More curious than worried....

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/27/2007 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   

I am going to my first checkup in about two years. I'm a 27-year-old male, nonsmoker, low-stress career, drink alcohol occasionally (5 drinks a week at the most, usually none) though used to drink much more, exercise regularly (including a lot of walking, some biking, and weightlifting), eat well, recently lost 15-20 pounds, and now not overweight. No health problems, except pinched nerve/back problems that come and go, and no history of heart problems in my family.

Every six months or so, I have a weird sensation in my heart, like an extra heartbeat or two, or a heartbeat flutter. No other symptoms come with it: no chest pain, no dizziness, no fatigue, no shortness of breath, etc. They've occurred at random, i.e. not during exercise or exertion, not after drinking coffee, etc. I feel the "flutter" for one second, and that's it. Absolutely no other symptoms before, during, or afterwards.

I'm just curious as to what these might be; they're so minor and few and far between that I forget about them. But I had one today, and thought I should mention it to the doctor. Any thoughts as to what this may be? Is it usual for adults to have this kind of thing now and then? Thanks in advance.

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 2/28/2007 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi psnchckn, welcome to healing well forum, we are happy to have you join us here.  I am no doctor so I dont want to diagnose your problems here.  I do think it is a wise decision that you have made an appointment for a check up and that you intend to mention this problem to your doctor.  You have several positive factors on your side which you have mentioned in your post, 1) you dont smoke 2) your young and, 3) you dont have a family history of heart disease or heart problems. 

What you may want to look into is the possiblity of maybe acid reflux.  There is much research that chest pain, fluttering, the symptoms that you have described...can be the result of acid reflux and is often mistaken for heart problems.  You can google it as "acid reflux related chest pain".  I hope this helps some and please do keep us informed on how things go for you.  Take care

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