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A 17-year-old female asked:

i am a thin individual aged 24 weighing 62kg and am 5'4 tall. i can feel heartbeats in my stomach and it moves up and down at rest. is that normal?

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Normal: You are feeling the abdominal aortic pulsation which is within physiological limits.I was the living anatomy of my cl;ass several decades ago! Get it checked at your next doctor's visit since I have not examined you.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Why would it be that my stomach is still huge when the rest of me is smaller?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Weight distribution: There is tendancy, particularly for some to carry weight in the midsection. This issue has been linked to more heart disease and metabolic derangements (such as glucose metabolism), compared to people that distribute more proportionally. Weight around midsection often requires build-up of muscle in that area and typical activities do not fix this. Need core exercises and muscle isolation.

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