I'm 16 years old and every so often i get heart palpitations, is this wrong for my age? I heard the can be caused by stress but does anyone think i should consult a doctor?
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replied May 26th, 2010
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out.

Palpitations commonly occur due to anxiety but can be due some underlying disease.

If you have heat intolerance, recent weight loss, and tremors in the hands then hyperthyroidism needs to be ruled out; chest pain and dyspnoea on exertion are suggestive of a heart disease and fatigue, weakness, heavy vaginal bleeding suggest iron deficiency anaemia.

If the palpitations are persistent, then a 24 hour ECG monitoring should be done to look for the underlying cause which could be due to some ectopic heart beat activity.

Please do consult a physician or a cardiologist for the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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