It's also worth remembering that heartbeat can vary greatly throughout the day based on different factors. So while it might be a tiny bit high at the moment, it could just be in a totally normal range throughout the rest of the day.
There is plenty of reasons why it might have been high at the moment (stress being just one) and it's generally not something to worry about unless it becomes a chronic condition.
So it might be worth checking it at other times of the day or weeks too if you suspect something might be wrong because relying on one result only just isn't that accurate.
But really, I think here, it's just a completly normal variation and nothing to make a big deal out of, at least for now, until something proves the opposite.
A heartrate of 100 is defineatly on the high end of normal, but certainly not unheard of. Try taking your pulse at various times of the day (when you've been at rest for at least a few minutes) as cool87 suggested ... 100bpm may just be your resting heartrate. As long as you're not having any other symptoms (feeling like your heart is racing, chest pain, feeling like your heart has skipped a beat or put in an extra beat, etc), it's probably not something to get too excited over.
When was your last checkup? Has your doctor said anything about your pulse before?
i dont know about you, but i find it quite difficult to take my own heartbeat, by just feeling my pulse and counting, i mean i do know how to do it - my parents are both nurses, but nurses and doctors have had lots of practice, so i wouldnt panic about it... and just check it with your doctor when you can.
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Yea I did have a check up only few months back...because one day my dad felt I was a little gasping for breadth...but then the heart specialist there said I was perfectly fine..the only thing is in my nose, it's not a problem actually but then he said my nose bones have slightly twisted...he said I don't necessarily need surgery to correct it but then he said as long as I stay away from cold stuff too much I shouldn't have a problem...but then I don't feel anything abnormal et all...I do a good amount of physical activity every day...I practice yoga and also walk briskly for 20 minutes...but I have never felt like I needed to sit down and catch my breadth or a chest pain and all....
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