A 16-year-old male asked:
when my gf lays back she can see her aorta pulsing \u0026sometimes it hurts and is hard the pain comes & goes is she ok what could be the problem?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun answered
14 years experience Cardiology
Likely not unusual: It is normal see visible pulsation in young thin built people. Don't worry about it. It should not hurt and the hardness is likely the firm feel of the pulse. Have a doctor check and feel to make sure there is no tumor or mass above the aorta that can suddenly appear as more prominent pulsation with pain and hardness.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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