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what does it mean when i can feel a strong pulse in my stomach

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not necessarily : The physical exam is very bad at predicting an aaa. Ultrasounds and ct scans are better tests to screen for aaas. However, it is possible to feel the ... Read More
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Maybe: A very slender person will likely be able to feel their own aorta. Most people should not be able to do that. If you have any concerns or if you have ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Get checked: Need ultrasound!

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Rice dane
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably your Aorta: I suspect you are feeling your aorta pulsating- this is the largest artery in the body and the abdominal portion of it is located where you are descri ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: You're 18. I'm guessing you're thin? If so, it's perfectly normal to feel your abdominal aorta (your biggest artery) when you lie on your back.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Thin person normal: to see abdominal pulsations , abdominal aortic aneurysm is uncommon at 16 . Speak to your doctor , if needed will do simple sonogram will alleviate ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: The abdominal aorta may be easily palpable in a slender person with no abnormality. Check your BP to see that it is not elevated. Have your abdomen ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Aorta: i would suspect that you are thin and what you feel is your abdominal aorta pulsating and that is perfectly normal !
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Calm down.....: Relax, there is nothing terribly unusual about discovering the existence of various pulse points throughout the body. The aorta is the largest vessel ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Risk for aneurysm: The connective tissue disorders, Marfan and ED are also associated with vascular aneurysms. An ULTRASOUND of your abdomen with attention to the pulsat ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Normal.: It is normal to see the abdominal wall move slightly with each heartbeat as the blood pulses down the aorta (the largest artery in the body). It is a ... Read More
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