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What does it mean if you have a heartbeat in your stomach

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghotham Patlola
Cardiology 18 years experience
Palpitations: One should not feel any heart beat in the stomach area, however in some rare instances that could probably indicate a possible aortic aneurysm (swelli... Read More
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Can be norm if thin: Most abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaas) are asymptomatic, not detectable on physical examination, and silent until discovered during other testing. Smo... Read More
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
Skip beats : Commonly, this sensation is caused by skip beats or premature ventricular contractions -- and in the normal heart, the skip beats is completely benign... Read More

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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Heartbeat in stomach: This sensation can be normal but at times it may signify a bulging out of the aorta or other vessel called an aneurysm of the vessel. This could be d... Read More
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Common symptom: It could be a result of the heart itself resting upon the diaphragm (breathing muscle) which lies, just above the stomach. It could also mean the mai... Read More
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Dr. Louise Andrew
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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
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Not unusual: Most probably, u r a thin person, & the "side" that u r laying on is the left side. The heart & the stomach lay side-by-side (separated only ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That is likely: the pulsations of your abdominal aorta.
A member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Heartburn: Heartburn and gastritis will irritate the lining of the stomach in the lower part of the esophagus and can often times present with tenderness in the ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Pulsating artery: I'm guessing that you are thin and you can feel your aorta or even see it pulsating the aorta is a large artery that takes bloodvfrom the heart to the... Read More
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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Difficult to Say: It is difficult to be certain about what you may be feeling and seeing. These could be entirely normal in a thin individual or could represent signifi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Sarin
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Many causes: This is a symptom that can be related to many conditions. The most serious of which could be cardiac in origin. If you have a cardiac history or if ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
May be normal findin: If you are thin and lying down, it could be possible to see/feel the pulsation of your aorta in your abdomen. If you are obese, this would be more dif... Read More

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