Hello, I have been experiencing heart palpitations since las

Patient

Q: Hello, I have been experiencing heart palpitations since last wednesday. I went to ER on Friday and got no diagnosis. I am 16 weeks pregnant and I'm unsure why I am experiencing these palpitations or how to stop them. What can I do to stop them?

Doctor

A:   Hello
Thanks for using "Ask The Doctor" for posting your query.

Heart palpitations suggest that there could be an irregular heart rate, or an increased/decreased heart rate, or a decreased/increased blood pressure or it could be due to anxiety per se. The former causes can be ruled out by getting an ECG done. This will help in ruling out most of the heart rate related problems. Anxiety can occur during pregnancy due to stress of planning for child rearing. This will require some counselling for childbirth and child care by a psychologist. but before that an ECG is a must.
Do meet your doctor and request for an ECG.

Hope this helps,
Wish you a good health.

Related Q&A

Q: I was recently running fast to catch a train and afterwards I felt breathless which is normal but I felt my pulse a g...

Q: I am having chest pain and some discomfor in my abdomen since 3 weeks now. Last week, I had an ECG done which was nor...

Q: Hi, I am a 33 year old male. I have been having left arm pain for several weeks. I also have had a sharp chest pain...

Q: I am a 63 year old woman, 5' 9" , 190 lbs. I have no known medical conditions. I am a social drinker, ex smoker ...

Q: I was lying in bed watch a movie just now (midnight) and suddenly i felt a sort of 'empty' sensation in my chest i qu...

 
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