query.

You have got a unique problem, seen very rarely, but you have very nicely described it.

As per the history, you have provided of occasionally hearing squeaking sound coming from upper left torso, around the heart. It almost sounds like when you rub your finger on wet glass, but its short and repetitive squeaks. It is noticeable with high heart rate and when hunching over.

The reasons for this can be:
- Pleural rub sue to pleural inflammation.
- Pericardiac problems (the covering of the heart).
- Old fractured not healed rib.

I would advise you to get a clinical evaluation and actual Physical examination by a Physician. This will find the reason and guide for further tests and treatment if required.

I hope this answer helps you.

Related Q&A

Q: 3 weeks ago my ten-year-old son began feeling poorly with headaches extreme nausea fatigue drowsiness and loss of app...

Q: Inner heel pain after 15 minutes of jogging. The pain did not subside overnight, and is interfering with even basic d...

Q: I have some bumps on my penis head.this had been going on for 6-7 years.same partner. anytime we have unprotected in...

Q: My husband had quad open bypass surgery 8 month ago he had bad stress test then cath lab has 80% blocked artery and 7...

Q: Hello. I'm interested in starting the "mini pill" aka the progesterone only birth control pill, it's called...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews