Hello, I had a baby almost 5 months ago now, after I had him I started noticing a strange sensation in my chest. While while lying on my left side I feel it especially if I lean over towards my stomach. I also feel it if I'm sitting up but leaning back on pillows, it is my pulse but it feels like a vibration feeling more on the right center of my chest. It's almost like my heart is touching my bones and causing my chest to vibrate in time with my heart. Would this be coming from my heart or an artery or something in my chest or lungs? There is no pain it's just kind of an uncomfortable sensation. It seems sometimes it feels stronger than others. Laying on my right or other positions, I don't feel it at all. I'm very concerned about this. I have had EKGs recently and all is normal there. I also had an echo not related to this problem and they found very mild right atrial enlargement. Maybe this is normal but I've never felt it before until now. Any input would be helpful. Thank you
I would be reassured that there is probably nothing structurally wrong with your heart if you have had a normal echocardiogram. Sometimes people can feel there heart beat in certain positions and not in others. Sometimes, after pregnancy, people have lower blood counts that haven't normalized yet that can cause the heart to beat a bit harder leading to being able to feel it, though I don't know if this could apply to you. I am not able to comment on whether this could be an enlargement of an artery without examining you though it does not sound like this is the case. If you are concerned about this it would be reasonable to discuss this with your doctor. I hope this helps.
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