A 21-year-old male asked:
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i noticed my stomach pulse whenever i first learned i had acid reflux/gerd is it normal asked doctor and said that im fine why is it can it be aaa?

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Dr. Jason Sample
24 years experience General Surgery
Certainly, but...: Often, when we are diagnosed with one ailment, it changes how we perceive our body's natural state. Depending on your body habitus, you may have always had a palpable pulse in your abdomen. You may not have noticed it before you got a bit focused on your recent diagnosis. An examination by a doctor and some simple imaging tests would be the best way to rule out an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Answered on Dec 4, 2014
Dr. Kevin Nolan
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Pulse in abs: It may be but probably is not. Would be extremely unusual in a patient as young as you. A simple abdominal ultrasound would answer the question for you.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
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