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pulsating under right rib cage

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Timing: The periodicity suggests peristalsis. The location suggests the splenic flexure of your colon. Take a look at this posting: http://forums.Webmd.Com/3 ... Read More
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Hmmmm: Not sure what this could be. The abdominal aorta can sometimes be felt in the abdomen, but is not normally painful. You should get an exam and show ... Read More
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Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Please see a doctor: This could be due to so many things including but not limited to musculoskeletal, neuronal or from inner organs. Sometime just a gas pain too. Please ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. The liver, gall bladder, right lower lung, and the lining of the lung, the ribs ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your PCP: Regardless the reason, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a re ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Diaphragm: As described, the problem is likely localized repetitive spasms of a portion of your diaphragm. This is the same phenomenon underlying hiccups, but af ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ben Eggleston
18 years experience Radiology
Your heart: Could be that your heart was beating fast and/or irregular. If this persists or happens again, you should see a doctor about it. Another possibi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
?Heart: Well, I'm not positive, but you are describing the area where the heart overlies the left lobe of the liver . If you're thin, you may just be feeling ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Mild muscle spasm?: Minor muscle spasm/twitching can cause that "pulsating tingle" you described. The muscles attaching to the edges of your ribcage can get irritated/str ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Spencer Long
Specializes in Urology
See doctor right now: Please go to an Emergency Room immediately and have this examined. It could be very serious.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience Neurology
Suggest exam: Twitching and spasm sound like a neuromuscular issue but the pulsating feeling could be a vessel of some sort. Even if not painful, would recommend y ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Rincon
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Transmission: Normally one can perceive the pulse transmitted from the great vessels or heart in areas of the abdomen, chest or neck. Depends on body habitus. If im ... Read More

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