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Is it normal to see your heartbeat in your stomach

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes: Slender people may see pulsations of blood vessels through the skin. If not slender, discuss with your doctor and ask about your blood pressure.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Yes its normal: As a result of your hard work from being an athlete, you have developed a strong heart. As long as you are able to participate in sports, and do the t... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Normal in normal kid: Normal, slim teens can see their pulse in their stomach areas when lying down, and they can feel it there too. If there are other reasons a teen is wo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Abdominal Aorta: Seeing pulsations from your abdominal Aorta is not unusual.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Yes, people who are thin can often feel pulsations of the aorta which runs from the heart down through the abdomen then splits and supplies blood to t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Are you thin?: Hi. You are NOT seeing your stomach pulse. That's your aorta. And at age 20, it's not a AAA unless you have Marfan's or syphilis (which i HIGHLY suspe... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Your anxiety: I'd like to encourage you to get a handle on your anxiety. It might be related to the heart beat question and if not, that can be a reason for an exam... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Bleeding Gums: If your gums are bleeding there's a good chance they are inflamed. If you haven't seen a dentist for a professional cleaning within the last six month... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Gonzalez Gamez
Dr. Andrea Gonzalez Gamezanswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Cardiologist : A pulsing sensation in the tummy (like a heartbeat) may be a symptom of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). It is a bulge or swelling in the aorta, t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
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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