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are you supposed to feel your heartbeat in your stomach

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Can be.: Many people are able to feel a pulse in their abdomen, particularly if they happen to be thin. It is definitely not abnormal.

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A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Left side?: So, when you lie on your left side your heart is much closer to the inside of your chest wall and pretty near the stomach. You might be much more awa ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
44 years experience Bariatrics
Feeling heartbeat: You are likely feeling your aortic pulsation simply due to being very thin. This sensation can normally vary from weak to strong. I wouldn''t worry.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you are slender: it may the pulsations of your abdominal aorta.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Too early: Most women do not feel their baby until about 20 weeks, or 5 months. At 15 weeks, the uterus is barely out of the pelvis, so anything would be "low" ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Possible: It is possible. Pregnancy does cause nausea often referred to as morning sickness. This can have varying degrees of intensity and timing. However, usu ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart beat: If you have a large liver or distended abdoment the pulsations generated by cardiac contraction might be conducted noticeably to the abdomen and felt.
A female asked:
Dr. Chadi Haddad
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal sometimes : It is normal to feel cramp in first trimester as long you are not bleeding. Cramping later could be contractions get on a monitor.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kasper
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
16-20: 16-20 weeks.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Depends!: For lifting weights, yes-almost involuntary. For cardio-no!
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: The bowel gets controlling signals from the lower brain that computes how you adapt to your environment. Nine signals go to the brain for every signal ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Not normal: If you experience this just from walking you may want to schedule a physical with your doctor if you have not had one recently. Your heart may be work ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Just one beat: The beat is the pressure wave of the blood flowing from the heart. The contraction of the ventricles creates one pressure wave. A person doesn't feel ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Bleeding/miss period: When you are going to have your periods you will bleed as usual every month.And to be pregnant the first sign is to miss your period.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Unless they are pedunculated and on a long stalk.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac awareness: I think you're describing "cardiac awareness" which is when we focus on normal pulsations our heart and circulatory system produce. A good test would ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal circulation: Go to an anatomy book and check out the illustrations of the network of arteries distributed throughout the body. It will amaze you. Feel the bounding ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Abdominal aorta: Press firmly just left of your midline anywhere from your pubis to your lower breastbone (xiphoid) and you'll be able to feel your abdominal aorta whi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Nausea w/ pregnancy: It is common to have nausea during pregnancy but there are many other causes as well.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
High calcium: Can cause abdominal/stomach pain. Cancers, among others, may cause high calcium. Given your age and your symptoms as well as meds I feel this is most ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
As : As a pregnancy advances there can be pressure.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: Yes you can. It is just a transmitted sound that can be felt in the stomach. Sometimes aneurysms can cause pulsations in the stomach- and that should ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Quickening: Usually around 14-16 weeks you get quickening, which is like exaggerated butterflys down in your lower abdomen. As far as kicks everyone feels them a ... Read More

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