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I have fast beating under my right breast..What is that?

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Hi! I have fast beating under my right breast..What is that?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No,, I haven't...but I have been experiencing burps..
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I also have been using asthma pump.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

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The fast beating under the right breast you feel is likely to be muscle fasciculation or muscle twitch. Twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in one particular area, or the persistent and uncontrolled twitching of a muscle group in a distribution of a single nerve fiber or filament. Usually they are benign and resolve on their own, but persistent flutter may need following investigations;

1) electromyography (EMG)

2) nerve conduction velocity (NCV)

3) blood electrolytes like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, etc

4) thyroid and parathyroid function tests

5) blood chemistry and complete metabolic profile

The common causes can be;

1) Idiopathic; no cause is ascertained and majority falls in this group.

2) Increased caffeine intake

3) Increased alcohol intake

4) Medications

5) Deficiency in diet and nutrients / minerals

6) Some neurological diseases; uncommon.

Having said that; there can be other cause like heart rhythm disorder termed arrhythmia. You may need to get an EKG to rule it out.

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I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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